Tibetan Language Courses this Fall

2020 sacred art biennial

TIBETAN DHARMA LANGUAGE FOR BEGINNERS IN 8 WEEKENDS 

with Fabian Sanders

6th, 7th and 8th weekend

OCTOBER 3-4, NOVEMBER 7-8 and DECEMBER 12-13

Are you interested in learning Tibetan Dharma Language? This 8 weekend course is cadenced to have one intensive weekend per month, so there’s time to go through the material carefully and study the material at your own pace, before proceeding to the next weekend. We will send out some exercises and we are always available to answer questions and give clarifications. The course already started, but you can have the recordings!

Please write tom.pansa@shangshunginstitute.org for more information.

Contribution: Full course: 400.00 EUR. One weekend 70.00 EUR

GUIDED TRANSLATION COURSE WITH EXCERPTS FROM THE PRECIOUS VASE

with Fabian Sanders

Wednesdays, once every two weeks, 5-7PM, Italian time 

October 7 and 21st, November 4 and 18th December 2 and 16th

A series of 6, 2-hours online meetings every two weeks from 5-7pm (Italian time) in which we will focus on some parts of the Tibetan text of “The Precious Vase” by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. 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. All lectures will be audio and video recorded and made available to all students!

If you are not sure if the level of your Tibetan is adequate, you can ask to participate to first lesson as a trial class.

Please write tom.pansa@shangshunginstitute.org for more information.

Contribution: Six classes: 108.00 EUR. One class 20.00 EUR 

TRANSLATION COURSE ON THE TAKING HAPPINESS 

AND SUFFERING ON THE PATH (སྐྱིད་སྡུག་ལམ་ཁྱེར་)  

with Fabian Sanders

Wednesdays, once every two weeks, 5-7PM, Italian time 

October 14 and 28th; November 11 and 25th; December 9 and 23rd

A series of 6, 2-hours online meetings every two weeks from 5-7pm (Italian time) in which we will focus on the ‘Mind training’ text ‘Taking Happines and Suffering on the Path’ by The Third Dodrupchen. In this course the instructor will not guide the translation, but it will be up to the participants to analyse and translate the text.  We will produce a short video with the full explanation of the part of the text translated each day, so that students are able to keep the pace with ease. If you are not sure if the level of your Tibetan is adequate, you can ask to participate to first lesson as a trial class. If interested please write to: m.pansa@shangshunginstitute.org.

Contribution: Six classes: 108.00 EUR. One class 20.00 EUR

In Merigar 24-25 OCTOBER

Tibetan Calligraphy Weekend (Umed) 

with Kunga

Various types of scripts are classified as Umed, literally “headless.” What they all have in common is the lack of the horizontal stroke on the upper part of the letter, the defining characteristic of Uchen. Umed scripts are mainly used in manuscripts, in particular a condensed, space-saving form called petsug (dpe tshugs), and in letters and official documents, where more ornate styles are favored, such as drutsa (bru tsa). Several cursive or “quick” (rgyug yig) styles are commonly used in daily life.

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