Online Literary Tibetan Classes Starting January 2017
2017 Winter Online Classes
All classes conducted via live video conferencing on Zoom which works well on all devices and operating systems.
This is for beginners. You will learn to write the Tibetan letters properly; the spelling system and you will practice reading without the aid of transliteration. Flash cards and repetition will be used on a daily basis and for learning vocabulary. 12 classes (three months of study) followed by free reading classes for another month or so. After six classes, there is also one week off to help you catch up.
This teaches very basic grammar. You will learn the four main particles and will work your way to understanding simple prayers. To join this level, you must be able to read and spell without hesitation. 15-16 classes (four months of study including two weeks off).
This teaches the basics of verbs and will bring you into more complex texts such as sadhana texts, understanding one word at a time. To join this level, you must have studied the four main particles in detail or the eight grammatical cases and understand them well. 18-20 classes (five months of study including two weeks off). This year, we will be studying the Throma sadhana.
Advanced study of a specific sadhana. For those who have completed Levels 1-3 or who have attained proficiency from other sources. The difference with Level 3 is that the instructions or colophons at the end of sadhanas will also be studied and translated. 18 classes. This year, we will be studying the Throma sadhana.
For more information, such as dates and costs and to signup online, or send me a message, please visit my website: http://www.tibetanartandlanguage.com
Neljorma Tendron has been practicing and studying literary Tibetan since 1982 and started teaching Tibetan in 2000 at her lama’s request. She has completed two three-year retreats in the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions. Teaching Tibetan is one of her greatest pleasures. Neljorma lives in Colorado, USA. www.tibetanartandlanguage.com
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