Join us at the University of Colorado, Boulder, May 31 – June 3, 2017
Attendees and speakers must all register online.
Space is limited so please sign up as soon as possible.
More than 200 translators, practitioners, scholars, and specialists in Tibetan language will be meeting together for workshops and discussion sessions throughout the weekend. You can see the full list of speakers and presenters here.
2017 Translation & Transmission Conference
WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017
4:30 PM Registration & Welcome Reception at the UMC, Boulder Campus
6:00 PM Welcome Banquet at the Glenn Miller Ballroom, UMC, Boulder Campus
THURSDAY, June 1, 2017
Keynote Lecture by Susan Bassnett – 9:00 AM
Plenary Session 1: Translators & Intention – 11:00 AM
Panelists: Janet Gyatso, Anne Klein, Wulstan Fletcher, and Karl Brunnholzl
Discussion Sessions – 2:30 PM
1. Translation Theories Made Practical
2. Exploring Approaches to Tibetan Translation 1: Responses to issues from the keynote
3. Exploring Approaches to Tibetan Translation 2: Responses to panel discussions
4. The Translator’s Intention
5. Translation: Text Creation, Augmentation, and Creativity
Plenary Session 2: Approaches to Translation & Transmission – 4:45 PM
Panelists: Luis Gomes, Susan Bassnett, and David Bellos
FRIDAY, June 2, 2017
Keynote Lecture by Jan Nattier – 9:00 AM
Plenary Session 3: Translating: What and How? – 11:00 AM
Panelists: Kurtis Schaeffer, Thupten Jinpa, Elizabeth Napper, and Sangye Khandro
Translator’s Craft Session 1 – 2:30 PM
1. Master Class on Kavya in Tibet following from a workshop on Tseten Zhabdrung’s commentary on poetics that was hosted at the Latse Library with Gendun Rabsel, Nicole Willock, Andy Quintman, and Kurtis Schaeffer.
2. Languages of Contemplative Experience: Translating the Worlds of Dzogchen & Mahamudra with Anne Klein, Ken McLeod, and David Germano.
3. Unique Registers and Specialized Terminology: Sanskrit and the Tibetan Language in Translation with Christian Wedemeyer and Art Engle.
4. Working with Old Tibetan Sources with Jake Dalton and Brandon Dotson.
5. Public Session: Approaches to Transmission in the West: A Discussion with Contemporary Shedra Students and Robert Miller (Lozang Zopa).
Translator’s Craft Session 2 – 4:45 PM
1. Working with the Medium of the English Language with Wulstan Fletcher and Thupten Jinpa.
2. Accuracy and Inspiration: Translating Mahamudra Texts with Elizabeth Callahan and Klaus-Dieter Mathes.
3. Oddities and Curiosities in Tibetan Translation with David Jackson and Dan Martin.
4. Using Technology Skillfully (Resources for Translators) with Kurt Keutzer, Paul Hackett, Gerry Wiener, and Nathan Hill.
5. Public Session: Approaches to Transmission in the West: New Voices & Old Traditions with Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel, Ari Goldfield, Sarah Plazas, and Gyurme Avertin.
Dinner & Evening Event at Naropa University – 7:00 PM
with Thupten Jinpa & Donald Lopez
SATURDAY, June 3, 2017
Keynote Lecture by José Cabezón – 9:00 AM
Plenary Session 4: The Editorial Process Throughout Creation and Completions Stages – 11:00 AM
Panelists: John Canti, Tom Yarnall, David Kittelstrom, and Emily Bower
Discussion Sessions – 2:30 PM
1. Large Scale, Multilingual (Skt/Tib) Projects: Philological, Technical, and Team Challenges and Solutions
2. Editing for Practitioners: Presenting Liturgies, Commentaries, and Songs of Realization
3. Editing and Disseminating Buddhist Materials
4. Editing and Publishing Translations
5. Transmission and Translation
Plenary Session 5: Translations in Transmission – 4:45 PM
Panelists: Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Sarah Harding, Peter O’Hearn, and Ringu Tulku
6:30 PM Closing Session & Award Announcements
7:00 PM Closing Dinner
Hosted by Tsadra Foundation
The American Institute of Buddhist Studies
Columbia University Center for Buddhist Studies
Tibet House US
Tibet Himalaya Initiative at CU Boulder
The Khyentse Foundation
with the support of:
Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Maitripa College, Wisdom Publications,
and the University of Colorado, Boulder Religious Studies Department