Patrick Lambelet has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 1995. He completed the FPMT Masters Program in Buddhist Studies at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Italy, studying the major philosophical and tantric subjects of the Geluk tradition. Following a decade of teaching Buddhist courses and leading retreats, he received an MA in religious studies at the University of Chicago. He earned his PhD in religious studies from the University of California Santa Barbara, where he completed a dissertation under the guidance of José Cabezón. His dissertation focuses on Atiśa Dīpaṃkara and the reception of Vajrayāna doctrines in Tibet.

His research interests include Mahāsiddha teachings and literature, Tibetan Buddhist biographies (namthar), and Buddhist approaches to contemporary ethical issues. Patrick has worked as an editor of both general and scholarly books and articles on Buddhism and other topics, and he works as a translator from Tibetan for the 84000 Project.