For Dharma Students

MRC’s online language courses support deeper engagement with Buddhist literature and philosophy. First year courses in Sanskrit and Tibetan provide a foundation in native linguistic theory, grammar, and vocabulary with chanting and reading of simple Buddhist texts. Second year reading courses provide an opportunity to consolidate this knowledge while reading a variety of genres.  

Sanskrit for Dharma Students

Beginning Level, Part 2

Mondays (8-9:30am Pacific)
& Thursdays (9-10:30am Pacific)
January 30, 2023 - May 4, 2023
(no class 2/23, 3/20-23, 4/20)

In this twelve-week course continues building a foundation in native Sanskrit grammar and practice reading simple Buddhist texts. Homework includes written exercises as well as chanting supported by video recordings . The course emphasizes grammatical topics and vocabulary relevant for students of the Buddha Dharma. Materials for the course have been developed by Professor Mattia Salvini (International Buddhist College, Thailand) and will be published by Mangalam Press in 2023. 

Tuition: $375  

Registration is now open for students who completed part 1. Scholarships are available through the registration link. Please write  MRC’s Academic Director and the course instructor with any other questions, Karin Meyers

Reading Sanskrit Buddhist Texts

Intermediate Level, part 2

9-10:30am Pacific time on Zoom
January 25 - May 3, 2023
(no class 2/22, 3/22, 4/19)

In this twelve week course students will have the opportunity to review and consolidate their knowledge of Sanskrit grammar through guided readings of Sanskrit Buddhist texts.  (This course is appropriate for students who have completed MRC’s Sanskrit for Dharma Students or another first year Sanskrit course. 

Tuition: $300

Enrollment is limited to 16 students. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships are available through the registration link. Please contact MRC’s Academic Director and the course instructor, Karin Meyers ( with any other questions.

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Help Dharma students learn the language skills to read Dharma texts in their original language.

Our wish is to offer Classical Tibetan and Sanskrit language instruction to anyone with the desire and commitment to learn, regardless of their financial circumstances. Help us keep our courses accessible by donating to offset the costs of offering such programs free of charge to the participants.