Tibetan Dharma Language Online

Do you wish to study Tibetan Dharma language online?

Join us! We will soon start a newcycle of lessons and guided translation focusing on selected excerpts from the “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 crucial in forming a fundamental basic vocabulary of Buddhist terminology.

The Guided Translation of selected excerpts from the Precious Vase is an online course for all levels of students of Tibetan Language. Students need to be able to read Tibetan and must have basic knowledge of Tibetan grammar. 

 The first meeting, on September 11th, will be free and open to everyone!

Then, we will have a 2-hour online meeting every two/three weeks from 5-7pm (CET), on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

Students begin to read identifying the grammar, the structure of sentences and the syntax of Tibetan text. They are guided in elaborating interpretation and translation step by step.

Our instructor, Fabian Sanders, will initially guide the translation for participants in order to show how it works. In the remaining time those of you who are interested may read a passage each, and then we will discuss and reach an understanding of the text from all points of view.

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 basic knowledge of Tibetan grammar. The working language is English. 

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 general public.


SEPTEMBER 11, Tuesday. 24, 5-7pm CEST FREE and open to everyone. Register here

SEPTEMBER 26, Wednesday 5-7pm CEST
OCTOBER Wednesday 10 and Tuesday 23, 5-7pm CEST
NOVEMBER Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 21, 5-7pm CET
DECEMBER Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 19 , 5-7pm CET

Register here


 In Venice
December 14-16

We are also very happy to announce an initiative of the Fine Art Department. Tashi Mannox, the well-known artist calligrapher, is coming back to Venice for a week end workshop on the Traditional Art of Tibetan Calligraphy.

For more info write togiovannacarraro@gmail.com


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