School for Tibetan Language and Translation

upcoming initiative tibetan drajyorThe School for Tibetan Language and Translation is happy to announce the upcoming initiatives on Tibetan and Drajyor. Come and study with us!

During the Mandarava retreat at Dzamling Gar we introduced an online tool for learning Drajyor. This is still a work in progress and an updated and upgraded version will be published soon. Stay in touch! In addition to that, we are preparing a massive online tool for learning Tibetan. If you are interested in collaborating or as a fundraiser please contact: f.sanders@atiyogafoundation.org or m.pansa@shangshunginstitute.org

Upcoming events

IN LONDON and ONLINE March 22-24

DEEPENING TIBETAN GRAMMAR with Fabian Sanders
Continuing the study of Classical Tibetan grammar.
We will focus on grammatical and syntactic connectors, verbs and verbal suffixes, complex sentences. All grammatical elements will be clarified using examples from classical texts and already covered grammar will be explained when encountered. This makes the course suitable also for students who just know how to read.
SCHEDULE (GMT +00):
Fridays: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 10am – 12pm and 2 – 4pm

ONLINE
TIBETAN LANGUAGE COURSE WITH EXCERPTS FROM THE PRECIOUS VASE 

with Fabian Sanders
A 2-hour online meeting every two/three weeks from 5 – 7pm (Italian time) in which we will focus on some parts of the Tibetan text “The Precious Vase” by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and of extended excerpts from texts quoted therein. The “Precious Vase” is an ideal text for the study of Tibetan language. It features numerous quotes from a variety of classical texts linked by passages in modern literary Tibetan. The topics discussed are ideal to form an important basic vocabulary of Buddhist terminology.
Write to m.pansa@shangshunginstitute.org to get the link for the zoom meeting.

NEXT DATES
Wednesday 20
APRIL Wednesday 3 and Tuesday 16
Please note that this is a Tibetan language course, not a Santi Maha Sangha course. Students need to be able to read Tibetan and must have a basic knowledge of Tibetan grammar. The working language is English.

AT MERIGAR WEST April 24 to 26
DEEPENING KHAITA SONGS with Lobsang Zatul
From April 24 to 26 Lobsang will teach us how to pronounce some of the Khaita songs correctly and he will explain their meaning. It will be an opportunity for all, whether students of Tibetan language or not, whether experts of Khaita or complete beginners, to deepen the pronunciation and meaning of many songs which we will then sing and dance together under the guidance of Adriana Dal Borgo and Salima Celeri.
Indicative schedule:
April 24 10am – 12.45pm
April 25 10am – 12.45pm
April 26 9am – 10.50am

COLLOQUIAL TIBETAN April 28 to May 4 with Lobsang Zatul
From April 28 to May 4 Lobsang will lead a course dedicated to those who know a little Tibetan and want to deepen their knowledge of the colloquial language, Lhasa dialect, learning simple sentences and the implied grammatical principles under the guidance of a native Tibetan with extensive teaching experience.
Indicative schedule:
April 28 3pm – 5.30pm
April 29-30 10am – 1pm
May 1 Pause
May 2-4 10am – 1pm

17th TRAINING FOR TRANSLATORS FROM TIBETAN July 13 – August 8, 2019
with Fabian Sanders at Merigar West, Arcidosso (GR), Tuscany, Italy
Join us and learn to translate ancient texts from the Tibetan tradition. If you are already skilled you can deepen your knowledge, discuss techniques, compare with others, and train your ability in a collaborative environment inspired by the ancient practice of translating in groups.
More details coming soon!

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Contact us also if you want to organize a course (Drajyor for practices and Khaita, Tibetan Language for beginners, intermediate or advanced) at your Gar, Ling or other institution also for the general public).

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