Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Draft of our Mission Statement:

This is a new draft as of Sept. 14, 2008, which includes Gerry Weiner's input. Please review and make comments or changes. If you have no comment, please write that you have read it and approve or disapprove of it as our group's mission statement so that we know if there is consensus.

Inspired by the vision of the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, our mission is to translate key texts found in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and to support both established and up and coming translators in their work. We provide support in the form of online resource sharing, discussion forums, mentoring, education, and regular meetings for members. We aim to seek financial support for individual and group translation projects of our members. Each of the members is committed to supporting the spiritual practice of the larger Nalandhabodhi sangha and to support the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche's vision for bringing Buddhism to the West. It is our goal to facilitate this commitment and vision through translations that are accurate and clear presentations of the Buddhist dharma.


Kimberly Colwell said...

I appreciate the clarity and the brevity of this mission statement. I approve of it. Thanks Marcus and Gerry for working on it and polishing it!

Karl said...

I second Kim's comments