Study Tibetan

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Raised by 35 people in 51 months
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After the first three month of Tibetan Studies in India I got the amazing chance to participate the new 6-year Study Program at TLWA (Tibetan Library of Works and Archives). The program discusses the basic Buddhist philosophy texts (e.g. collective topics) we have 2 hours of philosophy (in Tibetan) and one hour of Tibetan languages class (literal and colloquial) per day from Monday to Friday. This program is a wonderful opportunity and its the first time its is running at TLWA. We will learn all the basic text that are usually studied during the Shedra (Studies in a monastery) and hence hopefully have a wonderful foundation for becoming a translator of Buddhist philosophy in the future. 

As a form of giving back for the generosity I have received so far, I started a webpage for German-speakers that would liek to learn Tibetan. As there are only very few resources for Germans to learn Tibetan to this date. Usually (as I am doing now) Germans have know English first and learn translation from Tibetan to English and than to German. My plan into post/blog about Tibetan language in German once per week. So any body who is interested can learn and inform him/herself about Tibetan language. Hopefully this will inspire more and more Germans to learn Tibetan and hence have a better access to dharma/ and dharma texts.

This is the webpage if you are interested:

There are new opportunities to support me if you like my study project, just see the donation options on the side.

this is my blog about my experience here:

Calculation of Expenses:

For the first period (2015-2016)  I calculated 3500  EUR.
3000 EUR  for 12 months for rent, study fees, electricity, food etc.
500  for further expenses like Visa-Extension and travels.
( the calcuation was a little tight,  since I had to cover two years,  I had more than double expenses, therefor I made new calculation for 2017 )

Expected expenses in 2017:

3000 EUR for rent, electricity, study-frees and food in Dharamsala (covered by Khyenste Foundation)
100 EUR for Visa- Extension
600 EUR Health-Insurance (nessesary for Germans if they want to have an easy way back into the German health system afterwards)
ca. 600  EUR for Flight-Tickets and travel durung holidays.

ca. 4300 EUR
I will try to work on the side to cover expenses. At the moment I have a little drawing job :D

UPDATE(Deutsch): (runter scrollen für Spenden optionen per Monat)

Nach den ersten 3 Monaten des Tibetisch Studiums in Indien habe ich die einzigartige Chance bekommen am 6 Jahres Kurs in Buddhistischer-Philosophie teil zunehmen. Es ist ein komplett neuer Studiengang an der TLWA (Tibetan Library of Works and Archives). Programinhalte sind die grundlegenden Texte der buddhistischen Philosophie(z.B. collective topics) wir haben 2 Stunden Philosophieunterricht pro Tag, und eine Stunde Tibetisch (Schriftliches und Gesprochenes). Dazu noch Meditation und ergänzende Themen (z.B. Debattieren) am Nachmittag. Dieses Programm ist eine einzigartige Chance da es zum ersten mal stattfindet und alle Grundlegenden Text die sonst auch im Kloster Studiert werden vermittelt.  Ich hoffe dass dies eine wunderbare Grundlage sein wird um später zu übersetzen. 

Um an meine Sponsoren und alle UnterstützerInnen zurück geben zukönnen habe ich einen Deutsch-Tibetisch Blog angelegt. Denn bislang gibt es wenige Ressourcen um Tibetisch zu lernen.

Ich werde jede Woche etwas auf dieser Website posten, so dass alle die gerne mehr über Tibetisch erfahren wollen sich wöchentlich weiterbilden können. Ich hoffe dies inspiriert noch weitere Tibetisch zu lernen um so einen direkten Zugang zu Dharmatexten zu bekommen.  

Hier ist die Website:

und hier ist mein Blog:

Für die erste Zeit (2015-2016) hatte ich 3500 im Jahr berechnet.
3000 EUR Für 12 Moante Miete in Dharamsala, Studien gebühren und Essen, Strom etc.
500 für weitere Ausgaben.
(Es war etwas knapp berechnet ich hatte wesentlich Höhere ausgaben da ich ja auch 2 Jahre blieb -1 Jahr länger als zuvor erwartert ).

Neue Berechung für 2017:

3000 EUR Für Miete, Strom, Studien Gebühren und Essen in Dahramsala /Indien (Khyenste Foundation)
100 EUR für Visa-Verlängerung
600 EUR für Asulandskrankenversicherung
ca. 600 Für Flug  in den Ferien.
ca. 4300 EUR

I werde auch nebenbei arbeiten um Kosten zu decken, zur Zeit habe ich einen kleinen Zeichen-Job :D


My former plan
is to participate in a 7-month Tibetan language course at Thosamling nunnery in the foothills of the Himalayas, just outside of Dharmasala, India. The course will start on 5th January 2015 and will run until July 2015. This well-reputed study program will give me an opportunity to dedicate myself full-time in Tibetan classical and colloquial language in order to give a strong grounding for future study, practice, and translation.

My goal ...
is to continue learning Tibetan in India and eventually become a translator of Buddhist texts. Tibetan is an endangered language and there are less and less qualified translators, thus it is of upmost importance that dedicated translators are well-trained in order to preserve this ancient wisdom tradition.

My wish ...
It is my greatest aspiration to travel to Dharamsala during this time in order to learn Tibetan and practice meditation, receive advice, and participate and observe traditional Buddhist rituals and rites in order to lay the ground for my future studies and practice.

Your donation...
I am excited for the next steps of this journey, and your contribution will make my studies, emersion, and practice possible. My aspiration is that my actions in this life will only support and preserve the wisdom tradition of Buddhism that can benefit countless beings, and your donation will make this possible.

About me and my Dharma...
I am Bolivian-German currently living in Berlin, Germany. As an anthropologist I was studying Ethnobotany for my Ph.D. My main study interests are perception, healing, Tibetan medicine, and Tibetan translation. In the past year I have been working on a Ph.D. in comparative healing practices and perspectives between Tibet and South America. For this purpose I had started to learn Tibetan and I really wish to deepen my knowledge to be more purposeful later on.

I took refuge with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, and have been practicing meditation and Buddhist philosophy for more than 7 years at the Bodhicharya Berlin center. I been fortunate enough to receive teachings from masters of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness Karmapa, His Holiness Sakya Trizin, and so forth. I am currently finishing the foundational practices of Tibetan Buddhism, known as Ngöndro, and now focusing mainly on Guru Yoga according to the Kagyu tradition. (The Tibetan Course in Thosamling will include a Lam Rim Course by Geshe Tsewang Nyima)
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Dear amazing Bodhisattvas. I just wanted to let you know that I am back in Dharmasala (already a month) continuing my studies at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. Thanks to Khyenste foundation my cost are nearly covered for this year. I am so greatful for that. The topic of this year is Perfection of Wisdom (Prajnaparamita) at the moment we are reading Maitreyas Ornament of Clear Realization (Abhisamayalankara) and Panchen Sonam Dakpas Root-text Commentary on Abhisamayalankara. It's a wonderful time here and I am learning a lot. Will try to keep you updated once in a while. Thank you all again for making this happen!
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Dear Bodhisattvas I have exciting news!
Khyenste Foundation granted me a scholarship for 2017 this means I will be able to continue my studies here in Dharamsala, as most of the main costs are covered by this scholarship! As usual Khyenste Foundation came to the rescue last minute and I cried tears of joy when the news came. Again I want to thank you all for your support, it's been an ongoing miracle and that all thanks to you!!!
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Dear amazing Bodhisattvas, it's been now nearly two years that I embarced to my big adventure. I am still in Dharamsala studying Tibetan in the 6 year Program and incredibly greatful for everthing you all made happen. In case you didn't see my small unprofessional documentation I made about my winter break in Bodhgaya I wanted to send this video to you as a thank you for all your support. Much love from India
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Dear amazing Bodhisatvas, I got wonderful news, Khyenste Foundation gave me a sholarship which means I can really stay here in Dharamsala and continue studing at the Libary of Tibetan Works and Archives for now. Thank you again for your wonderful support, it would not have been possible without you. Love and prayers from Dharamsala!
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Raised by 35 people in 51 months
Created September 13, 2014
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Expected Scholarship in 2017, 3000$ from Khyenste Foundation

Pamodha Wasala
25 months ago

Good luck with Tibetan studies. :-)

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Khyenste Foundation Scholarship 1600 USD

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immer für dich da !

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