Course overview

Tibetan Language 2.1

SRI is pleased to offer ongoing Tibetan language courses to our students and sangha.  Courses meet once weekly in 12-week trimesters. SRI trimesters begin every September,  January, and April/May.

COURSE OF STUDY: we offer a full two years of consecutive study. New students can always begin in September, but our basic course 1.1 is also frequently offered in other trimesters as well. At minimum, the absolute beginner level 1.1 is always offered in September,  1.2 in January, and 1.3 in April. Beginning the fall of 2023, we will also concurrently offer the 3-trimester second year courses, with levels  2.1, 2.2 and 2.3

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What's included?

  • Twelve 60 min classes which meet live on Mondays each week
  • At level 1.2 and above, students purchase an ebook text.

 Tibetan Language level 2.1

2.1 On completion of this level, students shall be able to:                                   
- Use the Wylie Romanization system to read and write Tibetan
- Express themselves clearly at the basic level
- Engage in conversations about various topics covered in the lessons
- Use simple grammatical structures
- Read and understand utterances and short passages

Course Schedule

September 25-December 11

9:15 am Los Angeles Time 
12:15 pm New York Time
6:15 pm Central European Time

Adelaide Foster

Swiss-born Adelaide Foster lived, studied, worked and became ordained living with Tibetans in India for 13 years, studying Buddhist philosophy in Tibetan in a traditional setting; she has subsequently returned to Europe and studied linguistics and cognitive science. In addition to teaching, she has also translated, including teachings given by the Dalai Lama.