Divine Tree Grammar Poem Suite


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The Divine Tree is a 100-line Tibetan mnemonic poem that teaches the basic rules of Tibetan grammar. This suite includes materials designed to assist in learning the foundational rules of Tibetan grammar.

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The Divine Tree Grammar Poem is an easy-to-memorize 100-line Tibetan mnemonic poem that teaches the basic rules of Tibetan grammar. In short, it is an accessible guidebook to the world of Tibetan particles—a treasure map that helps make meaning out of Tibetan sentences.

If you find that Tibetan texts and prayers present a frustrating wall-of-syllables, this poem will help you figure out which words are subjects, adjectives, etc. Build on topics learned in the Level I Workbook and Level II Workbook. Students of Classical Tibetan need to learn to spot the particles in a Tibetan text and to separate them from bona fide words, as well as to learn what a given particle is telling about the meaning and function of the words it modifies in a given passage.

There is nothing quite like The Divine Tree Grammar Poem to help with this task. We hope that this new edition will be a great aid to you in your own exploration of the wonders of Tibetan literature.

This Suite Includes:

  • The Divine Tree Grammar Poem Workbook. This comes with English translation, notes, workbook pages, and glossary. Essential.
  • The Divine Tree Commentary (by Acharya Tenpa Negi): is a summary of Tibetan grammar notes made during a superb course on the Divine Tree, taught by the great modern grammarian and scholar Acharya Tenpa Negi at Samye Ling in Scotland in 1984. Used in tandem with the Workbook, the Commentary uses example sentences to demystify Tibetan grammar particles.
  • The Divine Tree CD. This features the entire text read slowly section by section by Lama David Curtis. Each line is repeated several times to make study and memorization enjoyable and easy.

Additional information

Weight 25.4 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 11 × .5 in

Tibetan Language Institute

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