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Join us in Boulder for the Lotsawa Translation Workshop!

The Lotsawa Translation Workshop is an opportunity to create a community of practice around the translation of Tibetan Buddhist texts, scheduled for October 5-8th at the University of Colorado Boulder with the generous support of the Tsadra Foundation.

The thematic focus of the workshop is Tibetan songs (mgur) and Buddhist devotion. The three-day workshop will combine lectures, panels, and break-out sessions in the morning with each afternoon dedicated to working on translations-in-progress by participants who apply to attend. We encourage junior translators, graduate students with advanced Tibetan literary skills, post-docs, and early-career faculty to apply.

We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers:

  • Janet Gyatso (Harvard University) and Kurtis Schaeffer (University of Virginia) will dialogue about the study of Buddhist poetry and song (Tibetan and Sanskrit) in recent years;
  • Lama Jabb (Oxford University), whose research focuses on modern Tibetan literature--and the interplay of orality and textuality--will give a lecture on Translating Tibetan Verse; 
  • Anne Klein (Rice University) will deliver the Trungpa Lecture in Buddhist Studies at Naropa as a pre-conference event on Thursday, October 4th and participate on the panel on the Dynamics of Devotion..

The Lotsawa Translation Workshop is free of charge, and limited scholarships are available for travel.