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Founded in 2009, Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages conducts ongoing research into the terminology of the Buddhist written tradition in canonical languages and in translation. In cooperation with visiting scholars and scholars in residence, it offers training, workshops, and conferences in language, the Buddhist written tradition, Buddhism and Western thought, and related fields.

MRC programs, classes, and studies aim to trace issues related to key Dharma terminology in Sanskrit, Pāli, Gāndhārī, Tibetan, and Chinese, and to encourage work in the field of translation studies and the intellectual and historical resources of the West.


June 20, 2015
‘Buddhism and Modernity: Conversations at the Edge’ Symposium is featured in Gary Gach’s article.

June 12, 2015
‘Buddhism & Modernity: Conversations at the Edge’ Symposium is featured in Tricyle Magazine’s blog.

June 3–7, 2015
MRC is partnering to host the Mindfulness and Compassion:
The Art and Science of Contemplative Practice
conference at SFSU.
Register here.

MRC will also host a post-conference workshop entitled ‘Buddhism & Modernity: Conversations at the Edge’. The workshop, open by invitation only, will be held on Sunday morning, June 7. It will be followed by a panel discussion open to the public from 2:30-4:00pm, on the topic, ‘Beyond Mindfulness’.

March 20–April 20, 2015
Dr. Lugli to present research at King’s College, London;
University of Hamburg; University of Venice Ca’ Foscari

March 24, 2015
Director of Mangalam Research Center, Jack Petranker
releases a new book with Dharma Publishing

February 27, 2015
Summer 2015 Sanskrit Language Intensive announced


Recent Events

March 12-15, 2015
Hadot Conference on Philosophy as Spiritual Discipline

Hadot Conference Discussion

February 1, 2015
Buddhist Translators Workbench website launch

BTW Screen Display Example



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Mangalam Research Center
2018 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704