Introduction to Tibetan Grammar

With David Curtis

September 20 - November 15, 2017

9-week Course by Teleconference Call

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Insight into the spiritual language and culture heritage of Tibet

 

Learning is the treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. −Chinese Proverb

 

This course is open to anyone who has taken our Level I. This course will replace the Level 2 Course for this fall.

Students will study Tibetan using the excellent A Primer for Classical Literary Tibetan by John Rockwell. This outstanding grammar book is filled with helpful appendices—genuine aids to learning to read Dharma prayers and texts.

In addition to being our text for this course, the Primer for Classical Literary Tibetan is a great reference tool to have. Plus it comes with a second volume, a brilliant synopsis of the Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa.

There are many exercises with each lesson, from Tibetan to English and English to Tibetan—and all the answers are given in the back of the book.

For students who have had Level II, this will be a great review with various explanations and examples taken from classical Buddhist texts, as well as new information not taught in any of our TLI Levels.

 

 

Details

Schedule:  

Wednesdays starting September 20

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)

 

Study Materials:

  1. A Primer for Classical Literary Tibetan; Volume 1: The Grammar, by John Rockwell, Jr.; Second Edition 1991.  Required. $55, plus sh/h.
  2. TLI’s Level 2 Manual. Highly recommended. $30, plus sh/h.
  3. TLI’s Divine Tree Grammar Poem Suite. Highly recommended. $40, plus sh/h.

 

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.      

 

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REGISTRATION

 

 

TO PAY BY PAYPAL

To register for the Intro to Grammar/Rockwell Course only (this does not include any study materials), the suggested donation is $150.00.

 

                                                                                           

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

                                                             

 

To register for Intro to Grammar/Rockwell Course and order A Primer for Classical Literary Tibetan, the Level 2 Manual, and 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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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 Grammar/Rockwell Virtual Course, the suggested donation is $ 150.00 USD (this does notinclude the study materials). International Customers: contact TLI.                 

To register for the Grammar/Rockwell Virtual Course and order the Primer for Classical Literary Tibetan(my shipping address is in the US). $219.00. Shipping is by media mail (add additional $5 for priority shipping).  International customers: contact TLIfor a postal quote. 

To register for Grammar/Rockwell Virtual Course and order the Primer for Classical Literary Tibetan, the Level 2 Manual, and the Divine Tree Grammar Poem Suite:    $291.00  (your shipping address is in the US). Shipping is by media mail (add additional $5 for priority shipping). 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.

 

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P.O. Box 2037   Hamilton, MT   59840  USA

Telephone: 406/ 961-5131   Email: info@tibetanlanguage.org

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