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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 2018 Tibetan Programs

  • Beginning Tibetan Language Class, July 5–August 30, 2018
  • Translation Workshop, July 14–August 11, 2018

 

Beginning Tibetan Language Class

July 5–August 30, 2018

 

Application deadline: June 1, 2018

 

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
  • Learn the basics of Tibetan grammar
  • Gain basic communication skills for daily life and dharma study
  • 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. 

 

Program costs:

Deluxe single accommodation: $1170

Deluxe double accommodation: $940

Basic single accommodation: $880

Basic double accommodation: $710

Ordained monastics: $290

 

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 14–August 11, 2018

 

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 daily translation classes, there will be classes on Tibetan grammar taught in Tibetan and opportunities to practice oral translation. 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 single accommodation: $560

Deluxe double accommodation: $440

Basic single accommodation: $410

Basic double accommodation: $320

Ordained monastics: $130

 

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.


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