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 Project pending Affiliation with the FPMT Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition.


The purpose of LRZTP’s two-year Tibetan Language program is to produce graduates who have a high level of spoken and written Tibetan in order to qualify for the LRZTP Interpreter Program.  The successful completion of these consecutive programs will allow students to skillfully convey the Teachings of Lord Buddha to the world, the source of happiness for all beings.

Our aim is to provide the students of LRZTP with an immersive learning experience of Tibetan culture and language through specialised curriculum as well as guest speakers, workshops and our famous Lotsawa momo parties!

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

Interpretation techniques will be taught by professional interpreters during the additional two-month Interpreter program.  It will be held directly after the completion of the two-year Tibetan Language program. This specialised interpretation program offers students the unique and rare opportunity to graduation with highly regarded skills for their professional careers.

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