-- Buddhist refuge in 1991 (Zen, given by Genro Seiun Osho at Bodhidharma Zendo Vienna), bodhisattva vows 1992
-- 1991 -1997 practicing member (at times also board member) at Bodhidharma Zendo
--1994-1997 employed as cook at Buddhistisches Zentrum Scheibbs
-- Since 1998 interest in Vajrayana and doing working for Windhorse (Shambhala-based social work program for people in psychosis)
-- 2001 Refuge in Drikung Kagyud lineage center Vienna (Ontul Rinpoche)
Since 2003 until now close disciple of Sonam Jorphel Rinpoche (Drikung Kagyud)
-- 2004-2010 solitary retreat (completing the Drikung 3 year retreat curriculum) in Nepal (Lapchi, Tatopani, Lumbini) and Ladakh (Lamayuru retreat center)
-- 2011-2014 Tibetan studies at RYI Kathmandu (BA program)
-- Since 2012 until now working as tibetan interpreter, sadhana translator and tour organizer for Sonam Jorphel Rinpoche.
Dear Dharma friends, I have been a practicing Buddhist since 1991, did Drikung style solitary retreat practice from 2004-2010 under the close guidance of my root lama Sonam Jorphel Rinpoche, and for lack of other translators in his sangha at that time, I ended up working as a (rather haphazard) Tibetan translator for him ever since his teaching activities had exponentially increased around 2010. Now I finally want to take the opportunity to improve my skills as a Tibetan interpreter/translator by joining Translator Training Program (TTP) at Rangjung Yeshe Institute (RYI) in Kathmandu, which is the best, most thorough and intensive Tibetan translator training available these days. It is my sincere deep wish to thereby become of better service to my lama, his audience/the sangha, and the Buddhadharma at large!
Sonam Jorphel Rinpoche, Garchen Rinpoche, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
I need to fund my tuition for Translator Training Program (TTP) at Rangjung Yeshe Institute:
In the context of this petition, I am offering to do whatever I can in order to become a good translator/interpreter of the precious Buddhadharma that saved my life; and to become as useful a channel as possible for the happiness and awakening of all beings!
Whoever would be so kind as to support me here, will always be gratefully included in my daily dedication prayers, or any other specific prayer they wish for.
9800 USD for tuition of Translator Training Program (TTP) at Rangjung Yeshe Institute (RYI) in Kathmandu, + money transfer fees = 10.000 USD
- Sylvia Signer