Classical Tibetan summer course ABELAO

Dear friends, Some of you may be interested to know that an intensive classical Tibetan summer course will be organized by the ABELAO (Académie Belge pour l’Étude des Langues Anciennes et Orientales) in Louvain-la-Neuve from 1 to 11 August 2017. The course will be given by Dylan Esler, a scholar and translator of Tibetan texts. […]

Classical Tibetan beginner

The following courses will take place in the Belgian Academy for Ancient and Oriental Language Studies (ABELAO) Classical Tibetan beginner From Sunday, 3 August, to Thursday, 14 August, 2014 Classical Tibetan I: Beginners Level This intensive course aims to introduce students to the basic principles of the classical Tibetan grammar. It is particularly intended for […]

Seminar: Reading Tibetan Buddhist Texts

This seminar, which will be led by Dylan Esler (Institut Orientaliste, Université catholique de Louvain) and will take place in Louvain-la-Neuve from January to May 2014, will be devoted to the reading and translation of Buddhist texts in classical Tibetan. The texts to be studied this year are the rGyal-sras lag-len (“37 Bodhisattva Practices”) of […]

Treasures of Tibetan Literature available at the Université Catholique de Louvain

The Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) has recently acquired an important collection of Tibetan texts from the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC). The TBRC was founded in 1999 by the late E. Gene Smith (1936-2010) with the aim of finding, preserving, organizing and disseminating Tibetan texts in a digital format.