Lobsang Zatul was born in Tibet. He left Tibet at the age of eleven and has lived in Switzerland since 1963. He was fortunate to grow up with his parents, who taught him correct Tibetan. He has been teaching Tibetan, both language and script, to Tibetans and non-Tibetans for more than thirty years. 

As a long-time student of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, he devotes his time and energy to the preservation of the Tibetan language.