Oriane Lavolé

Contributing Translator
Oriane is a translator and interpreter of Buddhist texts and teachings from Tibetan to English. She has been interpreting for Phakchok Rinpoche and other Chokling Tersar lineage masters and scholars since 2015, and was the head of Phakchok Rinpoche’s translation group, Samye Translations (formerly Lhasey Lotsawa) from 2016 to 2020.
Oriane completed her Master’s in Translation, Textual Interpretation, and Philology at the Center for Buddhist Studies of Kathmandu University (formerly Rangjung Yeshe Institute) in 2016, where she also worked as an interpreter and an instructor in the Translator Training Program. She then joined the 2020 cohort in the Ph.D. program in Religious Studies at Stanford University. Oriane also occasionally produces translations for 84,000 and Khyentse Vision and continues to contribute to Samye Translations and Publications’ activities.