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Translations In Progress

Chetsun Nyingtig
Translation by Sangye Khandro and Lama Chonam
At the suggestion of Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche, the commentary written by Kongtrul Lodru Tayei included in the first edition of the Chetsun Liturgy book has been revised and along with the root verses from Jamyang Khentse Wangpo this will accompany Khen Rinpoche Namdrol's entire commentary given at ODD in 2015. This important book will be published by LOB in 2018.

Yeshe Lama
Translation by Lama Chonam and Sangye Khandro

Revised root text accompanied by Khen Rinpoche Namdrol’s comprehensive commentary given in the winter of 2014 at his center in Parpang, Nepal.

Khen Namdrol Rinpoche gave this commentarial teaching on the Yeshe Lama and has instructed Light of Berotsana to make this translation available in English. The root text will be revised and commentary will be presented with this as a new publication.

The Battle of Düd and Ling
Translation by Lama Chonam and Jane Hawes

Lama Chonam and Jane Hawes are translating the next volume of The Epic of Gesar of Ling. They hope to finish editing in 2017.

This is the story of The Battle of Düd and Ling---full of Gesar's exploits and his miraculous activity, and lessons about life, the follies of pride and aggression, the complexity of love and devotion, and the intensity of bravery and clarity. The songs in this volume are particularly beautiful and we hope to incorporate illustrations and original melodies.

Gesar of Ling
Written in story form by David Shapiro

A completely new rendition of the Gesar epic. This version unfolds as an exciting magical adventure complete with good vs evil, mystery and adventure, fantasy, magic, and moral lessons.

From his miraculous birth right up to the horse race, wherein he wins his crown, his glory and his beautiful consort. A new rendition of the previously published and well beloved translation by Robin Kornmann, Sangye Khandro and Lama Chonam. This version is created for a much broader audience.

Live the life of medieval Tibet where Nagas lived in the water and dralhas and varied gods, demons and land spirits lived on the land and cavorted in the air. Breathe the energized wind of all the wisdom of our masters and behold the life that might be ours. This is the story of Gesar.


A Vase of Nectar to Inspire the Faithful ~ The Biography of Paltrul Rinpoche
Translation by Lama Chonam and Timothy Hinkle

This biography of the famous master Dza Paltrul Rinpoche (1808-1887) was composed by his student Khenpo Kunzang Palden (Khenpo Kunpal) (~1872-1943). He structures his biography first around a prayer to Paltrul Rinpoche composed by his teacher, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892) where he unpacks Khyentse Wangpo’s extremely terse and beautiful poetry with an annotational commentary focusing on Paltrul’s special qualities. Then, the text moves into a more elaborate biography focusing on Paltrul Rinpoche’s actual life story.