Spitz, S.

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Sonam Spitz
English Phonetics Sonam Spitz
Sort Name Spitz, Sonam
Spitz Sonam Drikung Kagyu Translation.jpg
Birth:   1984

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Primary Affiliation (Workplace)
Vikramashila Translation Committee


  • BA in Buddhist Studies with Himalayan Language, Rangjung Yeshe Institute, 2009
  • BA in Classical Indology, University of Hamburg, 2012
  • MA in Classical Indology, University of Hamburg, 2015

Biographical information

Sonam Spitz was born in 1984 in Germany. From 2006 - 09 he studied at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Kathmandu/Nepal and graduated with a BA degree in Buddhist Studies with Himalayan Language. From 2009 he studied Classical Indology at the university of Hamburg/Germany and graduated there with another BA in 2012 and a MA in 2015. Since 2009 he is also working as an interpreter for Tibetan speaking Buddhist teachers and as translator of written texts of the Drikung Kagyu lineage. Sonam Spitz speaks German, English and Tibetan and works to a considerable extend with Sanskrit sources. From 2016-17 he was employed as a lecturer for Tibetan and Sanskrit at the university of Copenhagen. Since 2015 he participates in the Vikramashila Translation Commitee under the guidance of Khenchen Nyima Gyaltsen. (Source Accessed June 10, 2021)

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