Tashi Tsering studied at the Central School for Tibetans Dalhousie in northern India from 1963 to 1971.
He is a founding director of the Amnye Machen Institut. He is also affiliated with the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, and editor of several Tibetan journals, including the Journal of Tibet. He was appointed consultant to the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology by its director, Tashi Densapa.
In 1979, along with the filmmaker Tenzing Sonam, late writer, K. Dhondup, Thupten Samphel, Kesang Tenzin and Gyalpo Tsering, he founded the pioneering English-language Tibetan poetry journal, Lotus Fields.
In the documentary Angry Monk, reflections on Tibet (2005) about Gendun Chophel directed by Luc Schaedler, he is interviewed as an expert. He compiled the longest calligraphy of Tibetan prayers, conducted by the calligrapher Jamyang Dorjee Chakrishar.