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Classes offered at the Dharma Farm
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2022 (Current Semester)

Intermediate Classical Tibetan
Craig Preston and Jess Perry
Texts: 

  • Joe Wilson, Translating Buddhism From Tibetan

  • Paul Hackett, Learning Classical Tibetan

Classical Tibetan
Craig Preston
Texts: 

  • Pur-bu-jok, Introductory Path of Reasoning From Collected Topics on Valid Cognition

  • Magical Key to the Path of Reasoning (tshad ma’i gzhung don ‘byed pa’i bsdus grwa’i rnam bzhag rigs lam ‘phrul gyi lde mig). Evidence.

Grammar Nerds’ Reading Group
Shahar Tene

Dharma Farm Lecture Series

Bertram Liyanage

The Nyāyābindu of Dharmakīrti

 

Sravasti Translation Committee
Bill Magee and Paul Hackett

Texts: 

  • Maitreya, Ornament for the Great Vehicle Sutras (mdo sde rgyan, mahāyānasūtrālakāra)

Advanced Reading

Craig Preston

Texts: 

  • Jam-yang-shay-pa’ Decisive Analysis of Chandrakīrti’s Supplement

Uncollected Topics: Ngag-dbang-bkra-shis’s Collected Topics

Craig Preston

Advanced topics in Tibetan Grammar

Craig Preston

Advanced Reading

Shahar Tene

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2021

Introduction to Classical Tibetan
Jess Perry, Mikhael Landrieux, Shahar Tene, Andrew Hughes

Intermediate Classical Tibetan
Bill Magee

Texts: 

  • Translating Buddhism From Tibetan   Joe Wilson,

  • Paul Hackett, Learning Classical Tibetan

  • Pur-bu-jok, Introductory Path of Reasoning From Collected Topics on Valid Cognition

  • Magical Key to the Path of Reasoning (tshad ma’i gzhung don ‘byed pa’i bsdus grwa’i rnam bzhag rigs lam ‘phrul gyi lde mig). Evidence.

 

Intermediate Classical Tibetan II
Craig Preston and Jess Perry

  • Tenets of Buddhist Schools in India

 

Intermediate Classical Tibetan III
Craig Preston and Jess Perry

  •   Tutor’s Collected Topics

 

Dharma Farm Lecture Series

Bill Magee

  • Tsong-kha-pa, The Essence of Eloquence (legs bshad snying po), Part II

 

Spoken Tibetan for Translators
Shahar Tene

 

Introduction to Sanskrit
Paul Hackett

 

Uncollected Topics
Craig Preston

 

Dharma Farm Lecture Series

Bill Magee

Texts: 

  • Tsong-kha-pa, The Essence of Eloquence (legs bshad snying po), part III

 

Dharma Farm Lecture Series
Bertram Liyanage

Texts:

  • Madhyamaka Philosophy from Nāgārjuna to Candrakirti

 

Grammar Nerds’ Reading Group
Shahar Tene

 

Classical Tibetan
Bill Magee
Texts:

  • Shantideva, Engaging in the Deeds of Bodhisattvas (dbu ma la ‘jug pa, bodhisattvacaryāvātara) Chapter One

 

Sravasti Translation Committee
Bill Magee and Paul Hackett

Texts:

  • Ngawang Dragpa, “The Definitive Door to Practice Derived from [Tsong-kha-pa’s] Stages of the Path to Awakening: Distillation of All Eloquence (nyams len gyi rnam par nges pa legs gsungs kun gyi nying khu)

 

Dharma Farm Lecture Series

Bill Magee

  • Tsong-kha-pa, The Essence of Eloquence (legs bshad snying po), part IV

 

Dharma Farm Lecture Series
Bertram Liyanage

 

Studies in Buddhist Logic and Scholarly Controversies in Buddhist Philosophy

Sravasti Translation Committee
Bill Magee and Paul Hackett

Texts:

  • Maitreya, Ornament for the Great Vehicle Sutras (mdo sde rgyan, mahāyānasūtrālakāra)

 

Dharma Farm Lecture Series

Bill Magee

  • Tsong-kha-pa, The Essence of Eloquence (legs bshad snying po), Part V

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2020

Intermediate Classical Tibetan, Section I
Craig Preston and Jess Perry
Texts: 

  • Joe Wilson, Translating Buddhism From Tibetan

  • Paul Hackett, Learning Classical Tibetan

  • Aku-lo-dro, Mirror Clarifying the Important Points of the Placement of Letters (yi ge thob thang nyer mkho rab sel me long)

Intermediate Classical Tibetan, Section II
Craig Preston and Jess Perry
Texts: 

  • Joe Wilson, Translating Buddhism From Tibetan

  • Paul Hackett, Learning Classical Tibetan

Sravasti Translation Committee
Bill Magee and Paul Hackett

Texts: 

  • Ngawang Dragpa, “The Definitive Door to Practice Derived from [Tsong-kha-pa’s] Stages of the Path to Awakening: Distillation of All Eloquence (nyams len gyi rnam par nges pa legs gsungs kun gyi nying khu)

Tibetan Grammar Review
Jess Perry

Texts: 

  • Joe Wilson, Translating Buddhism From Tibetan 

Dharma Farm Lecture Series

Bertram Liyanage

  • A History of Buddhist Philosophical Trends in India

 

Dharma Farm Lecture Series

Bill Magee

  • Tsong-kha-pa, The Essence of Eloquence (legs bshad snying po), Part I

Spoken Tibetan for Translators

Shahar Tene