Who We Are

Christian Bernert (MA) comes from Austria where he studied Religious and Tibetan Studies at the University of Vienna until 2009.  He embarked on the Buddhist path in 1999 under the guidance of Khenchen Amipa Rinpoche. Since 2001 he has been studying at the International Buddhist Academy in Kathmandu, where he worked as language program coordinator from 2009 to 2013. Christian is a founding member of the Chödung Karmo Translation Group.




Kashinath Nyaupane is professor and head of the Department of Buddhist Studies (Bauddha darshana) at the Nepal Sanskrit University, Balmiki Campus, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Born into a traditional Brahmin family, he started his Sanskrit training at an early age with his father and grandfather, and later studied the various branches of classical Indian philosophy, including Buddhism, in Varanasi. He has been teaching Sanskrit and Indian philosophy in Nepal and abroad for many years, and has published books in Sanskrit, as well as translations into Hindi, English and Nepali of Sanskrit classics from the Buddhist, Jain, Vedanta, and Mimansa schools, and translations of Pali and Prakrit scriptures.



We would like to gratefully acknowledge the time and effort offered to this project by M. Cristina Vanza (design), the IT team of the Khenchen Appey Foundation, and all others directly or indirectly involved in making this a reality. Without your help, this project would still be sleeping on a hard drive. Thank you so much!

This project is funded with the generous support of the Khenchen Appey Foundation and the International Buddhist Academy, Kathmandu.

Under participate you can find the email to contact us for ways to contribute to this project.