Fabian Sanders

Jan 14, 2011 by

Fabian Sanders was born in Salo’, Italy, from German parents. After studying Chinese and Sanskrit languages and deepening his knowledge of Eastern, Central and South Asian Traditions and cultures, in the last decade he has been focusing on the Tibetan world. He began working with the 9th Khalkha Jestun Dampa on the history of his lineage and his biography for a PhD Thesis and he took part in his first retreat with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1997 in New Delhi, which has been a crucial experience. Alongside the research on and translation of classical Tibetan texts he devotes himself to the quest for careful understanding of doctrinal principles and spiritual practices of the Himalayan region. At present he teaches Tibetan language and literature at the Universita Ca’ Foscari in Venice. He is academic director of the Shang Shung Institute for Tibetan Studies (UK) and teaches language and translation courses for the Shang Shung Institute.

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