84000 eNews Issue 19 | February 2015
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Happy Losar 2015! 
As we ring in the Tibetan New Year today, we are pleased to report that our translators are currently working on 169 texts (20,168 pages), or more than a quarter of the Kangyur. Our Reading Room, which houses 19 published translations, continues to gain traction, with a cumulative of 5.27 million hits, 129,019 downloads of texts, and a total of 96,576 visitors from 149 countries.

All this has only been possible due to the hard work and generosity of our translators, editors, volunteers, donors and supporters. Thank you for your ongoing support year after year. We invite you to read a message to all of our supporters from our founder, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. May the new year bring you and all beings happiness, peace and wisdom. READ MORE

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Resounding at Buddha's Birthplace
On December 6, 2014, 84000 and the Sakya Monlam Foundation jointly organized a sūtra resounding at the holy site of Lumbini, Nepal. More than 2,000 people gathered to read The Play in Full, a sūtra on the life story of the Buddha. 

H.H. Sakya Trizin began with a speech commending 84000 and its translation work, “Such a project is a great and noble project. We must all support wholeheartedly and rejoice in the great work.” Watch his full speech in Tibetan and English. Check out the interviews of H.E. Asanga Vajra Rinpoche, H.E. Thartse Khen Rinpoche, and two Western participants, on their thoughts and reflections on the resounding. 
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Read a Sūtra this Losar!
Celebrate this Losar by reading our most recent publication: The Ornament of the Light of Awareness. This sūtra explains how the Buddha and all things share the very same empty nature. It shows how an illusion-like Buddha may dispense appropriate teachings to sentient beings in accordance with their abilities.

Throughout, the Buddha is compared to a rain cloud, the rays of the sun, an echo, the earth, and space, among other similes. This sūtra strives to point out that there is no ultimate difference between the teacher and the listeners, or between the teacher and what he teaches. Instead, these differences appear within the close-knit fabric of interdependence and its ultimate emptiness. READ MORE


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