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Translation Resources

compiled by George Draffan, NaturalAwareness.net


English-Tibetan Dictionary at ryan.moralhazards.com

Guenthesaurus Bodhicitta Foundation

Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center Search engine for works published in Tibetan, authors, places, lineages, etc.
Rangjung Yeshe searchable dictionary on Diamondway Buddhism website

Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan English Dharma Dictionary at Nitartha (searches Tibetan terms)

Rangjung Yeshe Wiki Dharma Dictionary - use the search box in the left-hand column (searches English too) 

TibThob tool for the searching the Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan-English Dictionary.

Rangjung Yeshe Shedra, Nepal Institute of Higher Buddhist Studies in Boudhanath

Tibetan Studies: Language, Literature, Software (links)

Digital Dictionary of Buddhism

English-Tibetan Dictionary of Modern Tibetan

Lotsawa School Glossaries

Nalanda Translation Committee

The Alternative Tibetan Dictionary

Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library University of Virginia Library

Tibetan & Himalayan Dictionary Resource 2003

Tibetan & Himalayan Dictionary Resource

Yahoo! Groups Tibetan-English_Dictionary-User_group

Alex Berzin - Glossary Tibetan Terms

Alex Berzin - Glossary English Terms

Alex Berzin - Glossary Mahamudra Tibetan Terms

Alex Berzin - Glossary Astro Tibetan Terms

Alex Berzin - Concentration Terminology

Tibetan Dictionaries

Tibetan Dictionary Project

Tanjur project of Shambhala terminology 

Columbia Online Research Guide for Modern Tibetan Studies includes Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Tools, Maps, Images

Latse Contemporary Tibetan Cultural Library (New York City)

Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (Dharamsala)

Mini Modern Mahavyutpatti Glossary of Tibetan-Sanskrit Terms for Translators


Resources for Gateway to Knowledge Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche classics, Tibetan version, etc.

Light of Berotsana Light of Berotsana translation group & Lotsawa Times newsletter

Lotsawa Homepage

A Collection of Tibetan Proverbs and Sayings, by Christoph Cuppers and Per K. Sorenson

Trace Foundation English-Tibetan dictionary and Tibetan folktales in Tibetan and English

Asian Classics Input Project An immense number of Tibetan texts

Download Release IV Texts

Shantideva in Tibetan (George has this text if the link doesn't work)

Biographies of translators from the 2009 conference in Bir India

Dharmadownload website from Khenpo Karma Namgyal's Karma Lekshey Ling Institute has texts in Tibetan

Institute of Tibetan Classics (Thupten Jinpa, Cyrus Stearns, et al)


Tibetan Portal Software tools, language resources, current Tibetan information technology by Christopher E. Walker

Tibetan Translation Tool

Tibetan Word Processing Software and Fonts from Nitartha-Sambhota

Online Tibetan to English Translation-Dictionary Tool

Links to Tibetan Computer Software

Tibetan Software

Tibetan Word Processing Software and Fonts from Nitartha-Sambhota

TibetNet - Downloading TCRC Bod-Yig

TibetNet - Tibetan Computer Resource Centre - Tibetan Software Development


Computers, Internet & Software - Tibetan Cultural Directory

Learn Tibetan Language

The Index of Free Tibetan Software

Tibetan For Windows

Sambhota Tibetan software Typesetting software for Tibetan script.

Places to study Tibetan language - Fonts & Software, by The Office of Tibet


Alex Berzin Interview for the Kalmyk Mandala Magazine Concerning Buddhist Translation

Alex Berzin Inspiration (“Blessings”) and Its Relation to Mantras and Oral Transmission

Alex Berzin - Making Sense of Tantra

Alex Berzin - Workshop for Tibetans Translating Dharma: Report

Alex Berzin - Guidelines from the Mongolian Experience for Translating Tibetan Buddhist Texts

Jay Garfield - Translation as Transmission and Transformation

Jay Garfield - Buddhist Studies, Buddhist Practice and the Trope of Authenticity

Jay Garfield -Can Indian Philosophy Be Written in English?

Shi Aiwei, Translatability and Poetic Translation, Part 1 and Part 2


Dictionary of Spiritual Terms 

Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms at Access to Insight