Spiritual programme

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Intermediate Level – With Ana Stoliarova
From Monday, 23. December 2019
To Wednesday, 1. January 2020
Location : Video Room

 

Reading prayers from a traditional Tibetan pecha
Reading prayers from a traditional Tibetan pecha

Requirements for participation

Those who completed Beginners Level Course or have a similar level (can read and are acquainted with basic grammatical structures).

Programme

The curriculum will entail:

  • important colloquial grammar applied in most common conversations
  • basic literary Tibetan
  • Dharma and spoken vocabulary.

Results

You will be able to:

  • go through most important points of colloquial and literary grammar which will form stable basis
    for further learning with native Tibetan language speakers
  • see how literary Tibetan works through the example of most commonly used prayers and be
    able to understand their meaning
  • start catching some phrases from Dharma teachings.

Teacher

Anastasia Stoliarova was born in Russia, Saint-Petersburg, Anastasia graduated from Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program in 2014, and worked as resident translator for the first year of Basic Programme at Root Institute in 2016. She now serves as a Tibetan language teacher at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Italy and gives short intensive courses in Russian and English languages around the world.

Schedule

Mon 23 – Fri 27 Jan  
9:00 am – 12.00 noon Morning class (with tea break)
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Afternoon class
Sat 28 Dec Break day
Sun 29 Dec – Wed 1 Jan  
9:00 am – 12.00 noon Morning class (with tea break)
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Afternoon class

Please note: This schedule is subject to change.

 
General information about the spiritual programme

The span of our spiritual programme is approximately six months – the last few months of one year and the early months of the next – during the cooler season in Bodhgaya..

On the appropriate dates in the Tibetan calendar year-round, however, we observe the standard pujas of the Gelug tradition and these are drop-in sessions which anyone can attend. If you are in Bodhgaya and would like to come along, please feel welcome to join us for:

  • Tara Puja
  • Medicine Buddha Puja
  • Guru Puja with Tsog
  • Protector Puja.

Unless otherwise indicated, registration is required for all events except:

If you wish to do a self-directed individual or group retreat separate from our spritual programme:

Guidelines of behaviour in a Dharma environment

Root Institute is a delightful, semi-monastic meditation centre.

To maintain a conducive, spiritually harmonious atmosphere for inner reflection and meditation, we kindly ask all our students, guests and visitors to observe the following guidelines:

  • Respect all life: do not intentionally kill any living being, even small insects.

  • Respect others' property: do not steal or take anything not freely given.

  • Be honest and straightforward: do not lie or intentionally deceive others.

  • Be celibate: no sexual activity; this also includes no romantic holding hands, hugging, massages and other physical displays of affection.

  • Be alert and mindful*: avoid intoxicants such as alcohol, drugs and cigarettes; we encourage you to stop smoking while here, but if this is impossible, you can smoke outside the gates.

  • Be considerate of others' silence: keep silence in the appropriate areas and at all times during residential courses, especially in the meditation hall (gompa) and dormitories; no singing or playing music and, in general, maintain a quiet demeanour while on the property.

  • Be considerate of the monks and nuns: dress respectfully; please no shorts above the knee, tank-top shirts, or tight and revealing clothing.

  • Couples: can stay in the same room for two weeks or less under the celibacy policy.

Please be aware:

  • * The Bihar state government has passed laws totally prohibiting the sale and consumption of alcohol in the state, with very severe penalties! Please ensure that you do not carry any alcohol with you in Bihar.

  • Also, please note that those in service or teaching in FPMT centers and projects do not engage in the practice of Shugden and, due to our commitment to following His Holiness the Dalai Lama's advice and supporting his work, we do not share our materials and facilities with those who knowingly continue to practice Shugden against his advice.