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With Lama David Curtis


 Curious about the study Tibetan
from the convenience of your own home?

This is a free, fun introduction to studying Tibetan with an excellent teacher who makes it easy, meaningful, and inspiring at the same time. Tibetan is a Dharma language that was perfected over many centuries by great masters. They were highly realized beings and great poets, writers, and scholars, motivated by compassion to create a vehicle (literary Tibetan) to bring beings to enlightenment.

You can learn this language. People all over the world are studying with David and deepening the knowledge and experience of the Dharma by studying Tibetan. So if you have wondered if this kind of class is for you, check it out.

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What Rinpoches Have Said


"David Curtis is one of the best teachers of Tibetan Language....It is a rare opportunity. David is not just a language teacher; he is part of an authentic Dharma lineage."  

                                                                                                            --Anam Thubten Rinpoche




"The unique methods of language instruction offered by the Institute have drawn large numbers of students, and the speed and swiftness with which they learn to read and write Tibetan is remarkable."     --Gochen Tulku Rinpoche

EASY            FUN           MEANINGFUL


            Date:                              Saturday, January 23, 2021

            Time:                               10:00-11:00 am     Pacific Time

                                                    11:00 am-12:00     Mountain Time

                                                    12:00-1:00 pm       Central Time

                                                    1:00-2:00 pm         Eastern Time


            Cost:                                Free: you pay only for the phone call (probably long distance for most)  


            Required Materials:      Free: Any necessary materials will be sent to you by email attachment

                                                    before the class  


             Type of Telephone

              To use:                           A regular phone line works best for the teleconference calls. Cell phones

                                                   also work, but Skype cannot be used (it creates too much static on the

                                                    line). No Skype calls please.


            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 28 years. He combines his linguistic skills with a practitioner's
                                                knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism. David has taught seminars in more than
                                                a dozen states, and his classes are highly recommended by
                                                Rinpoches, Lamas, scholars, and students.

                                                GochenTulku Rinpoche (Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche) bestowed on
                                                him the title Acharya (master teacher) in July 2007.


Once registered, students will be sent a phone number to call and password. This will be sent to you a few days before the class.


Please register by the Monday, January 18, 2021, if possible.

Space is limited and will be given to those registering first.


All you need to do:


(1) Fill out the registration form. Don't wait as this teleconference technology has limits on how many can attend!

(2) You will be sent any handouts that you need for this course by email attachment.

3) On January 23 at your designated time, call the special number that will be sent to you by invitation a few days before. This telephone number is not toll free.



Student Comments on TLI's Courses



Learning Tibetan from David Curtis is definitely one of life's better experiences.

                                                                                                                     --K.J., VA


I love this course. I feel as if I am finally making progress in Tibetan. Thanks, David! Your method works.                                                                                                  
--W.S., New Orleans, LA


These telephone lessons have been so enlightening and enriching to my practice. It's been so good to learn right at home, with my cup of tea! Yet there's a wonderful teacher present, and other classmates, and the opportunity to ask questions....It can't get any better than that.                      --M.M., AZ


I am taking the level I class and enjoying it tremendously. I have [now] been studying regularly which is helping me feel confident that I'll be able to read and continue learning Tibetan beyond this first class.                                                               --C.P., Palisades, CA


Just wanted to say how great the virtual class was last night. David's presentation was so interesting, tight, and focused. The whole thing was a lot of fun--so thank you!                                                                                                                                                                               --R.A., Polson, MT


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