Advanced Tibetan Reading Seminar

Advanced Classical Tibetan Reading Seminar

8-week program from June 10 – August 6

 Kongtrul Rinpoche’s gZhan sTong 

Dr. Daniel McNamara is an Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute. This summer he will teach on two short texts by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye (1813-1899), both of which focus on his presentation of “emptiness of other” (gzhan stong) philosophy. Daniel will also teach on related materials composed in Sanskrit and translated into Tibetan. 

 Tibetan Songs and Poetry 

Reading and translating mgur and snyan ngag

Dr. Lara Braitstein is an Associate Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism at McGill University. During the second half of the course Lara will teach Tibetan poetry and versified literary texts through examining samples of different genres (mgur, snyan ngag) and different translations from Indic sources such as vajragīti, dohā, and mahākāvya


For more information, please download the detailed course syllabus.