Two current research projects are related to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal: one related to Namche Gumba (Temple) in Sagarmāthā Mt. Everest National Park, which is several days’ walk from the nearest road, and situated at ~3400m altitude, and the other at the Swayambhū stūpa temple of Kathmandu Valley. Both projects include transcription, transliteration, and translation of primary Buddhist texts.
Please turn on CC captions to see the original Devanāgarī and phonetic transliterations of the hymn!
In the case of the Namche project, we are working to preserve hand-written scrolls of traditional Buddhist ceremonies of the Sherpa community’ s summer festival: