Erik Pema Kunsang

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Erik Hein Schmidt Erik Pema Kunsang is a translator and scholar of Tibetan Buddhism. Under his Tibetan name Erik Pema Kunsang, he has translated over forty volumes of Tibetan texts and oral teachings, and directs, with his wife Marcia Binder Schmidt, Rangjung Yeshe Translations and Publications (www.rangjung.com) in Kathmandu. His books include: As It Is: Vol. I and II (Rangjung Yeshe Publications: 1999 and 2000), The Mirror of Mindfulness (Shambhala: 1989), Lamp of Mahamudra (Shambhala: 1989), The Light of Wisdom (Shambhala: 1995), and Dakini Teachings (Shambhala: 1990). Other projects include the Dharma Dictionary, an ongoing, electronic publication, compiling an extensive glossary of Buddhist terminology to bridge the Tibetan and English languages. Erik has been the assistant and translator for Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and his sons since the late seventies. He and Marcia are both active in facilitating masters of the Practice Lineages to teach in the West. They live at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Boudhanath, Nepal, and at the Gomde retreat centers in California and Denmark. Programs are listed at the webpages www.gomde.dk and www.gomdeusa.org

from the jacket of A Tibetan Buddhist Companion