Tibetan for Practitioners: A Success on the Ground

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde New York in New York  hosted an exciting new offering in July of 2018.  Translator Oriane Lavole led an enthusiastic group of students through an Introduction to Tibetan Language course.  Samye Institute conceived of a course intended for practitioners.  who wish to feel a deeper connection with the texts they are chanting daily by gaining an understanding of the classical Tibetan language. In these two hours a day of class over two weeks, students learned how to read and write and understand the basic structure of the language, using customary practice texts as a basis for classes.

Tibetan for Practitioners: Coming Soon to Samye Institute On-Line

We are pleased to announce that we will soon be offering an on-line version of this course!  Just bear with us as we complete the remaining  few steps of editing, subtitiling videos, and proofreading the final units. And if you have skills in video editing, or in classical Tibetan and would like to help us put the finishing touches on the course, we’d love to hear from you!

Oriane Lavole studied Buddhist philosophy, classical and colloquial Tibetan, and translation practice at Rangjung Yeshe Institute (RYI) in Nepal. She has a Master’s in Translation, Textual Interpretation and Philology from RYI and has been teaching in the interpreter program there for two years. For the past year, she was the interpreter for the Bodhisattvacaryavattara class at RYI. Oriane has also frequently interpreted for Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche in the past three years, and is the head of the Lhasey Lotsawa Translation group (LLTP). In parallel, she does written translation both for LLTP and 84,000, and was the main translator for Rinpoche’s latest publication, The Great Tertön.