LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

For Dharma Students

Courses are designed to support deeper engagement with the Buddha Dharma. Over twelve weeks, students will gain a foundation in grammar and begin reading simple Buddhist texts. These programs differ from most university level courses in that they emphasize gradual assimilation of grammar through recitation and draw vocabulary and grammatical examples from Buddhist literature. The aim is to enable students to read original texts in Sanskrit or Classical Tibetan as soon as possible.

Classical Tibetan

Level 1 Program

Tuesdays & Fridays, 10-11:30am Pacific Time on Zoom. 
September 7-December 10, 2021
(no class week of October 11 or November 22)

Sanskrit for Dharma Students

Level 1 Program

Mondays & Thursdays, 9-10:30am Pacific Time on Zoom. 
September 6-December 9, 2021
(no class week of October 11 or November 22)
Registration closed.

Computing the Dharma

New Tools to Explore Buddhist Sanskrit Literature

Free online lecture with Ligeia Lugli, PhD
Saturday, July 31, 10am-11:30am Pacific Time on Zoom. 

Sound & Meaning: Chanting in the Study of Buddhist Sanskrit

Recorded Online Lecture with Mattia Salvini

This talk discusses how chanting may help in learning Sanskrit and how it may facilitate the understanding of Buddhist philosophical texts.