One of the five classical subjects of study, Grammar includes translation theory and etymology. The Classical Tibetan language remains a rich source of carefully compiled vocabulary expressing the meaning of the Buddhadharma.

Tathāgata: “Thus-Gone, Thus Come” -

Aug 13, 2019

Tathāgata: What’s in a Name? Tathāgata, is both a Pali and Sanskrit term that is the first of ten epithets for the Buddha. The ancient Sanskrit thesarus, the Nāmaliṅgānuśāsanam or Amarakośa  Tib....

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Tibetan for Practitioners -

Feb 12, 2019

Tibetan for Practitioners: A Success on the Ground Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown in New York  hosted an exciting new offering in July of 2018.  Translator Oriane Lavole led an enthusiastic group of...

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Buddha: The Awakened -

Feb 11, 2019

Buddha (Tibetan sang rgyas) “The Awakened” Buddha is an example in the classical language of Tibet, of a word conveying deep meaning. The study of grammar allows us to investigate the construction...

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