Ka-Ter Translator Training Programme
In order to be able translate sacred Tibetan texts in a qualified way so that future generations can benefit from them, one must have an excellent understanding of Tibetan language and grammar and one must also have the capacity to comprehend the real meaning of the text. It should be guaranteed that future translations of these texts into Western languages are precise. For this reason The Ka-Ter Translator Training Programme was initiated and aims to train students in the translation of sacred Tibetan texts to the highest possible standard.
The Translators Training Programme started in 2003 at the request of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu under the tutelage of Elio Guarisco. Since 2007 the programme has be run br Dr Fabian Sanders (University of Venice). Students of the programme have worked on texts such as like "On Birth, Life and Death", and text on Tibetan medicine by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu published in English in Autumn 2006, the Dzogchen Mejung Tantra, "Wonderful Primordial State" and the Dzogchen Khanyam Tantra, "The Primordial State Equal to Sky".