LRZTP 9 begins very soon

After the three-year ordeal of the Covid-19 pandemic and all the restrictions it brought, we are finally ready to welcome new students to Dharamsala for the two-year program of Tibetan language for translators and interpreters.

Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translators Program is a world-famous school for future translators of Buddhism, anyone who wishes to become an interpreter of Buddhist teachings directly from Tibetan or anyone who simply wishes to know Tibetan language in order to be able to understand the teachings. Established under the auspices of His Eminence Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in the late 1990s, the school has already trained a number of interpreters/translators, working in Dharma centers all over the world.

Geshe Wandrak teaching Tibetan

Our last program, LRZTP 8, was completed in March 2020. LRZTP 9 was planned to begin in the autumn of 2020 but the pandemic prevented this from happening. Instead, the school went online and started the Tibetan language program via Zoom. The students have now successfully almost completed the intermediate level.

But there is nothing like studying in person with teachers in the classroom! So finally, on 24th April 2023 LRZTP resumes its regular courses.

Candidates come from various backgrounds (both lay and ordained) and from all over the world. We can usually accept up to twenty students in the main two-year program, offering them the highest level of learning experience in the modern colloquial as well as literary Tibetan. Our students can very soon not only read and write in Tibetan but also hold conversations and translate texts. They learn both the U-Chen and U-Med scripts and the Dharma language.

Right now the school is getting ready to receive its new batch of students. Renovation is on the way, with new furniture being arranged, kitchen newly equipped, walls painted and the building getting its refreshed look after a couple of years of waiting. The classroom, kitchen and bathroom have been remade and will be fully ready to see new people in spring.

We are very excited that once again, after the unforeseen difficulties of the pandemic, we can finally resume our famous course. We still have a limited number of seats left, our registration is still open, so if you want to know Tibetan language in-depth or would like to be an interpreter/translator of Buddhism, don’t hesitate, visit our website and register or send us questions about the course. We are looking forward to seeing new eager students to come to school in April and to reuniting with all our wonderful teachers. Can’t wait to see you all again!

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