Mangalam Research Center (MRC) conducts ongoing research into the terminology of the Buddhist written tradition in canonical languages and in translation.

Our programs, classes, and studies are designed 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.

Our History

Since its founding in 2009, Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages has become established as one of the premier centers around the world for Buddhist language studies.


One of the many ongoing projects at Mangalam Research Center is the Buddhist Translators Workbench (BTW), an integrated suite of open-source tools for translators of Buddhist texts.


Mangalam Research Center offers a variety of programs, including Buddhist Language courses, Research Methodology, Conferences, Workshops, Lectures and Panel Discussions.