Robin Kornman
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Robin Kornman in 2006
Born 17 April 1947(1947-04-17)
New Orleans, LA, United States
Died 31 July 2007 (aged 60)
Milwaukee, WI, United States
Occupation Buddhist, translator
Official website

Robin Kornman (April 17, 1947 – July 31, 2007) is best known for his work as a Tibetan Buddhist scholar, as well as a founding member of the Nalanda Translation Committee. Up until his death, he had spent many years working on an English translation of the Tibetan (living) epic Gesar of Ling — it is his work on this translation that has gained him the most recognition. A longtime student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Kornman had been co-director of Trungpa Rinpoche's first Shambhala Buddhist retreat center in North America, Karmê Chöling, when first established in 1970.[1]

Having earned his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University, Kornman was a professor of Comparative Literature, published various translations and articles dealing with Buddhism, and acted as a meditation instructor and mentor to the Shambhala Buddhist Community.


  1. Midal (2005) p. 478


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