Online Sanskrit & Classical Tibetan Courses for Students of Buddhism (starting Sept 6 & 7)

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Dear Colleagues,

Mangalam Research Center will be offering two new online language classes, Sanskrit and Classical Tibetan, starting this September. The classes are specifically designed for students of Buddhism to help them get up and running with reading Buddhist texts over the course of 24 weeks.12 weeks for Level 1 (in the fall) will cover grammar basics and reading of short texts, and 12 weeks of Level 2 (in the spring) will further develop reading skills. Classes will be small (limit 16 students) and interactive.

Materials for the Sanskrit course are designed by Mattia Salivini and provide a unique opportunity to build a Buddhist philosophical vocabulary while learning Sanskrit grammar through recitation as well as written exercises.The course begins September 6th and will meet Mondays and Thursdays 9-10:30am Pacific time. Karin Meyers will be teaching the course. More information and registration available here. (For questions, write to

The Tibetan course will introduce students to Tibetan grammar and Buddhist vocabulary as well as a variety of online and print language resources for further study. Students will be supported in the creation of their own study materials in addition to those provided by the instructor to begin reading from Yael Bentor's Classical Tibetan Reader as soon as possble. Class begins September 7th and will meet Tuesday and Friday 10-11:30am Pacific time. Bruno Galasek-Hul will be teaching the course. More information and registration available here. (For questions write to


Best wishes,

Karin Meyers

Academic Director
Mangalam Research Center
Berkeley, CA