Venerable Kartson’s extensive knowledge of the Dharma, sense of fun, warm and lively style and easy rapport with everyone he comes into contact with make him a very popular part of the spiritual program. He was Chenrezig Institute’s translator of Tibetan into English from 2005 until the end of 2022 as the skilful interpreter for Geshe Lobsang Jamyang and Geshe Tsultrim.
Venerable Kartson is multi-lingual and studied conversational and classical Tibetan in India for four years before joining Chenrezig Institute in 2005. He has an academic and comprehensive understanding of the Dharma having worked closely alongside our resident geshes for over 17 years, and has been instrumental in opening up the Dharma to thousands of people during this time. Venerable Kartson has also translated for visiting geshes and high lamas in Australia and overseas, including His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche.
Venerable Kartson successfully completed the advanced Buddhist Study Program as well as the Madhyamika Studies component of the Master Program. He was appointed tutor for the advanced study program at Chenrezig Institute in 2015, instructing and guiding students in complex traditional texts and advancing their conceptual and philosophical understanding of the Dharma. In addition, he leads regular meditations and facilitates an online international Dharma group.