LRZTP8 begins, Dharamsala, India, March 2018. Photo courtesy of Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program’s Facebook page.

Yaron Bahir, director of FPMT project Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program in Dharamsala, India, shares his excitement about the newest cohort of Tibetan language translation students:

March 16, 2018, was a special day for us in the Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program. We conducted the opening ceremony of the eighth two-year course, known as LRZTP8.

Yaron Bahir Geshe Wangdak LRZTP

Geshe Tenzin Wangdak and Yaron Bahir welcoming new student Mark to LRZTP8, Dharamsala, India, March 2018. Photo courtesy of Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program’s Facebook page.

We now have thirteen zealous students in LRZTP8 from all around the world.

LRZTP8 teachers and conversation tutors together with the students -June 2018

LRZTP8 teachers and conversation tutors together with the students and Gen Christabella, Dharamsala, India, June 2018. Photo courtesy of Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program.

We welcome one student each from Taiwan, Vietnam, Germany, Russia, Spain, Mexico, Israel, France, and Poland. We also welcome two students who are joining us from the United States and two students who are joining us from Australia.

Geshe Tenzin Wangdak with LRZTP8 students, Dharamsala, India, March 2018. Photo courtesy of Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program’s Facebook page.

They will study Tibetan for two years and then some of them will enter the intensive interpreting training program.

LRZTP8 students and conversation partners inside of a LRZTP classroom, Dharamsala, India, March 2018

LRZTP8 students and conversation partners inside of a LRZTP classroom, Dharamsala, India, March 2018. Photo by Alex García.

We would also like to welcome new teachers Filip Majkowski and Alex García who have joined our staff.

LRZTP8 teachers and conversation tutors - June 2018

LRZTP8 teachers and conversation tutors, Dharamsala, India, June 2018. Photo courtesy of Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program.

Filip Majkowski will serve as the main teacher together with our long-time beloved teacher Geshe Tenzin Wangdak. Filip Majkowski is also our local director. Another new teacher is Alex García, graduate of LRZTP7. He will be assisting the main teachers.

LRZTP8 Alex García, Filip Majkowski, Thubten-la, and Geshe Tenzin Wangdak - June 2018

Alex García, Filip Majkowski, Thubten-la, and Geshe Tenzin Wangdak, Dharamsala, India, June 2018. Photo courtesy of Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program.

Also in the summer, from July 2 to August 24, 2018, we will have an intensive eight-week summer course with Julia Wilson here in Dharamsala, India. This Tibetan course will be for beginners. Students will learn how to read Tibetan, speak basic colloquial conversations, understand basic literary grammar, and learn common Dharma terms that are used in texts and teachings. You are welcome to join. There is a reduced price for Indian citizens. You can check details on our website.


For more information about the Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Programme in Dharamsala, India visit their website:
http://www.lrztp.org

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