Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program

The Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program is a specialized Tibetan language program which provides students with a broad knowledge of colloquial and dharma Tibetan language, dharma knowledge, and interpreting skills.

LRZTP7 will be a two-year in-class program based in Dharamsala, India, and – for those students who graduate – a further two years working as an apprentice interpreter in an FPMT dharma center. The in-class program will start in October 2015, finishing in October 2017, and is open to those who wish only to study for the first two years in India, as well as to those who are interested in the further two years training at a dharma center.

The course will be divided into 10 modules of eight weeks each. The first year will focus mainly on colloquial Tibetan, and the second year will focus on dharma Tibetan.

During the course the students will have daily classes with our teacher Franziska Oertle, one-on-one conversation classes with native Tibetan speakers, daily listening comprehension classes, and dharma classes.

The second year of the program offers interpreter-training classes with Tica – a professional UN interpreter – and a module on Buddhist philosophy taught by Gavin Kilty.