Translation Institute


International Institute for the Translation of Buddhist Texts (IITBT)

Certificate in Buddhist Translation

Translation Projects

Summer Seminar


Mission Statement

In consonance with Venerable Master Hsüan Hua’s aim of translating the Buddhist canon (Tripitaka) into the languages of the world, IITBT offers training and opportunities for individuals talented in languages to deepen their understanding of the Buddha’s teachings through shared inquiry and develop their inherent wisdom through a collaborative process of translating Buddhist texts. IITBT hosts Buddhist text translation projects, translation-based seminars and lectures, and a certificate program that nurture individuals to become translator-practitioners.

Structure & Programs

The IITBT is committed to providing an open forum that incorporates study, practice, and service. In addition to organizing translation projects, the Institute also offers a rigorous translation training program providing students with the attention and training they need to become skilled translators.