Advanced Beginners Course in Classical Tibetan Part I
SSIUK Presenta a Tibetan Language Programme with Dr. Fabian Sanders.
Join our 3 weekends 'guided translation course' which students will learn the practice of translation from classical Tibetan. These courses can also be followed online via Skype.
Part I: 4-6th November 2016 , Friday 4 November 6-8PM, Weekend 5-6 November 10AM-6PM
Part II: 16-18 December 2016, Friday 16 December 6-8PM, Weekend 17-18 December 10AM-6PM
Part III: 13-15th January 2017, Friday 13 January 6-8PM, Weekend 14-15 January 10AM-6PM
Venue : Lekdanling, Unit B, 14 Collent Street, Hackney, London E9 6SG
Info: In these workshops led by Dr Fabian Sanders, we will study some representative examples of various Tibetan literary genres, and then work on these texts together to translate them. Students will receive the texts in advance so they are able to prepare beforehand. During each session, participants will read a sentence from the text in turn & then have the opportunity to explain everything they understand about it. Then we will translate it together very carefully, outlining all the grammatical aspects & literary features involved, in order to arrive at a comprehensive translation.
The three thematic weekends will be based on the following topics and authors:
Biographies (84 Mahasiddhas, Taranatha)
Histories of the Dharma (Buton)
Philosophical tenets (Padmasambhava, Rog Bande Sherab Ö, Longchenpa)
Sadhana Literature (to be confirmed)
Mahamudra and Dzogchen (to be confirmed)
The Five Sciences (Sakya Pandita, Jamgon Kongtrul)
Dr Fabian Sanders
After studying for more than twenty five years the languages and cultures of Tibet, China and India in both academic and traditional settings, Dr. Sanders teaches Tibetan Language and Culture at the Universita` Ca` Foscari in Venice. He has also been teaching language and translation courses for the International Shang Shung Institute for many years. He has in recent years made numerous field trips to Tibet, China and India in pursuit of his research into Tibetan Oracles and related themes.