Nitartha International Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Mind

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The Home for Digital Tibetan

Nitartha International logo; designed by The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Calligraphy of a computer displaying Tibetan; by The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Vision: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Mind

Nitartha international provides technological and educational resources to bring the living wisdom of the East to the world community. We bring together traditional scholars, adepts, software developers and professionals from varying fields to preserve endangered Asian texts, art and educational systems. Our main focus is to support traditional Tibetan Buddhist institutions. More

Logo of Nitartha Institute; designed by The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Educational Programs and Tools

Nitartha has a number of programs to educate and illuminate the interested public in the ancient wisdom of Tibet and its appropriate place for the modern mind, including the Tibetan Calendar Project, the Compendium Project, and the Thangka Project. We also provide educational tools, such as our software and technolog to enhance and extend the work by other contributions to the preservation of Tibetan literature and learning, such as our implementation of the online Tibetan-English dictionary (now upgraded to Version 3) . The premier educational venue for Nitartha is Nitartha Institute, an annual month-long seminar program. The Institute maintains its own web site here.

Tibetan Software - New Nitartha Sambhota 4.0 released!

Nitartha-Sambhota Tibetan language word processing system v. 4.0, reclaims its place as the leading Tibetan publishing software, noted for its unparalled variety and fidelity in fontography, ease of use, unparalleled compatibility with all current versions of the MS Windows operating system and MS Word for Windows, beginning version compatability with recent Apple OS's, and maintenance of latest technical standards for future data integration into Unicode data formats. To showcase the 4.0 release, we have opened a new website featuring information, support and instant ordering and download of Nitartha-Sambhota software. More

Nitartha publications

Publications and Translations

Nitartha publishes texts in Tibetan language, and as translations into English. Tibetan language publications include the eighth Karmapa's Dakgyu Drubpay Shingta (his commentary on the Umala-jukpa), and Lorik and Takrik by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. More


Our most important English language publication is Mahamudra: The Ocean of Definitive Meaning by the ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje. This text may be purchased by qualified individuals. Nitartha has recently implemented a new shipment cycle system for this text. Through Nitartha Institute, a number of other important works are in the process of being published. More

Nitartha Document Input Center in Kathmandu, Nepal

Digital Input of Tibetan Texts

Nitartha has digitized some 120,000 pages of Tibetan texts, inputting them into computers using at the Nitartha international Document Input Center. Certain of these texts have been edited and republished already, and the remainder are being worked on by scholars of Tibetan working with Nitartha. More


Nitartha collects important texts, concentrating on the Nyingma and Kagyu traditions of Tibet, in traditional formats, as well as in digital and microform versions. More

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