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TIBETAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
Why start a Tibetan language program in Namo Buddha?

Thrangu RinpocheOver the years, many people have asked Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche whether they could learn Tibetan in Namo Buddha, but up until now he has not had any program available and has always had to tell them to study elsewhere. For this reason, he has established this program so that students may learn Tibetan in the peaceful atmosphere of Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery in Namo Buddha.

Namo Buddha, Thrangu Monoastery

Announcing the:

Summer 2019 Tibetan and Dharma Classes

  • Beginning Tibetan Language Class, July 16—September 10, 2019
  • Translation Workshop, July 24 to August 28, 2019
  • Foundations in Abhidharma, July 24 to August 28, 2019
 

Beginning Tibetan Language Class

July 16–September 10, 2019
 
This eight-week class will give beginning students a solid foundation in Tibetan language with a particular emphasis on developing reading and basic conversational skills. It is intended for people who have little or no prior knowledge of Tibetan. Students will also have the opportunity participate in pujas and other aspects of monastery life at the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, located two hours drive from Kathmandu in one of the most sacred and beautiful locations in Nepal.
 
People who take this course level will:
  • Learn to read the Tibetan script confidently and smoothly
  • Gain basic communication skills for daily life and dharma study
  • Learn the basics of Tibetan grammar
  • Gain a strong foundation for further study and dharma practice
 
The course will be taught by Khenpo David Karma Choephel and a team of monks from Thrangu Monastery. All students will have daily individual tutoring and conversation practice. Maximum of twelve students.
 
Program costs:
  • Deluxe accommodation: $1170 single/$940 double
  • Basic accommodation: $880 single/$710 double
  • Ordained monastic: $290 double, subject to availability
All prices are in USD and include meals in the monastery dining hall with the sangha. The availability of double accommodations depends upon the availability of a suitable roommate.
 
If you are interested in applying or have further questions, please contact us at namobuddhatibetan@gmail.com.
 
 

Translation Workshop

July 24–August 28, 2019
 
A month-long workshop allowing new translators a chance to develop their written translation skills in particular. Participants will work with both prose and verse in a variety of genres, including sutras, commentaries, biography, and practice texts. In addition to translation classes, there will be daily classes on the Treasury of Abhidharma. Depending upon student interest, there may be some opportunity to practice oral translation as well. The workshop will primarily focus on translation into English but will also allow for discussion of issues relating to translation into other languages as well. 
 
Candidates for admission will need to demonstrate a sufficient command of spoken and literary Tibetan as well as written English. 
 
Program costs:
  • Deluxe accommodation: $715 single / $570 double
  • Basic accommodation: $530 single / $420 double
  • Ordained monastic: $160 double, subject to availability
 
All prices are in USD and include meals in the monastery dining hall with the sangha. The availability of double accommodations depends upon the availability of a suitable roommate.
 
If you are interested in applying or have further questions, please contact us at namobuddhatibetan@gmail.com.
 
 

Foundations in Abhidharma

July 24–August 28, 2019
 
In this first year of a multi-year course on abhidharma, students will receive teachings on Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Abhidharma. This text is renowned for its clear and comprehensive of essential Buddhist concepts, including the natures of the aggregates and the different consciousnesses. Study of this topic is beneficial for both practice and study, and indispensable for translators. Taught by Khenpo David Karma Choephel.
 
Program costs:
  • Deluxe accommodation: $670 single / $520 double
  • Basic accommodation: $480 single / $370 double
  • Ordained monastic: $160 double, subject to availability
 
All prices are in USD and include meals in the monastery dining hall with the sangha. The availability of double accommodations depends upon the availability of a suitable roommate. Does not include the cost of textbooks.
 
If you are interested in applying or have further questions, please contact us at namobuddhatibetan@gmail.com.

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