Fabian Sanders has studied Asian languages, traditions, and cultures extensively. In recent years he has concentrated on teaching classical Tibetan Language at university level and for the Shang Shung Foundation. He has been a student of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu for more than twenty years. He is author of La Lingua Tibetana Classica (Hoepli), the first classical Tibetan grammar book in Italian.
He is the director of the School for Tibetan Language and Translation of the International Atiyoga Foundation and Academic Director of the Shang Shung Institute UK.