Bodhicitta is the moon of the mind


Bodhicitta is the moon of the mind. Bodhicitta is the sun of the mind. Bodhicitta is the jewel of the mind. Bodhicitta is the nectar of the mind. སེམས་ཀྱི་ཟླ་བ་བུད་ཆུབ་སེམས།  སེམས་ཀྱི་ཉི་མ་བུད་ཆུབ་སེམས། ། སེནས་ཀྱི་ནོར་བུ་བུད་ཆུབ་སེམས།  སེམས་ཀྱི་བདུས་རྩི་བུད་ཆུབ་སེམས། ། Khunu Rinpoche Tenzin Gyaltsen. Vast as the Heavens Deep as the Sea. Wisdom Publications. 1999. This is an extraordinary, poetic text about […]

Learn Tibetan: transliteration tools for phonetics


Just in case you haven’t seen this already — these tools are amazing: Convert between Tibetan font and Wylie: http://www.thlib.org/reference/transliteration/wyconverter.php Convert between Tibetan, Wylie and TH simplified phonemics (a life saver if you find Wylie a bit of a mystery) http://www.thlib.org/reference/transliteration/phconverter.php And of course, the Tibetan to English dictionary in the same collection of tools    

Learn Tibetan: 10 black deeds


ནག་པོའི་ལས་ལམ་དངོས་ལ་བཅུ། ten non-virtuous deeds ༡ སྲོག་གཅོད་པ། (sok chö pa) killing ༢ མ་བྱིན་པར་ལེན་པ། (ma jin par len pa) stealing ༣ འདོད་པས་ལོག་པར་གཡེམ་པ། (dö pé lok par yem pa) sexual misconduct ༤ རྫུན་དུ་སྨྲ་བ། (dzün du ma wa) lying ༥ ཕྲ་མ། (pa ma) divisive speech ༦ ཚིག་རྩུ་བ། (tsik tsu ba) harsh speech ༧ ངག་ཀྱལ། (ngak kyel) idle talk ༨ བརྣབ་སེམས། […]

New Tibetan Online Language School


One of my former Esukhia teachers, Mr. Rekpa Gyatso, has started his own Tibetan language school in McLeod Ganj, India. The school offers both online and on-site private lessons. Rekpa is an excellent teacher, and I hope that he and his instructors will help many students overcome the challenges of learning Tibetan. For information, please […]

Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translators Program Course for Dharma Tibetan 2016


Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translators Programs short intensive course for Dharma Tibetan Dates: 09/05/2016 – 10/14/2016 Place: Mcleod Ganj, India Price: $600 We offer six weeks of intensive study of Tibetan in the beautiful environment of McLeod Ganj. With this course, you will learn how to read Tibetan, speak basic colloquial conversations, understand basic literary grammar […]

Word of the Day: ནང་ཆོས


ནང་  (nang) means inside, inner, in and it can also mean home, house, abode ཆོས་  (choes) means phenomenon; religion; property; quality; doctrine; practice; way; attribute; phenomena; ནང་ཆོས means Buddhism, or an insider’s faith. Maybe because I’m American, I find this combination of terms interesting because one of the meanings of ནང་ is home. So I like the […]