In recognition of the need for community and exchange, Tsadra Foundation and its partners develop meetings and conferences themed around the transmission of Tibetan Buddhism. The purpose of the Translation & Transmission Conference series is to provide an international forum for sustained dialogue and the sharing of ideas and experiences, as well as for collective reflection on the larger cultural and societal dimensions of the transmission of Tibetan Buddhism to the contemporary sphere. These conferences and meetings are not showcases for any single project or institution, but rather opportunities for all to gather in an open and collegial spirit to share knowledge and experience in the theatre of conversation and exchange.
These events are taking place at a critical juncture in the history of the transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. The ever-growing quantity of material now translated, transmitted, and taught in the West, thanks to the effort of scholars and translators over the last forty years or more, has reached a point that makes a wide-ranging evaluation of the process involved not only possible, but essential. These conference events are a chance for us to reflect upon, as individuals and as a group, these important processes and relationships.
If you are interested in information regarding Tsadra Foundation’s upcoming conference events, please add your email address to our conference mailing list.
Photography of both the 2014 and 2017 Translation & Transmission Conferences was done with much devotion and care by Marv Ross Photography