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Oriane Lavolé

PhD Student in Religious Studies, admitted Autumn 2020
MA, Center for Buddhist Studies, Kathmandu University, 2016
MA, Sciences Po Paris (Paris Institute of Political Science), 2011
BA, McGill University, 2008
Oriane Lavole

Oriane is a student of Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy who spent the past years living in Nepal and learning from the communities who uphold the living tradition of Tibetan Buddhism there. She worked as a translator and interpreter of Tibetan Buddhist texts and teachings before joining the PhD program in Religious Studies at Stanford University.


Research Interests

Field of Interest
Tibetan Buddhism
Revelatory traditions (in particular the Tibetan "terma" or Treasure tradition)
Tibetan indigenous relationships to land
Ritual practices
Tibetan Buddhist cosmology
Environmental humanities