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Introduction to Tibetan Language Class

Oct. 27-29, 2017


Friday, Oct 27  9:00 – 12:00 & 1:00 – 4:00

Saturday Oct. 28  9:00 – 12:00 & 1:00 – 4:00

Sunday Oct. 29 8:00 – 10:30 & 1:00 – 4:00

Location: Compassion & Insight Center: 1627 S Orchard St. Boise, Idaho 83705

Instructor: David Curtis was given the title Lama upon completion of the traditional three-year retreat under H.E. Kalu Rinpoche in 1992 and founded the Tibetan Language Institute in 1996. He has an academic background in classical languages and taught Tibetan to hundreds of Western students for 20 years. He combines his linguistic skills with a practitioner’s knowledge of Tibetan  Buddhism.

David makes learning Tibetan easier, more meaningful and inspiring at the same time. Tibetan is a Dharma language that was perfected over many centuries by great masters, poets, writers, and scholars, motivated by compassion to create a vehicle (literary Tibetan) to bring beings to enlightenment. Learning Tibetan to that degree is excellent, but as Thrangu Rinpoche has written us at TLI, “even knowing a little Tibetan is beneficial in deepening an understanding of the Dharma.”

You can learn this language. People all over the world are studying Tibetan with David and deepening their knowledge and experience of the Dharma.

For those in need, partial scholarships are available. To apply, email Greg at greg@meritprogram.net


$165-$180 sliding scale for new student. (Study materials not included) 




$108 for student who is repeating TLI’s Level 1 Course (Study materials not included).



Study materials for Tibetan Language Level 1 Course.