Congratulations to Annie Heckman for being awarded a 2021 Tsadra Dissertation Fellowship! Annie’s dissertation focuses on a Tibetan digest of narratives for nuns’ rules in the Mūlasarvāstivāda-vinaya.
Amber Moore, together with the Ven. Druppon Rinchen Dorje, is the recipient of a Khyentse Foundation Aśoka Grant for Translation. The pair will complete an English translation of the Drikung Kagyu retreat text,The Advice of Vajradhāra Dharmakīrti: An Oral Exegesis on the Precepts of the Five-Fold Path of Mahāmudrā (phyag rgya chen po lnga ldan gyi khrid kyi zin bris rjo rje ‘chang dharma kirti zhal lung) as documented by the student of Rigdzin Chokyi Drakpa, Konchok Trinlay Namgyal. This compendium is an essential manual for the three-year meditation retreat tradition maintained in the Drikung Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Vajrayāna Buddhism in Tibet, at Drikung Til, Jangchubling monastery, Dehra Dun, and Laphyi, Nepal.
Congratulations to the translation team!
Frances Garrett‘s work with trauma-informed teaching makes the University of Toronto News, as she works to address students’ well-being in her classroom. Read more at https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-prof-puts-students-well-being-syllabus – or you can check out her YouTube channel for a few videos about and for her students, such as this one:
The Myanmar Manuscript Digital Library (MMDL) is a collection of Pali and Pali-Burmese manuscripts that are hosted at U of T’s Robarts Library. Doctoral candidates Rachelle Saruya and Andrew Dade, are working to develop a website, archive new files, and create a Burmese language site for colleagues in Myanmar. In Toronto, these digital files are overseen by Kelli Babcock, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Robarts Library, and Priya Murugaiah, a Manager of Infrastructure for Informational and Instructional Technology.