Date: Sundays: September 17th – December 17th
Time: 4:30 pm PT
Led by: Venerable Lama Tashi
First, we will learn to pronounce and write the Tibetan alphabet. Then we will learn how to read and write the syllables of Tibetan. Reading is mastered by learning the Tibetan method of spelling syllables. We will complete your ability to read Tibetan by learning to identify and pronounce contractions, which are common in Tibetan. This Tibetan language series will span over 14 classes.
Please bring your own notebook and writing utensil. Handouts will be provided by the instructor.
Registration is required: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6127917
- $325 for class series (Members)
- $455 for class series (Public)
*The suggested donation is a guide for those who wish to contribute to the ongoing upkeep of the Monastery facilities, programs, maintenance, staff and Lamas. Please make whatever donation you are able to in support of the Monastery.
Join us in person – COVID Protocol:
1. If you have any symptoms such as nasal congestion, scratchy throat, headache or other cold symptoms, kindly refrain from entering the Monastery.
2. All visitors must be masked with an approved surgical, KF-94, KN-95 or N-95 mask (best protection), covering the mouth and nose at all times, regardless of test results. This is best practice to protect yourself and others. The Sakya Monastery provides these at the main entrance.
3. Full vaccination is not required, however it is highly recommended.
Ven. Lama Tashi was born in 1980. At age 9, Lama Tashi joined Sakya Monastery in India, where he learned the major texts, rituals, chants and practices of the Sakya Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He received both the novice and full ordination vows from his root Guru, H.E. Luding Khen Chen. In 1994, he enrolled in the Sakya Institute in Gorkhuwala. He studied Buddhist philosophy from various distinguished teachers. He completed his Shastri Degree (BA Degree) in 2001. He has received initiations and education from eminent Buddhist teachers: H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. Sakya Trichen, H.H. Dagchen Dorje Chang (1926-2016), H.E. Khen Chen Appey (1926-2010), H.E. Luding Khen Chen (1931-2022) and others. In 2002, H.H. Dagchen Dorje Chan recognized Lama Tashi’s achievements and appointed him to teach philosophy, ritual and retreat practices to his grandson, H.E. Avikrita V. Rinpoche, who would become a future Trizin of the Sakya sect. Lama Tashi held that position until coming to Sakya Monastery, Seattle in 2018. At Sakya Monastery, Lama Tashi is fulfilling the role of a Cho Pon: ritual master, shrine setup, and overall upkeep and security of the Monastery.