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Jim Valby


Jim Valby (born 1946) is an American Buddhist translator, and student of Namkhai Norbu.

He grew up in Rochester, New York, USA, where he attended Roman Catholic elementary and high schools. He graduated from Middlebury College with a Physics degree and worked as an engineer. He earned Masters and Doctorate degrees in Tibetan Buddhism focusing on Shrisingha, Vimalamitra, and computers at the University of Saskatchewan under Professor Herbert Guenther.

In 1982 he participated in his first retreat with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. Since 1989 he has lived in Western Massachusetts, working on translations from Tibetan, transcripts of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu retreats, and other Dzogchen Community projects. He is an authorized instructor within the Dzogchen Community of Namkhai Norbu. Since 2003 he has also worked for the Ka-ter Translation Project.


Some of his translation work is listed in

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