Forthcoming from Mangalam Press

Vimalakīrtinirdeśa The Teaching of Vimalakīrti: An English Translation of the Sanskrit Text Found in the Potala Palace, Lhasa by Luis Gómez and Paul Harrison, with members of the Mangalam Translation Group.

In 1999, a Sanskrit version of the Vimalakīrtinirdeśa, long thought lost, was discovered in the Potala Palace in Lhasa. Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages sponsored a two-week workshop on this text in 2010, led by five eminent scholars. At the end of the workshop, the decision was made to prepare a full translation. Building on the initial efforts of workshop participants, and working closely with Luis Gómez before he passed away, Paul Harrison, the George Edwin Burnell Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University, has carried the English translation to completion. The result is a careful and scholarly treatment of this enduring text by one of the foremost translators of Buddhist sūtras. It will be a major contribution to the understanding of this linguistically playful and complex text for English readers. Available Winter, 2022.

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