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==Short description==
'''Cortland J. Dahl''' graduated from [[Naropa University]] in 2000 with an MA degree in Buddhist Studies and Tibetan language. Since that time, he has worked as an instructor at Kathmandu University's Center for Buddhist Studies, located in Kathmandu, as well as an interpreter for various lamas, including [[Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche]] and [[Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche]]. He currently works as the director of both the [http://www.rimefoundation.org Rimé Foundation] and [http://www.mingyur.org/projects/index.html Tergar Institute], and is involved in various translation projects (see below).
==Main teachers==
[[Chatral Rinpoche]], [[Mingyur Rinpoche]], [[Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche]]
==Published Works==
*''[http://www.snowlionpub.com/search.php?isbn=MIBEEX Middle Beyond Extremes: Maitreya's Madhyantavibhanga With Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham]''. [[Maitreya]], [[Ju Mipham]], [[Khenpo Shenga]]. (With the [[Dharmachakra Translation Committee]]). Snow Lion, January 2007.
*''[http://www.snowlionpub.com/search.php?isbn=DEMAWI Deity, Mantra and Wisdom: Development Stage Meditation in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra]''. [[Jigme Lingpa]], [[Patrul Rinpoche]], & [[Getse Mahapandita]]. Translated with Andreas Doctor ([[Dharmachakra Translation Committee]]). Snow Lion, April 2007.
*''[http://www.snowlionpub.com/search.php?isbn=GRPEOU Great Perfection: Outer and Inner Preliminaries]''. By [[Ngetön Tenzin Zangpo]] (the [[3rd Dzogchen Rinpoche]]). Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2007 (Forthcoming).
*''[http://www.snowlionpub.com/html/product_9800.html Great Perfection: Separation and Breakthrough]''. By [[Ngetön Tenzin Zangpo]] (the [[3rd Dzogchen Rinpoche]]). Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2007.
*''Luminous Essence: A Guide to the Guhyagarbha Tantra''. By [[Ju Mipham]]. (With the [[Dharmachakra Translation Committee]]). Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2009 (Forthcoming).
*''Gateway to the Great Perfection: A Guide to the Dzogchen Preliminaries''. By [[Jigme Lingpa]] and [[Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche]]. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2009 (Forthcoming).
*''Dzogchen Mind Training: Contemplation in the Vima Nyingtik''. By [[Longchen Rabjam]] and [[Jigme Lingpa]]. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2009 (Forthcoming).
*''Pointing Out the Dharmakaya: Mahamudra Teachings by the 3rd Karmapa, with Commentary by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche''. By [[Rangjung Dorje]] and [[Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche]]. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2009 (Forthcoming).
==Published Works (Internet Publications)==
*[[Jigme Lingpa]]. ''[http://lotsawahouse.org/gpf.html Prayer of the Ground, Path & Fruition]''. [http://lotsawahouse.org lotsawahouse.org], 2006; translation of [[zhi lam 'bras bu'i smon lam]].
*[[Khenchen Yonten Gyatso|Yonten Gyatso]]. ''[http://lotsawahouse.org/gpf_commentary.html An Explanation of the Prayer of the Ground, Path & Fruition]''. [http://lotsawahouse.org lotsawahouse.org], 2006.
*[[Ju Mipham]], et al. ''[http://lotsawahouse.org/amrita.html The Amrita of Love: A Liturgy for Saving and Ransoming the Lives of Animals]''. [http://lotsawahouse.org lotsawahouse.org], 2006.
==Private Publications==
*Ngondro and Sadhana Practices
**[[spros med rgyun gyi nyams len ku su li'i bdud rtsi]]; short ngondro by [[Jamgon Kongtrul]]; translated as [[Nectar of the Simple Yogi: An Unelaborate Daily Practice]]
**[[sngon 'gro'i ngag 'don thar lam rab gsal]] by [[Mipam]]; translated as [[The Luminous Path to Liberation]]
**[[sngon 'gro mdor bsdus byang chub lam bzang]] by [[Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo]]; translated as [[The Sublime Path To Enlightenment: A Concise Preliminary Practice]]
**[[tshig bdun gsol 'debs dang 'brel ba'i bla ma'i rnal 'byor byin rlabs char 'bebs]] by [[Mipam]]; translated as [[Shower of Blessings: A Guru Yoga Combined with the Seven Line Supplication]]
**[[phur pa'i rgyud khyer]] by [[Terdak Lingpa]] (from the [[thugs kyi phur gcig Yang gsang spu gri]] cycle]]; translated as [[The Daily Practice of Vajrakilaya]]
**[[nges don dbu ma chen po'i sgom rim]] by [[Khenchen Petse Rinpoche]]; translated as [[A Step-by-Step Meditation on the Definitive Meaning, the Great Middle Way]]
*Practice Commentaries (khrid yig)
**untitled ngondro commentary by [[Mipam]]; contained in [[zab khrid gnad bsdus skor bdud rtsi'i yang zhun]]
*Prayers and Aspirations
**[['phags pa bkra shis brgyad pa'i tshigs su bcad pa]] by Mipam; translated as [[Prayer to the Eight Noble Auspicious Ones]]
**[[The Great Cloud of Blessings: A Prayer that Magnetizes All that Appears and Exists]]
**[[rje btsun 'jam pa'i dbyangs kyi bstod pa gang gi blo gros ma]]; [[In Praise of Manjushri]]
**[[bcom 'dan 'das ma shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa'i snying po]]; The Essence of the Perfection of Knowledge (Heart Sutra)
==Active Projects==
*An anthology of texts from the [[Khandro Nyingtik]] and [[Khandro Yangtik]], concerning the history and practice of [[Dzogchen]], including:
**Root texts from the [[Khandro Nyingtik]] including: [[sangs rgyas kyi 'das rjes gsum]], [[btags grol rgyud drug]], [[mkha' 'gro snying thig gi kha byang]] and [[bla ma brgyud pa'i lo rgyus]]
**A commentary on the [[Khandro Nyingtik]] by [[Terdak Lingpa]] entitled [[rdzogs pa chen po mkha' 'gro snying thig gi khrid yig zab lam gsal byed]]
**A collection of the main historical texts from the Khandro Nyingtik and Yangtik
*A collection of texts related to [[Padmasambhava]]'s [[Rosary of Views]], including:
**[[man ngag lta ba'i phreng ba]] (root text)
**[[man ngag lta ba'i phreng ba]]'i mchan 'grel nor bu'i bang mdzod by '''[[Mipham]]'''
**[[man ngag lta ba'i phreng ba]] zhe bya ba'i 'grel pa by '''[[Rongzom Chokyi Zangpo]]'''
*[[Maitreya]]'s [[chos dang chos nyid rnam 'byed]] with commentaries by [[Khenpo Shenga]] and [[Ju Mipham]] (translated with [[Thomas Doctor]] as a [[Dharmachakra Translation Committee]] project).
*[[Adzom Drukpa]]'s [['od gsal rdzogs pa chen po yang gsang bla na med pa spyi'i khyad par gyi khrid yig lam bzang ye shes snying po]].
==Other Projects==
*[[Tergar Institute]]
*[[Rimé Foundation]]
*[http://www.rimefoundation.org '''Rimé Foundation''', a non-profit foundation dedicated to the preservation and translation of Tibetan Buddhist literature]
*[http://www.tergar.org '''Tergar Institute''', a center for Buddhist study and practice in Bodhgaya, India]
==Contact Info==
*Email: cortland at rimefoundation dot org

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