THE TIBETAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES

 

READING & TRANSLATING

THE WAY OF THE BODHISATTVA

 

BY
SHANTIDEVA

 VIRTUAL GROUP COURSE BY TELEPHONE CONFERENCE CALL

A NINE-WEEK COURSE ON THURSDAYS

 

David

Practice Reading & Translating
With Lama David Curtis
Beginning Thursdays January 29, 2015

 

 The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhisattvacharyavatara in Sanskrit)  continues to be a core teaching of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism, and its message is both vital and inspiring for those trying to build a more compassionate world. Composed in the 8th century,
this text becomes richer and richer with each reading--it combines those rare qualities of scholastic precision, spiritual depth,
and poetical beauty.

 Using the Divine Tree Grammar Poem and Commentary to inform reading and understanding,
you now have the opportunity to study this beautiful and often-taught text in Tibetan. 

 

 

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

 

"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

 

Student Comments on TLI Courses

Learning Tibetan from David Curtis is definitely one of life's better experiences.
                                                                                                                -- K.J., VA  

I'm enjoying the course very much. Just the weekly discipline of attending helps a lot. I think your mind works very much like mine--a lot of the side points you make just sort of light things up for me, and I really appreciate the way you analyze the Tibetan. I'm glad I've signed up for the next course as well!                       --S.L., NYC

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

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

I am enjoying [the Heart Sutra Course] very much. It's my third time through translating it, and yet I get more
every time.                                                                                                 -C.M., PA   

                    


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 materials once available:  Way of the Bodhisattva Workbook, 2nd Edition, The Divine Tree Grammar Poem Suite, and an English translation of the text (to be determined).

3) On the designated time on Thursdays, call the special number that will be given to you. This is a 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.

 

           

Date:

Thursdays, January 29 - March 5
                  March 26 - April 9 2015 (nine 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

 

Cost:  

$175 for all nine weeks (registration only)


Required Text:

1. TLI's Way of the Bodhisattva Translation Workbook 2nd Edition ($30).

2. The Divine Tree Grammar Poem Suite ($40)

 

Instructor:

David Curtis completed 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 has been teaching Tibetan to Western students for 15 years. He combines his linguistic skills with a practitioner's knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoches have given him the titles of Lama and a Acharya (Master Teacher).

 

 

  Register for 2 virtual courses at the same time and receive a $20 discount. Repeat class only $108 for nine weeks.  Contact TLI.

 

 

**Once registered, students will be sent a phone number to call and password each week.**
**Please register by Wednesday January 23, if possible.**

 

International customers: contact TLI for a postal quote.

 

 PAYMENT BY PAYPAL

To register for the Way of the Bodhisattva Reading Course only, the suggested donation is $175.00.
This does not include the Way of the Bodhisattva Translation Workbook 2nd edition, the Divine Tree Grammar Poem Suite, or the  English translation.                                               

 

To register for the Way of the Bodhisattva Reading Course and order the Way of the Bodhisattva Translation Workbook 2nd Edition (shipping address is in the US). Shipping by media mail--usually 7-10 business days. International customers: contact TLI for a postal quote. 

 

To register for the Way of the Bodhisattva Reading Course and order the Way of the Bodhisattva Translation Workbook 2nd Edition (shipping address is in the US). Shipping by priority mail --usually 2 to 3 business days. International customers: contact TLI for a postal quote. 

 

To register for the Way of the Bodhisattva Reading Course and order the Way of the Bodhisattva Translation Workbook 2nd Edition and the Divine Tree Grammar Poem Suite (shipping address is in the US). Shipping by priority mail --usually 2 to 3 business days. International customers: contact TLI for a postal quote. 

 

 

                                                                                 

 TO PAY BY CHECK

 

To register for Way of the Bodhisattva Course, the suggested donation is $ 175.00 USD (this does notinclude the necessary materials).

Please make your check payable to the Tibetan Language Institute. Note in the memo line "Way of Bodhisattva Teleconference Course 2015." Send to:

            Tibetan Language Institute
            P.O. Box 2037
            Hamilton, MT 59840

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

 

TO PAY BY VISA OR MASTERCARD

 

Please call us at 406/ 961-5131 to pay by credit card for the class. 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

 

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