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

In this course students build a foundation in native Sanskrit grammar and practice by 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 2024. 

This course will not be offering in the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Reading Sanskrit Buddhist Texts

Intermediate Level

In this 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. 

This course will not be offered in the 2023-2024 academic calendar.

Donate to our Scholarship Program

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.