Classical Tibetan Language and Grammar Class
Geshe Jampa Kunchog
About the course
Classical Tibetan Language and Grammar Class is based on the book by His Holiness the Dalai Lama My Land and My People (ངོས་ཀྱི་ཡུལ་དང་ངོས་ཀྱི་མི་དམངས།) and it is connected to the Writing Class. Each class analysis a section of the book from the points of view of vocabulary, grammar and meaning. The students practice in pairs. The classes take place online and are recorded for the registered students who cannot attend them during the regular class time. After the class, each student is assigned the homework of memorization of new vocabulary, reading practice as well as written homework, initially consisting of two short paragraphs and gradually progressing to larger assignments. The classes are led by Geshe Jampa Khedup, a highly qualified professor of Tibetan language, equally fluent in English and Tibetan. His background in classical monastic education adds another benefit to the students – explanation of the implied meaning of the text when this is not obvious. Geshe la Jampa Khedup is also supervising the writing classes and leading the language department of SICGU.