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UMA Great Books Translation Project

 

Supported by generous grants from:

 

The ING Foundation

The Yeshe Khorlo Foundation

Individual sponsors: Hsu Shu-Hsun;
Chou Mei-Dai; Chien Jin-Hong; Pu Chih-Pin;
and the Estate of Dr. Daniel Perdue

 

Great Book I: Maitreya’s Treatise of Quintessential Instructions on the Perfection of Wisdom, Ornament for the Clear Realizations

 

1. Maitreya's Ornament for the Clear Realizations. Translation of the basic text with the titles of the Eight Categories and Seventy Topics indicated, 331 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, June, 2015.) By Jeffrey Hopkins and Jongbok Yi.

 

2. Ngag-wang-pal-dan's Explanation of the Treatise “Ornament for the Clear Realizations” From the Approach of the Meaning of the Words: The Sacred Word of Maitreyanātha. An accessible commentary on all 274 stanzas of Maitreya’s text with an elaborate outline (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, 2014). By Jeffrey Hopkins and Jongbok Yi.

 

3. Kön-chog-jig-may-wang-po's Presentation of the Grounds and Paths: Beautiful Ornament of the Three Vehicles. The pith of Maitreya’s text in the form of an extraction of its contents as a presentation of the five paths and ten grounds, 152 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, February, 2016). By Elizabeth Napper.

 

4. Traversing the Spiritual Path: Kön-chog-jig-may-wang-po’s Presentation of the Grounds and Paths: Beautiful Ornament of the Three Vehicles, with expansive oral commentary by Dan-ma-lo-chö and Lo-sang-gyal-tshan, 312 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, August 2015). By Elizabeth Napper.

 

5. The Hidden Teaching of the Perfection of Wisdom Sūtras: Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Seventy Topics and Kon-chog-jig-may-wang-po’s 173 Aspects, 806 pp. Aid to studying Maitreya’s text by way of presenting definitions, divisions, and scope of the topics that form the basic structure of Maitreya’s text, as well as 203 of the 274 stanzas of Maitreya’s Ornament with Ngag-wang-pal-dan’s commentary in backnotes, with oral commentary from Dan-ma-lo-chö (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, 2014). By Jeffrey Hopkins and Jongbok Yi,

 

6. Vocabulary for Studying Maitreya’s Ornament for the Clear Realizations: Jam-yang-shay-pa’s “Seventy Topics” and Ngag-wang-pal-dan’s “Meaning of the Words”: Tibetan-Sanskrit-English, 139 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, December 2015). By Jeffrey Hopkins and Jongbok Yi.

 

7. Mind Map Presentations of the Eight Categories and Seventy Topics and of the 173 Aspects. Digital study aid. By Jongbok Yi.

 

The Main Go-mang Textbook on Perfection of Wisdom:

 

8. Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Decisive Analysis of (Maitreya’s) “Ornament for the Clear Realizations”: Precious Lamp Illuminating All the Topics of the Perfection of Wisdom: Sources, Homage, Purpose, and Openers of the Chariot-Ways. Extensive consideration of a multitude of issues, 199 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, April 2016). By Gareth Sparham,

 

Supplementary Topic: The Interpretable and the Definitive

 

9. Emptiness in the Middle Way School of Buddhism: Mutual Reinforcement of Understanding Dependent-Arising and Emptiness, Dynamic Responses to Tsong-kha-pa’s The Essence of Eloquence, Volume 4; 525 pp. A spinoff from Maitreya’s section on the turnings of the wheels of doctrine (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, June 2015). By Jeffrey Hopkins.

 

The Main Go-mang Textbook on the Interpretable and the Definitive:

 

10. Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Great Exposition of the Interpretable and the Definitive: The Four Reliances, 1, 193 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, 2014). By William Magee.

 

11. Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Great Exposition of the Interpretable and the Definitive: Questioning the Buddha about Contradictions in his Teachings, 2, 108 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, December 2015). By William Magee.

 

12. Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Great Exposition of the Interpretable and the Definitive: Buddha's Answer Dispelling Contradiction in the Sutras: Brief Indication, 3 78 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, May 2016). By William Magee.

 

Great Book II: Chandrakīrti’s Supplement to (Nāgārjuna’s) “Treatise on the Middle”

The Main Go-mang Textbook on the Middle:

 

13. Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Great Exposition of the Middle: Beginning 1. Extensive consideration of a multitude of issues, including portions of Tsong-kha-pa’s Illumination of the Thought, 180 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, October 2015). By Jules Levinson.

 

14. Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Great Exposition of the Middle: Chapter Six: Meaning of “The Manifest,” Vessels for the Teaching of Emptiness, Nāgārjuna’s Lives, and Ten Samenesses. 161 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, June 2015). By Craig Preston.

 

15. Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Great Exposition of the Middle: Chapter Six, The Opposite of Emptiness in the Middle Way Autonomy School, 183 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, 2014). By Jongbok Yi.

 

16. Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Great Exposition of the Middle: Chapter Six, The Opposite of Emptiness in the Middle Way Consequence School, 80 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, June 2016). By Jongbok Yi.

 

17. Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Great Exposition of the Middle: Chapter Six, Just What Are the Two Truths in the Middle Way Consequence School? Section One, 253 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, February 2017). By Guy Martin Newland.

 

Great Book III: Dharmakīrti’s Commentary on (Dignāga’s) “Compilation of Valid Cognition” (Coming Soon!)

The Main Go-mang Textbook on Valid Cognition:

 

18. Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Decisive Analysis of (Dharmakīrti’s) “Commentary on Valid Cognition”: Introduction 1: Meaning of the Title, Purpose, and Homage to Samantabhadra. By Hiroshi Nemoto.

 

Supplementary Textbooks

 

19. Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Decisive Analysis of Signs and Reasonings, 1. By Katherine Rogers.

 

20. Ngag-wang-tra-shi’s Collected Topics of Epistemology, Chapters One to Twelve. By Steven Weinberger.

 

Drawn from All Three Great Books: Formulation into Tenets

21. Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Presentation of Tenets: Lion’s Roar Eradicating Error, Precious Lamp Illuminating the Genuine Path to Omniscience with Ngag-wang-pal-dan’s Word Commentary dual-language edition, 470 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, November, 2016). By Jeffrey Hopkins.

 

22. Jeffrey Hopkins’ Easy Access to Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Maps of the Profound: Autonomy School, with English Introduction, 141 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, 2014). By Su-an Lin.

 

23. Jeffrey Hopkins’ Easy Access to Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Maps of the Profound: Consequence School, with English Introduction, 190 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, 2016). By Su-an Lin.

 

The Theme of the Fundamental Innate Mind of Clear Light

24. Mi-pam-gya-tsho’s Primordial Enlightenment: The Nying-ma View of Luminosity and Emptiness, Analysis of Fundamental Mind, with Oral Commentary by Khetsun Sangpo, 214 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, August 2016). By Jeffrey Hopkins.

 

Dictionary

25. UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies Tibetan-Sanskrit-English Dictionary, 902 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, May 2016). By Jeffrey Hopkins and Paul Hackett. Contributors: Nathaniel Grove, William Magee, Andres Montano, John Powers, Craig Preston, Joe Wilson, Jongbok Yi.

Bibliography

26. UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies Bibliography of Sources, containing over 400 TBRC Digital Reprint References (February 2017 with on-going updates). By William Magee.