Tibetan-English Dictionary, Dharma Glossaries and Resources
The Dharma Dictionary is currently being updated and upgraded, and will soon become a multi-purpose research tool with reference and access to several different databases. It contains free resources for the "circle of Lotsawas" involved in the translation of Buddhist texts and teachings from Tibetan into Western languages. The Dharma Dictionary has 182,514 separate pages in total, all inclusive.
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Use the search box above to search for any Tibetan term in Wylie transliteration or in Tibetan font. Examples: sems, rig pa, snying rje.
The Dharma Dictionary contains the word lists of Tibetan translators such as Erik Pema Kunsang (including the complete Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan-English Dictionary of Buddhist Culture, 74,441 entries), Ives Waldo (110,607 entries), Jim Valby (66,858 entries), Richard Barron (4716 entries), Erick Tsiknopoulos (2219 entries), Gyurme Dorje (1179 entries), Thomas Doctor (543 entries), Matthieu Ricard (532 entries) and more.
We welcome contributors and editors! If you would like to be a contributor to the dictionary or have a detailed editing project in mind, please contact research at tsadra dot org.
- Tibetan Lexicon - All Tibetan terms available on this Wiki, listed in alphabetical order.
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- Buddhist Masters, Lineages & Teachings
- Present day Tibetan Buddhist Teachers
- Literature - Data on important Tibetan Buddhist literary works and collections
- Translators & Translations - Present day lotsawas, translation groups and their work
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Note to Editors and Contributors
- As of May 2021 this website is getting a complete update and overhaul and we will welcome editors and contributors as soon as it is ready. MarcusPerman (talk) 20:50, 26 May 2021 (UTC)
- See a complete list of online resources here: In Development Resources for Translators, Scholars & Practitioners
- Erik Pema Kunsang's Original Invitation Letter
- Erik Pema Kunsang's Original Welcome to first time users of DharmaDictionary
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