Following the advice of His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin, the Ven. Khenchen Appey Rinpoche (1927-2010) stressed the importance of collecting, digitizing and publishing important texts to ensure an authentic and complete transmission of the Dharma to future generations. Recovering and publishing many volumes of important scriptures from the Sakya tradition, Rinpoche has made an immeasurable contribution to the Dharma in general and to the Sakya tradition in particular.
These texts were initially made available in print, and later in a digital form on two DVDs.
At the request of Khenpo Ngawang Jorden, Director of the International Buddhist Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal, they are now being made available online for free to facilitate their dissemination and preservation.
At this point, our library contains the following digital projects (DVD), rearranged for convenient online access:
- “Rare and Precious Buddhist Scriptures”, published in 2012 by the International Buddhist Academy in conjunction with Sachen International of Lama Guru, Kathmandu, Nepal.
- “The Collection of the Eighteen Renowned Scriptures: Root texts and Commentaries”, published in 2011 by Sachen International in Kathmandu, Nepal.
These works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
These texts were inputted and edited with a lot of hard work for you to use free of charge, for educational and scholarly purposes, fulfilling the wishes of the late Khenchen Appey Rinpoche (Ngawang Yönten Zangpo).
You may publish these texts under two conditions:
1. Apart from spelling corrections, no other additions or deletions are to be made to the text.
2. You must acknowledge our work in the publication using the following text:
These texts were published in digital format in 2015 by the InternationalBuddhist Academy in conjunction with Sachen International of Lama Guru.
This digital library contains 2 file formats for each text:
1. Unicode - a Microsoft Word 97-2003 file with Unicode font - Monlam Uni Ouchan2
2. PDF - a search and copy enabled PDF file made with Monlam Uni Ouchan2