Literary Tibetan

The classes offered are ONLINE CLASSES designed for those who want to read and understand written Tibetan. They are oriented in particular towards learning Buddhist practice texts directly in their original sacred language and are thus the perfect start to reaching a deeper understanding of your own personal practice.

The lessons expound simple grammar and vocabulary without complicated framework. The point is to make learning Tibetan accessible to all. The format follows an online conferencing environment with two-way communication and white-board.

The methods created exclusively for these classes give a thorough explanation of the main grammatical points with lots of examples. After having completed level 2, you will have acquired the necessary material and knowledge to understand small prayers, and will continue with level 3 which is primarily the study of an entire sadhana (word by word) of the Dudjom Tersar lineage. After that, and with the last level (4) of study you will have access to a text in prose which will complete your ability to face any kind of literary Tibetan text.

Please note that these classes are not for colloquial / spoken Tibetan.

Neljorma Tendron has created these classes with the motivation of giving access to a much deeper understanding of your Tibetan Buddhist practices. They are the fruit of 15 years of her teaching this sacred language to westerners.