Tibetan Language

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Introduction to Tibetan Language
From Tuesday, 16. January 2024 -  05:30pm
To Saturday, 27. January 2024 - 12:00pm

We warmly invite you to join the introduction to Tibetan language course.

During this intensive 10-day program you'll learn:

  • how to read in Tibetan and
  • acquire basic knowledge of Tibetan colloquial grammar.

Some people say that Tibetan is one of the hardest languages to read and spell and perhaps that’s true: in order to start reading knowing the alphabet is not enough, one should also keep in mind all the various reading rules. Sometimes out of 5-6 letters written in a word you'll only hear one!

But the good news is, unlike in English, there are not too many rules and almost no frustrating exceptions in Tibetan, so it's totally doable.

The course lasts 10 days:

  • 9 days of classes (5-6 hours daily) and
  • one day off in the middle – for a brain to digest and recharge.

You will first learn about the alphabet and phonetics and then will gradually go through all the reading rules. 

As a side activity for a change and fun you will learn basic colloquial structures, and by the end of the course – apart from being able to gloriously read any Tibetan text – you will also be able to introduce yourself in simple sentences and exchange greetings with Tibetans.


Anastasia Stoliarova, hailing from Saint Petersburg, Russia, is an experienced Tibetan language teacher and translator. She graduated from the Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program in 2014. Over the years, she has lent her translation expertise to renowned Dharma centers, including at FPMT, Tergar, and Palpung centres. Anastasia's commitment to spreading Tibetan wisdom extends to teaching literary and spoken Tibetan in Russia, Italy, and India. Presently, she serves as a Tibetan language teacher at the Sarnath International Nyingma Institute and as an interpreter at the Chandrakirti Meditation Center.


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