Translation Department

Prelude

The Translation Unit of the Research Faculty is one of the important constituents of the Research Department, which engages into a number of translation works of canonical texts of both ancient Indian and Tibetan scholars of par excellence. The unit has taken up a number of important texts of major and minor projects, which are on going process. Since the incept of the Unit in 1987 onwards brought more than two dozen of Restored, Hindi/English translations along with Tibetan with critical editions. In addition, critical edition of existing Sanskrit and Tibetan translation with research-oriented introduction with appendixes is being worked out. Among these some of the important major magnum opus works of restoration of canonical texts from Tibetan sources and Hindi translation etc. were completed. In addition, the unit runs classes on translation methodology to promote student and holds short-term Sanskrit classes to generate awareness and interest among younger generations. The unit also actively collaborated with the Five Colleges, Massachusetts, USA and University of Tasmania, Australia exchange program since 1990 onwards till date. The Associate Professor of the Translation was the first ever faculty member to teach at the Hampshire College, Smith College and as well as at the prestigious Amherst College under this program in the Spring Semesters of 1995 and 2007 respectively.

Faculties

  1. Ven. Professor Lobsang Norbu Shastri
    Professor
  2. Dr. Pema Tenzin,
    Associate Professor, In-charge Publication
  3. Dr. Ramji Singh,
    Research Assistant
  4. Mr. Yishey Wangdu,
    Research Assistant

Published Books

  1. Title: Bodhipathpradipah of Acharya Dipankarshrijnana
    Author: Restored and translated by Ven. Lobsang Norbu Shastri
    Nature of work: Path of three persons
    Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit, Hindi and English
    Published Year: Ist Edition 1984
  2. Title: Bodhipathpradipah of Acharya Dipankarshrijnana
    Author: Restored and translated by Ven. Lobsang Norbu Shastri
    Nature of work: Path of three persons
    Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit, Hindi and English
    Published Year: IInd Edition 1994
  3. Title: gTam-rGyud-Ser-Gyi-Than-Ma of Gedun Chosphel
    Nature of work: An Itinerary
    Language: Tibetan
    Edited by Ven. Lobsang Norbu Shastri
    Published Year: 1986
  4. Title: Abhisamayalamkaramahashastra-kayavyavastha Tika of Khenpo Tsondu
    Author: Edited and translated by Dr. Pema Tenzin
    Nature of work: A commentary on Perfection of Wisdom
    Language: Sanskrit, Tibetan and Hindi
    Published Year: 1988
  5. Title: Muktalatavadana of Ksemendra
    Author: Edited and translated by Dr. Pema Tenzin
    Nature of work: Avadana literature
    Language: Sanskrit, Hindi and English
    Published Year: 1989
  6. Title: Chandoratnekara with auto-commentary of Acharya Ratnakarshanti
    Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ven. Lobsang Norbu Shastri
    Nature of work: Prosody
    Language: Sanskrit, Tibetan and Hindi
    Published Year: 1990
  7. Title: Garbhasamgraha
    Title of the Book: Atisha viracita Ekadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana
    Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi
    Nature of work: Buddhist philosophy
    Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi
    Published Year: 1992
  8. Title: Bodhisattvadikaramikamargavataradeshana
    Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi
    Title of the Book: Atisha viracita Ekadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana
    Nature of work: Bodhisattva ideals
    Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi
    Published Year: 1992
  9. Title: Sharaagamanadeshana
    Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi
    Title of the Book: Atisha viracita Ekadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana
    Nature of work: Three refuges
    Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi
    Published Year: 1992
  10. Title: Mahayanapathasadhanavarnasamgrana
    Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi
    Title of the Book: Atisha viracita Ekadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana
    Nature of work: Path of Mahayana practice
    Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi
    Published Year: 1992
  11. Title: Sutrarthasamuccayopadesha
    Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi
    Title of the Book: Atisha viracita Ekadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana
    Nature of work: Meaning of collection of Sutras
    Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi
    Published Year: 1992
  12. Title: Dashakushalakarmapathadeshana
    Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi
    Title of the Book: Atisha viracita Ekadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana
    Nature of work: Ten wholesome paths
    Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi
    Published Year: 1992
  13. Title: Caryasamgrahpradipa
    Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi
    Title of the Book: Atisha viracita Ekadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana
    Nature of work: The compendium of behavior
    Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi
    Published Year: 1992
  14. Title: Cittotpadasamvaravidhikrama
    Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi
    Title of the Book: Atisha viracita Ekadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana
    Nature of work: Generation of Bodhicitta vow-stages
    Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi
    Published Year: 1992
  15. Title: Apattideshanavidhi
    Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi
    Title of the Book: Atisha viracita Ekadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana
    Nature of work: The faults of negativities
    Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi
    Published Year: 1992
  16. Title: Gurukriyakrama
    Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi
    Title of the Book: Atisha viracita Ekadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana
    Nature of work: The stages of guru actions
    Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi
    Published Year: 1992
  17. Title: Samadhisambharaparivarta
    Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi
    Title of the Book: Atisha viracita Ekadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana
    Nature of work: The collection of merits for meditation
    Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi
    Published Year: 1992
  18. Title: Aryaprajnaparamitavajrachedikasutra with Kamalashila commentary
    Author: Restored and edited by Dr. Pema Tenzin
    Nature of work: The commentary on Wisdom of Diamond Sutra
    Language: Sanskrit and Tibetan
    Published Year: 1994
  19. Title: Trishatikarika-Saptati
    Author: Restored and edited by Dr. Pema Tenzin
    Nature of work: A commentary on Wisdom of Diamond Sutra
    Language: Sanskrit and Tibetan
    Published Year: 1997
  20. Title: Nitishatakam of Bhartrhari
    Author: Translated and edited by Ven. Lobsang Norbu Shastri and Dr. Tenzin Dhonyo
    Nature of work: Elegant Saying
    Wisdom of Diamond Sutra Sanskrit and Tibetan
    Published Year: 1996
  21. Title: Suhrllekha with commentary of Rendawa
    Author: Translated and edited by Dr. Pema Tenzin
    Nature of work: Epistle
    Language: Tibetan and Hindi
    Published Year: 1996
  22. Title: Katantronadisutra with Durga Singh commentary
    Author: Translated and edited by Ven. Lobsang Norbu Shastri
    Nature of work: Sanskrit Grammar
    Language: Sanskrit and Tibetan
    Published Year: 1996
  23. Title: Buddhist Philosophy, Cultural and Literature: Contribution of Mahapandita Rahul Sanmkrtyayana
    Author: Edited by Prof. Ram Shankar Tripathi and Dr. Vijaya Shankar Chaubey
    Nature of work: Seminar proceeding
    Language: Hindi
    Published Year: 1997
  24. Title: Gandhi Ke Gramasvarajya Siddhant ki Pratyeveksa
    Author: Edited by Prof. Ram Shankar Tripathi and Dr. Vijaya Shankar Chaubey
    Nature of work: Seminar proceeding
    Language: Hindi
    Published Year: 1998
  25. Title: Secularism and National Integration
    Author: Edited by Dr. Vijaya Shankar Chaubey
    Nature of work: Seminar proceedings
    Language: Hindi
    Published Year: 1998
  26. Title: Astanagasamgraha of Vagbhatta I Vol.
    Author: Edited and Tibetan commentary by Ven. Lobsang Norbu Shastri and Dr. Dorjee Damdul
    Nature of work: Medical text
    Language: Sanskrit and Tibetan
    Published Year: 2000
  27. Title: Shatagatha of Vararuci
    Author: Restored and translated by Ven. Lobsang Norbu Shastri
    Nature of work: Elegant Saying
    Language: Sanskrit, Tibetan, Hindi and English
    Published Year: 2001
  28. Title: Suhrllekha of Acharya Nagarjuna and Vyaktapada Tika of Mahamati
    Author: Restored and edited by Dr. Pema Tenzin
    Nature of work: Epistle
    Language: Sanskrit and Tibetan
    Published Year: 2002
  29. Title: Tarkabhasa of Mokshakaragupta
    Author: Edited and translated by Ven. Lobsang Norbu Shastri
    Nature of work: Buddhist logic
    Language: Sanskrit and Tibetan
    Published Year: 2004
  30. Title: Carakasamhita of Agnivesh I Vol.
    Author: Edited and translated by Ven. Lobsang Norbu Shastri and Dr. Lobsang Tenzin
    Nature of work: Medical text
    Language: Sanskrit and Tibetan
    Published Year: 2006
  31. Title: Vajrasuci of Asvaghosha
    Author: Edited and translated by Ven. Lobsang Norbu Shastri and Dr. Lobsang Dorjee Rabling
    Nature of work: Refutation of Caste-system
    Language: Sanskrit, Tibetan, Hindi and English
    Published Year: 2006
  32. Title: Guru Samantabhadra Mukhagam of Za Paltrul
    Author: Translated by Dr. Pema Tenzin
    Nature of work: Buddhist practice manual
    Language: Hindi
    Published Year: 2009
  33. Title: Water-tree Treatises of Gun Than Tenpai Dronme
    Author: Edited and translated by Ven. Lobsang Norbu Shastri, Yeshi Tashi and Tenzin Dolma
    Nature of work: Elegant Saying
    Language: Tibetan, Hindi and English
    Published Year: 2010

On-going project

  1. Caraka Samhitå of Acharya Agnivesha Vol. II.
    A critical Sanskrit edition with first ever Tibetan translation of the last 15 chapters of Sutrasthana. (Medicine).
  2. Tattva-Samgraha Panjika of Acharya Shantaraksita and Kamashila:
    Editing of both the Sanskrit and Tibetan versions of above texts. (Buddhist Logics)
  3. Mrtyuvañcana of Acharya Vagishvarakirti:
    A critical edition of Sanskrit of Acharya Vagishvarakirti along with Hindi and English. (Buddhist Sanskrit Literature)
  4. Mahabodhi Patha-Krama of Acharya Tsongkhapa:
    Hindi translation (First Part). (Philosophy)
  5. Yuktishasthithikavrtti of Acharya Nagarjuna:
    Restoration into Sanskrit with Hindi translation. (Philosophy)
  6. Mahayana Samgraha of Acharya Asanga:
    Restoration of first two chapters into Sanskrit and Hindi translation of whole text. (Philosophy)
  7. Bodhipathapradipah Panjika of (Dipankara Shrijnana):
    Restoration and translation. (Philosophy)
  8. Astahrdyaam of Acharya Vågabhatta II Vol.:
    A Succinct & Clear Meaning Tibetan commentary on Astahrdyaam of Acharya Vagabhatta with last 6 chapters of Sutrasthana into Tibetan with Sanskrit. (Medicine)
  9. 6th Chapter of Madhyamakåvatåra of Acharya Candrakirti:
    Hindi translation. (Philosophy)
  10. Ashokavadana:
    Hindi translation (Buddhist Sanskrit Literature)
  11. Nagananda Natakam of Acharya Harshadeva:
    Critical edition of both Sanskrit and Tibetan text. (Drama)
  12. Haribhatta's Jatakamala:
    Hindi translation. (Buddhist Sanskrit Literature)
  13. Shighrabodha of Acharya Kashinath:
    Critical editions with Sanskrit and Tibetan translations (Astrology)
  14. Pramanasamuccaya with auto-commentary of Acharya Dignaga:
    Restoration of first two chapters with Hindi translation of the verses. (Buddhist Logics)
  15. Two chapters (II & III) of Subhashita-suvarnamala of Acharya Je Tsongkhapa:
    Hindi translation. (Philosophy)
  16. Vaidyajivanam of Lolimbaraja
    (Tibetan translation) (Medicine)

Future Projects

  1. Bodhicharyavatara of Acharya Shantideva with Panjika: (Critical editions with Sanskrit and Tibetan)
    contributes to the better health of the society and facilitate the students for practical course.
  2. Shiksasamuccaya of Acharya Shantideva:
    (Critical editions with Sanskrit and Tibetan)
  3. Shrutbodha of Kalidasa:
    (Critical editions with Sanskrit and Tibetan translation)
  4. Astangahrdyam of Vagbhatta II Vol.:
    (Critical edition of Sanskrit and Tibetan commentary)
  5. Sutralamkara of Acharya Asanga:
    (Critical edition with Hindi translation)
  6. Arya Sandhinirmocana Sutra:
    (Critical edition with Hindi translation)
  7. Prajnadanda and Prajnashataka of Acharya Nagarjuna:
    Critical edition, restoration and translation)

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