Lion's Roar Foundation – 14th Annual Lion's Roar Foundation Auction
Auction Ends: Nov 29, 2020 10:00 PM EST


Tibetan Language Institute: Learning to Read in Tibetan, Level I Online Course

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$245 USD
$285 USD to jpb27f2f2
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Experience the Joy of Learning to Read in Tibetan

The Level I Course by Zoom Webinar with Lama David Curtis

Begin to learn Dharma Tibetan this winter--experience the joy of learning to read your texts and prayers in Tibetan! Join the community students from around the world and all schools of Tibetan spirituality who study with the Tibetan Language Institute

Dharma Tibetan for Dharma Students

This is an opportunity for you to significantly enhance your study and practice of the Dharma from the convenience of your own home. Studying Tibetan can enhance:

  • personal Buddhist practice
  • group sadhana practice
  • academic studies
  • meditation retreats
  • reading Buddhist texts and prayers 

The study materials and course were designed by Lama David Curtis, a master teacher who has taught hundreds and hundreds of students from all backgrounds over the last 27 years. His classes are highly recommended by students, scholars, Lamas, and Rinpoches.  From the very first class, you will be learning to read words important in Tibetan Buddhism. With Lama David as your kind and knowledgeable guide, the journey of learning to read in Tibetan becomes both fun and meaningful. 

Auction Offering

This year's offering will include a part of TLI's Level I Beginner's Package. The more complete package can be viewed at the TLI website. 

  • Introduction to the Tibetan Language: Level I Study Workbook; 
  • Instructional DVD of the Level 1 Course (2 DVD set); 
  • Instructional CD of the Level 1 Course (2 CD Audio set); 
  • Gift certificate for the 9-week Level 1 Virtual Course by Zoom webinar starting in late January 2021. 

Classes are held on Tuesdays from 5-6:30 pm Pacific Time. Have to miss a class? Not a problem. A link to video recordings of the class is provided for each class, made available to students for the duration of the course. 

With these study materials and the accompanying Zoom course, you have what is needed to begin the fruitful journey of learning to read in Tibetan. This course is the first step in learning to read texts such as the Heart Sutra --a process that can now be accomplished in relatively few months by students who follow the TLI program.

TLI's Mission

The Tibetan Language Institute was founded on the belief that Tibetan language study is essential for the preservation of the Tibetan culture, a vibrant world heritage whose message is peace. On a more personal level, learning even a little Tibetan provides a deeply rewarding means for the individual Dharma practitioner to enrich Dharma study and practice. TLI strives to create opportunities wherein both goals can be realized.

The Tibetan Language Institute is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit, non-sectarian in orientation.

What students have said about learning Tibetan with TLI

"Your teaching is clear and straightforward, simple and feasible for a beginner. Your humor and anecdotes are fun, and crucial to keeping it interesting. This dharma language is inspiring, and a most refreshing change from a lifelong materially based language. It's a joy to learn and will continue so. --R.W. Albuquerque, NM


"I am very grateful and rejoice for the existence of TLI and your dedication and commitment with those interested to learn the Tibetan language. Certainly, Levels I, II, and the Reading Courses are an excellent foundation to get the ability to read the language but also to get familiar with the words use in the sadhanas and other prayers. Being able to read the sadhanas with no transliteration and to follow the teachers when they are chanting fills my heart with so much joy!" A.O., Puerto Rico


"Thank you so much for your teachings and the enthusiasm you share with us. It is very contagious!" E.T., Harrison, TN


"I am able to read quite a lot now. I love the way David teaches, he's a fine teacher and a gentle man."  S.S., San Leandro, CA 


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Enrollment to be arranged between successful bidder and Tibetan Language Institute.

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