Milan Shakya

Trainings and Learnings

Typing Training in 1991 from Amatya Typshala Patan. Learned Preliminary Sanskrit from Shanta Harsa Bajracharya in 1995 for two months. Car Driving Training in 2003 from Sri Krishna Driving Center. Web Design, Photoshop, Animation and Html training from Speed Computers and Software Developers Training in Visual Basic Programming from ComputerPoint, New Baneshwor, (running) Studied Chinese language for 8 months in Fo Kuang Shan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan from the teacher Hwi Kuan Fa Shi and 6 month in International Language Campus (Vishwa Bhasa Campus), Bhrikuti mandap, Kathmandu, Nepal.. Learned Sanskrit from the renowned Buddhist Sanskrit Scholar, Shanta Harsa Bajracharya in 1995. 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.

Buddhist Trainings and Practices

Buddhist Monastic Training in Fo Kuang Shan for 1 year i.e. 1995 October to 1996 September

Buddhist Educations and trainings from my Father Min Bahadur Shakya from 1996 to the present day.

Meditation under Ven. guru Tsoknyi Rinpoche (Nyingma guru) in 2005 August 13-19 and February 03-08, 2011.

Teachings and Meditation practice from Ven. guru Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche (Kagyu and Nyingma Guru) from 2006 to the present.

Teachings and Meditation practice from Ven. guru Thrangu Rinpoche (Kagyu Guru) from 2006 to the present.

Teachings and practice from Ven. guru Khangser Tulku Rinpoche (Gelug Guru) from 2008 to the present.

Buddhist Lectures & Presentations

Summer course classes taken on Buddhist Philosophy for two months organized by Nagarjuna Institute in 2006 AD

Winter course classes taken on Tibetan Buddhism for two months organized by Nagarjuna Institute in 2007 AD

Paper Presentation in Dharmacakra Academic Center on the following topics and dates:
1. History of Buddhist Sangha (Bhikṣu and
Bhiskuni sangha [on April 4, 2009]2. Three Vehicles (Sravaka, Pratyeka and Mahayana) as an expendient devices of the Buddha
[on May 9, 2009]3. A Critical Analysis on Pali and Sanskrit Literature [on May 23, 2009]4. Essentials of Sautrantika Philosophy [on October 3, 2009]5. A Short History of Buddhism in Tibet [on January 9, 2010]6. Four Point Analysis Accourding to Nagarjuna’s Mulamadyamakakarika [on July 3rd, 2010]7. A Title for the Emanational Bodhisattvas [on December 11, 2010]8. The Foundation Philosophies of Vajrayāna Buddhism [on February 5th, 2011]9. Practice of Lojong: An Essence of Mahāyāna Buddhism [on April 16th, 2011]10. Five Jina Buddhas (Pañca Buddha) and Vajrayāna [November 12th, 2011]

International Symposium on the Newar Mahayana Buddhist Practice and Symbolic meaning of Boudha Stupa, held at Fouth Patriach Ch’an Buddhist temple, Huangmei, China.

Historicity of Mahamanjusri sthana from Newar Buddhist and Tibetan sources [March 26, 2016] held in the premise of Mahamanjusri sthan

Paper entitled: “View and Practice of the Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism: A Study from the Tibetan Sources” presented in one day seminar held in July 29th, 2017 organized in collaboration with Lumbini Buddhist University by Sugat Buddhist College.

Doctor of Philosophy Study

Doing PhD research on the topic of The Tibetan Understanding of the Nāgārjuna’s Middle Way: A Study of rang stong and gzhan stong Philosophy

Participation in Buddhist Seminars

Interaction of Nepal between Nepal and Tibet (1995) organized by Nagarjuna Institute

Rangjung Yeshe Buddhist Seminar (1999)

Seminar on Buddhism on Nepal Mandala organized by Lotus Research Center in 2005

Rangjung Yeshe Buddhist Seminar by Ven. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche (2006 – 2012)

Namo Buddha Seminar-cum-Teachings by Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche (2006 – 2012)

International Conference on Buddhism: Traditional Practices and Pluralistic Innovations, March 27-29, 2011.

2560th Buddha Jayanti Celebration and International Bouddha Seminar -2016. “Lumbini, Nepal: The Birthplace of Lord Buddha and the Fountain of Buddhism

Buddhist Articles or Books written

Article “Visvantara Jataka”, Tri bodhi 2062, Central Department of Buddhist Studies, T. U., Kirtipur

Article “Nyingmapa Tradition: An Oldest Buddhist Tradition in Tibet”, Tri bodhi 2063, Central Department of Buddhist Studies, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur

Article “Kagyupa tradition: An analytical study”, Tri-bodhi unpublished.

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.

Article: “Three Vehicles as an Expedient Device of Buddha” in Vajrayana Quarterly, Vol 2, Kathmandu: Nepal Traditional Buddhist Association, January, 2010.

Article: “Yogacara and Madhyamaka as the Foundational Philosophies of Vajrayana”, in Vajrayana Quarterly, Vol 3, Kathmandu: Nepal Traditional Buddhist Association, May-June, 2010

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.

Book: Tibetan Buddhism: History, Philosophy, Practice & Related Culture, unpublished book.

Unpublished dissertation: Mind Training Practice of Atisa Dipankara Srijnana, MA thesis, Central Department of Buddhist Studies, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur.

Article: “A Short History of Tibetan Buddhism” (Nepali) in Historical Journal: A Journal of Buddhist and History Department, Tribhuvan University. (Forthcoming)

Article: “The Tetralemma Theory of Buddhist Acarya Nagarjuna”, in Rajkarnikar Souvenir, Vol. III.

Article: “The Four Point Anlysis of Nagarjuna”, in Vol 1, No. 2, 2067, Patan: Department of History and Buddhist Studies, Patan Multiple Campus.

Article: “Five Jina Buddhas” in Milan Shakya (ed.) Vairocana, Vol 2.

Article: “Bodhicittābhyāsa: A Critical Study from the Sanskrit and Tibetan Sources (Nepali Article)” in Dhyan Bahadur Moktan (ed.) Stupa, ..

Article: “History and Lineage of Lojong Practice in the Tibetan Tradition” in Shankar Thapa (ed.), Voice of History (Kathmandu: Central Department of History, Tribhuvan University, 2015), pp. 46-60.

Article: “A Study on Rime, A non-sectarian expedition (Nepali Article)” in Hiranya Raj Bajracharya (ed.), A Souvenir on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. Lalitpur: Buddhism Training Center, 2015. pp. 47-70.

Article: “Nava Vaipulya Sutra: Ek Parichaya” in Gautam Muni Bajracharya etal. (ed.) Khasti Mahacaitya Boudha, 2015. pp. 7-29.

Article: “Refutation of the four point origin theory by Acarya Nagarjuna in Mahishwar Raj Bajracharya (ed.), Buddhayana Journal no. 10 (Lalitpur: Nepal Bauddha Parishad, 2015), pp. 39-47

Article: “Words of the Buddha: A Brief Critical Study” in Mahishwar Raj Bajracharya (ed.) Buddhayana Journal no. 11 (Lalitpur: Nepal Bauddha Parishad, 2017), pp. 23-34

Article: “View and Practice of the Sakya Tradition: A Study from the Tibetan Sources.” pp. 1-20.

Supervision of MA Thesises

Babu Raja Bajracharya, The Significance of Five Elements in Buddhism, (Thesis to be submitted in the partial fulfilment of the requirement of the 10th Paper of Master of Mahayana Buddhism to the office of Dean of Lumbini Buddhist University)

Prasanna Bajracharya, The Cultural Influence of Prajnaparamita Sutra in Nepal, (Thesis to be submitted in the partial fulfilment of the requirement of the 10th Paper of Master of Mahayana Buddhism to the office of Dean of Lumbini Buddhist University), WIP

Countries Visited

Thailand, China, Taiwan, Hongkong, India, Malaysia

Languages spoken

Newari, Nepali, Hindi, English and Tibetan

Newari, Nepali, Hindi, English and Tibetan

English, Sanskrit, Nepali and Tibetan

Contact

P. O. Box 100, Chakupat,
Lalitpur, Kathmandu 44701, Nepal
Telephone:5260246/5260958
NIEM: 5260007
Mobile: 9851235525, 9841254525

Academic Qualifications

Passed SLC in 1st Division from Namuna Macchindra School in 1993

Passed Intermediate Level in Management in 2nd Division from Sankar Dev Campus in 1995

Passed Bachelor in Business Studies [BBS] (Management) in 2nd Division from Patan Multiple Campus in 1999

Passed Master in Business Studies (MBS) (Management) in 1st Division from Nepal Commerce Campus in 2005.

Buddhist Education

Passed Post Graduate Diploma in Buddhist Education (PGD) from Tribhuvan University in 2003 in Second Division.

Passed Master (MA) in Buddhist Studies from Tribhuvan University in 2005 in First Division.

Professional Experiences and Social Involvement

Worked as an accountant in Lumbini Pvt. Ltd., Pulchowk from 2 and half years i.e. from 2000 to 2003.

Worked as an assistant Editor of the Buddhist Journal “Great Compassion, the International Journal of Bodhisattva Nepal”

Assistant Editor, Designer of Light of Wisdom, the International Buddhist Journal

Secretary, Himalayan Buddhist Education Foundation (HBEF) from 2013 to the present

Secretary, Shakyamuni Buddha Lineage and Legacy Center

Patron, Bajracharya Pujavidhi Learning Center

Director, Nagarjuna Institute of Exact Methods, (A Center for Buddhist Studies) at present.

Executive Member (at present from 2017-2019 AD) and Life Member in Young Men’s Buddhist Association of Nepal

General Secretary, International Buddhist Relics Research Association from 2016 AD to present.

Secretary, International Sakyamuni Buddha Legacy and Lineage Center from 2016 AD to present.

Translator, Buddhavacana Translator Committee, Nepal from 2017 AD to present.

Board Member, Nepal Buddhist Council, Lalitpur

Assistant Secretary of Buddhist Nuns (Both Theravada and Mahayana Nuns) Education Project, Lalitpur from 2000 to 2012.

Treasurer in Macchindra Youth Group, Nakabahil, Lalitpur, from 2004 to 2011

Founder and Co-ordinator of Dharmacakra Academic Center, a center for the extensive Buddhist studies up to 2012.

Lecturer in Department of History and Buddhist Studies, Patan Multiple Campus, Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur from February 2, 2009 (2065-10-65) to the present. Subjects: History of Buddhism in India and Nepal, Buddhist Sanskrit Literature, Buddhist Heritage of Northern Nepal.

Lecturer in Master in Buddhism and Peace Study, Bauddha Multiple Campus, Boudha. Subjects: Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhism in Tibet and Himalayas and Newar Buddhism.

Lecturer in Master of Arts in Buddhism and Himalayan Studies at Lumbini College, Chucchepati.

Lecturer in Master of Arts in Mahayana Buddhism at Sugat College, Raj Kirti Mahavihara, Hougal from 2013- present

General Editor of the bi-monthly English newsletter-cum-magazine, Vairocana from March 01, 2011 to January 01, 2012.

Web page designing,

Editing and Designing the Journal, Books and Newsletter

Currently working as the chief input coordinator in Digital Sanskrit Buddhist Canon, a joint project of Nagarjuna Institute, Nepal and the University of the West, USA.

Translation of Buddhist Books

Translating Buddhist Book from English, Tibetan, Newari to Nepali and English. The Buddhist books (both published and unpublished) translated, co-translated and assisted in translation so far are as follow:.

Atīśa and His Teachings (Nepali)

Eight Verses of Training Mind by HH the Dalai Lama (Nepali) (Co-translation)

Generating Awakening Mind by HH The Dalai Lama (Nepali) (Co-translation)

Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva Sūtra (Nepali) (Co-Translation)

Mārga krama (unpublished) (in Nepali)

Viśeṣastava (unpublished) (in Nepali)

Mañjuśrībuddhaksetravyuhālaṅkara (Nepali) (Co-Translation)

Upāyakauśalya Sūtra (Nepali) (Co-Translation)

Amitāryudhyāna Sūtra (Nepali) (Co-Translation)

Akṣobhyabuddhaksetravyuhālaṅkāra Sūtra (Nepali)

Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava (Nepali)

The Life of Milarepa (Nepali)

Jewel Ornament of Liberation (Nepali)

Legend of Bodha Stupa (Nepali)

Samantabhadracaryā Pranidhāna Sūtra (Nepali)

Introduction to Buddhism by HH the Dalai Lama (Nepali)

The Power of Compassion by HH the Dalai Lama (Nepali)

Thirty Seven Practices of Bodhisattva Practices with Tibetan verses – commentary by HH the Dalai Lama

How to be happy by Lama Zopa Rinpoche (Nepali)

Three Principle Aspects of the Path by Je Tsong Khapa with the commentary of HH the Dalai Lama (Tibetan Root text and English Commentary)

History of Baudha Stupa (Co-translated from Tibetan and English into Nepali)

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)

Sri Svayambhu Mahacaitya: A Great Self-Arisen Stupa by Hem Raj Shakya (assisted in English Translation)

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)

Maṇḍala: An Introduction with special reference to Akṣobhya Maṇḍala by Raj Kumar Shakya (translated from Nepal Bhasa into English)

blo sbyong tshig brgyad ma (translated from Tibetan into Nepali)

rgyal sras lag len so bdun ma (translated from Tibetan into Nepali with HH the 14th Dalai Lama’s commentary).

lam spyi’i don du ba by Tsong kha pa. (Translated from Tibetan into Nepali with Tibetan Nepali Glossary)

phun tshogs mchod rten gyi lo rgyus (Translated from Tibetan into English)

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)

pho brang po ta la (Translated from Tibetan in Nepali)

’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)

Prajnaparamita Hrdaya Sutra (Heart Sutra) . Translated from Sanskrit into Nepal Bhasa.

Dear Lama Zopa : Radical Solutions for Transforming Problems into Happiness. Translated from English into Nepali. (Being published)

’gro mgon chos rgyal phags pas mdzad pa’i tshon bu so bdun ma’i maṇḍala ’bul ba. Translated from Tibetan with Glossary into Nepali. (unpublished)

Bodhicittapaṭala Chapter of Bodhisattvabhūmi. Translated from Sanskrit into Nepali.

Newsletter

Buddhist Himalaya, a journal of Nagarjuna Institute of Exact Methods

HBEF Newsletter, a Newsletter of Himalayan Buddhist Education Foundation

Dharmadhatu Newsletter, a Newsletter of NIEM

Sacred Art of Nepal, published by Handicraft Association of Nepal.

Arya Namasangiti (Sanskrit, Tibetan and Nepali), published by Gelek Tsering.

Avadanakalpalata translated by Late Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya

Sri Svayambhu Mahacaitya (translated by Late Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya into English)

Life of Buddhabhadra published by China Study Center.

All the Books published and translated by Nagarjuna Institute and some other publishers.

The Great Compassion Magazine

The Light of Wisdom Magazine

Iconography of 108 Lokesvaras and others.

Sacred Art of Nepal by Min Bahadur Shakya – a revised version (co-editor)

SUPERVISION OF MA THESISES

Nanihera Shakya, Ācārya Asańga and Gotrādhikāra chapter of his Mahāyānasūtrālańkāra: A Study, (Thesis submitted in 2017 AD the partial fulfilment of the requirement of the 10th Paper of Master of Mahayana Buddhism to the office of Dean of Lumbini Buddhist University)

Vaskar Ghimire, Ācārya Vasubandhu and His work viṁśatikā vijñaptimātratāsiddhi: A Study, (Thesis submitted in 2017 AD the partial fulfilment of the requirement of the 10th Paper of Master of Mahayana Buddhism to the office of Dean of Lumbini Buddhist University)

External Evaluation of Thesis

Invited as external expert to evaluate the MA Thesis entitled “Impact of Gelug Tradition in Nepal” by Gun Ratna Shakya in a Viva Voce held at Lotus Academic College on Monday, December 07, 2015

Invited as external expert to evaluate the MA Thesis entitled “Influence of Medicine Buddha in Tibetan Medical Tradition (So wa rig pa)” by Mr. Dilip Aryal in a Viva Voce held at a Lumbini College of Himalayan and Buddhist Studies on Sunday, April 14, 2016.

Invited as external expert to evaluate the MA Thesis entitled “The Nidana Katha and The Abhiniskramansutra: A comparative Study on the life History of Sakyamuni Buddha” on March 8, 2017 by Kishor Bhai Bajracharya in Theravada Buddhist Academy, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu

Invited as external expert to evaluate the MA Thesis entitled “Contribution of Urays in the renaissance of Theravada Buddhism in Nepal (Nepali) by Mrs. Sumitra Tuladhar on May 16, 2017 in Theravada Buddhist Academy, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu.