Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program (LRZTP) exists through the kindness of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, with the aim of training students to become interpreters of the Buddha dharma, and is a member of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition.

The purpose of LRZTP’s Interpreter program is to train highly qualified interpreters (from Tibetan to their mother tongue) and to enable them to convey the Teachings of Lord Buddha to the world, the source of happiness for all beings.

Our aim is to provide students of LRZTP with an immersive learning experience of the Tibetan culture and language through visits, workshops, guest speakers, and momo parties!

As well as daily classes and sessions with conversation partners, visits of culturally relevant sites and collective viewing and discussing of documentaries as well as Dharma teachings will also be used to further students’ interest and knowledge.

Interpretation techniques will be taught by professional interpreters during the last semester which makes LRZTP not only a language course but a real interpretation course and that our students graduate with concrete skills for their professional careers.

LRZTP also offers intensive courses of 2 months for those who wish to be able to converse in Tibetan and deepen their Dharma practise by reading texts and listening to Dharma teachings in Tibetan.

LRZTP is located in Dharamsala, India, new home of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in exile.