THE FUNDAMENTALS OF TIBETAN GRAMMER

THE BASICS OF READING TIBETAN TEXTS

David Curtis

With David Curtis

 

WEDNESDAYS  September 25 - November 20, 2019

9-week Course by Teleconference Call

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Insight into the spiritual language and culture heritage of Tibet

 

 

About the Course:
Once we have learned to read the Tibetan script as we did in the Level I Course, we then need to begin to learn how Tibetan works as a language (topics such word order, sentence formation, etc). We aim to demystify Tibetan for Dharma students in order for them to enrich their practice.

The class will use TLI’s The Divine Tree Grammar Poem and its commentary as our principal texts. We will also refer to A Primer for Classical Literary Tibetan, by John Rockwell.

Understanding the topics presented in this class will enhance your efforts to read and understand beautiful and profound Tibetan Dharma texts and prayers, such as the Heart Sutra and the Way of the Bodhisattva.

 

Course Details

Schedule:  

Wednesdays September 25 – November 20, 2019

5-6:30 Pacific Time 
6-7:30 pm Mountain Time
7-8:30 pm Central Time
8-9:30 pm Eastern Time

Registration:           

$150 for course (not including class materials) see below

 

Study Materials:

  1. Divine Tree Grammar Poem Suite Required. $40 (plus sh/h)
  2. A Primer for Classical Literary Tibetan; Volume 1: The Grammar, by John Rockwell, Jr.; Second Edition 1991.  Required. $55, plus sh/h.

To register and/or order study materials, email TLI

Students outside the US: email TLI for a postal quote.

 

Type of Telephone: 

Regular phone line works best for teleconference calls. Cell phones also work, but Skype cannot be used because it creates too much static on the line. No Skype or Internet phone calls please.

 

Telephone Recording:          

Students will be sent link to a telephone recording of each class. If you cannot attend the "live" class, you can still register and attend via telephone recording. This has worked well for many students.

 

Instructor
David Curtis was given the title of Lama upon completion of the Three-Year Retreat, and then in 2007 he was awarded the title of Acharya (Master Teacher). He has dedicated himself since retreat to teaching the Tibetan language and Buddhism, grounded in his love of the Dharma and his desire to share that with others.      

 

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REGISTRATION

 

 

TO PAY BY PAYPAL

To register for the Fundamentals of Tibetan Grammar Course only (this does not include any study materials) is $150.00.

 

                                                                                           

To register for the Fundamentals of Tibetan Grammar Course and order both the Divine Tree Grammar Poem Suite and A Primer for Classical Tibetan by J. Rockwell Manual   (your shipping address is in the US). Shipping is by priority mail. International customers: contact TLI for a postal quote.

                                                             

 

To register for Fundamentals of Tibetan Grammar Course and only order A Primer for Classical Tibetan by J. Rockwell Manual   (your shipping address is in the US). Shipping is by priority mail. International customers: contact TLI for a postal quote. 

                                                             

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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, and also note in the memo line "Grammar/Rockwell Virtual Course" etc.

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

To register for the Fundamentals of Tibetan Grammar Course only, the suggested donation is $ 150.00 USD (this does notinclude the study materials). International Customers: contact TLIfor a postal quote. 

To register for the Fundamentals of Tibetan Grammar Course and order the Divine Tree Grammar Poem Suite and the Primer for Classical Literary Tibetan(your shipping address is in the US). $259. Shipping is by priority mail.).  International customers: contact TLIfor a postal quote. 

To register for the Fundamentals of Tibetan Grammar Course and order the Primer for Classical Literary Tibetan(your shipping address is in the US). $219. Shipping is by priority mail.).  International customers: contact TLIfor 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

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