Khyentse Foundation project to translate Buddhist canon is now independent organization

Khyentse Foundation has announced that its initiative to translate all of the Buddha’s teachings and canonical commentaries as preserved in the Tibetan collections known as the Kangyur and Tengyur has evolved to the point that it will now function as an independent organization. Known as “84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha” (derived from the tradition that “Buddha taught more than 84,000 methods to attain true peace and freedom from suffering”), the project was begun in 2009 to bring together top scholars, linguists, and translators  to render these teachings into English and the world’s other major modern languages. Having already benefited from more than $4 million in funding from Khyentse Foundation, 84000 is now a global organization operating under its own 501(c)3 nonprofit status in the United States. By its own estimate, it will take the organization 100 years to complete the translation work.

To learn more about 84000, visit the project’s website here.