Richard Barron (Chökyi Nyima)

Completed three-year retreat, Kagyu Ling, France, 1976–1980; served as translator for Kalu Rinpoche, 1980–1982; resident Lama, Vancouver Dharma Center, 1982–1986; engaged by Chagdu Tulku Rinpoche in 1986 to translate the Seven Treasuries of Longchenpa. Tsadra Foundation fellow since 2000.

Current Projects as a Tsadra Foundation Fellow
  • The Treasury of Precious Instructions: Essential Teachings of the Eight Practice Lineages of the Tibetan Buddhism, Vol. I – Nyingma Tradition, Jamgön Kongtrul
  • The Treasury of Precious Instructions: Essential Teachings of the Eight Practice Lineages of the Tibetan Buddhism, Vol. 2 – Nyingma Tradition, Jamgön Kongtrul
Completed Projects as a Tsadra Foundation Fellow
  • The Autobiography of Jamgön Kongtrul: A Gem of Many Colors, Jamgön Kongtrul
  • The Treasury of Knowledge: Books IX and X; Journey and Goal, Jamgön Kongtrul
  • The Treasury of Knowledge: Book VII and Book VIII, Parts 1 and 2; Fundamentals of Buddhist Study and Practice, Jamgön Kongtrul
  • The Catalog of The Treasury of Precious Instructions, Jamgön Kongtrul
Previously Published Translations
  • Buddhahood Without Meditation: A Visionary Account Known “As Refining One’s Perception,” Dudjom Lingpa
  • The Precious Treasury of Pith Instructions, Longchen Rabjam
  • A Treasure Trove of Scriptural Transmission, Longchen Rabjam
  • A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, Nyoshul Khenpo