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THE TIBETAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES

 

BEGINNING TIBETAN: LEVEL 1

 BY TELEPHONE CONFERENCE CALL

 

A NINE-WEEK COURSE ON TUESDAYS,
BEGINNING JANUARY 13, 2015

 

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With David Curtis

 

 

Significantly enhance your study and practice of the Dharma from the convenience of your own home. Study with a teacher who has successfully taught hundreds of students from all backgrounds over the last 22 years. David has conducted many seminars all across the US, has taught over 1000 students in teleconference courses since 2008,  and his classes are highly recommend by students, scholars, lamas, and rinpoches.

 

 

What Rinpoches Have Said

 

"David Curtis is one of the best teachers of Tibetan Language....It is a rare opportunity. David is not just a language teacher; he is part of an authentic Dharma lineage."  

                                                                                                            --Anam Thubten Rinpoche

 

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"The unique methods of language instruction offered by the Institute have drawn large numbers of students, and the speed and swiftness with which they learn to read and write Tibetan is remarkable."          --Gochen Tulku Rinpoche

Curriculum for Level I Course     

  

Students will learn the alphabet, how to read, and basic vocabulary.

 Classes are fun and a great way to fuel your studies. This course is ideal for those students needing a review or for those who cannot attend a seminar in person.

How does the course work?

  

 All you need to do

(1) Register for the class on the TLI website. Don't wait as this teleconference technology has limits on how many can attend.


(2) Obtain the necessary Level I Manual and/or Beginner's Package. Click here for information  about these materials.


3) On the designated time and day, call the special number that will be given to you each week. This telephone number is not toll free.

4) Have to miss a class?  Just want to listen to the class a second time? Not a problem because included in your registration is a phone number to access a telephone recording of the class (not a computer download). Students tell us over and over that this is a very useful and convenient aspect to the class.

 

 

Student Comments on TLI's Courses

 

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Learning Tibetan from David Curtis is definitely one of life's better experiences.

                                                                                                                     --K.J., VA

  

I love this course. I feel as if I am finally making progress in Tibetan. Thanks, David! Your method works.                                                                                                   --W.S., New Orleans, LA

 

These telephone lessons have been so enlightening and enriching to my practice. It's been so good to learn right at home, with my cup of tea! Yet there's a wonderful teacher present, and other classmates, and the opportunity to ask questions....It can't get any better than that.                                                                                                                        --M.M., AZ

 

I am taking the level I class and enjoying it tremendously. I have [now] been studying regularly which is helping me feel confident that I'll be able to read and continue learning Tibetan beyond this first class.                                                               --C.P., Palisades, CA

 

Just wanted to say how great the virtual class was last night. David's presentation was so interesting, tight, and focused. The whole thing was a lot of fun--so thank you!                                         --R.A., Polson, MT

 

 

EASY            FUN           INEXPENSIVE

           

            Date:                           Tuesdays, January 13 - March 10, 2015
                                                

 

            Time:                           5-6:30 pm     Pacific Time

                                                6-7:30 pm     Mountain Time

                                                7-8:30 pm     Central Time

                                                8-9:30 pm     Eastern Time

 

            Cost:                          $150 for all nine weeks   

 

            Required Text:          TLI's Level 1 Manual ($30 plus shipping). Please order  from TLI if

                                                needed.  

 

            Suggested Materials:   Beginner's Package ($185, plus shipping. Includes the Level I Manual,

                                               audio CD, DVD of the Level I Course, Flashcards, Preprimer, and
                                               Tibetan-English dictionary.
David highly recommends you get this.
                                              

                                               Please order from TLI if needed.

           

            Type of Telephone:   A regular phone line works best for the teleconference calls. Cell phones

                                                also work, but Skype cannot be used (it creates too much static on the

                                                line). No Skype calls please.

 

 

            Instructor:                 David Curtis was given the title Lama upon completion of the traditional                                                                   

                                               three-year retreat under H.E. Kalu Rinpoche in 1992 and founded the
                                               Tibetan Language Institute in 1996. He has an academic background in
                                               classical languages and taught Tibetan to hundreds of Western students
                                               for over 22 years. He combines his linguistic skills with a practitioner's
                                              
knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism. Gochen Tulku Rinpoche (Tulku
                                               Sang-ngag Rinpoche) has given him the title Acharya (master teacher).

 

Once registered, students will be sent a phone number to call and password each week.

 

Please register by January 9, if possible.

Space is limited and will be given to those registering first.

 

 

 

If you would like priority mail service instead of media mail, contact us directly.

 

 

TO PAY BY PAYPAL

 

 

To register for the Level I Virtual Course only (this does not include the Level 1 manual), the suggested donation is $150.00.

 

                                   

To register for the Level I Virtual Course for US and order the Level I Manual  (my shipping address is in the US). Shipping is by media mail. International customers: contact TLI for a postal quote. 

 

To register for the Level I Virtual Course and order the Beginners Package which includes the Level I manual (my shipping address is in the US). Shipping is by media mail. International customers: contact TLI for a postal quote.

 

 

 

TO PAY BY CHECK

 

Please make your check payable to the Tibetan Language Institute and send to the address below. Be sure to include your shipping address, and also note in the memo line "Virtual Course Level 1" etc.

 

Please let us know by email or phone call that you are registering.

 

 

 

To register for the Level I Virtual Course, the suggested donation is $ 150.00 USD (this does not include the Level 1 Manual). International Customers: contact TLI.        

 

To register for the Level I Virtual Course for US and order the Level I Manual (my shipping address is in the US). $187.00 . Shipping is by media mail (add additional $5 for priority shipping).  International customers: contact TLI for a postal quote. 

 

To register for the Level I Virtual Course and order the Beginners Package which includes the Level I manual.  $354.00  (my shipping address is in the US). Shipping is by media mail (add additional $5 for priority shipping). International customers: contact TLI for a postal quote.  

 

 

 

 

TO PAY BY VISA OR MASTERCARD

 

Please call us at 406/ 961-5131 to pay by credit card for the class and materials. There will be an additional $3.00 convenience fee for this service.

 

 

 

Tibetan Language Institute

Learning materials and instruction for Dharma students

 

P.O. Box 2037   Hamilton, MT   59840  USA

Telephone: 406/ 961-5131   Email: info@tibetanlanguage.org

www.tibetanlanguage.org

 

The Tibetan Language Institute is a 501 (c) (3)  educational non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation of the Tibetan language, literature and culture. 

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