Many people decide to study Tibetan over the phone with David Curtis. This has proven to be a very successful format: an experienced instructor to guide you through the material, helping you to set up a program of study. Various schedules are available: once a month, twice a month, once a week for one hour, once a week for 2 hours, twice a week.
Where: Student places the call from any location (check with TLI about Skypes availability)
When: Lessons will be arranged to suit students' and David's availability
What: All students are encouraged to start with the materials in the Level I Package (in the Bookstore section of the TLI website). Students then advance to Level II, then either the 37 Practices Reader Package or the JOL Reader Package. Some students also arrange to study various prayers and texts with David.
Suggested Donation: $70-$85 per hour (payable by Paypal or by check)
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 16 years. He combines his linguistic skills with a practitioner's knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism. He comes highly recommended by Rinpoches and students alike. When students follow TLI's program, they can make significant advances in Tibetan.
In 2007, Gochen Tulku Rinpoche (Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche) gave David Curtis the title Acharya (master teacher).
If you would like to discuss this option with him, just call 406/ 961-5131 or 406/ 961-0031 (Mondays are best, or afternoons and evenings during the week).
Other Study Options with David: Virtual Group Teleconferencing Courses
Tibetan Language Institute PO Box 2037 Hamilton, Montana 59840 USA 406.961.5131
Executive Director: David Curtis