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Congratulations Cyntia!

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Congratulations to Cyntia Font Zorrilla, who successfully defended her MA thesis. The dissertation is entitled: 

A Treasure Revealer’s Inner Life
A Study and Translation of Lochen Dharmaśrī’s
“Inner” Biography of Chögyal Rigdzin Terdak Lingpa


The thesis supervisor was Dr. Philippe Turenne and the External Reader was Dr. Abraham Zablocki, Agnes Scott College, USA. 

Before coming to study in RYI’s Translator Training Program, Cynthia completed a B.A in Archaeology and a M.A. in Archaeology and Art History Specialized in Art History from the Université Paris IV Sorbonne, where she wrote her master’s thesis on the iconography of the Dakinis. Cynthia who has her roots in Mexico, lived in many different countries and speaks more than six languages fluently. Now she has added another one: Tibetan. 

Finishing the Translator Training Program, Cynthia started teaching colloquial Tibetan at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute while at the same time studying in the M.A. program in Buddhist Studies.

For her M.A. studies, Cynthia secured a scholarship through the Tsadra Foundation and as part of the requirements she studied together with the monks in the monastic Sangye Yeshe Shedra for one year.

After graduation, Cynthia continues to be a language instructor at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute where the students love her teaching methods, clear presentations of the grammar that makes learning easy and fun.

We wishing her all the best for the future and hope that many more students will be affected by her enthusiasm for the Tibetan language. 


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