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June 04, 2004

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Jessica

Tashidelek Trinley,

I am French girl who are comming in Nepal and desire to learn Tibetan at 29th june 2008.
I am searching someone to teach me ths language, so if you are interested to teach me, please contact me.
I have some question...I hope you will see this mail...I don't get other way to contact you.
Jessica

Trinley

I am a tibetan language tutor living in Nepal and I have good knowledge of tibetan traditions, religion and culture as I was a monk in tibet for more than ten years. if anyone wants to learn tibetan in nepal, don't hesitate to contact me.
good luck

Jenny

Nova,

It's now January, 2006. I'm wondering how your attempt to learn Classical Tibetan has gone. (It seems there are enough of us responding to your interest to start a class.) I wish you luck.

Jenny

sonam rinchen

Hello everyone,
My name is Sonam. I am Tibetan tutor living in Vancouver. I have been teaching Tibetan for over two years. I have also began giving lesson on the internet with one of my student from Miami. If any of you want to learn Tibetan feel free to contact me.

Regards,
Sonam Rinchen
sonam@learntibetan.net
www.learntibetan.net

Tulsidasi

Hello,

Hope you've had much success with your studies. I'm also in the Boston area and interested in learning Tibetan. Are you still taking classes and is your teacher taking on more students? Inquiring minds want to know so please keep me posted.

Thanks,

Tulsidasi

fanglong

Hi Nova,
It's a long time you've posted the news you were going to learn Tibetan. What's up about that? I am a sino- and tibetologist, a Frenchman moreover, so fond of Eastern languages (as once they were called) : I've been seduced by your reflexion on "self-awarenes". I'm sure you know Tibetans are extraordinary on that subject, especially in the "Great Perfection" litterature. I hope you can now dive in those written marvels.
Please let me know more of your projects...
PC

Jim

Hi,
Good luck in your studies. I am interested in learning Tibetan as well.
In a month I will be married to a Tibetan woman. If I don't learn Tibetan I will spend the rest of my life listening to it but not understanding.
She learned English, I have to learn Tibetan.
I do want to learn it though..
Is your teacher near NYC?
Jim

Trausti

For those looking for free online study material, visit the Tibetan Language Student at www.learntibetan.net

Good luck with your study,
Trausti

Olaf

Hello Nova,
Thanks for the great blog, always offering something new to chew on.

You wrote:
"is the only philosophical tradition that is both scientific and useful enough to be of any practical value, in my opinion."

Another one that is both scientific and useful is spiritism, and I have noticed that many spiritists who also are familiar with the buddhist philosophy appreciate both.

Good luck with your studies!

xavier

Hello Nova,

you might be interested by a free open-source tool I wrote a few years ago to search
an electronic Tibetan dictionary
(Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan-English)
See the attached URL.
bde brjod (best wishes)

Willow

I am also a Tibetan Buddhist who is trying to find a teacher to learn Tibetan. I am taught myself some basic Sanskrit, but my main interest is certainly Tibetan. I have applied to University here to hopefully study Asian Studies and in the process find someone who will teach me Tibetan.

Good luck with your studies!

kyle

i am a tibetan buddist and would like to learn tibetan as well. if possible, can you tell me how to get started and share some of your experience with me? thanks. good luck.

jack

good luck! i'm learning too. i've found a great way of learning a language: immersive blogging. unfortunately, there are no tibetan blogs that i know of. do you?

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