Lobsang Shastri

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

Tibetan language instructor at the Department of History of Religion, Oslo University, Norway, September 20 to November 18 , 1994. Lecturer/Visiting scholar at the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA from April-Dec 2006.

Elected Advisory Board Member of the International Association of Tibetan Studies (IATS) in 2003. Editor-in-chief of Tibet Journal, LTWA. Member of the XIIth and XIIIth Tibetan Parliament in Exile from 1995-2005.

Attended conference of the International Association of Tibetan Studies (IATS) since 1992 and also many other seminars in India and Bhutan. Presented papers on Tibetan history and culture. Research papers have been published in various journals both in Tibetan and English dedicated to Tibetan studies. Compiled and published three departmental catalog books of Tibetan Manuscript Library of LTWA.

Joined Buddhist Digital Resource Center (BDRC), formerly the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC) on 24th of August, 2009. Interested in Tibetan history and culture; also preservation of Tibetan cultural heritage.