84,000: Translating The Words of the Buddha
The visionary and catalyst behind 84000: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.
It is said that the Buddha taught more than 84,000 methods to attain true peace and freedom from suffering. Of these teachings, only 5% have been translated into modern languages.
Due to the rapid decline in knowledge of classical languages and in the number of qualified scholars, we are in danger of losing this cultural heritage and spiritual legacy.
84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha aims to translate all of the Buddha’s words into modern languages, and to make them available to everyone, free of charge.
84000’s initial five year goal …
‘To make a representative sample of the Kangyur and Tengyur available in English, and establish the infrastructure and resources necessary to accomplish the long-term vision.’
‘Our main efforts will be commissioning translations of these texts, particularly those that have not yet been translated. In the initial phase of the project, the emphasis will be on translation into English. Other modern languages, including Chinese, will be included when resources are available.’
For more see… 84000.co/about/vision
84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha is one of the regular dharma causes that Dharma Eye will be supporting over the years to come with our online galleries and international exhibits, rotating with our other featured causes of the month.
84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha was Dharma Eye’s Featured Organization of the Month in July and November 2014.
It will be our Featured Cause next in November 2015.