Monday, 30 November 2009

111TB

Today we have added more storage space to the Treasury of Wisdom main archive. We now have 111TB of storage for audio and video files. Needless to say, there is no such thing as too much storage, and we probably add more harddisk space within a few months.

In case you are worried about backup: all our data is backed up to harddisk arrays which are housed in a seperate building for fire protection.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

1300 Transcripts in DSpace

DSpace, the treasury of wisdom's online repository features now more than 1300 transcripts, available for Rigpa researchers for full online-text search. Many more transcripts will be coming in soon.

As the Three-Year Retreat has finished, transcribing will be relying much more heavily on the national teams and many of them will submit transcripts into DSpace directly. So, DSpace will become a much more integrated part of the work of the transcribers world-wide.

Transcripts form a major backbone of Rigpa's work. We thank all the transcribers and coordinators for their hard work. Without you, many many things would not be possible!!!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Three-Year Retreat in Lerab Ling has ended

The Three-Retreat in Lerab Ling has ended with a very auspicious concluding ceremony on 21 November 2009. Almost 500 students followed teachings and practice for 3 Years, 3 Months, and 3 Days.

This Three-Year Retreat has broken all records for this kind of retreats. It is certainly the first retreat of this kind which is fully recorded digitally in 5 languages.

There have been more than 500 teaching sessions, not to mention the additional presentations of Rigpa's students