New beginning Tibetan Language course begins October 2017!
Description: This beginning course in the classical Tibetan language will teach you the fundamentals needed to chant Tibetan liturgies, and enable you to improve your command of Dharma terms and concepts. The course will start with a systematic introduction to the Tibetan alphabet, rules of pronunciation, grammar, and basic vocabulary. Within a couple of weeks, we will be learning important Buddhist phrases and understanding the structure of simple prayers. By the end of the course, students will have gained a priceless avenue into Tibetan culture and religion.
There are no prerequisites and the course will proceed at a casual pace. We will meet twice per week for eight weeks. There will be a modest amount of homework, including audio/video and workbook exercises.
Instructor: Jann Ronis
Schedule: 6:00–7:30 PM, Mondays and Wednesdays
Dates: October 16–December 6, 2017
Duration: 8 weeks
Jann Ronis will also be teaching a course on Tibetan Culture in the fall session.