The Post-Baccalaureate Program in Buddhist Languages and Translation Studies (PBL) was created under the direction of the late Professor Luis Gómez, Ph.D., and Jack Petranker, J.D., in consultation with leading scholars, who serve as advisers for the program.

Faculty Members

Jann Ronis, Ph.D.


Founding Academic Director

Luis Gómez, Ph.D. (1943-2017)

The following leading scholars serve as advisers for the program:

Prof. José Cabezón
Dalai Lama Professor of Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara

Prof. Paul Harrison
Co-Director Ho Center for Buddhist Studies
Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Stanford University

Prof. Karen Lang

Director of Center for South Asian Studies
University of Virginia

Prof. Parimal Patil

Chair of Dept. of South Asian Studies
Harvard University

Prof. Alexander von Rospatt

Director, Group in Buddhist Studies
University of California, Berkeley


MRC Administration and other program faculty: