The Tibetan Language Institute invites you to attend

TIBETAN LANGUAGE COURSES
TWO WEEKEND SEMINARS IN MAUI, HAWAII
LEVEL I: APRIL 9-11          LEVEL 2: APRIL 16-18

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With Lama David Curtis
Deepen your relationship with the Dharma
Begin to learn to read Buddhist prayers and texts in Tibetan

To study Tibetan is to practice Dharma.

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Level I Course: April 9-11.
The first weekend provides a comprehensive introduction, or thorough review, of the basics of the Tibetan language. Students will learn to read and write the Tibetan script, use the Tibetan dictionary, and acquire a preliminary vocabulary.

 

Level II: April 16-18.  The second course is a direct continuation of the first, providing an important opportunity to support and enhance what was previously learned. This course establishes an excellent foundation for translating prayers and texts.

Come for one or both seminars.


 

What Rinpoche's Have Said about Lama David's Courses

"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

Anam Thubten Rinpoche & Lama David
teaching in MT 2007
          

Lama David last taught in 2005 in Hawaii 

 

"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 with Lama David is fun and easy!

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

I'm enjoying the course very much. 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.                   --NYC

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

You [David] are a naturally gifted teacher.   --CA 

I am so loving this class, it is amazing how quickly I am progressing in what I thought would be a very inaccessible language.   --CA                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Tibetan Language Seminar in Hawaii

Where:

Address and directions to venue will be given at registration for the seminars.  Classes will be held in Haiku, Maui -  Northshore area.

 

When:           

April 9-11 (Level I)

April 16-18 (Level II)

 

Suggested Donation:

One Seminar: $175; two seminars: $299

Half day: $30
                                                

Returning students: One seminar $100; two seminars $199

It is possible to pay at the door, but pre-registration helps us.    

       

Required Study materials:

Level I Manual

Level II Manual

(both available from TLI or on-site)

 

Suggested Study Materials:

Complete Beginners' Package

Level 2 Package

Materials will be available at the beginning of the course. Dictionaries, flash cards, and other materials will also be available for purchase throughout the seminar.

 

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 17 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).

 

Course Information:            

Call TLI at Telephone: 406/ 961-5131

 Email: info@tibetanlanguage.org

 

Local Coordinator:

Contact Rinchen Hand at (808) 463-9009 

 

~~Please pre-register if possible.~~
Although it is possible to register at the door, if you are coming, please  pre-register at your earliest convenience. Partial payments to reserve your place are welcome.

Space is limited. We are preparing so that  we all may enjoy a harmonious and restful seminar.

 

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TO PAY BY PAYPAL

If you do not already have a Paypal account, it is very easy to set up as you go through the checkout procedure.

Level I Seminar
To register for the Level I Seminar only (this does not include the Level 1 manual), the suggested donation is $175.00.

 

To register for the Level I Seminar as a returning student (this does not include the Level 1 manual), the suggested donation is $100.

 

To register for the Level I Seminar and order the Level I Manual 
(shipping address is in the US).                                               

 

To register for the Level I Seminar and order the Beginners Package which includes the Level I manual
(shipping address is in the US)                                           

 

Level II Seminar
To register for the Level II Seminar (this does not include the Level II manual), the suggested donation is $175.00.                                    

 

To register for the Level II Seminar as a returning student (this does not include the Level II manual), the suggested donation is $100.                                             

 

To register for the Level II Seminar and order the Level II Manual 
(shipping address is in the US).                                             

 

To register for the Level II Seminar and order the Level II Package which includes the Level II manual
(shipping address is in the US).

 

Level I and Level II Seminars: Register for Both and Save

To register for the Level I and Level II Seminars only (this does not include the Level 1 or Level II manuals),
the suggested donation is $299 (save $51)
.                                 

 

To register for the Level I and Level II Seminars only, as a repeating student (this does not include the Level 1 or Level II manuals),
the suggested donation is $199 (save $151)
.

 

To register for the Level I and Level II Seminars with Level I and Level II Manuals: $359 (save $54)
(shipping address is in the US).                                            

 

To register for the Level I and Level II Seminars with Level I and Level II Packages: $599 (save $110)
(shipping address is in the US).

 

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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 if you are ordering materials, and also note in the memo
line what you are registering for/purchasing.  Please let us know by email that you are registering.

Level I Seminar only.......................................................................$175
Level I Seminar only (repeating student).........................................$100
Level I Seminar and Level I Manual...............................................$212
Level I Seminar and Beginners Package.........................................$379
Level II Seminar only......................................................................$175
Level II Seminar only (repeating student)........................................$100
Level II Seminar and Level II Manual.............................................$212
Level II Seminar and Level II Package............................................$349
Level I and Level II Seminars only..................................................$299    (save $51)
Level I & Level II Seminars only, repeating student........................$199    (save $151)
Level I & Level II Seminars, plus manuals......................................$359    (save $54)
Level I & Level II Seminars, plus Level I & II Packages.................$599   (save $110)

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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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