The Tibetan Alphabet & Its Pronunciation - Year 1

Wednesdays: October 7- October 28
Time: 7:00 pm—9:00 pm   Location: Library/Cultural Hall   
Instructor: Lee Harris
$70 Public,  $55  Members, $40. Students and Seniors. 
Prerequisites: None.
This class merges into SEC 151  BEGINNING LITERARY TIBETAN, Wednesdays, 7-9 pm, November 4—December 9, 2009. 

Text: A Primer For Classical Literary Tibetan by John Rockwell. 
Prerequisite: Memorization of the Tibetan Alphabet.
Beginning Level Text: Tibetan Syllabus (Handout)
Thon mi Sambhota and others devised the Tibetan script in early 600 C.E. for the translation of Buddhist scriptures into Tibetan language.  Learn to read, write and pronounce the letters of this sacred alphabet using the "dBu-Chan" (headed) script.

Lee Harris is a member of Sakya Monastery, a poet, and a longtime student of Tibet, Buddhism and the Tibetan language.  Lee's Tibetan instructors include H.E. Dagmo Kusho Jamyang Sakya, Dr. Jeffery Schoening, Dr. Leonard Van Der Kuijp, Geshe Wangchuk, Geshe Nornang and Rigdzin Tingkhye. His poems, essays, short stories and book reviews have been published in chapbook, paperback, hardback and on-line magazines. Lee's classes and poetry allow the general public access to Tibetan and Sanskrit terminology.