The glorious statue of Sarasvati, Patron of Knowledge and the Arts, welcomes participants at the entrance steps to Deer Park Institute in Bir, India
Translators met with His Holiness Karmapa in Delhi on their way to Bir for the Conference. Photo by Matthieu RicardIvy Ang and Alex Trisoglio go through last minute preparations. Photo by John Solomon
Three coaches took the translators from Delhi to Bir, a 14 hour journey. Photo by John Solomon
Jakob Leschly registering for the conference with the help of Lynn Hoberg and Linda Griffin. Photo by John Solomon
Participant enjoy the Welcome High Tea and each other’s company at the Deer Park courtyard.<br /> Front: Rinpoche catching up with Wulstan Fletcher (left) and John Canti.
From left: Khenpo Kalsang Gyaltsen, Zagtsa Paldor, Lama Doboom Tulku Rinpoche, Khenpo Choying Dorji, Pema Wangyal Rinpoche and Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche at the Welcome High Tea. Photo by Ani Kunga
Raji Ramanan reading the message from His Holiness Dalai Lama at the conference Opening Ceremony. Photo by John Solomon
The conference took place in the Manjushri Hall at Deer Park Institute. Photo by Matthieu Ricard
Rinpoche giving his keynote address. Photo by John Solomon
Rinpoche speaking in front of a rapt audience. Photo by John Solomon
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche addressing the translators as the Conference Chair. Photo by John Solomon
Ivy Ang briefing participants on the vision process as conference facilitator. Photo by John Solomon
From left Seated: Larry Mermelstein, Matthieu Ricard making a point, Wulstan Fletcher, David Kittlestrom. Floor: Phillip Stanley, Ani Lodro Palmo, Gavin Kilty, Anne Klein and Chok Tenzin Monlam.
A scene from the conference in session. Photo by Corey Kohn
Participants listening to Robert Thurman. Photo by Corey Kohn
Robert Thurman. Photo by Corey Kohn
Jeffrey Hopkins addressing the participants through a video message. Photo by Corey Kohn
Jules Levinson reporting on the Light of Berotsana conference. Photo by Corey Kohn
John McRae hard at work. Photo by John Solomon
Tyler Dewar making his group report. Photo by John Solomon
Small group discussion: From left: Thomas Yarnall, Elizabeth Napper, Jessie Friedman, Ani Jinpa Palmo, Jules Levinson, Ani Lodro Palmo.
Another group in serious discussion: From left: Tyler Dewar, Derek Kolleeny, Scott Wellenbach, John Dunne, Ponlop Rinpoche, Raji (back)
Ani Kunga Chodron, Marcia Schmidt (with microphone), David Lunsford. Photo by John SolomonTyler Dewar and Derek Kolleeny in discussion. Photo by John Solomon
Michele Martin and Jake Dalton listening/talking to (next photo)... Photo by John Solomon
Jeff Watt and John McRae. Photo by John Solomon
Larry Mermelstein and Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche taking a break over cup of tea. Photo by John Solomon
Ponlop Rinpoche and Gene Smith connecting. Photo by John Solomon
Farewell dinner moved indoors due to sudden storm. Photo by Matthieu Ricard
Another scene from the dining hall. Photo by Matthieu Ricard
Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche addressing the participants, flanked by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Pema Wangyal Rinpoche.
Lamas and translators reciting the Sutra on the Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels in Sanskrit, Tibetan and English, together.
Reciting the Sutra. Photo by John Solomon
Rinpoche joking over this serious matter? Photo by John Solomon
Doboom Tulku Rinpoche, an active participant. Photo by John Solomon
Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche addressing the participants. Photo by John Solomon
Ponlop Rinpoche explaining a point. Photo by Corey Kohn
Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche. Photo by Corey Kohn
Pema Wangyal Rinpoche addresses the participants. Photo by Corey Kohn
Ivy Ang in action. Photo by Corey Kohn
Voting on the vision statement. Photo by John Solomon
Unanimous agreement on this one. Photo by John Solomon
The conference reached a 100 year vision, and a 25 year and a 5 year goal. Photo by Corey Kohn
John Solomon rolled out the messages of appreciation to translators received from over 11,000 dharma students worldwide during the week of the conference.
The longest appreciation letter ever… Thank you translators! And thank you all for sending the appreciation messages. Photo by Corey Kohn
A group photo under the wisdom gaze of the glorious Manjushri. Photo by Matthieu Ricard
His Holiness Dalai Lama granted an audience in Dharmsala and met with guests and conference staff. Photo by Matthieu RicardHis Holiness Dalai Lama with all the translators. Photo by Matthieu Ricard