Wed, 29 Nov|
Tibetan Language Beginners' Course - with Drukthar Gyal
Become familiar with the Tibetan alphabet, and learn to read and write. This is a 9 week course with lessons from 7.15pm to 8.15pm on Oct 18; Oct 25; Nov 1; Nov 8; Nov 15; Nov 22; Nov 29; Dec 6; Dec 13. This course is £60. Please go to the Oct 18 lesson to book your place.
Time & Location
29 Nov 2023, 19:15 – 20:15
London, 15 Spa Rd, London SE16 3SA, UK
About the event
In this Beginners' Course students will become familiar with the Tibetan alphabet and learn to read and write, thus enabling them to use the language in their own recitations and practice sessions. This is a 9 week course with lessons from 7.15pm to 8.15pm on Oct 18; Oct 25; Nov 1; Nov 8; Nov 15; Nov 22; Nov 29; Dec 6; Dec 13. This course is £60. Please go to the Oct 18 lesson to book your place.
Tibetan is one of the four major languages for students of Buddhism, along with Sanskrit, Pali, and Chinese. Learning the Tibetan language is therefore an important gateway which opens the door to the treasure-house of the Dharma, eventually providing a deeper understanding of the Buddhist texts and teachings.
The emphasis of this course is to enable the student to read and write through learning the basics of the alphabet, spelling, and grammar, so that they can start to use the Tibetan language for their own Dharma practice.
About Drukthar Gyal: Drukthar was born in Tibet, grew up in India and did further studies in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Westminster and Edinburgh. He was a former Tibetan language teacher at Tibet House, Culture Centre of His Holiness The Dalai Lama in Delhi. He is an experienced Tibetan language Teacher with excellent knowledge of Tibetan language, literature and Tibetan culture.
Please Note: The number of participants for this course is limited. We ask that students seriously commit to attend all the classes to the best of their ability, and also set time aside for homework. The benefit will be worth your efforts. A list of what to bring to the class will be emailed to participants.