Marco Antonio Karam, President and founder of Casa Tibet Mexico, one of Latin America’s oldest and most influential Dharma, cultural and pro Tibet political institutions.
He received a BA in Western Philosophy from La Salle University in Mexico City (Degree awarded by the SEP) and a BA in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University in Boulder Colorado with a minor in Buddhist and Western Psychology.
He has done graduate studies in Buddhist Psychology and Philosophy at several universities in the United States, Asia and Europe, including Harvard, Oxford and Heidelberg Universities.
He is a fellow of England’s 21st Century Trust; Founding and Steering Committee member of the International Tibet Support Group Network; Board Member of the International Campaign for Tibet.
As a scholar, Mr. Karam has specialized in the study of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and civilization. He has been a translator for His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet as well as for some of the most important scholars and teachers of the tradition. In the last few years, he has worked at creating bridges between the cultural and psychological heritage of the ancient Buddhist civilization and that of modern western culture and science.
He has also been involved in the direction of Casa Tibet México, one of Latin America’s most important Tibetan cultural institutions with more than 2000 members and many centers around Mexico and Central America.
He is a contributing writer for many newspapers, television and radio programs around the world.
He has been professor at Mexico’s prestigious “El Colegio de Mexico”, the “Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México” and many other colleges and universities in Mexico and Latin America.
He was the main organizer of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama’s first visit to Latin America (Mexico and Costa Rica 1989) as well as his second and third visits to Mexico (2004, 2011). He was also a member of the steering committees responsible for organizing His Holiness’s 2004 visit to El Salvador and was president of the organizing committee for his visit to Guatemala in the same year.
For the last 23 years, he has been one of the main promoters of Tibetan culture and Buddhism in the Spanish-speaking world.