Brazil Inspiration Khenpo Gyaltsen Translating

The fruits that come from Rangjung Yeshe Institute

I would like to share a few words about two inspiring people that are fruits that come from Rangjung Yeshe Institute. One of them is Khenpo Gyaltsen, that is one of my dear and exemplary teachers. Having been born in a Himalayan family, in very young age he became a monk. After years of training, […]

Translating Translation


There is the generalized belief that a translated text will never be able to capture the greatness of its original—in other words, it will always imply per se a loss of sumptuosity.  The semiotician and novelist Umberto Eco[1] (1932) epitomizes this pessimistic understanding when he states that “translation is the art of failure”[2]. Taking into […]

MA students MA Thesis Translating Translator Training Program

And….another MA graduate!

Congratulations to Anna Zilman! Anna successfully defended her thesis:   ‘Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and the Nonsectarian Movement: A Critical Look at Representations of 19th Century Tibetan Buddhism’. The thesis supervisor was Dr. Philippe Turenneand the External Reader was Prof. Dr. Dorji Wangchuk from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Anna, from Russia came in 2007 to the Rangjung Yeshe Institute to study Tibetan Language. […]

Gampopa Lotus Sutra Shedra Studentlife Study Translating

Reading week

At the middle of the semester, it is always good to take a little bit of rest from all the study, which is why we have reading week. But for some reason, this week is not called “relaxing week”. For sure, we all like to relax a little bit, but if they call it “relaxing week”, we may […]


Congratulations Sophie Greenewalt!

Congratulations to Sophie Greenewalt, who after only two years of Tibetan study is already translating for the Shedra! The she recently translated for a three week short course on The 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva taught by one of our monastery’s newer teachers, Lopon Drupgyu Tendar. In Sophie’s own words:‘I like to listen so I […]