This course is devoted to the reading and translation of Buddhist texts in classical 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 course builds on the Intermediate Level Grammar course. By engaging with texts of varying levels of complexity, students will be enabled to deepen their knowledge of Tibetan grammar and of Buddhist philosophy and to hone their skills in translating this type of literature.
Requirements: This course is intended for those who can read dbu-can script as well as the scientific Roman transliteration system. A working knowledge of classical Tibetan grammar is expected.
First Module, Winter 2018: on Wednesdays from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm.
Exact dates and prices will be sent later to the participants.
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.