Free Items to Help You Study and Practice

Welcome to the Tibetan Language Institute's offerings of free resources for students. These prayers, texts, drills, exercises, notes and cultural information can be useful on many different levels: for personal dharma practice as well as language acquisition. Enjoy!

Prayers and Tibetan Texts

Dedication of Beneficial Activities Prayer


Dewachen Prayer - Tibetan, English, and Phonetics - pecha format


Dharma Quote - Tibetan, English, and Phonetics - pecha format


Eight-Fold Path - Eight-Fold Path- Tibetan, English, and Phonetics


Food Offering Prayer


Four Immeasurables Prayer


Four Noble Truths - Tibetan, English, and Phonetics


Four Reliances


Important Terms in Tibetan Buddhism


Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa


Long-life Prayer for H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama


Manjushri Prayer


Mipham Rinpoche's Prayer for Good Fortune and Peace


Morning Meditation by Bokar Rinpoche - English Only


Refuge and Bodhicitta Prayers


Shakyamuni Buddha Teaching

The Six Perfections

Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas Quote - Tibetan and English
This TLI Produced Publication is available at the bookstore!

Verses of the Eight Noble Auspicious Ones


Cultural Information

The Eight Auspicious Symbols

Colors in the Tibetan Language

Musical Notations for Various Pujas in the Kagyu Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism


Exercises, Drills, and Notes

Level I

Tibetan Alphabet with English Phonetics

David Curtis Reciting the Tibetan Consconants (mp3)

Calligraphy Guide to First Letters of Alphabet

Calligraphy Lined Paper for Practicing Alphabet and Vocabulary

Tibetan Alphabet Recognition Practice Sheet

Tibetan Alphabet with Vowels Reading Practice Sheet

Tibetan Letters Reading Practice Sheet

Tibetan Subscripts, Superscripts, Vowel Signs Reading Practice Sheet

Tibetan Transliteration of Various Buddhist Terms

Wylie Transliteration Chart of Tibetan Alphabet, with Library of Congress, Jäschke, and Das Transliterations

Level I Manual is available at the bookstore.

Level II

Basic Tibetan Vocabulary Exercise Page One

Page Two

Particles used with the eight grammatical cases

Tibetan Numbers and Numerals

David Curtis Spelling the Numbers (mp3)

The Linking Verb

The Six States of Existence

Tibetan Language Basic Practice Drill Page One

Page Two

Level II Manual is available at the bookstore.


Tibetan Language Reader: Part I

Refuge and Bodhicitta Prayer with Glossary

Tibetan Language Reader Workbook: Part I is available at the bookstore

37 Practices of Bodhisattvas

37 Practices: Verse 9 with Glossary

37 Practices of Bodhisattvas Workbook, 2nd edition is available at the bookstore

Heart Sutra

Heart Sutra: Title and first 5 lines

Heart Sutra Workbook, 2nd Edition is available at the bookstore


Way of Bodhisattva by Shantideva 

Way of Bodhisattva: Chapter 1, Verses 10 & 11   

Way of Bodhisattva Workbook, 2nd Edition is available at the bookstore


Other Items

The Way of the Bodhisattva Workbook, Page One
This TLI Produced Publication is available at the bookstore

Notes from a teaching on Vajrakilaya


Video Aids

TLI Channel on YouTube

Learning the Tibetan Alphabet with Lama David Curtis

Single Syllable Words in Tibetan

Five Vowels in Tibetan

Using the Five Vowels to Create Tibetan Words

Tibetan Vocabulary Flashcards: How to Use

Heart Sutra : Title Explanation, Part I

Heart Sutra: Title Explanation, Part II


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