Learning Practical Tibetan

This book is designed for anyone wishing to communicate with Tibetans, either in Asia or in the West, and is suitable for beginners as well as for students familiar with the Tibetan language.

Author: Andrew Bloomfield

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781559390989

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 202

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Whether you are looking for a room, visiting a monastery, or bargaining for a bus seat, Learning Practical Tibetan will make immediate communication with Tibetans easy and fun. This book is designed for anyone wishing to communicate with Tibetans, either in Asia or in the West, and is suitable for beginners as well as for students familiar with the Tibetan language. Learning Practical Tibetan begins with a simple but complete grammar so that you can immediately begin to form your own sentences. Using both Tibetan script and an easy-to-understand phonetic system, the book then presents useful vocabulary, phrases, and dialogues related to situations you might encounter with Tibetans: eating in restaurants, shopping, speaking to monks, traveling with pilgrims, or visiting a Tibetan doctor. The appendix provides helpful sections on Tibetan numbers, dates, telling time, festivals, religious terms, and an extensive vocabulary list. To help you learn how to pronounce Tibetan words correctly, mp3 files of Yanki Tshering reading Tibetan text found in Learning Practical Tibetan are available for download at this link: http://www.shambhala.com/learning-practical-tibetan.html

Social Structuration in Tibetan Society

In rural Tibet, oral communication is learned through the process of continuous
oral education, while oral literacy skills are learned continuously through the
content of oral education. The content of daily conversation is formed of practical

Author: Jia Luo

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498544673

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This book provides a broad sociological study of Tibetan education and knowledge production. It examines Tibet’s traditional social structures and hierarchies, analyzes spiritual dimensions of its culture and their role in education, and applies social and philosophical theories to Tibetan society.


Structural Form and Utterance Context in Lhasa Tibetan, Grammar and
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This work has 19 chapters, a section on verb conjugation, three appendices, and a bibliography. Numerous exercises, dialogues, texts, and special phrases are also provided. Each chapter consists of course texts, language notes, exercises, a vocabulary list, examples, and supplementary grammar. The texts focus on daily Tibetan life. Sentences are short and syntactically not overly complex. Exercises provide focus-related examples to reinforce chapter contents and include dialogues, sentences, and phrase completion. Dialogues are a major focus and provide a backdrop of communication for practice. Language notes deal with various grammatical, syntactic, and semantic points. A Tibetan-English wordlist is at the end of each chapter. The supplemental grammar section addresses unique grammatical concepts, new phrasal words, and function words and phrases. 《ཨམ་སྐད་ལམ་འཇུག》ཅེས་པ་ཨམ་སྐད་སྤྱི་མཚན་ཁོལ་ཕྱུང་མ་འདི་ནི་ས་བཅད་བཅུ་དགུ། བྱ་ཚིག་འགྱུར་ལྡོག་ཚན་པ་གཅིག ལེ་ལག་གསུམ་དང་དཔེ་ཆའི་ཐོ་གཞུང་གཅིག་བཅས་ཀྱིས་གྲུབ་ཅིང་། གཤར་སྦྱང་། ཁ་བརྡ། སློབ་ཚན་དང་ཡིག་ཚོགས་ལྷག་པོས་མཚན་ཡོད། ས་བཅད་རེ་རེ་ལ་སློབ་ཚན། བརྡ་དོན་གནད་འགྲེལ། གཤར་སྦྱང་། ཐ་སྙད་ཤན་སྦྱར། དཔེར་འཇོག་དང་བརྡ་སྤྲོད་ཁ་གསབ་བཅས་བྲིས་ཡོད། སློབ་ཚན་གྱིས་བོད་པའི་རང་གའི་འཚོ་བ་བྲིས་ཡོད། ཚིག་ཀ་ཐུང་ཞིང་ཚིག་སྡེབ་མི་ཉོག གཤར་སྦྱང་གི་ནང་དུ་མདོ་རྩ་གཟས་པའི་དཔེར་བརྗོད་བཞག་སྟེ་ས་བཅད་ཁག་གི་དོན་ཁོག་ཞིབ་རྒྱས་སུ་བཏང་ཡོད་ལ། ཁ་བརྡ་དང་ཚིག་ཀའམ་ཡིག་ཚོགས་ཁ་སྐོང་སོགས་ཤོང་ཡོད། ཁ་བརྡ་ནི་ཆེད་དམིགས་ཅན་ཏག་ཏག་ཡིན་པ་དང་ཤུགས་ནས་ཁ་བརྡའི་རྒྱབ་ལྗོངས་གོ་ཐུབ། བརྡ་དོན་གནད་འགྲེལ་གྱིས་བརྡ་དོན། ཚིག་སྡེབ་དང་ཚིག་དོན་ལྡེམ་པོ་བསེད་ཡོད། ས་བཅད་རེ་ལ་མཇུག་ན་བོད་དབྱིན་ཐ་སྙད་ཤན་སྦྱར་རེ་ཡོད། བརྡ་སྤྲོད་ཁ་གསབ་ཀྱི་ནང་དུ་བརྡ་དོན་སྒྲ་སྤྱི་ལྷག་པོ་དང་ཡིག་ཚོགས་ལྷག་པོ། རྐྱེན་ཡིག་དང་རྐྱེན་གྱི་ཡིག་ཚོགས་ཁན་འཇོག་བྱས་ཡོད། 《安多藏语导教》这本规范性的安多藏语专著由十九章、一节动词的时态变化、三个附件和一个书目提要组成,包含大量课文、会话、特殊用语和词组以及相关的练习。专著每章由课文、语法注解、练习题、单词表、例句和补充语法组成。课文以描述藏人日常生活的文章为主,句子简短、句法不甚复杂。练习题以会话、句型和词组的练习题为主,通过有针对性的例句来加强和丰富章节的内容。会话练习在强调内容的针对性的同时, 提供了会话的背景知识 。语法注解针对语法、句法和语义上的难点进行了解释。每一章的末尾有一个藏英词条对照。补充语法部分则强调一些藏语特有的语法概念和一些词组、助词和助词短语的用法。


Learning Practical Tibetan. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications. [With tapes]
Bogoslovskii, V.A. 1961. Review of Roerich (1961). Narody Azii iAfriki 4: 242-243.
Bonin, Charles-Eudes. 1903. “Vocabulaires recuellis par Ch.Eu.BONIN”. T 'oung

Author: Philip Denwood

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027283060

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 374

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The Tibetan language comprises a wide range of spoken and written varieties whose known history dates from the 7th century AD to the present day. Its speakers inhabit a vast area in Central Asia and the Himalayas extending into seven modern nation states, while its abundant literature includes much of vital importance to the study of Buddhism. After surveying all the known varieties of Tibetan, including their geographical and historical background, this book concentrates on a phonological and grammatical description of the modern spoken Lhasa dialect, the standard spoken variety. The grammatical framework which has been specially devised to describe this variety is then applied to the written varieties of Preclassical and Classical Tibetan, demonstrating the fundamental unity of the language. The writing system is outlined, though all examples and texts are given in roman script and where appropriate, the International Phonetic Alphabet. The volume includes a comprehensive bibliography.

Spoken Tibetan Basics

A Spoken Tibetan Language Primer Tenzin Tharpa, Sangye Tsultrim ...
Dharamsala: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. ... Fluent Tibetan. Snow Lion
Publications. • Andrew Bloomfield/Yanki Tsering, 1998. Learning Practical

Author: Tenzin Tharpa

Publisher: Tenzin Tharpa


Category: Religion

Page: 143

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This text is best viewed in pdf format. Download this and other free original texts from my website: TenazinTharpa.com. A spoken Tibetan language primer: a no-nonsense approach to learning spoken Tibetan.

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Category: American literature


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Learning Classical Tibetan

Unlike most readers of Classical Tibetan, this is a comprehensive manual for navigating Tibetan Buddhist literature based on a Tibetan monastic curriculum.

Author: Paul Hackett

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 1559394560

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 664

View: 519

Unlike most readers of Classical Tibetan, this is a comprehensive manual for navigating Tibetan Buddhist literature based on a Tibetan monastic curriculum. Utilizing the most up-to-date teaching methods and tools for Tibetan language training, students learn to navigate the grammar, syntax, and style of Classical Tibetan while also engaging the content of Buddhist philosophical works. Texts that are presented in this reader include Jnanamitra's Explanation of the Heart Sutra, Tsongkhapa's Three Principal Aspects of the Path, the Fourth Panchen Lama's Prayer for Release from the Bardo, and Santideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Chapters consist of a contextual introduction to the reading, the Tibetan text marked with callouts that signal annotated points, annotations that include progressive explanations of grammar, cultural notes on vocabulary, translation hints, notes on the Sanskrit origins of Tibetan expressions and grammatical structures, and a literal translation of the text. The reader also includes advice on how to use the book, study plans for classroom use, discussion of dictionaries and other helpful resources- a glossary of English grammatical and linguistic terms, abbreviation lists for verb classes and noun cases as described in Joe Wilson's Translating Buddhism from Tibetan, notes on reading blockprints, and examples of different scripts. This textbook also provides cultural notes and explanations of the Sanskrit influence on Tibetan genres, literary styles, expressions, and so on that aren't readily found elsewhere. Using a clear and approachable style, Paul Hackett provides a practical and complete manual that will surely benefit all students of Classical Tibetan. This reader will be released in conjunction with Hackett's new expanded edition of his well-known A Tibetan Verb Lexicon.

Shambhala Sun

$99.95 Kront view in clear maple wood finish The Tibetan Phone Bell " & Timer *
A Replacement Ringer for Your ... CO 80306 Pursue a Graduate Education that
Connects the Spiritual and Practical Dimensions of Intellectual Life. east- ...




Category: Buddhism


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Tibetan Medicine in Contemporary Tibet

Private Instruction , Lineage , and Medico - Religious Practice The far wall of the
Tibetan Medical College library is ... The fact that this painting hangs in this
premier institution of Tibetan medical learning also hints at the somewhat false
divide ...

Author: Tibet Information Network

Publisher: Virago Press


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 120

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This book examines the social, political, and economic issues that are impacting the use, availability and production of Tibetan medicine, as well as the cultural identity associated with Tibetan medicine in contemporary Tibet. It fosters its future prospects as a science, healing art, and an affordable and available component of the health care systems at work in Tibet After a brief general introduction into Tibetan medical tradition, the book sketches its history, with particular reference to the founding of medical institutions in historical Tibet, and how these institutions have changed since the 1950s. It then explores Tibetan medical education in its modern context, with particular attention to the formation of new kinds of schools and training programmes for Tibetan medicine, many of them funded by foreign NGOs. A further focus of the book is on the production and commercialisation of Tibetan medicines. Although the particular story of Tibetan medicine in contemporary Tibet, and in the People's Republic of China (PRC), is less grim than other aspects of Tibet's recent political and cultural history, it is a tale of contradiction, dramatic change and an uncertain future.

Journal for the Study of Religion

For example : Shugsep , a small forest nunnery below McLeod Ganj ( the Tibetan
area in the Dharamsala region ) , is ... Each nunnery runs its own education
programme , though some practical courses take place centrally at Dolma Ling
and ...




Category: Africa, Southern


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American Book Publishing Record

415 Learner , text , and context in foreign language acquisition . 492 . 78007
Learning from data . 006 . 31 Learning in the museum . 069 Learning practical
Tibetan . 495 . 483421 Learning the virtues that lead you to God . 241 . 4
Learning ...




Category: American literature


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The Art of Tibetan Medical Urinalysis

CHAPTER VII Methods to Learn Urinalysis for Beginners The way urinalysis is
taught to Tibetan students may not be the ... The method was often time
consuming and very often the student was left on his own with very little practical
teaching ...

Author: Lobsang Rapgay



Category: Medicine, Tibetan

Page: 76

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Tibetan Studies

Number one , learning , meditation , teaching - practical action of a religious
nature . Number two , international interaction through religious cooperation and
cultural events . Western technical and financial assistance provides significant ...

Author: International Association for Tibetan Studies. Seminar



Category: Tibet (China)

Page: 1120

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Preparing to Die

Whether our own death or that of a loved one comes first, how prepared are we, spiritually or practically? In Preparing to Die, Andrew Holecek presents a wide array of resources to help the reader address this unfinished business.

Author: Andrew Holecek

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828979

Category: Self-Help

Page: 480

View: 964

We all face death, but how many of us are actually ready for it? Whether our own death or that of a loved one comes first, how prepared are we, spiritually or practically? In Preparing to Die, Andrew Holecek presents a wide array of resources to help the reader address this unfinished business. Part One shows how to prepare one’s mind and how to help others, before, during, and after death. The author explains how spiritual preparation for death can completely transform our relationship to the end of life, dissolving our fear and helping us to feel open and receptive to letting go in the dying process. Daily meditation practices, the stages of dying and how to work with them, and after-death experiences are all detailed in ways that will be particularly helpful for those with an interest in Tibetan Buddhism and in Tibetan approaches to conscious dying. Part Two addresses the practical issues that surround death. Experts in grief, hospice, the funeral business, and the medical and legal issues of death contribute chapters to prepare the reader for every practical concern, including advance directives, green funerals, the signs of death, warnings about the funeral industry, the stages of grief, and practical care for the dying. Part Three contains heart-advice from twenty of the best-known Tibetan Buddhist masters now teaching in the West. These brief interviews provide words of solace and wisdom to guide the dying and their caregivers during this challenging time. Preparing to Die is for anyone interested in learning how to prepare for death from a Buddhist perspective, both spiritually and practically. It is also for those who want to learn how to help someone else who is dying, both during the time of illness and death as well as after death.

Study Guide to Accompany PBS Adult Learning Service Television Course Joseph Campbell Transformations of Myth Through Time

The Descent to Heaven : The Tibetan Book of the Dead UNIT STUDY PLAN 5 .
Notice the ... the Tibetan original . Read through the short passage from the
Evans - Wentz edition to get the sense of the practical nature of the instruction .

Author: Deorge Deforest Lord

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: 9780155923362

Category: Mathematics

Page: 183

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Introductory Debate in Tibetan Buddhism

To these ends , with great effort , the Tibetan monks engage in debate diligently
seeking to learn well the words and to understand fully the ... ”Great emphasis is
placed on the practical application of the knowledge gained in monastic debate .

Author: Daniel Perdue



Category: Buddhism

Page: 110

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Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change

Diglossia as a Defining Factor of Contemporary Tibetan Society A nation is a soul
or spiritual principle . ... those symbolic elements whose practical utility has been
seriously undermined by the recent Tibetan - Chinese confrontation . ... of the Prc
, but the Chinese government took a gradualist approach with regard to
educational development in Tibet and support of bilingual Sino - Tibetan
education .

Author: Lauran R. Hartley

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 382

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The first systematic and detailed overview of modern Tibetan literature.


The various Tibetan Refugee schools ( see Chapter 5 ) provide science
education , in particular in science streams at ... of Tibetan architecture in such a
way that they can supplement their formal education with a theoretical and
practical ...

Author: Central Tibetan Administration-in-Exile (India). Planning Council



Category: Buddhists


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How to Practice Vedic Astrology

How to Practice Vedic Astrology shows how to make accurate predictions on when to expect life's changes concerning one's career, love life, children, or spirituality.

Author: Andrew Bloomfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594775982

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 366

A comprehensive guide to understanding and practicing Vedic astrology, the art of jyotish. • Teaches beginners how to read and interpret Vedic astrology charts, based on their own birth chart as well as the birth charts of 112 notable people. • Shows how to use Vedic astrology to anticipate upcoming events and direct the cosmic energies of one's life toward a positive future outcome. For over 5,000 years the people of India have used jyotish, or Vedic astrology, to anticipate future influences and make major decisions. Now Andrew Bloomfield brings this increasingly popular tool to the West in an easy-to-follow, comprehensive format, providing the reader with everything needed to practice the Indian art of predicting the future. Vedic astrology was codified by the ancient Maharishis to help people achieve the four basic goals of human existence: kama (desire), artha (wealth), dharma (life purpose), and moksha (spiritual growth). Unlike other forms of astrology, Vedic calculations focus more on the primal, unconscious, driving forces linking our thoughts and actions. How to Practice Vedic Astrology shows how to make accurate predictions on when to expect life's changes concerning one's career, love life, children, or spirituality.

Tibetan Word Book

Advantage is taken of methods of teaching which are current in Tibetan schools
or have been found useful in learning ... or inclination to study Persian on formal
lines were ready enough to learn by heart short conversations on such practical ...

Author: Sir Basil John Gould



Category: Tibetan language

Page: 447

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