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Full Name[edit]

Marcus Perman
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Director of Research - Tsadra Foundation

Nitartha Translation Network

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche - Nalandhabodhi

Nitartha Institute


St. Lawrence University, B.S.
Naropa University, M.A.

Other Information[edit]

Marcus Perman currently works for Tsadra Foundation. He graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2003 with honors in Psychology and Philosophy and graduated from Naropa University in 2007 with an MA in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism focused on Tibetan and Sanskrit languages. He joined the Nitartha Translation Network in the summer of 2007 and Nitartha Institute in 2008. In the fall of 2007-2008 Marcus studied at Tibet University in Lhasa, Tibet and Rumtek, Sikkim, India. His interests lie primarily in philosophical interpretations of Tibetan Buddhism and studies of tshad ma (skt. pramāṇa). “Tshad Ma Literature: Towards a History of Tibetan Buddhist Epistemology” was presented at the 8th Annual Buddhist Studies Graduate Student Conference on October 14, 2006 BSGSC 2006. Other interests include comparative philosophy, writing, Vladimir Nabokov, and rock climbing.

Published Works[edit]

  • Tricycle Magazine Review of Contemplating Reality: A Practitioner's Guide to the View in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism by Andy Karr. Tricycle Summer 2007.
  • "Heart Advice/Appreciating all Sentient Beings|Appreciating all Sentient Beings." in Heart Advice. Dharamsala, India: Altruism Press, 2008.
  • Mind Only Tenet System. Translation of sems tsam pa'i grub mtha' by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen. Seattle: Nitartha Institute Publications, 2009.

Unpublished Works (completed)[edit]

M.A. Thesis: “Tshad Ma Literature: Towards a History of Tibetan Buddhist Epistemology”
B.S. Honors project: “Neurofeedback: The effect of training attentional abilities in female college students” Advisor: Dr. Artur Poczwardowski.