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“The General Presentation on Translation”

LTWA Talk Series: Dr. Jamyang Rinchen, the Principal Tibetan-Chinese interpreter of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, gave a talk on The General Presentation on Translation to the students of the 12th Intensive Translation Program and general public on 9th August 2017.

Presentation: Click here.

A brief Introduction of the speaker:


  • Ph.D. Harvard University, 2014: Department of South Asian Studies
  • Dissertation: “A Record of a Tibetan Medieval Debate: History, Language, and Efficacy of Tibetan Buddhist Debate.”
  • M.Phil. (Distinction) Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, Dharamsala (IBD), India, 2004: Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy in Abhidharma, Vinaya, Nyingma School, Kagyu School, and Sakya School.

Thesis in Tibetan: “སེམས་དང་ཆོས་ཉིད།” (Mind and Emptiness)

  • M.A. (Distinction) IBD, 2000: Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy in Madhyamaka.
  • B.A. (First Division) IBD, 1997: Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy in Prajñāpāramitā and Pramāṇa

Professional Services:

1996-present: Principal Tibetan-Chinese interpreter of His Holiness the

Fourteenth Dalai Lama

1998-present: Teacher/advisor of Fa Xiang Shan Dialectics Temple  Taiwan

2004-2010: Director of Fa Xiang Shan Translator Training Center, Dharamsala, India

Books and Translated publications:

2000: My Guru Dalai Lama

2002: Go on My Way Bravely

2012: Fulfill the Hope of Wise

2016: His Holiness Dalai Lama’s Commentary on Thirty Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas

2017: Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics


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