Introduction to Colloquial Tibetan

Mondays: March 22 – May 24
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Khenpo Jampa
Cost: $70 public, $55 members, $40 students & seniors (60+)

Learn spoken Tibetan from noted Tibetan scholar, Khenpo Jampa. The first two weeks involve learning to read, write, and pronounce the Tibetan alphabet. This is followed by an introduction to spoken Tibetan. Learn phrases so that you may speak with members of the Tibetan community and for use on future travels or pilgrimages.

New and returning students are welcome. Registration is required through the Sakya Monastery office.

Khenpo Jampa Tenphel comes to us from Dzongsar Institute in India, where he was the library director as well as a tutor for many years. He received a Degree of Acharya (equivalent to an M.A.) in Buddhist Philosophy in 2002 and was ordained as an Abbott in 2004. He has received many teachings and initiations from all four sects of Tibetan Buddhism (Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, Nyingma). Many of those teachings and initiations were from H.H. the Dalai Lama and H.H. Sakya Trizin. He has also received the Lamdre teaching from H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche. His root lamas are H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Luding Khen Rinpoche, and H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche. At Sakya Monastery, Khenpo Jampa teaches intermediate and advanced level curriculum on Buddhist philosophy and also serves as the librarian for the growing collection of Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.