In general, there are many benefits to hosting a seminar, both for the students/sangha members that attend and for the hosting center.
The Tibetan Language Institute has been hosted to teach language seminars all over the United States. David Curtis, the principle instructor, usually teaches the Level I Course, the Level II Course, and Reading/Translation Workshops. For these TLI has developed an excellent suite of support learning materials. During the time that he is at a seminar, David also delivers lectures to the general public on various topics concerning Tibet and its language, literature and culture, stimulating interest in the general topic of Tibet as well as in the learning of the Tibetan language.
To organize a seminar in your area, please call us for availability and logistics. Here is an idea of what the sponsoring group's responsibilities:
In order to facilitate the seminar, TLI can help with developing the poster for the seminar (both for print and email distribution). We also can advertise the seminar to our email list (currently at approximately 1200 people), send out brochures by U.S. mail, and we can include your seminar on our calendar and sidebar of this website. David is truly gifted as a teacher, and we at the TLI office do our utmost to help make your seminar successful in all ways.
Past Seminar Locations:
|Tucson, AZ (1998 - 2001)||10 seminars at the Bodhisattva Institute|
|Rochester, NY (1998 - 2006)||9 seminars at the Amitabha Foundation|
|Bozeman, MT (2001)||Namdroling, Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhist Center|
|San Diego, CA (2002)||Private study group|
|Columbus, OH (2003)||The Columbus Karma Thegsum Choling|
|Gainesville, FL (2003)||Tibetan Meditation Center|
|Junction City, CA (2003)||Chagdud Gompa Shedra at Rigzin Ling|
|Portland, OR (2003)||Kagyu Changchub Chuling, Vajrayana Buddhist Center|
|Los Angeles, CA (2003 - 2004)||6 seminars: The Yeru Bon Center, the Bowers Museum, the Thrangu Rinpoche Study Group, and 3 seminars hosted by Loyola Marymount University|
|Arlee, MT (2003 - 2006)||3 seminars for the shedra retreat lead by Tulku Sang-gnag Rinpoche at Ewam, School of Nyingma Buddhism|
|Seattle, WA (2004)||Amrita Center|
|Olympia, WA (2003)||Bodhi House|
|Berkeley, CA (2003)||Dharmata Foundation|
|Hartford, CT (2005)||The Hartford Karma Thegsum Choling|
|Maui, HI (2005)||Private study group|
To contact TLI by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tibetan Language Institute PO Box 2037 Hamilton, Montana 59840 USA 406.961.5131
Executive Director: David Curtis