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Another new area of the website that we’ve started building is a section devoted entirely to Geshe Michael’s translations. The majority of these translations were originally done as excerpts for a course or class, and are now located only in the PDF documents for that specific course which are not searchable on the web. We’ve put in a great deal of effort behind the scenes to extract all of these translations from the original course materials and save them as individual texts. Now as part of the new website there’s a section devoted entirely to publishing these translations online. They are all being organized by author and further categorized by subject matter. One of the most important things is they will now be completely searchable and the user will also be able to browse based on certain topics or tags. In the future, this feature of the website will make it very easy to translate these texts into many languages, and will be an invaluable tool for future teachers to start creating their own unique course materials in much the same way that Geshe Michael has done with the ACIP database.

Some of the Events in the Life of the Great Bodhisattva Shantideva

The following story recounts in brief some of the events in the life of the great bodhisattva Shantideva. It is a paraphrase of sections from the Life Stories of the Lineage Teachers of the Steps of the Path (Lam-rim bla-ma brgyud-pa'i rnam-thar) written by Yongdzin Yeshe Gyeltsen (1713-1793), the teacher of the eighth Dalai Lama.... Read More...

An Exalted Sutra of the Greater Way entitled The Teaching on the Four Practices

This is the original Sutra on the Four Powers. The teaching on removing our old bad karma was taught by Lord Buddha himself, and so is an authentic instruction that we can believe in and try ourselves. What follows next is the entire text of the work which is the original source of the Four Powers; it comes from the Kangyur, or collection of Lord Buddha’s teachings translated into Tibetan from the original Sanskrit.... Read More...