The Garchen Foundation supports the translation of important Buddhist texts, particularly texts of the Drikung Kagyu tradition. Currently the Foundation supports the following text projects:

  • The reproduction of the precious manuscript of the 13th century: “Illuminator, a Light of Gnosis – The Great Commentary on The Single Intention, by Dorje Sherab.

  • The translation and publication of the 3 volumes of The Heart Essence of the Mahāyāna Teachings by Ngorje Repa.

  • The translation of the most important and detailed biography of the lineage founder Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon The Blazing Precious Vajra into German. The work was written by Jigten Sumgon’s heart-disciple Chenga Sherab Jungne in 1217.

  • The translation of an important text of the so-called preliminary practices (Ngöndro) in Tibetan Buddhism into German: The Words of the Kagyu Lamas: A Commentary on the Preliminary Practices of the Fivefold Path of Mahāmudrā by the Tibetan master and scholar Rase Dawa ( Dakpo Chenga Rinpoche).

  • The translation of the most recent work by HH the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang A History of the Tibetan Empire Drawn from the Dunhuang Manuscrips into German. This historical work presents for the first time annotated translations of many ancient manuscripts from the 4th to the 11th century, found in the caves of Dunhuang on the Silk Road. They allow a new perspective on the development of the Tibetan empire up to the 9th century.

  • The translation and publication of an important text of the lineage founder Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön with his practical instructions on secluded retreats: The Great Treasure Trove of Nectar - Drikung Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön's Collected Vital Points of Mountain Dharma.

  • The translation and publication fo the Public Teachings of Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon, the founder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage (1143-1217): Ein Strom von Nektar. Only in German available.

  • The translation and publication of the commentary of Ayang Thubten on Zhedang Dorje’s The Heart of the Mahayana Teachings, a detailed guide to the stages of the path to awakening, containing all of the Drikung Kagyu tradition’s essential teachings on sutra and tantra: Rays of Sunlight.

  • The translation and publication of the biography of Lapchiwa Namkha Gyaltsen ( (1372–1437), a Mind Emanation of Jetsün Milarepa (1040–1123): A Garland of Immaculate Moons.

  • The translation of the recent publication of Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen about the preliminay practices (Ngöndro) called Diamond Rosary.