Mr. Milan Shakya – Managing Director
Mr. Milan Shakya was born in July 16, 1975 as an eldest son of the vetaran late Buddhist Scholar Practitioner and Founder of NIEM Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya. He passed SLC examination from Namuna Macchhindra school in 1993, Intermediate Level in Management from Sankar Dev Campus in 1995, Bachelor in Business Studies [BBS] from Patan Multiple Campus in 1999 and Master in Business Studies (MBS-Management) in 1st Division from Nepal Commerce Campus, Nepal in 2005. As for Buddhist Education, he passed Post Graduate Diploma in Buddhist Education (PGD) from Tribhuvan University in 2003 and Master (MA) in Buddhist Studies from Tribhuvan University in 2005 in First Division.
As for his professional experiences, Mr. Shakya worked as an assistant Editor of the Buddhist Journal “Great Compassion, the International Journal of Bodhisattva Nepal in 2006. He was also Assistant Editor and Designer of “Light of Wisdom”, the International Buddhist Journal. He worked as assistant secretary of Buddhist Nuns Education Project, Lalitpur from 2000 to 2012. He was also a general editor of the bi-monthly English newsletter-cum-magazine, “Vairocana” for one year, i.e. from 2011 to 2012. He was a founder and co-ordinator of Dharmacakra Academic Center, a center for the extensive Buddhist Studies upto 2012, He has been Deputy Secretary to Himalayan Buddhist Education Foundation (HBEF) from 2013 to the present. He is currently working as the Chief input co-ordinator in Digital Sanskrit Buddhist Canon (Nepal Chapter), a joint project of Nagarjuna Institute of Exact Methods, Nepal and the University of the West, USA. He is a lecturer on Buddhist Studies in Master in Buddhism and Peace Study run by Boudha Multiple College in affiliation to Lumbini Boudha University and Master in Buddhism and Himalayan Study run by Lumbini College in affiliation to Lumbini Boudha University. He worked as a lecture on Buddhist Studies in the Buddhist Department of Patan Multiple Campus as well from 2009 to 2014.
Mr. Milan Shakya is also a translator of Buddhist texts. He translates Buddhist texts written in Sanskrit, Tibetan, English into Nepali, Nepal Bhasa and English. So far his translation includes
1. At??a and His Teachings (Nepali)
2. Eight Verses of Training Mind by HH the Dalai Lama (Nepali) (Co-translation)
3. Generating Awakening Mind by HH The Dalai Lama (Nepali) (Co-translation)
4. K?itigarbha Bodhisattva S?tra (Nepali) (Co-Translation)
5. M?rga krama (unpublished) (in Nepali)
6. Vi?e?astava (unpublished) (in Nepali)
7. Mañju?r?buddhaksetravyuh?la?kara (Nepali) (Co-Translation)
8. Up?yakau?alya S?tra (Nepali) (Co-Translation)
9. Amit?ryudhy?na S?tra (Nepali) (Co-Translation)
10. Ak?obhyabuddhaksetravyuh?la?k?ra S?tra (Nepali)
11. Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava (Nepali)
12. The Life of Milarepa (Nepali) (Co-translated)
13. Jewel Ornament of Liberation (Nepali)
14. Legend of Bodha Stupa (Nepali)
15. Samantabhadracary? Pranidh?na S?tra (Nepali)
16. Introduction to Buddhism by HH the Dalai Lama (Nepali)
17. The Power of Compassion by HH the Dalai Lama (Nepali)
18. Thirty Seven Practices of Bodhisattva Practices with Tibetan verses – commentary by HH the Dalai Lama
19. How to be happy by Lama Zopa Rinpoche (Nepali)
20. Three Principle Aspects of the Path by Je Tsong Khapa with the commentary of HH the Dalai Lama (Tibetan Root text and English Commentary)
21. History of Baudha Stupa (Co-translated from Tibetan and English into Nepali)
22. A Brief Summary of Collected Reference Points of the Preliminary Teachings as Transmitted in the Sacred Visionary Experience: A Düjom Tersar (Translated from Tibetan into English)
23. Sri Svayambhu Mahacaitya: A Great Self-Arisen Stupa by Hem Raj Shakya (assisted in English Translation)
24. The Multiplication of Benefits :Identifying the Great Festivals of the Buddha and the Tenth Day of Guru Rinpoche by Tsele Natsok Rangdröl (co-translated from Tibetan into English and Nepali)
25. Ma??ala: An Introduction with special reference to Ak?obhya Ma??ala by Raj Kumar Shakya (translated from Nepal Bhasa into English)
26. blo sbyong tshig brgyad ma (translated from Tibetan into Nepali)
27. rgyal sras lag len so bdun ma (translated from Tibetan into Nepali with HH the 14th Dalai Lama’s commentary).
28. lam spyi’i don du ba by Tsong kha pa. (Translated from Tibetan into Nepali with Tibetan Nepali Glossary)
29. phun tshogs mchod rten gyi lo rgyus (Translated from Tibetan into English)
30. skyabs rje nam snying rin po che bstan ‘dzin rgyal mtshan mchog gi mdzad rnam snying bsdus dang ‘brel ring min ni’u yog gi grong khyer du chibs bskyod kyis dad ldan yongs la chos ‘brel gnang rgyu’i mdzad sgo stabs bsdus kyi gsal bsgrags (Translated from Tibetan into English)
31. pho brang po ta la (Translated from Tibetan in Nepali)
32. ’phags pa snying rje pad ma dkar po zhes bya ba theg pa chen po’i mdo (Word by Word Translation of sample pages from Tibetan into English with Glossary)
33. Prajnaparamita Hrdaya Sutra (Heart Sutra) . Translated from Sanskrit into Nepal Bhasa.
Translation in progress:
1. lam rim gser zhun ma’i bzhad khrid bstan pa’i mdzes rgyan zhes bya ba bzhug so (an Annotated translation from Tibetan into Nepali)
2. rdzogs pa chen po’i klong chen snying tig gi sngon ’gro’i khrid yig kun bzang bla ma’i zhal lung (from Tibetan into Nepali: Word by Word translation)
3. Dear Lama Zopa (translation from English into Nepali)
4. Transforming problems into happiness by Lama Zopa (translation from English into Nepali)
5. The Victorious One’s Perfection of Wisdom: The Heart Sutra (A Critical Edition of Sanskrit and Tibetan Root Text with their Annotated Translation and Glossary in English and Nepali)
6. Tibetan and Its Translation into Nepali with Nepali glossary.
7. Elegant Spoken Buddha’s teaching: Translation into Nepali the Quintessential Quotations from Pali, Sanskrit and Tibetan Buddhist Texts
Buddhist Trainings and Practices
Mr. Milan Shakya received Buddhist Monastic Training in Fo Kuang Shan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan for one year from 1995 to 1996, First, he studied Buddhist Philosophy, practice from his father Late Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya. Later he received Meditation training under Ven. Tsoknyi Rinpoche. He is practicing Buddhist teaching and meditation practice from his root Ven. Guru Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche and Ven. Khangser Rinpoche. Mr. Shakya regularly teaches Buddhist philosophy and practice in Nagarjuna Institute of Exact Methods in summer and winter courses. Currently he is doing his PhD on the topic of “A Cittotpada based on two tradition: A Study from Sanskrit and Tibetan Sources”. His list of articles or Books include:
1. Article “Visvantara Jataka”, Tri bodhi 2062, Central Department of Buddhist Studies, T. U., Kirtipur
2. Article “Nyingmapa Tradition: An Oldest Buddhist Tradition in Tibet”, Tri bodhi 2063, Central Department of Buddhist Studies, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur
3. Article “Kagyupa tradition: An analytical study”, Tri-bodhi unpublished.
4. Article “Atisa’s Impact on Newar Buddhism”, in Dr. Shankar Thapa edited, Historical Context of Newar Buddhism: The Vajrayana Tradition of Nepal, Lalitpur: Nagarjuna Publication Pvt. Ltd., 2005.
5. Article: “Three Vehicles as an Expedient Device of Buddha” in Vajrayana Quarterly, Vol 2, Kathmandu: Nepal Traditional Buddhist Association, January, 2010.
6. Article: “Yogacara and Madhyamaka as the Foundational Philosophies of Vajrayana”, in Vajrayana Quarterly, Vol 3, Kathmandu: Nepal Traditional Buddhist Association, May-June, 2010
7. Article: “A Short History of Buddhism in Tibet”, in Historical Journal : Bi-annual Journal of Historical Research, Vol 1, No. 1, 2067, Patan: Department of History and Buddhist Studies, Patan Multiple Campus.
8. Book: Tibetan Buddhism: History, Philosophy, Practice & Related Culture, unpublished book.
9. Unpublished dissertation: Mind Training Practice of Atisa Dipankara Srijnana, MA thesis, Central Department of Buddhist Studies, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur.
10. Article: “A Short History of Tibetan Buddhism” (Nepali) in Historical Journal: A Journal of Buddhist and History Department, Tribhuvan University. (Forthcoming)
11. Article: “The Tetralemma Theory of Buddhist Acarya Nagarjuna”, in Rajkarnikar Souvenir, Vol. III.
12. Article: “The Four Point Anlysis of Nagarjuna”, in Vol 1, No. 2, 2067, Patan: Department of History and Buddhist Studies, Patan Multiple Campus.
13. Article: “Five Jina Buddhas” in Milan Shakya (ed.) Vairocana, Vol 2.
14. Article: “Bodhicitt?bhy?sa: A Critical Study from the Sanskrit and Tibetan Sources” in Dhyan Bahadur Moktan (ed.) Stupa, ..
15. Article: “ Lojong: The Tibetan Mind Training Practice:” to be published in Dr. Shankar Thapa ed. Itihas pravaha
Mr. Milan Shakya Learned Sanskrit first from Sanskrit Professor Mr. Shanta Harsa Bajracharya in 1993 and again from Ramesh Prashad Dhakal under the 3 months Sanskrit Teaching Package organized by Aksesvara Mahavihara for six month and Lotus Research Center, Khvay bahi, Lalitpur in 2009. He also Learned Tibetan from Thubten Kelzang and Khenpo Ser kyi, the script with grammar and colloquail language (phel skad) and dharma language (chos skad), in an intensive Tibetan language training course organized by Nagarjuna Institute of exact methods and self study.