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LAN 531 Reading Tibetan Buddhist Literature Semester 2 (12 classes)

Online

This course 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.” Faculty: Mark Seibold Dates and Times: Monday mornings September 20 - December 6, 2021, from 9am - 10:30am Pacific time. Prerequisites: Students who

$200

LAN 501 Beginning Colloquial Tibetan Semester 2 (30 classes)

Online

This course is the continuation of Beginning Colloquial Tibetan (LAN 500). It is oriented toward students who have had some training in the Tibetan alphabet, spelling, and beginning dialogs. The emphasis of the classes is on developing fluency with spoken Tibetan. Students focus on training in successively more complex Tibetan colloquial dialogs. The class covers the material in the first three to four chapters of The Heart of Tibetan Language by Franziska Oertle. Supplementary material is also provided, including flashcards. Faculty: Gerry Wiener and Nima Bhuti Dates and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm Pacific Time, September 14 – December 16, 2021 Prerequisites: At least two 2020 Summer Institute sessions of beginning colloquial Tibetan

$320

LAN 511 Intermediate Colloquial Tibetan Semester 2 (30 classes)

Online

This course is a continuation of our Colloquial Tibetan series and is oriented toward continuing students who have had training in the Tibetan alphabet, spelling, and beginning dialogs. The emphasis of the classes is on developing further fluency with spoken Tibetan both in listening and in speaking. Students focus on training in successively more complex Tibetan colloquial dialogs. Spoken Tibetan is emphasized in class and students are encouraged to use Tibetan when asking questions as opposed to resorting to English. The course covers the material in chapters 6, 7, 8 of The Heart of Tibetan Language (HOTL) by Franziska Oertle. Homework is assigned. Faculty: Gerry Wiener and Nima Bhuti Dates

$320

LAN 520 Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Literature (12 classes)

Online

This course focuses on acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to read Buddhist literature—primarily liturgical and commentarial texts—in Tibetan. Students engage in a detailed study of Tibetan grammar from the perspective of both classical and modern analyses. Reading starts with simple phrases to build vocabulary and familiarity with common grammatical structures. As students gain experience, they gradually read increasingly long and complex passages. Students are introduced to the traditional discipline of jor-lo (sbyor klog) — “reading the connections.” Faculty: Mark Seibold Dates and Times: Friday mornings September 24 - December 17, 2021 from 9am - 10:30am Pacific time Prerequisites:  Knowledge of the Tibetan alphabet, spelling rules, and a basic grasp

$200
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