• This book offers to acquaint students with the vocabulary most often encountered in the Tibetan tradition of oral and written Dharma.
  • Having completed the Introduction to the Tibetan Language – Level II Workbook, you are now ready to go deeper into how Tibetan sentences are structured.    This study package gives students tools to unpack much of the grammar found in Tibetan texts and prayers: 
    • A traditional Tibetan work, The Divine Tree Grammar Poem Translation Workbook: The Essence of Thonmi Sambhota’s Treatise in Thirty Verses. The Divine Tree is a 99-line Tibetan mnemonic poem which teaches the basic rules of Tibetan grammar. Learn it by heart using the accompanying CD.
    • An excellent modern grammar textbook, John Rockwell, Jr.’s A Primer of Classical Literary Tibetan. This study tool has two volumes. 
      • Volume I: The Grammar which includes not only grammar but also much Dharma vocabulary and sentences geared toward Tibetan philosophy, Tibetan psychology, and Tibetan culture.
    Volume II: The Reader. This includes short readings in Tibetan from Gampopa’s The Ornament of Precious Liberation (also known in the West as the Jewel Ornament of Liberation) meant to enhance the student’s understanding of the grammar.
  • Tibetan Language Pre-Primer by Dr. Cathy Kielsmeier fills a gap in currently available Tibetan instructional materials. In this manual you will find a most gentle introduction to foundational “pre-primer” skills of learning to read in Tibetan.
  • Enhance your understanding of the Dharma by reading in Tibetan many of the prayers you may already be familiar with. Many of our students have found this a transformative experience.
  • Enhance your understanding of the Dharma by reading in Tibetan many of the prayers you may already be familiar with. Many of our students have found this a transformative experience.
  • Learning Tibetan can significantly enhance your study and practice of the Dharma. Study from the convenience of your own home. Study materials are sold separately.
  • Building on a foundation of the study of words, phrases and sentences in Tibetan, the student will begin to integrate material presented in the Level 1 course, learning how Tibetan works as a language. This course lays the foundation for the successful reading of Tibetan texts and participation in the Level III Reading Course.
  • Building on a foundation of the study of words, phrases and sentences in Tibetan, the student will begin to integrate material presented in the Level 1 course, learning how Tibetan works as a language. This course lays the foundation for the successful reading of Tibetan texts and participation in the Level III Reading Course.
  • Best-selling package. Includes the Level I Workbook, audio CD, DVD of the Level I Course, Flashcards, Pre-Primer, and Tibetan-English dictionary. Lama David highly recommends you get this package for your beginning studies—it has everything to help you learn.
  • Support your study of Tibetan grammar with the complete Level II Package.
  • Continue your journey into the wonders of Tibetan language with the Level III Package. It provides the student with grammar tools and Buddhist vocabulary which enhance the study of the beautiful and transcendent Tibetan language.
  • Does your daily meditation practice include reciting in Tibetan? Want to learn what the Tibetan words in your sadhana mean? This guide will help you with that project. Using this book you can more quickly and easily:
    • Transform your sadhana visualization practice by learning what you are saying in Tibetan as you recite in Tibetan.
    • Design a basic vocabulary list to meet your individual goals.
    • Develop a basic canonical vocabulary to prepare for retreats.
    • Select out those words most frequently used, less used, or rarely used in these sadhanas.
  • Would you like to understand the Tibetan words in your Buddhist Sadhana? This book is a guide for beginning to develop a sadhana vocabulary, an easier task than you might think.

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