Dr. Catherine Dalton

Assistant Research Professor

Email: catherine.dalton@ryi.org


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Catherine is an Assistant Research Professor at Kathmandu University’s Centre for Buddhist Studies at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute, where she shares her experience in translation in RYI’s MA program in Translation, Textual Interpretation and Philology.
Catherine earned her doctorate in Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley in 2019 with a dissertation focused on Indian Buddhist tantra. She received her MA at Kathmandu University’s Centre for Buddhist Studies at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute, where she served for more than a decade as an oral interpreter for monastic philosophy instructors, and taught Tibetan language and translation.
Inspired by her teachers’ wish to make the Buddha’s words directly accessible in the modern world, Catherine has worked as an oral interpreter and textual translator of Tibetan Buddhist teachings since the early 2000s. She has translated for “84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha” since its inception, participating in the translation of both sūtras and tantras, first as a member of the Dharmachakra Translation Committee and since 2020 as one of 84000’s team of in-house translators.
She also serves Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche as an oral interpreter. Catherine spends her time between the peaceful forests of Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California and the bustling streets of Boudha, Kathmandu.

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Erik Pema Kunsang & Catherine Dalton - "The Practice of Buddhist Translation"

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