Nitartha international Vision
was established to help preserve the rare texts and art of Asia, with a primary focus on Tibet. Our aim is not only to save these treasures, but also to make the living traditions of wisdom they embody available to the
Our main work is the preservation
and reproduction of the endangered texts of the East, which are a great source of ancient wisdom that is relevant and beneficial for the modern mind. We
primarily work with Tibetan texts using today's computer technology to accomplish our goals.
We are also working to reproduce some of the finest pieces of painting through supporting present-day artists who carry on the Karma-gardri tradition, which flourished in 15th century Tibet.
Overview Of Nitartha's Projects
To accomplish our vision, we work with leading
scholars and educators, experienced Tibetan translators, software programmers and other professionals. Our major initiatives include the following:
Editing and publishing of digital texts in traditional pecha and book formats, and in digital formats
Translating classical Buddhist texts into English, with plans for translation into different languages
Tibetan Software and Fonts
Developing custom Tibetan-language word processing and data analysis software and fonts
Preservation of Texts
Preserving endangered texts in digital formats at our Document Input Center by inputting them into computers
Embracing traditional and contemporary systems of education and bringing the ancient wisdom of the East to the modern Western world through Nitartha Institute.
Collecting texts and fine art, such as Tibetan paintings (thangka), to make them available for the public
Our special projects include creation of a Dictionary of terms from the
main Tibetan traditions, publication of a Tibetan calendar, and art projects, such as the restoration of traditional thangkas.
Preserving Tibet's cultural heritage