Grammar

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.

Bhagavān : Buddha Epithets -

Oct 24, 2019

Bhagavān in Indian Context Bhagavān or Bhagavān Buddha appears throughout Buddhist scriptures as one of the many epithets, or titles for the Buddha.  When early Tibetan translators worked with their Indian counterparts...

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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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