Tibetan Language Courses for intermediate and advanced students in 2016

Ka-Ter Translation Project:

Tibetan Language Weekend Courses for intermediate and advanced students
 
Tibetan is a sacred language. It is a perfect recipient to contain and convey all of the Bon and Buddhist teachings. It is used by the practitioners of all related paths to explain the Doctrine and the Practice, to establish communication with subtle beings, to evoke the content of their visualizations, to proclaim the attainment of the fruit of practice and so on. The sheer beauty of the Dharma is mirrored by the clarity and imaginative creativity of the Tibetan language. For these and many other reasons the study of Tibetan language represents a crucial step towards a closer relation with the teachings and particularly with their practice.
As many people put it, it is a marvelous experience to be able to directly understand the words you are reciting during the practices; it cuts through the distance between the mind, the sound of the words and their actual meaning. Even more than that it is certainly very fulfilling to be able to follow Dharma teachings while reading the text on which they are based.
To give the possibility to the practitioners of the Dzogchen Community and others to begin and further the study of Tibetan language, the Ka-Ter project of the Shang Shung Institute Austria has been organizing trainings for Translators from Tibetan. The first training started in 2003 and in 2016 we already organized the 14th training.
 
   
 
 
 
SERIES OF TIBETAN LANGUAGE ONLINE WEEKEND COURSES FOR INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED STUDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE SHANG SHUNG INSTITUTE AUSTRIA IN 2016
Online weekend-courses also via Skype conference
with Prof. Fabian Sanders
 
Dates:
15-16 October 2016
29-30 October 2016
19-20 November 2016
 
 
Venue
Merigar and skype/screen sharing conference (can be followed from anywhere)
 
Topic and purpose:
These weekends are intended to allow students to deepen their comprehension of tibetan classical language, becoming autonomous in understanding the grammar and in the use of the different tools to translate. Advanced students can deepen their knowledge, discuss techniques, compare with others, and train their ability in a collaborative environment inspired by the ancient practice of translating in groups. In the next weekends we are translating the Taranatha bka’ babs bdun ldan, a historical/biographical work of the seven transmission lineages of the teaching from India to Tibet, with masters' biographies. Intermediate students are encouraged to prepare the translation in advance to follow better.
In advance a text will be sent to the participants, so that they can prepare themselves. 
 
Schedule:
Saturday and Sunday 10.00-12.30 and 2.00-5.00 pm
 
Who can participate: 
These trainings will be exclusively available for members of the Shang Shung Institute Austria with a good knowledge of Tibetan grammar. 
 
Costs:
One weekend-course: 49.- Euro
All three weekend-courses: 120.- Euro
Advanced students get a discount of 50%.