Lama Chökyi Nyima

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Lama Chökyi Nyima or Richard Barron is a Canadian-born translator who specializes in the writings of Longchenpa. He has served as an interpreter for many lamas from all from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, including his first teacher, Kalu Rinpoche. He completed a traditional three-year retreat at Kagyu Ling in France, and later became a close disciple of the late Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. He is currently engaged in a long-term project to translate the Seven Treasuries of Longchenpa.

His other translations include Buddhahood Without Meditation, The Autobiography of Jamgön Kongtrul and A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage by Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche.

Books and Translations

  • Barron, Richard (trans), Longchen Rabjam (author): The Precious Treasury of Philosophical Systems (Drupta Dzöd), Padma Publishing, 2008. ISBN 1881847446
  • Barron, Richard (trans), Longchen Rabjam (author): The Precious Treasury of Pith Instructions (Man-ngak Dzöd), Padma Publishing, 2007. ISBN 188184742X
  • Barron, Richard (trans); Nyoshul Khenpo, Jamyang Dorjé (author): A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, Padma Publishing, 2006. ISBN 1881847411
  • Barron, Richard (trans), Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thayé, The Autobiography of Jamgön Kongtrul: A Gem of Many Colors, Snow Lion, 2003.
  • Barron, Richard (trans), Longchen Rabjam (author): The Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena (Chöying Dzöd). Padma Publishing, 2001.
  • Barron, Richard (trans), Longchen Rabjam (author): A Treasure Trove of Scriptural Transmission: A Commentary on the Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena, Padma Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1881847306
  • Barron, Richard (trans), Longchen Rabjam (author): The Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding, Padma Publishing, 1998. ISBN 1881847098
  • Barron, Richard (trans), Delog Dawa Drolma (author), Delog: Journey to Realms Beyond Death, Padma Publishing, 1995.
  • Barron, Richard (trans), Dudjom Lingpa (author): Buddhahood Without Meditation: A Visionary Account Known as Refining Apparent Phenomena (Nang-jang), Padma Publishing, 1997. ISBN 1881847071

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