THE TIBETAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES

READING & TRANSLATING COURSE BY GROUP TELECONFERENCE CALL:

THE P'A DAMPA SANGYE READING COURSE

 

David Curtis of the Tibetan Language Institute

With David Curtis

A 6-week Continuation Course on Thursdays, Beginning May 23, 2013

 

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This is the next step for many of you who have completed Levels II, III, and other reader courses. David will use this text to help you further your understanding of Tibetan. This is a continuation course.

About the Text
This edition ofP'a Dampa Sangye's Advice to the People of Ding Ri is the latest in the on-going series of Tibetan language learning materials developed byTLI. We hope that this publication−with its inter-linear translation, translation worksheet pages, and reading practice pages−will aid you in your journey to more fully understand the teachings of the Buddha by reading the Dharma in the original Classical Literary Tibetan.
P’a Dampa Sangye (d.1117) was a great Indian Buddhist master who traveled several times to Tibet and China. Part of theMahasiddha tradition, he was one of the profound Tantric masters who played a significant role in transplanting the Dharma from India to Tibet and Bhutan. P’a Dampa is famous for transmitting theChö tradition to Machig Labdron, as well as developing the Pacification of SufferingZhi byed tradition. Both of these traditions have had a profound and lasting influence on Tibetan Buddhism.
P'a Dampa lived and taught in the area of Ding Ri, a village in south central Tibet near Shigatse, north of Mt. Everest, which sits on the Tibet-Nepal border. He established a hermitage in the Ding Ri area. Milarepa also spent much time in the Ding Ri area. There is a well-know story of P'a Dampa's meeting with Milarepa, which is told inThe Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa.
Our text,P’a Dampa Sangye’s Advice to the People of Ding Ri, is P’a Dampa’s final teaching to his students in the region of Ding Ri. For nearly a thousand years, this text has been revered by lamas and practitioners in Tibet and the entire Himalayan region. His teaching contains practical and profound advice that still speaks to us today.

 

 

 

 

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                    Date:                           Thursdays, May 23-June 27 (six weeks)

 

            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

 

 

            Suggested Donation:                   $108 for all six weeks.     

                                               

            Required Texts:         TLI's  P'a Dampa Sangye's Advice to the People of Dingri Translation Workbook ($25)

                                                TLI's  Divine Tree Grammar Poem Suite ($40)

 

                                                Please order from TLI if needed.

                                   

                             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 19 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).

 

 

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TO PAY BY PAYPAL

To register for the P'a Dampa Sangye Reading/Translating Course only (this does not include any new materials), the suggested donation is $108.

 

 

                                                                       

To register for the P'a Dampa Sangye Reading/Translating Course  and order P'a Dampa Sangye's Advice to the People of Dingri Translation Workbook   (your shipping address is in the US). Shipping is by media mail. International customers: contact TLI for a postal quote. 

                                                             

To register for the P'a Dampa Sangye Reading/Translating Course  and order P'a Dampa Sangye's Advice to the People of Dingri Workbook and order the Divine Tree Grammar Poem Suite  (your shipping address is in the US). Shipping is by media mail. International customers: contact TLI for a postal quote.  

                                                             

 

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Please make your check payable to the Tibetan Language Institute and send to the address below. Be sure to include your shipping address.

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

 

 

P'a Dampa Reading Course only: $108.
P'a Dampa Reading Course and P'a Dampa Sangye's Advice to the People of Dingri Translation Workbook: $140.
P'a Dampa Reading Course,  P'a Dampa Sangye's Advice to the People of Dingri Translation Workbook , and the
          Divine Tree Grammar Poem Suite:$185. 

 

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