Mr. Milan Shakya
Mr. Milan Shakya is Director of Nagarjuna Institute of Buddhist Studies Pvt. Ltd. He is a Buddhist Scholar, translator and teacher. He has specialized in both Newar and Tibetan Buddhism. He has his master degrees on both Buddhist Study and Business Management. As for professional experiences and social involvements, he worked as accountant in Lumbini Pvt. Ltd., Pulchowk from 2 and half years i.e. from 2000 to 2003. He was an assistant editor of the Nagarjuna Institute's Buddhist Journal "Buddhist Himalaya". He worked as secretary to Himalayan Buddhist Education Foundations from 2013 to 2016. He was a founder and co-ordinator of Dharmacakra Academic Center, a center for the extensive Buddhist studies. He is currently secretary of Sakyamuni Buddha Lineage and Legacy Center and International Buddhist Relics Research and Lineage Association. He is a patron of Bajracharya Pujavidhi Learning Center. He is currently a chief translator and secretary of Buddhavacana Translation Committee, Boudha, Kathmandu. He served as lecturer in Department of History and Buddhist Studies, Patan Multiple Campus, Patan Dhoka from 2009 to 2017; in Lumbini college of Buddhism and Himalayan studies, Chucchepati, Kathmandu from 2016 upto the present; in Master in buddhism and Peace Study, Boudha Multiple Campus, Boudha.
Currently he a lecturer in Sugata Buddhist College, Raj Kirti Mahavihara, Hougal from 2013 to present. He has already worked as editor and assistant editor of more than 13 journals and books. He has already authored more than 20 research articles mostly on Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. He is also working as the chief input coordinator in Digital Sanskrit Buddhist Canon, a joint Project of Nagarjuna Institute, Nepal and the University of the West, USA. He also worked as the chief coordinator and manager (NepalChapter) of Rare Sanskrit Buddhist text Scanning Project (A project run by Nagarjuna Institute of Buddhist Studies as a part of BDRC Project, USA). He is currently working as Senior Field Manager for the preservation of Sanskrit Buddhist manuscripts, a project of Asian Legacy Library in collaboration with Nagarjuna Institute of Buddhist Studies.
As a Buddhist translator, he has translated and co-translated more than 40 Buddhist texts from English, Tibetan, Sanskrit to Nepali, Nepal bhasa and English. He has 25 years of translation experience to his credit. As far as his Buddhist trainings and practice are concerned, he did a Buddhist monastic training in Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung for 8 months, i.e. 1995 October to 1996 September. He received many Buddhist instructions and training from his own father, Late Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya himself. He trained in Dzogchen Meditation under Guru Tsoknyi Rinpoche (Nyingma), and received teachings and empowerments from Late HE Chokling Rinpoche (Nyingma), received instructions on Mahayana Buddhist philosophy from Late Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche (Kagyu) and from Khangser Tulku Rinpoche (Gelug). Currently he is practicing teaching and meditation under his root Guru Ven. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.