Catherine Platt has a background in non-profit management, organizational development, and communications, and extensive experience working in the Tibetan and Chinese cultural spheres. Catherine has a BA in East Asian Studies from Durham University and an MA in Anthropology of Development and Cultural Transformation from...

Tenzin Dickie is a writer and translator. Her edited anthology, Old Demons, New Deities: 21 Short Stories from Tibet, was published in 2017 by OR Books. She has received an American Literary Translators’ Association ALTA fellowship and a Fulbright fellowship for her literary work. She...

Chris is applying 38 years of experience in computer systems R&D to help preserve and make accessible Buddhist texts and cultural knowledge. This includes the design, development and support of current and future systems for cataloguing, semantic access, image retrieval and restoration. A significant component of...

Lobsang graduated with a Shastri degree (equivalent to BA) from the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi, U.P., India. He then joined the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA), Dharamsala, as a translator in 1985 and from 1988-2009 was the Chief Librarian...

Since obtaining his Diplôme d'ingénieur in Télécom Bretagne (France), Élie has been excited to promote cultural preservation through free software. He first did so by creating a Gregorian Chant score engraving software that is now used by major publishing companies, encouraging the creation of a collaborative...

Dechen has an M.A. in Tibetan Studies from the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing and an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. She worked for two years at the East Asian Library at UC Berkeley, where she developed skills in...

Chungdak joined BDRC in May 2009 and since then he has been working on cataloging works, creating outlines, and mapping person and place records from the BDRC archives. Before joining BDRC, Chungdak was a lecturer of Tibetan Buddhist History and Philosophy at the Central University for...

Kelsang was born 1973 in Lhokha area, south of Lhasa. She received teachings from Sheldrak Khen Rinpoche and Dungkar Losang Trinlé, mainly on Tibetan medicine, but also on the Five Minor Sciences, mostly Nyingma teachings. To pursue further studies, she left for India in 1989. She...

Jim Katz is a lifelong New Englander who moved to Boston to pursue a music career, but found software development a more difficult, yet more relevant challenge. Earning his BA in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts, Boston in 1985, he began software development in the...

Karma Gongde has worked with BDRC to catalog and create outlines for its vast collection of Tibetan texts since 2007. He also maintains the English and Hindi language collection of books at BDRC. Karma received an Acharya (M.A.) degree in Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan language in...