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1:30pm Tibetan Language: Fun and Easy
February 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm PST
Led by Lama Kelsang
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Location: Sakya Monastery Cultural Hall
Free, donations accepted
Would you like to know how to say some basic greetings in Tibetan? How to ask someone’s name?
Or how about some important Dharma words you see often in the prayers, or Tibetan names for things you see around the monastery?
If YES, then you will love this casual, one-session Tibetan Language class, which is designed to be fun but informative enough for you to use what you learn right away. Learn greetings, introductions, Dharma words and more, in an informal setting, and most of all, have fun!
Ven. Lama Kelsang was born in 1980. In his early twenties, he entered Sakya College in Dehradhun, India, where he took monastic vows. There, he studied Buddhist philosophy for five years. During those years, he also received empowerments and teachings from H.H Dalai Lama, H.H Sakya Trichen Rinpoche, H.E Luding Khen Rinpoche, H.E Thartse Khenpo, and Khenchen Kunga Wangchok. He next went to Nepal’s Tharlam Monastery and completed a Manjushri retreat for three months. He received the Lamdre from H.H. Jidgal Dachen Dorje Chang in 2007. He was appointed as a tutor to H.E Asanga Rinpoche, a position he held from 2008 until 2012. After 2012, he was on a three year retreat. He has completed five times the requisite one-hundred thousand accumulations for the preliminary practices (ngondro) and has also completed the preliminary and main practice of Luminous Great Perfection, and the ritual practices of the Longchen Nyingtik tradition. He has lived at Sakya Monastery since 2017.