Khyentse Vision Project

Khyentse Vision Project was launched in 2021 to translate and publish the collected works of the founder of the Khyentse lineage, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892). Renowned for promoting the Rimé (nonsectarian) approach to Buddha’s teachings, Khyentse Wangpo received teachings from over 100 masters and was himself an exceptional teacher and practitioner. Although he was identified as a Sakya master at a young age and later recognized as an emanation of one of the great Nyingma masters, he chose not to be tied to any particular tradition. The more than 16,000 pages of Khyentse Wangpo’s collected works cover an enormous variety of subject matter, ranging from tantric sadhanas and Dzogchen termas to medicinal recipes and scientific treatises. His writings include geographical guides, biographies, histories, ngöndro instructions, empowerment texts, pith instructions, vajra songs, and lineage praises. The diversity of material found in these collections demands a wide range of expertise, experience, and qualifications from translators and editors.

Expected to take between 10 to 20 years, the project is currently working on English translations with future plans to include translations in other languages. In collaboration with a number of other organizations that are similarly devoted to the translation of Khyentse lineage masters, the long-term aspiration is for Khyentse Vision Project’s immersive online reading room to serve as a hub for the translated works of all masters of the Khyentse lineage.

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