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THE PLEASURES OF INTERPRETING: An interview with Thupten Jinpa, translator for the Dalai Lama

From: The Tibet Connection
Length: 14:41

Behind the scenes with the Dalai Lama - what it's like to be his translator. Read the full description.

Thubtenjinpa Thupten Jinpa has been the primary translator for the Dalai Lama for over 20 years now. He translates during teachings and public talks and also during interviews. At a recent teaching in San Francisco, producer Julie Adler turned the microphone on him to talk about the pleasures and pressures of interpreting the speeches of man whose audience often clings to every word.

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Piece Description

Thupten Jinpa has been the primary translator for the Dalai Lama for over 20 years now. He translates during teachings and public talks and also during interviews. At a recent teaching in San Francisco, producer Julie Adler turned the microphone on him to talk about the pleasures and pressures of interpreting the speeches of man whose audience often clings to every word.

Broadcast History

Originally aired on KPFK Pacifica 90.7 FM Los Angeles in May 2007 on The Tibet Connection

Timing and Cues

IN: If you've ever gone to hear the Dalai Lama talk ... (JULIE)
OUT: ...is a deeply spiritual experience actually. (THUPTEN JINPA)

OUTRO: That segment was produced by Julie Adler for The Tibet Connection radio program, online at: thetibetconnection.org

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http://www.thetibetconnection.org