English Sadhana Team
Asha and Zubin Balsara and friends
Under the guidance of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Drubgyud Tenzin Rinpoche, Asha and Zubin, along with their friends, have been our inspiration to form a strong core team to work on this project of inviting the sangha to practice the sadhana of the Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels. Together with the creative team, they offered the sadhana during the second Siddhartha Festival at Bodhgaya in 2018. They have also worked on the Bodhi Bhajan project. They continue to inspire many Indian students to practice the sadhana in different gatherings. They live in Pune and work at WCCL Foundation, the home of arts-based therapy in India.
Harry loves to sing and dance, especially in praise of the buddhadharma. A New York City native currently based in Taiwan, he is one of the editors of the Triratna Anusmriti Sadhana. He is also a member of the Khyentse Foundation Milinda Program.
I work as school teacher, am a father, and live in Southern California. I’m glad to have the chance to chant this liturgy that helps us to remember the Buddha, and to reflect upon his incredible qualities. I appreciate being able to use a sadhana compiled by Khyentse Rinpoche himself.
Simmy is an educator-activist-scholar focusing on the intersections of art, living histories, youth organizing, cross-racial solidarities, and movement building. She’s credited with co-founding and co-running a youth arts and music center, and she’s an ethnic studies professor—among other things. At the heart of her approach to teaching, writing, and organizing is a deep reverence for the poetry of sound. In devotedly following a sonic breadcrumb trail—surrendering to the subtlest registers of sound vibration—she has caught (in those rare lucid moments) the fragrances of the most freeing kinds of freedom, for which she is ever indebted to many teachers—the embodiments of perfect pitch, co-compasses on this mysterious and wild road to liberation.
I’m Maya from Munich, Germany. The Three Jewels are my refuge, and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is my precious teacher. When he launched the Triratna Sadhana for the first time during the Siddhartha’s festival in Bodhgaya, we were miraculously sitting with him next to the Bodhi Tree under umbrellas in the shade, listening to beautiful Sanskrit chanting, watching young girls offering dances and praying with tears in our eyes, filled with devotion and joy. Since then I have always wished to practice this beautiful sadhana again, and now this wish comes true. May all sentient beings feel such joy.
I am Alicja from Poland, I live in Portugal and I love making books and art inspired by Dharma. I discovered the Buddhist path when I was 16, after my high school teacher made me read “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse. I studied writing, theatre and painting and spent a few years in the tech world, mostly working for Google and conducting mindfulness trainings for employees. Triratna Sadhana impacted me deeply when I first heard it chanted in Sanskrit under the Bodhi Tree and I am so happy we can now join our hearts in practicing it together. Deep gratitude to Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche for composing such a masterpiece!
Hindi and Sanskrit Sadhana Team
Amay is a college student from Pune. With a passion for languages, particularly Sanskrit and Japanese, he also loves philosophy and psychology. By becoming a translator he hopes to help as many beings he can. When he’s not studying he likes to write, travel, and watch anime.
A struggling seeker of truth who hopes to finally get it one day.
I am a student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, inspired by the simple ways of applying the teachings of the Buddha in daily life. In the everyday entanglements and encounters with the 8 worldly concerns in the chaotic settings of India, I find this sadhana to be one of the easiest and most effective ways to practice in the Sanskrit language, connecting to my daily life experiences.
I’m Vishal Vajra. I’m from Akola, Maharashtra, based in Pune, India. I’m a disciple of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Shreedhar Rana Rinpoche. Sanskrit is one of my favourite languages and I love chanting in Sanskrit.