This course aims to deepen students’ understanding of the grammar of Classical Literary Tibetan. It is particularly intended for those who wish to read the Tibetan translations of the words of the Buddha and of the classical Indian commentaries thereon, as well as the many treatises on Buddhist philosophy and contemplation by indigenous Tibetan masters.
This module is a continuation of the Beginners Level 2 course. We will seek to apply the understanding of the case particles gained in previous lessons and begin to tackle more complex translation exercises, all the while accumulating basic vocabulary as a preparation for reading Classical Tibetan texts.
Requirements: This course is intended for those who can read dbu-can script as well as the scientific Roman transliteration system. Familiarity with the superscripts, subscripts, prescripts, postscripts and post-postscripts is expected, as well as a working knowledge of the basic case particles.
Dylan Esler is a scholar and translator of Tibetan Buddhist texts. He holds an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and is currently a doctoral research scholar at the Oriental Institute of the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). He is working on a translation and study of an important tenth-century Tibetan text on the subject of meditation.
Dates: Wednesdays from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm.
October: 19, 26
November: 9, 16, 23, 30
December: 7, 14, 21
NB: No class on 28 September, 5 and 12 October and 2 November.
Price: 200€ (180€ for regular members, 150€ for donating members). (Course material not included.)
Please pay by bank transfer to the Centre’s account:
IBAN: LU79 1111 2413 8246 0000 / BIC: CCPLLULL,
Centre Culturel Tibétain, Asbl
Reference: Classical Tibetan, Autumn 2016