DLM - Academic Program
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
an affiliate of Emory University, presents

Tibetan Language Classes
January 4 - February 22, 2009
with Tsepak Rigzin

• Conversational Tibetan
   Sunday: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

• Basic Tibetan
    Sunday: 3:00 - 4:30 pm

In 2009 Tsepak Rigzin will teach two Tibetan language classes: Basic Tibetan and Conversational Tibetan. Both classes will be taught in eight sessions.
In the Basic Tibetan class students will be introduced to the Tibetan alphabet, vowels, prefixes, suffixes, superscript, subjoined letters and the fundamental rules of pronunciation and reading based on standard U-Chen calligraphy. The main objective of this class will be to develop reading skills in Tibetan. Handouts will be provided. No prior instruction required. Suggested reference book: Modern Tibetan Language Vol I by Losang Thonden.
The Conversational Tibetan class will prepare students to converse in Tibetan for use in day to day life especially while traveling. Proper formation of word order, syntax and verbal usage will be creatively presented. No prior instruction required. Suggested reference book: Tibetan: Lonely Planet Phrase Book by Samdup Tsering.

Tsepak Rigzin is our scholar-in-residence, Tibetan language instructor, and official translator at the center. The author of numerous books and articles on Tibetan Buddhism, he also has extensive experience in teaching Tibetan language to non-Tibetan speaking students. A distinguished educator, he has held the highest positions at various Tibetan educational institutions. He received his traditional Buddhist training from the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, his M.A. and B.A. from Punjab University, and his B.Ed. from Annamalai University, India.

$135 (members) and $150 (non-members)
December 30, 2008 (Minimum of 10 students required)
Drepung Loseling Monastery
1781 Dresden Dr.
Atlanta GA 30319

To register for these courses please call the center at: 404-982-0051

Cancellation Policy:
One-day events: If you withdraw before the day of the event, we will refund your fees, minus a $20 administrative charge. There will be no other refunds.
Multiple-day events: If you withdraw before the start of the retreat, course, or event, we will refund your fees, minus a 10% administrative charge. If you withdraw after the first retreat or teaching session, we will refund 75% of the fees. After the start of the second session there will be no refunds.

Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
1781 Dresden Drive • Atlanta, Georgia 30319 • 404-982-0051