Free Bonus Lecture – 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva Dharma Language

Discover an important verse from Classical Tibetan during a free 1-hour lecture by Lama David Curtis.

Lama David will present a verse of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, explaining each word and how the Tibetan is put together. There will be time for Q & A. This is a great way to stay connected to Tibetan and the Dharma during the Holidays.

Those who can already read the Tibetan script will get the most out of this lecture, but all are most welcome to join.

Lecture Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022

Duration: 1 hour
Hosted on: Zoom
Cost: This lecture is free, but TLI welcomes your donation, large or small.

Time:

  • 10:00 AM–11:00 AM Saturday US Pacific Time
  • 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Saturday US Mountain Time
  • 12:00 noon–1:00 PM Saturday US Central Time
  • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM Saturday US Eastern Time
  • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM Saturday Toronto, Canada
  • 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Saturday  London UK Time
  • 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Saturday  Johannesburg, South Africa (SAST)
  • 12:00 noon–1:00 PM Saturday Mexico City, Mexico
  • 3:00 PM -4:00 PM Saturday Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 3:00 AM – 4:00 AM Sunday, December 4  AEDT (Sydney, Australia)
  • 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM Sunday, December 4 NZDT (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Other locations: Please check what time the lecture occurs in your time zone.

After the lecture, a link to the video recording of the lecture will be sent to registrants. This makes the lecture possible for those whose time zone makes live attendance difficult, as well as those who wish to review the lecture that they attended.

  • Fill out and submit the registration form below.
  • Handouts for the lecture will be sent by email attachment a few days before the lecture. Please print it out.
  • The Zoom webinar link for the lecture will be emailed a day or two before the lecture.
  • On the day of the lecture, join the Zoom webinar.
  • After the lecture, a link to the video recording will be sent to registrants so they can watch the lecture. This makes it possible for those whose time zone makes live attendance difficult and those who wish to review the lecture that they were able to attend.

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The principal instructor at TLI is David Curtis. He has a university degree in Classical language. David began his Dharma studies in 1980, traveling in 1984 to receive teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama. He lived and trained at Kagyu Ling in France, in 1992 completing the traditional Tibetan Three-Year Retreat in meditation, yoga, and philosophy. Subsequently, David has sought teachings from all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

In 1993 he began teaching the Tibetan language to students in Los Angeles. Many Rinpoches from Kagyu and Nyingma lineages have encouraged him to teach Tibetan and guide others in their meditation practice. As a teacher and author, Lama David established the nonprofit Tibetan Language Institute in 1996 and is its president and executive director.

Lama David combines his linguistic skills with a practitioner’s knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism. In 2007, Gochen Tulku Rinpoche (Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche) awarded him the title of Acharya (master teacher).

“Loved the way that David framed the study and the language. Inspiring and beautiful.”

Kathryn S, San Francisco area

“Learning Tibetan from David is definitely one of life’s better experiences.”

Knox J, Maine

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