Name: Geshe Lhakdor
Geshe Lhakdor is director of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. He worked in the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a religious assistant and translator for sixteen years and has accompanied His Holiness on visits to over thirty countries. In 1982 he received his master’s degree in English from Punjab University, Chandigarh and MPhil from Delhi University. He received his geshe degree from Drepung Loseling Monastic University in 1995. He has co-translated and co-produced a number of books including The Joy of Living and Dying in Peace, Stages of Meditation, Awakening the Mind, and Lightening the Heart by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Name: Geshe Lobsang Tsondu
Geshe Lobsang Tsondu was born in Reting, Ü-Tsang, Tibet. He began his religious studies at the age of twelve at Sera Monastery in Tibet where he continued to study Buddhist philosophy until he was forced to flee Tibet in 1985. He received his geshe degree from Sera Monastic University in south India in 2003. After that he studied tantra at Gyutoe Tantric University for one year. He taught Buddhist philosophy to the nuns of Kopan Monastery in Nepal for three years before joining the LTWA in 2005.
Name: Geshe Gyaltsen Tsering
Geshe Gyaltsen Tsering was born in Kham Draggo, Tibet. He began his religious studies at the age of eighteen with his uncle at Rasang mountain retreat in Tibet. He then continued to study Buddhist philosophy in Draggo Monastery for five years. He fled Tibet in 1988 and studied Buddhism for the next 25 years in Drepung Monastic University in south India. He received his geshe lharampa degree from the same university in 2013. After that he studied tantra at Gyume Tantric University for one year. He was invited to teach at the LTWA in 2014.
Name: Tsering Norbu
Tsering Norbu holds an uma rabjampa degree (MA equivalent) in Tibetan studies and Buddhist philosophy from the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, Dharamsala. He has been translating at the LTWA since 2010.
Name: Phurbu Dolma
Phurbu Dolma holds a bachelor’s degree in Tibetan studies from the College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah and a bachelor’s degree from Delhi University. She has been translating at the LTWA since 2012.
Name: Julia Wilson
Julia Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, San Francisco in comparative cultural studies, and a bachelor’s degree in Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan language from LTWA. She studied Tibetan language and culture at the College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah from 2006–2008. She has been interpreting at the LTWA since 2012 as a volunteer.
Dhadon holds a bachelor’s degree in Tibetan studies from the College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah and a bachelor’s degree from Delhi University. She has been translating at the LTWA since 2014.