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Chandra Chiara Ehm
Doctoral Student

École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris
Ludwig Maximilians Univeristät, Munich 
146, Rue de la Tombe Issoire, 75014 Paris 
Email: chandra.ehm@etu.ephe.psl.eu 
Centre de recherche sur les civilisations de l’Asie orientale (CRCAO)-fichier membre

 

Education

École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris & Ludwig Maximilans Universität, Munich 

Ph.D. in Anthropology and Tibetology, Mention: Histoire, textes, documents (HTD) 

Supervisor: Prof Dr. Charles Ramble, Prof. Dr. Robert Yelle 

Thesis: Yellow Hats, Indian Pandits, and Practice in the Geluk Order 
Dec 2020–present 

Atlanta University Atlanta, USA 

Further education: Social Emotional and Ethical Learning, Instructor: MA Christ Tinari Sept 
Dec 2020–June 2021 

Atlanta University Atlanta, USA 

Further education: Cognition Based Compassion Training, Instructor: Dr Tenzin Negi Jan
2020–Apr 2021 

École Pratique des Hautes Études Paris, France 

Diplôme de l’EPHE en Sciences historiques et philologiques (HDT) 

Supervisor: Prof Dr Charles Ramble 

Thesis: Queens Without a Kingdom Worth Ruling-Processes of Change in Tibetan Buddhist Convents 
Dec 2017–Dec 2020 

Philipps Universität Marburg Marburg, Germany 

Italian, French, History for the teaching profession
2006–2007 

Studies in Buddhist Philosophy and Himalayan Languages
Khachoe Khagyil Ling - Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies Kathmandu, Nepal 

Geshema Studies in Buddhist Philosophy and Himalayan Languages
2009–2018 

Madhyamaka (dBu ma – Middle Way) Studies 

2017 - 2019: dGongs pa rab gsal (Illumination of the thought) Instructor: Geshe Ngawang Sangye, Sera Jey Monastery 

2016 - 2017: bSam gzugs (Concentrations and Formless Absorptions) Instructor: Geshe Ngawang Sangye, Sera Jey Monastery 

2016: gSang sngags kyi sa lam (Tantric Grounds and Paths) 

Instructor: Geshe Drugdra, Gyume Tantric College 

Preparatory Topics and Abhisamayālaṅkāra (Phar phyin – Ornament) 

2017: gZhung rnying (Pāramitā III) 

2016: gZhung rnying (Pāramitā II) 

2015: gZhung gsar (Pāramitā I) 

2014: Sa lam (Grounds and Paths), Tibetan class VIII 

2013: Grub mtha’, Don bdun cu (Tenets, 70 Topics), Tibetan class VII 

2012: rTags rigs (Sign and Reasoning), Tibetan class VI 

2011: Blo rigs (Mind and Reasoning), Tibetan class V 

2010: bsDus bring (Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy II), Tibetan class IV 

2009: bsDus grwa chung ba (Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy I), Tibetan class III 

Lama Tzong Khapa Institut (ILTK) Pomaia, Italy FPMT Masters Program in Advanced Buddhist Philosophy Sep 2008Jul 2009 

 

Language and translation studies 

Jul - Aug 2018: Sanskrit Intensive Course, Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal 

Jul - Aug 2017: Tibetan Intensive Translator Course, Maitripa College, Portland, USA 

Jun - Aug 2016: Intensive Interpreter Training, Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal 

Aug - Dez 2007: Classical Tibetan, Lama Tzong Khapa Institut (ILTK), Pomaia, Italy 

Conferences and Talks

2021: Dal cortile del Dibattito e dalla cava di clausura ai curricula secolari. Il modernismo buddista nell’ordine dei 

Gelukpa, Convegno AISTHiM Traditions, Translations and Transitions in the Cultural History of Tibet, the Himalayas and Mongolia, 7-9.07, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy 

2021: Weinrote Roben, Schneeberge und philosophische Debatten: Tibetischer Buddhismus im Wandel, Buddhismus Kennenlernen Serie, 15.04, Tibethaus Deutschland, Frankfurt, Germany 

2021: An introduction to CBCT® — Compassion-Based Compassion Training, Tibet-Colloquium Facets of Buddhism, Abteilung für Mongolistik and Tibetstudien, 02.02, Rheinische Friedrich- Wilhelm- Universität Bonn, Germany 

2019: An Unholy School in the Holy City of Lhasa – Modern Influences in Traditional Monastic Environments and their Impact ondGe bshes (ma) Studies, July 7-13, International Association for Tibetan Studies (IATS), École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, France 

2016: Healing Practices in the Himalaya, Challenges and Opportunities, October 7-9, UNESCO, Marpha, Nepal 

Publications 

2022 (upcoming publication): Queens Without a Kingdom Worth Ruling, Tibetan Buddhist Nuns and the Process of Change in Tibetan Monastic Communities (Diplome Thesis). Vajra Books- Vajra Academic 

2021: (upcoming publication): The Tathāgatagarbha Chapter of Uttaratantra by Maitreya. The Tathāgata Essence

Wisdom Publications 

Research and Fieldwork

2016–2019: Nepal (Kathmandu, Mustang), topics: Globalisation and modernity, development 

monasticism, religious hierarchies, secularisation, educational opportunities 

2016–2019: India (Hundsur, Mundgod, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh) topics: Living conditions, globalisation and modernity, monasticism, social change, secularisation 

Scholarships 

2021: Publication Grant, Brambosch-Schaelen-Stiftung 

Jun 2021– Jun 2025: Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies, Deutscher Akarmischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) 

Jul–Aug 2018: Sanskrit Intensive Course, Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal 

Jul–Aug 2017: Tibetan Intensive Translator Course, Maitripa College, Portland, USA 

Jun–Aug 2016: Intensive Interpreter Training, Nicky Glegg, Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal 

Jan–Jul 2009: FPMT Masters Program, Lama Tzong Khapa Institute (ILTK), Pomaia, Italy 

Aug–Dec 2007: Classical Tibetan Language, Lama Tzong Khapa Institute (ILTK), Pomaia, Italy 

 

Languages
Language 

 

 

Spoken 

 

 

Reading 

German 

Mothertongue 

Mothertongue 

Italian 

Mothertongue 

Mothertongue 

English 

C2 

C2 

French 

C1 

C1 

Tibetan 

C2 

C2 

Nepalese 

A2 

A2 

Sanskrit 

Reading skills 


Teaching, Translations, Appointments 

Oct 2021- present: Lecturer in Religious Sciences Ludwig Maximilans Universität, Munich 

Sept 2021- present: Lecturer in Langue et littérature tibétaines Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris 

March 2021- present: Project Assistant, Oral History of Tibetan Studies Project Oxford University, UK 

Jan 2021- present: Project Assistant, Archive Project Centre de Documentation de l'Aire Tibétain École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris 

Aug 2019–Jul 2020: Lecturer in Buddhist philosophy and in charge of study program management, Tibethaus e.V., Frankfurt, Germany 

Jul 2017–Feb 2018: Translation of the Uttara Tantra / Treatise on the Sublime Continuum, commissioned by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) 

Oct 2016: Interpreter at the UNESCO Conference Healing Practices in the Himalaya, Mustang, Nepal 

Jun–Aug 2010: Teaching assistant, FPMT- Basic Program, Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal 

2014–present: Translator and interpreter at Tibethaus e.V., Frankfurt, Germany 

2007–present: Freelance interpreter for Tibetan, Italian, French, and English for various Buddhist organisations and mindfulness-based institutes such as Arbor Institut, MBSR-Verband Schweiz, Tibethaus e.V, Bordo Genossenschaft, Italien, Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, Italy, Jangtse Thoesam, Italy 

Outreach 

Sep 2021- present: President of YouR PSL, PSL Young Researcher’s Society, PSL University, Paris 

2020- Sep 2021: Secretary of YouR PSL, PSL Young Researcher’s Society, PSL University, Paris 

2010–present: Interpreting and project management for political refugees of the Tibetan exile community (among others: Tibethaus Kulturstiftung) 

2008–2018: English teacher, advisor, project management – Khachoe Khagyil Ling Institute for Higher Buddhist  Studies, Nepal  

2004–present: Translator and interpreter, Tibethaus e.V., Frankfurt, Germany 

2001–2006: Group leader and regional representative, Verband Christlicher Pfadfinder, Trier, Germany 


Journal articles1 document

  • Chandra Chiara Ehm. Königinnen ohne Reich. Buddhismus Aktuell, Susanne Billig, 2022. ⟨halshs-03533686⟩

Conference papers1 document

  • Chandra Chiara Ehm. Dal cortile del Dibattito e dalla cava di clausura ai curricula secolari. Il modernismo buddista nell’ordine dei Gelukpa. Convegno AISTHiM Traditions, Translations and Transitions in the Cultural History of Tibet, the Himalayas and Mongolia, Jan 2022, Rome, Italy. ⟨halshs-03533691⟩