Language Intensives in Tibetan, Sanskrit, and Nepalese at CBS in Kathmandu, including new Graduate-Level Advanced Tibetan Reading Seminar

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Summer Program
June 13, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Graduate Studies, Languages, Religious Studies and Theology

Dear List Members,
Kathmandu University - Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Tibetan, Sanskrit and Nepalese summer intensive language courses. The courses include beginning and intermediate classical Tibetan, three levels of colloquial Tibetan (beginning, intermediate, and advanced), beginning and intermediate Sanskrit, and beginning and intermediate Nepalese. An introductory Buddhist studies intensive, combining study and a meditation practicum at a retreat center in the Kathmandu Valley will also be offered.

In addition, this year CBS is offering a new graduate-level, for-credit Advanced Tibetan Reading Seminar to be taught by Professor Klaus-Dieter Mathes from the Univ. of Vienna and Professor Yaroslav Komarovski from the Univ. of Nebraska.
The spoken language courses, which are structured to offer full immersion in the local languages and cultures, offer the opportunity to live with Tibetan and Nepalese families. All classes are held at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, just a few minutes’ walk from the Great Stupa of Boudhanath in the Kathmandu Valley. This summer's courses begin June 13 and end August 10.

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Contact Info: 

Joanne Larson

Director of Programs

Kathmandu University

Centre for Buddhist Studies

at Rangjung Yeshe Institute

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