Acknowledgements

We wish to offer our heartfelt thanks to our teachers, Alak Zenkar Rinpoche, Sogyal Rinpoche, Khenchen Namdrol, Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche, Lodi Gyari Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Dzogchen Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Lama Tsöndrü Sangpo, Khenpo Jampa Lodrö, Acharya Yeshe Thinley, Acharya Sangak Tenzin, as well as our late teachers, Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche, Kyabje Penor Rinpoche, Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, Khenpo Appey Rinpoche, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, Yangthang Rinpoche, Khetsun Zangpo Rinpoche, Khenpo Petse Rinpoche, Tulku Pegyal Rinpoche and Khenpo Dorje.

We are deeply indebted to the late E. Gene Smith, not only for tbrc.org (without which much of our work would be impossible) but also for the encouragement he kindly offered us right from this site's inception.

We would also like to give special thanks for all the support and guidance we have received from fellow scholars and translators, especially Patrick Gaffney, Lama Chökyi Nyima, Erik Pema Kunsang, Matthieu Ricard, Acharya Sangye T. Naga, Thomas Doctor, Philippe Cornu, Peter Alan Roberts, Sangye Khandro, B. Alan Wallace, Steven Goodman, Matthew Akester, Heidi Köppl and Stéphane Arguillère.

Many thanks to David Haggerty, Klara Finkele, Eszter Hoffman, Dominik Schloesser and Stuart Maynard-Keene for all the technical help, and to Philip Philippou, Janine Schulz, and Pete Fry for all the assistance and encouragement.

And a bow of gratitude too to Volker Dencks, Dominik Schloesser, Barry Pearcey, Jerry Whiting, Dominique Side, Peter Messent and Matthew Pistono for their generosity.

And, finally, a special thanks to Ian Maxwell for all you did for us, and for so many other people around the world. We miss you.

May all the merit generated by this site contribute to the temporary and ultimate welfare of all living beings!

Further Credits & Acknowledgements

Some images from the murals at Shechen Monastery, Nepal, painted by Konchog Lhadrepa, reproduced with the kind permission of Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche; photos by Graham Price. Some images from the murals at Palyul Retreat Centre, Pharping, Nepal.