Welcomed into their circle, Dmitry was able to gain unique insight into the Buryatian spiritual tradition of Bo Murgel, insight which developed into a detailed study of the similarities and differences between this ancient tradition and Yungdrung Bon. With the patient help of Yongdzin Rinpoche, Dmitry spent years researching a large anthology, Bo and Bon: Ancient Shamanic Traditions of Siberia and Tibet in their Relation to the Teachings of a Central Asian Buddha
, (2008), which sheds new light on both traditions.
Dmitry went on to study Tibetan at Oxford University with Prof. Charles Ramble (2009-2010) and, as well as having articles published in both English and Russian, has been invited to lecture in Oxford, London, St. Petersburg, Vilnius, Cagliari, Budapest etc. His knowledge of Tibetan brings a new level of scholarship to the books and transcripts he and his wife Carol produce for the international Bonpo sangha
Dmitry currently lives in the North Pennines, UK, where he works as a freelance translator. Alongside his work for the Bon tradition, he is currently composing pieces for a new fusion album.
As well as producing over 50 edited transcripts and practices
for the international Bönpo sangha
his published works include:
Heart Essence of the Khandro: Experiential Instructions on Bonpo Dzogchen as taught by Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche
. Thirty signs and meanings from women lineage-holders Translated by Nagru Geshe Gelek Jinpa, Carol Ermakova and Dmitry Ermakov. (Heritage Publishers, India, 2012).
; article in the Encyclopaedia of Buddhist Philosophy
, prepared by the Institute of Philosophy, Moscow, 2012, currently being prepared for publication by Vostochnaya Literatura publishing house.
Masters of the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud: Pith Instructions from the Experiential Transmission of Bonpo Dzogchen
. Teachings by Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, transcribed and edited by Carol Ermakova and Dmitry Ermakov (Heritage Publishers, India, 2010).
Bo and Bon: Ancient Shamanic Traditions of Siberia and Tibet in their Relation to the Teachings of a Central Asian Buddha,
(Vajra Publications, Kathmandu , 2008).
Article Understanding Karma: creating happiness and well-being
in Yoga Magazine, ISSUE 68, September, 2008.