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  • LAN 531 or equivalent

LAN 532

Reading Tibetan Buddhist Literature - Semester 3

This course is a continuation of the Reading Tibetan Buddhist Literature series, which is oriented towards reading Tibetan Buddhist texts and literature. It uses Tokmé Zangbo’s famous 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (རྒྱལ་སྲེཨ་ལག་ལེན་སོ་བདུན་མ།) as the basis for developing familiarity with Tibetan grammar and developing reading skills. Interesting and important grammatical points are explained in the context of specific passages. Opening and closing chants are done in Tibetan. Students are encouraged to practice reading aloud to learn the rhythms and feel of the phrasing of the language and train in the traditional discipline of jor-lo (sbyor klog) — “reading the connections.”


  • LAN 530 or permission from the instructor.
  • This is a continuing course from the 2021 fall semester. Students who did not take Semester 2 of Reading Tibetan Buddhist Literature or who did take it but did not fill out a Tibetan Language Evaluation are required to complete that evaluation. If you have not taken the previous course please contact the registrar at


  • None.


Students who took LAN 531 in the fall of 2021 will receive the registration link via email. If you have not taken the prior course please write to our registrar at .


Saturdays, Beginning On enero 29, 2022 - , 5:30am-7:00am Pacific Time



Nitartha’s Payment Plan and Financial Assistance (PPFA) program is funded by fellow students to support those who would not be able to attend the Institute’s courses without this assistance. To request aid, please fill out the PPFA application before you register for the course.


Buddhist teacher, Mitra Lee Worley teaching at Nitartha Institute.

Mark Seibold


Mark Seibold joined the Nitartha faculty in 2005. A student of both Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his son and dharma heir, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, he is member of the Nalanda Translation Committee. An active member and teacher in the Shambhala community, he lives in Greenfield, MA with his wife, Elizabeth. He is currently collaborating with Lama Tsöndrü Sangpo on a translation of the Padma Khatang, The Chronicles of Padmasambhava. Attributed to Yeshe Tsogyal, the Chronicles recount the life, teachings and enlightened activity of Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche, as he better known in Tibetan culture.