Diamond Cutter Classics Translation Program
The Diamond Cutter Classics Translation Program is an initiative to translate texts contained within the Tibetan Buddhist canon into English and then into other modern languages. Our current efforts include texts representing most of the major philosophical schools within Buddhist literature including higher knowledge, vowed morality, logic, mind only, middle way, the wheel of life, emptiness meditation, comparative philosophy, karmic correlations, developing the good heart, and more! Three times a year, we get together to go through these texts word by word, deepening our understanding not only of the language unique to each philosophical school, but also the profound ideas contained within.
You may look at the in-progress translations of these texts here: https://diamondcutterclassics.com/text/
Published copies will be available in English and other modern languages as they are completed and published by Diamond Cutter Press.
May 19, 2020 – June 2, 2020
Morning Session: 7:00 AM -10:00 AM MST
Evening Session: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM MST
All sessions are MST, Mountain Standard Time GMT-7. Schedule subject to change.
These classes will be held as a Zoom webinar, with participants being able to login real time for any classes or receiving the recordings as soon as they become available, within a few hours after the completion of each day.
In addition to four hours of classes per day with Geshe Michael teaching these most profound ideas, participants will be able to join scheduled question and answer sessions with the translators, as well as break out sessions with the translators for clarification on specific texts. There will also be online yoga instruction. Registration will also include access to quizzes and answer keys for each day’s sessions. The classes are intensive.
The cost is $275 for the whole course or $49 per day. Please register here.
After you register, we will send you the login instructions. Please contact us with any questions.
Thank you for your support of the translation effort.
For $275, you get:
- Livestream—in the room with Geshe Michael
- 4 hours of classes every day from May 19-June 2 (couple of days off in the middle)
- That’s 52 live hours of real-time translation with one of the world’s great masters, Geshe Michael Roach
- Nine different ancient wisdom books, five different Buddhist schools, straight from the original Tibetan
- Scheduled Q&A sessions with the translators themselves
- Homework, quizzes and answers every day for every book, written by the translators
- Constant live chat with 2 mixed nuts translators
- Online yoga classes with Geshe Michael and other teachers
- Drop in daily rate of $49 available if you can’t do all the classes