Tibetan Language Courses for intermediate and advanced students in 2017

Ka-Ter Translation Project:

Tibetan Language Weekend Courses for intermediate and advanced students
with Prof. Fabian Sanders
 
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 2017 we already organized the 15th training.
 
   
 
 
 
28-30 April 2017
WEEKEND COURSE FOR INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED

with Prof. Fabian Sanders
In this group students just read and try to translate different texts with the help of various dictionaries. 
We will send the Tibetan text to be worked to participants, so it will be possible to prepare it in advance. Sharing of the instructor’s screen will be available.
In order to participate one should  know how to read Tibetan, have a basic knowledge of classical Tibetan grammar, and be able to use dictionaries and other tools.
Schedule
Friday 6.00-8.00 pm, 
Saturday and Sunday 10-12.30 am and 2-4 pm, Italian time CEST (UTC+2),  with a short break in each session  
We will use skype for the call and skype or join.me for the shared screen.
Costs: 69 Euro
Early bird discount when you pay online to the Shang Shung Institute Austria until March 30 2017: 56 Euro. Afterwards full price.
 
 
 
6-7 May 2017 
WEEKENDS ON DZOGCHEN COMMUNITY PRACTICE TEXTS 
 

with Prof. Fabian Sanders
We will read practice texts used within the DC and translate word by word, extensively explaining the terminology, the grammar, the syntax and the structure of the text. 
Students will increase their knowledge of Tibetan texts and learn important terminology. 
We provide the participants with the Tibetan text and we share our screen to allow people to follow it. 
Those who wish can attempt to read, analyse and translate sentences. After that the grammar is explained and the translation is given.
In order to participate 
- one needs to have received the transmission of the practice from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu,
- one should know how to read Tibetan and have a basic knowledge of classical Tibetan grammar.
Schedule
Saturday 10-12.30 am and 2-4 pm
Sunday 10am-1pm, Italian time CEST (UTC+2),  with a short break each session 
We will work on the Tibetan parts of the MEDIUM GANAPUJA.
Costs: 69 Euro
Early bird discount when you pay online to the Shang Shung Institute Austria until March 30 2017: 56 Euro. Afterwards full price.
SPECIAL OFFER
Fee for both courses: 117 Euro 
Early-bird discount for both course (until March 30th): 97 Euro
 
 
 
 
July 06 - July 23  2017
15th TIBETAN TRAINING FOR TRANSLATORS FROM TIBETAN

with Prof. Fabian Sanders
in Merigar West, Arcidosso (GR), Tuscany, Italy
Join us and learn to translate ancient texts from the Tibetan tradition. 
If you are already skilled you can deepen your knowledge, discuss techniques, compare with others, and train your ability in a collaborative environment inspired by the ancient practice of translating in groups. 
The training for translators from Tibetan is an initiative of the Shang Shung Institute Austria and first started in 2003. In 2017 we will have the 15th edition. 
Schedule
9,30-12,30 am  and 2,00-4,45 pm (Day off 10th, 15th and 20th)
Please note: The program on July 15th and 16th may change according to Rinpoche’s webcast, most probably we will have only longer afternoon session. 
Costs: 210 Euro
Early bird discount when you pay online to the Shang Shung Institute Austria until May 30: 165 Euro. Afterwards full price.

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