For the last two decades, we have been giving our best effort and focusing all our resources on preparing sacred texts to support the education of the Sangha. We have been fortunate to be able to distribute 386 volumes containing 1786 unique texts at seventeen sMonlam Chenmo Ceremonies. Our deepest wish is that this work help revitalize the precious Tibetan transmission of the Buddha's teachings so that Dharma endures upon this earth for future generations.
Please know that we have been working at a very fast pace to get these materials into your hands as soon as possible and so there may be some mistakes and duplications, which we hope will not confuse the meanings of the texts. If these books are put to use to nourish your study and practice, rather than being left on the altar or the library shelf, then all of our work has been worthwhile.
We dedicate our humble meritorious actions
in the name of the lineages of the Awakened Ones,
from Samantabhadra to all the masters of the three times,
so that all sentient beings are liberated
from karma, klesha, and ignorance.
Sarvam Mangalam Jayantu Ho
Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Tarthang Rinpoche Director of the Yeshe De Project and founder of Dharma Publishing
Within the Yeshe De project the Dharma texts are rewritten in Tibetan with special computer programs. Afterwards the text excerpts are corrected by Lama Tarthang Tulku and corrected if necessary. Approximately 50 people are working with this preparation. Then each volume is hand manufactured in the press of Dharma Publishing and where its production takes 3 working days.
The volumes and books are transported to Bodh Gaya, India. At this place, where Buddha attained illumination 2500 years ago, the Buddhist writings and Thangkas are distributed to Tibetan Lamas, monks, nuns and laymen. The distribution takes place annually in January since 1990 during the world peace ceremony of name sMon-lam Chen-mo.
Additionally more than 3300 monasteries and educational institutes receive copies of the Sutras and the Sastras. These institutes operate libraries which care for ten thousands of readers.
Over the last 18 years, practitioners of all four Tibetan schools were provided classical Mahayana teachings of enormous value at this crucial point in Dharma history.
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