The vision of Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages (MRC) is to create a body of knowledge that facilitates the translation and transmission of the Tibetan Buddhist written tradition and classical languages into English.

Mangalam Research Center offers programs in Buddhist studies and develops tools to aid translation. Its programs have been attended by scholars from around the world, and it often receives grants in support of its conferences and translation projects, including from the Khyentse Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Mangalam Research Center is located at Mangalam Center, which is a Nyingma center located in downtown Berkeley, California.