The Commentary on the Abridged Tantra—Laghutantratika—by the Bodhisattva Vajrapani: Annotated English Translation with Revised Sanskrit Text and Tibetan Diplomatic Edition


The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Translation Grants in Buddhist Studies




This project focuses on the English translation of an essential Buddhist Tantra—the Laghutantra-tika—by Bodhisattva Vajrapani. This text is the oldest work among the three foundational commentaries of the Kalacakra tradition. In 2001, the grantee edited and published the Sanskrit text of the Laghutantratika in the ISMEO Oriental Series (Rome), by working on six Sanskrit manuscripts and the Tibetan translation. This grant will support the publication of an English translation and the production of a parallel translation into Italian in order to better disseminate this text in Italy.