Tibetan Language Fundamentals

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A 12-week course starting 27 October 2017, now open for enrolment!

In the 7th century, Thonmi Sambhota, the 3rd incarnation of H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, invented the Tibetan script. As a result, Tibetan literature is one of the four oldest literatures of Asia (along with Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese) and comprises of an enormous collection of Buddhists texts, including translations of the entire Buddhist canon.

 

To Know Tibetan Is to Know Dharma

We have our own system of writing that is the most suitable language available today for expressing Buddhist ideas. When anyone wants to investigate Buddhist thought today, Tibetan is the best means through which to do it.
~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Tibetan is both beautiful and powerful, and knowledge of the language can contribute significantly to your Dharma studies. The ‘Tibetan Language Fundamentals’ course, which is part of our series of short study courses, runs from 28 October 2017 for 12 weeks and is now open for enrolment.

Through this course, you’ll gain an understanding of the Tibetan alphabet system and develop the skills to read and write basic Tibetan. With practice, you’ll even be able to read your daily prayers (and more) in their original language!

Course textbooks will be provided and you’ll receive a certificate of achievement when you satisfactorily complete the course and successfully pass the examination.

 

Course Details

  • Name: Tibetan Language Fundamentals
  • Time: Saturdays, 10.30 am – 1.00 pm
  • Commences: 28 October 2017
  • Duration: 2.5 hours per week over 12 weeks*
  • Venue: Dukkar Apartments, Kechara Forest Retreat
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Fee: RM 600 (members) / RM 700 (non-members)

*Classes will break for the year-end holiday period and resume in 2018

 

Course Outline

Module 1 (3 weeks)

  • Tibetan Consonants and Vowels

Module 2 (3 weeks)

  • Superscribed and Subjoined Letters

Module 3 (4 weeks)

  • Prefixes, Suffixes, Tibetanised Sanskrit and Root Letter Identification

Module 4 (2 weeks)

  • Reading Exercises

Enrolment forms are now available at Kechara House, Kechara Forest Retreat and downloadable at this link. Early enrolment is recommended as places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Future intakes for the Tibetan Language Fundamentals course will be periodically announced on this website. For more information, please contact us at:+603 7803 3908, +609 222 3880, +6012 987 3908 or at care@kechara.com

 

Kechara Forest Retreat

Lot 3189, Jalan Chamang, 28700 Bentong, Pahang
3.519 101.878

 

Kechara House

No. 7, Jalan PJU 1/3G,
Sunwaymas Commercial Centre,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
3.119 101.599
Course schedules, details and fees are subject to change. Terms and conditions apply.

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