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What the *!@% Are We Chanting? The Language of the Sadhanas We Read Every Week 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Our teachers have encouraged us to do our practices in Tibetan, the language that has been used to transmit the practices to us through the lineage for centuries.
However the differences in language make it difficult to transmit the full benefit of the practices. Besides the difficulty of understanding the meaning of the words, the transliteration of the pronunciation cannot represent the actual pronunciation, which actually involves elements that do not exist in English.
In this continuing series we discuss all aspects of the Tibetan language with a focus on the sadhana practices we do every week.
We will go through some of the texts we chant and look at the Tibetan words, how the letters are pronounced, and how the pronunciation is transliterated for our weekly practices. We will also look at the meaning of the words and how they fit together.
The class is free. Donations are accepted.