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7:00pm Tibetan Language – First Year – Part 2
February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019
Dates: Wednesdays: February 20, 27; March 13, 20; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22.
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Sakya Monastery Library (108 NW 83rd St., Seattle, WA, entrance on 1st Avenue NW)
Instructor: Eric Dulberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Enrollment: Class size is limited to 9 students.
Prerequisites: Be able to read Tibetan (U-Chän). Be at least 18 years of age.
Registration Fee (includes 12 classes and handouts for Part 2): $120 for Sakya Monastery Members, $180 for Non-Members
Part 2: OVERVIEW OF GRAMMAR
You will learn the basic grammatical elements and structure of literary Tibetan grammar. You will also learn a variety of basic Dharma terms. By the end of this overview, you will be able to understand how Tibetan is translated. We will translate a commonly recited “Refuge & Bodhicitta” prayer and several other important verses and sentences over the course of 12 classes. Eric Dulberg’s “Overview of Tibetan Grammar” and supplementary materials will be provided.
Following Part 2, interested students can continue with a more detailed study of literary Tibetan grammar,
using Joe B. Wilson’s Translating Buddhism from Tibetan. Later in the course, we will also use Craig Preston’s
How to Read Classical Tibetan, Vol. 1.
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.