Tibetan Alphabet and its Pronunciation

Teacher: Eric Dulberg
Mondays: October 5, 19, November 2, 9, 16
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Monastery Library
Instructor: Eric Dulberg
Course fee: $75 Public, $50 Members (Prior students of this course will receive a 20% discount)
Prerequisite: at least 18 years of age
Registration: Please pre-register for this class series

In these five classes, you will learn to read, write, and pronounce the Tibetan alphabet. In October, we will begin a new first year Tibetan language course. The purpose of this course is to enable students to read the Dharma in Tibetan. The course will proceed in three parts: (1) Learn to read, write, and pronounce the Tibetan alphabet; [5 classes]. (2) Learn to read, write, and spell syllables; [7 classes]. You will then be able to read in Tibetan, the ”Refuge & Bodhicitta” prayer and the “Dedication” prayer we will have been reciting at each class. (3) Learn the basics of Tibetan literary grammar, and learn how to translate the “Refuge & Bodhicitta” prayer; [12 classes].

Enrollment: Class size is limited to 10 students. Registration will be completed by the payment of the course fee to the Monastery office. (The course fee will become nonrefundable on September 21st, two weeks before classes begin.)

Eric Dulberg has been a Buddhist since 1975. When he moved to Seattle in the 1990s, he became a member of Sakya Monastery. He began to teach literary Tibetan in 2008. During the past 20 years, he has studied Tibetan with both Tibetan and Western teachers of the Tibetan language. Eric’s professional background includes a BS in physics and an MPH and DrPH in epidemiology.