Short course // July – August 2018

Would you like to learn Tibetan?

We are happy to announce the opening of our
new Tibetan language intensive short course!

July 2 – August 24, 2018
Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo School


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We offer eight weeks of intensive study of Tibetan in the Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo school. With this course, you will learn how to read Tibetan, speak basic colloquial conversations, understand basic literary grammar and mainly learn common Dharma terms that are in use in texts and teachings.


If are you looking for systematic and graduated explanations on Tibetan grammar and Dharma words this is the place for you!


Course Structure

Every day there will be two hours of colloquial conversation class and three hours of classes with an English speaking teacher and a native Tibetan speaker co-teacher. The classes are based on our methodology of teaching Tibetan which we use in the long two-year interpreters training course.

During the course, we will provide the students with all study materials. The LRZTP short course book and companion exercise book will be handed out to each student. In addition, we have the written materials as audio recordings spoken by Tibetan native speakers so the students can listen to the words and sentences and practice along with the recordings. We have shared Anki flashcards prepared for the course and use Google drive to exchange notes, materials and other stuff.

Training in Speaking Tibetan

Learning alone is not enough; you will need to put into practice what you have learned. That is why we will provide you with conversation classes with native Tibetan speakers to practice your colloquial Tibetan. These classes are based on the material learned in the classes with the English speaking teacher – Julia Wilson from LTWA. For each session of conversation class, we will prepare a work sheet to accompany the lesson. It will have questions, drills, games and language exercises.

The majority of the conversation partners are already working in the afternoons in our two year interpreters training program. They have experience in teaching Tibetan to non-Tibetan speakers and they are hired based on the criteria of having the following three qualities – knowledge in Tibetan, good morality and, above all, a kind heart.


Our classroom is located in Mcleod Ganj with a view of the mountains. We will provide lunch for the students.


The short intensive Tibetan language for Dharma course will begin on Monday July 2 and finish on Friday August 24, 2018, a total of eight weeks. Attendance is Monday to Friday.

What are the prerequisites? 

There is no prior knowledge required to register for the course, we will begin from the basics and progress systematically. Those who have already learned Tibetan will likely find it beneficial to review the basics and fill in any gaps in their knowledge.

Course Fees

The fee for the course will be $650 USD. We ask for a non-refundable deposit $200 USD. The remaining $450 USD will be paid in India. Thanks to a grant by Khyentse Foundation, Indian citizens can apply for a discount of $400 USDThe course will have maximum of 20 students.

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As His Holiness the Dalai Lama always says – Tibetan language is the only language that has all the Sutra and Tantra teachings. If one wants to learn these in depth, it is very helpful to know Tibetan. It is a long process, and not an easy one, but here in the LRZTP we invite you to walk your first steps in learning Tibetan for Dharma!


If you have any questions about the program, you are welcome to read the frequently asked questions page or contact us on

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