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Founded in 2009, the 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.




Jack Petranker and Ligeia Lugli to present
Buddhist Translators Workbench at Oxford Conference
September 4-5, 2014

1st International Tipitaka Chanting Program
October 9, 10 & 11


Recent Events

Summer Language Intensives in Tibetan and Sanskrit
June 16 – August 8, 2014

Jack Petranker talk; “Mindfulness, Sacred or Secular?” – listen to talk
April 29, 2014 at Insight Meditation South Bay – Silicon Valley

The Language for Mind in Abhidharma and Yogācāra Conference 
January 16-19, 2014


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Mangalam Research Center
2018 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704