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THE TIBETAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
BEGINNING TIBETAN: LEVEL 1
BY TELEPHONE CONFERENCE CALL
A NINE-WEEK COURSE ON TUESDAYS,
BEGINNING JANUARY 12, 2016
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."
"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
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.
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
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
Tibetan from David Curtis is definitely one of life's better experiences.
love this course. I feel as if I am finally making progress in Tibetan. Thanks,
David! Your method works. --W.S., New Orleans, LA
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.,
Date: Tuesdays, January 12 - March 8, 2016
Time: 5-6:30 pm Pacific Time
pm Mountain Time
pm Central Time
pm Eastern Time
Cost: $150 for all nine weeks
Text: TLI's Level 1 Manual
($30 plus shipping). Please order from
Materials: Beginner's Package ($185,
plus shipping. Includes the Level I Manual,
audio CD, DVD of the Level
I Course, Flashcards, Preprimer, and
dictionary. David highly recommends you get this.
order from TLI if needed.
of Telephone: A
regular phone line works best for the teleconference calls. Cell phones
work, but Skype cannot be used (it creates too much static on the
Skype calls please.
Instructor: David Curtis was given the title Lama upon completion of the traditional
retreat under H.E. Kalu Rinpoche in 1992 and founded the
Language Institute in 1996. He has an academic background in
languages and taught Tibetan to hundreds of Western students
over 23 years. He combines his linguistic skills with a practitioner's
of Tibetan Buddhism. Gochen Tulku Rinpoche (Tulku
Rinpoche) has given him the title Acharya (master teacher).
students will be sent a phone number to call and password each week.
register by January 7, 2016, if possible.
is limited and will be given to those registering first.
If you would
like priority mail service instead of media mail, contact
for the Level I Virtual Course only (this does not include the Level 1 manual), the
suggested donation is $150.00.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
P.O. Box 2037 Hamilton, MT 59840 USA
Telephone: 406/ 961-5131 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Executive Director: David Curtis