Trikāya Translation Committee

Trikāya Translation Committee

The Trikāya Translation Committee


Bridging East & West

The Trikāya Translation Committee is dedicated to translating the profound spiritual teachings of Buddhism and other Eastern wisdom traditions, as well as the vast uncharted wealth of Asian literature more broadly, into Western languages such as English.

Through our translation work, we aim to bring these literary treasures to the world at large.

LANGUAGES

We work with numerous languages! The Trikāya Translation Committee conducts translation and research in the following languages:

ASIAN LANGUAGES
– Tibetan
– Chinese
– Japanese
– Sanskrit
– Pāḷi
– Old Persian
– Farsi
– Hindi
– Urdu
– Marathi
– Odia
– Telugu
– Nepali
– Sinhala
– Ladakhi
– Balti
– Dzongkha

WESTERN LANGUAGES
– English
– Spanish
– Russian
– Danish
– Romanian


WHO WE ARE

Composed of an interdisciplinary team of translators, scholars, academics, spiritual teachers, religious clergy and advanced specialists in a variety of fields, from both Asia and the Western world, the Trikāya Translation Committee advocates a holistic and culturally sensitive approach to the practice of translation, which aims to bridge Eastern and Western traditions.

Our group includes experts and specialists from around the world, from a variety of cultural backgrounds and spiritual paths.

OUR MISSION

The Trikāya Translation Committee is an international coalition of talents and skills dedicated to translating and interpreting the oceanic literature of Tibetan and other Asian languages, both classic and modern.

Our team is culturally diverse, interreligious and multidisciplinary.

OUR HISTORY

Seeing the need to bring together disparate talents and unique cultural perspectives together for creative collaboration in the field of literary translation, the Trikāya Translation Committee was formed by Erick Tsiknopoulos in 2021.

THE Trikāya Translation Committee

OUR TEAM MEMBERS

The Trikāya Translation Committee includes some of the foremost specialists in their respective fields. Our team members are experts in a wide range of subjects.

Due to our high standards of comprehensive research and translation, our committee strives to represent all schools of Buddhism, as well as other spiritual traditions.

The Trikāya Translation Committee conducts research, writing and translation in several Asian languages, including Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit, Pāḷi, Old Persian, Farsi, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Odia, Telugu, Nepali, Sinhala, Ladakhi, Balti and Dzongkha, as well as Western languages such as English, Spanish, Russian, Danish and Romanian.

The Trikāya Translation Committee
is currently composed of 25 members, as follows:

1. Erick Tsiknopoulos
– Founder & Executive Director
– Primary Tibetan Translator
– Buddhist Textual Researcher

2. Ven. Geshe Thupten Künkhen
– Senior Spiritual Advisor
– Senior Tibetan Translation Consultant
– Géluk Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist

3. Ven. Geshe Jamyang Tashi
– Senior Spiritual Advisor
– Tibetan Translation Consultant
– Géluk Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist

4. Ven. Geshe Tenzin Ludrup
– Senior Spiritual Advisor
– Tibetan Translation Consultant
– Géluk Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist

5. Ven. Geshe Ngawang Tsoknyiy
– Senior Spiritual Advisor
– Tibetan Translation Consultant
– Géluk Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist

6. Ven. Khenpo Lama Guru Dorjé
– Senior Spiritual Advisor
– Tibetan Translation Consultant
– Shangpa Kagyü Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist

7. Ven. Lobsang Yarphel
– Spiritual Advisor
– Tibetan Translation Consultant
– Géluk Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist

8. Ven. Lobsang Sheyrab
– Spiritual Advisor
– Tibetan Translation Consultant
– Géluk Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist

9. Ven. Ngawang Gyaltsen
– Spiritual Advisor
– Tibetan Translation Consultant
– Drukpa Kagyü Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist

10. Ven. Muruthawela Seewali Thero
– Spiritual Advisor
– Senior Pāḷi Translation & Abhidhamma Consultant
– Theravāda Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist

11. Gen Karma Tsultrim Zangmo
– Senior Tibetan Translation Advisor
– Colloquial Tibetan Consultant
– Géluk Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist

12. Gen Dawa Tsering
– Senior Tibetan Translation Advisor
– Modern Literary Tibetan Consultant
– Tibetan Language Education Specialist

13. Tsering Tobgyal
– Tibetan Language Advisor
– Tibetan Translation Consultant
– Tibetan Cultural Traditions Specialist

14. Sarah Speyer
– Senior Sanskrit Language Advisor
– Sanskrit Translation Consultant
– Indic Traditions & Indology Specialist

15. Laul Jadusingh
– Senior Sanskrit Language Advisor
– Sanskrit Translation Consultant
– Indian Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist

16. Dr. Rahmet Gautam
– Sanskrit & Pāḷi Language Advisor
– Sanskrit & Pāḷi Translation Consultant
– Indian Languages Specialist

17. Gabriela Baduna
– Senior Communications Advisor
– Graphic Design Consultant
– Customer Service & Accounting Specialist

18. Sam Sarabi
– Persian Language Advisor
– Farsi, Old Persian, Spanish and Russian Translation Consultant
– Iranian Languages Specialist

19. Raza Ghalib Balti
– Balti Language Advisor
– Balti and Urdu Translation Consultant
– Islamic & Sufi Traditions Specialist

20. Atsuo Kanno
– Japanese Language Advisor
– Japanese Translation Consultant
– Japanese Cultural Traditions Specialist

21. Sailander Annam
– Marketing Advisor
– Website Design Consultant
– Information Technology Specialist

22. Anil Kumar Behera
– Odia & Hindi Language Advisor
– Odia & Hindi Translation Consultant
– Odia Buddhist Traditions Specialist

23. Amit Gautam
– Hindi Language Advisor
– Hindi Translation Consultant
– Navayāna Buddhist Traditions Specialist

24. Manas Adamkol
– Marathi & Hindi Language Advisor
– Marathi & Hindi Translation Consultant
– Navayāna Buddhist Traditions Specialist

25. Pramyumna Kumar Siddharth
– Hindi Language Advisor
– Hindi Translation Consultant
– Navayāna Buddhist Traditions Specialist


Erick Tsiknopoulos

– Founder & Executive Director

– Primary Tibetan Translator

– Buddhist Textual Researcher


Gen Karma Tsultrim Zangmo

– Senior Tibetan Translation Advisor

– Colloquial Tibetan Consultant

– Géluk Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist


Sailander Annam

– Marketing Advisor

– Website Design Consultant

– Information Technology Specialist


Ven. Ngawang Gyaltsen

– Spiritual Advisor

– Tibetan Translation Consultant

– Drukpa Kagyü Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist


Ven. Lobsang Yarphel

– Spiritual Advisor

– Tibetan Translation Consultant

– Géluk Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist


Anil Kumar Behera

– Odia & Hindi Language Advisor

– Odia & Hindi Translation Consultant

– Odia Buddhist Traditions Specialist

Ven. Khenpo Lama Guru Dorjé



– Senior Spiritual Advisor

– Tibetan Translation Consultant

– Shangpa Kagyü Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist


Ven. Lobsang Sheyrab



– Spiritual Advisor

– Tibetan Translation Consultant

– Géluk Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist


Raza Ghalib Balti

– Balti Language Advisor

– Balti and Urdu Translation Consultant

– Islamic & Sufi Traditions Specialist


Sam Sarabi

– Persian Language Advisor

– Farsi, Old Persian, Spanish and Russian Translation Consultant

– Iranian Languages Specialist


Ven. Geshe Thupten Künkhen

– Senior Spiritual Advisor

– Senior Tibetan Translation Consultant

– Géluk Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist


Ven. Geshe Ngawang Tsoknyiy

– Senior Spiritual Advisor

– Tibetan Translation Consultant

– Géluk Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist


Ven. Geshe Tenzin Ludrup

– Senior Spiritual Advisor

– Tibetan Translation Consultant

– Géluk Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist


Ven. Geshe Jamyang Tashi

– Senior Spiritual Advisor

– Tibetan Translation Consultant

– Géluk Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist


Ven. Muruthawela Seewali Thero

– Spiritual Advisor

– Senior Pāḷi Translation & Abhidhamma Consultant

– Theravāda Buddhist Traditions & Philosophy Specialist


Gabriela Baduna

– Senior Communications Advisor

– Graphic Design Consultant

– Customer Service & Accounting Specialist

Joining the Trikāya Translation Committee

If you’re interested in joining the Trikāya Translation Committee, please email us at trikayacommittee@gmail.com with a brief description of your skills, education and work history.

Potential translation projects, editorial work and language consultations, as well as opportunities for collaboration with other committee members, are available for all members of the Trikāya Translation Committee.

We’re currently seeking language specialists and translators who work with East Asian and South Asian languages, in particular Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese.

We are also seeking translators from Burmese, Thai, Tamang, Gurung, Lepcha, Sikkimese, Sherpa and Newari, as well as Dzongkha, Ladakhi and Balti,


Trikāya Translation Committee

OUR VISION

The Trikāya Translation Committee takes a multicultural, multilingual, international and interfaith approach to our research and translation work.

By including important but often overlooked voices from the native Himalayan communities and elsewhere throughout Asia, as well as recognized specialists from the West, the Trikāya Translation Committee promotes a linguistically accurate, intellectually well-grounded and culturally authentic approach to the theory and practice of literary translation.

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