Translation Class

Interactive, customised, and flexible lessons

སྒྱུར་རྩོམ་འཛིན་གྲྭ།

Translation Classes

Learn tranlsation skills at a time that suits you from any location. Lessons will be tailored to your goals, level, and interests

Fable Stories

Our fable translation class focuses on: 

  • Cultural norms
  • Religious concepts
  • Vocabularies
  • Grammar points
  • Interesting phrases

Buddhist Textsa

Buddhist texts translation class focuses on:

  • Philosophical background of the textbook.
  • General background of the textbook.
  • Specialised terms of the textbook.
  • Grammar points
  • Interesting phrases

History and Literature

History and Literature Translation Class focuses on:

  • General historical background of the texts
  • Important historical figures of the time.
  • Specialised terms of the textbook.
  • Grammar points
  • Interesting phrases

Fable Stories

tailored to your level, time and goals.

Translating fables is one of the best ways to improve one’s language level at a basic level just as native speakers do as children.  Moreover, fables are foundational to cultural norms, religious beliefs, and moral codes. Therefore, with our fable translation classes we intend to open the doors of Tibetan culture to novice translators whilst guiding them on the path to translate longer and more complex Buddhist and historical texts.

  • COURSE FEE: £20 per hour
  • VENUE: Online (zoom)
  • LENGTH: Eight Sessions must be booked together
  • LEVELS: All
  • MINIMUM AGE: 13 years old
  • HOURS: 60 minutes of language lessons per session

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Once you have filled the form, you will be redirected to our PayPal site. Upon payment of the course fees (£160), we will contact you shortly with further details and the invoice. You do not need a PayPal account to finish the application. Other means of payment are provided in the next step.

Buddhist Texts

tailored to your level, time and goals.

This Buddhist textbook translation class covers various texts from preliminary texts (སྔོན་འགྲོ།) and mind training texts (བློ་སྦྱོང་།), to basic philosophical texts (མཚན་ཉིད་རིག་པ།), verses of praise (བསྟོད་ཚོགས།), and biographies of Buddhist lamas (རྣམ་ཐར།). Our textbooks include carefully selected excerpts of these texts that foreground important ideas and language topics. After taking this course and covering these different aspects of the Buddhist tradition, students will be well equipped with an excellent foundation of Buddhist thought as well as translation skills.

  • COURSE FEE: £300
  • VENUE: Online (zoom)
  • LENGTH: 15 weeks (22 hours of actual class plus 15-hour conversation practice with a native Tibetan teacher.)
  • LEVELS: All
  • MINIMUM AGE: 13 years old
  • HOURS: 90 minutes of language lessons per session.
  • CLASS SIZE: Average 8, maximum 15 students in each class.
  • TIMING: 6 to 7:30pm BST. 

Here comes the syllabus!!!

Once you have filled the form, you will be redirected to our PayPal site. Upon payment of the course fees (£350), we will contact you shortly with further details and the invoice. You do not need a PayPal account to finish the application. Other means of payment are provided in the next step.

History and Literature

tailored to your level, time and goals.

Our history and literature translation class covers a wide range of historical and literature textbooks such as ancient Dunhuang manuscripts, historical textbooks from the 12th century, and contemporary novels, poems, and news articles. Textbooks used in this class are carefully abstracted from the most celebrated textbooks from the above categorical fields. Students who take this class will be equipped with general understanding of Tibetan history and literature on top of basic skills of translating Tibetan literary works into English. After this course students should be able to choose their own text and translate them into English or others.

  • COURSE FEE: £300.
  • VENUE: Online (zoom)
  • LENGTH: 15 weeks (30 hours of actual class plus 15-hour conversation practice with a native Tibetan teacher) 
  • LEVELS: All
  • MINIMUM AGE: 13 years old
  • HOURS: 90 minutes of language lessons per session.
  • CLASS SIZE: Average 8, maximum 15 students in each class.
  • TIMING: 7 to 8:30pm BST. 

Here comes the syllabus!!!

Once you have filled the form, you will be redirected to our PayPal site. Upon payment of the course fees (£350), we will contact you shortly with further details and the invoice. You do not need a PayPal account to finish the application. Other means of payment are provided in the next step.

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A Sunday Pondering

གཟ་ཉི་མའི་བསམ་གཞིག

A Sunday Pondering

 

Abstract

At that time, Gen Wangmo asked an Indian acquaintance for information. The extremely joyous Indian excitedly replied, “Not only have we Indians successfully send a satellite to the moon, but we’re also the first to announce to the world the news of the existence of water on the Moon. Just look! If we’re not joyful at this news, what can we be joyful about?” And he showed us the news being broadcast on television.

Vocabulary (མིང་ཚིག)

 

ལྒང་བུ།

balloon      

ལ་ཁའི་ཉི་མ།

setting sun
རླངས་འཁོར་གྱི་འགྲུལ་སྐྱོད། traffic
འཇམ་ཐིང་ངེ་། tranquil 
ཀི་ལྡིར་བྱེད། shrill shouting

ཚིམས་པ།

to satisfy

གནས་ཚུལ། information
སྲུང་སྐར། satellite
གཟའ་སྐར། planet 

 

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Yesterday, my teacher Wangmo and I went for a walk beside the bridge to the right of the school. Resembling a golden-coloured balloon, the setting sun was about to disappear behind the shoulder of the western mountain. The fact that the entire environment breathed a tranquillity akin to that of nomadic grasslands was due to it being a Sunday, a holiday, as well as the traffic being extremely light.

  Inside the tea house located to the right of the school there were many Indians, young and old who were engaged in welcome applause and shrill exclamations whilst watching television. It was highly likely that a tremendously satisfying event had occurred.

 At that time, Gen Wangmo asked an Indian acquaintance for information. The extremely joyous Indian excitedly replied, “Not only have we Indians successfully send a satellite to the moon, but we’re also the first to announce to the world the news of the existence of water on the Moon. Just look! If we’re not joyful at this news, what can we be joyful about?” And he showed us the news being broadcast on television.

However, Gen Wangmo’s face did not express the same joyfulness as those Indians When I immediately asked her why, Gen Wangmo said, “The fact that we are able to travel to other planets in dependence upon human intelligence makes me happy. Moreover, it is our hosts, the Indians who have achieved this. However, the astronauts are not Tibetan. One day, if there comes a time where we are also able to send a satellite to other planets like that, I will probably be jumping for joy.”

 When I returned to my bedroom, I reflected on Gen Wangmo’s words. We ourselves do not even possess a piece of land the size of a palm of the hand whilst also having to live on land belonging to others. I also realised that from the point of view of modern science development, we were underdeveloped.

If I wanted to see a truly smiling expression on Gen Wangmo’s face, I knew I needed to achieve outstanding results through studying the traditional and modern subjects comprehensively.

ཁ་སང་ང་དང་དགེ་རྒན་དབང་མོ་གཉིས་སློབ་གྲྭའི་གཡས་ཟུར་གྱི་ཟམ་པའི་ཁར་འཆམ་འཆམ་དུ་བསྐྱོད།   ལ་ཁའི་ཉི་མ་ནི་གསེར་མདོག་གི་ལྒང་བུ་ཞིག་དང་འདྲ་བར་ནུབ་རིའི་ཕྲག་ཏུ་ཡིབ་ལ་ཉེ།   ཁོར་ཡུག་ཡོངས་སུ་འབྲོག་པའི་རྩྭ་ཐང་བཞིན་འཇམ་ཐིང་ངེར་ཡོད་པ་དེ་ནི།   གཟའ་ཉི་མ་གུང་གསེང་ཡིན་པ་དང་།   རླངས་འཁོར་གྱི་འགྲུལ་སྐྱོད་ཧ་ཅང་ཉུང་བས་རེད། 

 སློབ་གྲྭའི་གཡས་ཟུར་གྱི་ཇ་ཁང་ནང་།   རྒྱ་གར་བ་རྒན་གཞོན་མང་པོ་ཞིག་གིས་བརྙན་འཕྲིན་ལ་ལྟ་བཞིན་དགའ་བསུའི་ཐལ་མོ་རྡེབ་པ་དང་།   ཀི་ལྡིར་བྱེད་པ།   གནམ་ལ་མཆོངས་པ་སོགས་ལ་བལྟས་ན།   ཁོང་ཚོར་ཧ་ཅང་ཡིད་ཚིམས་པའི་དོན་དག་ཅིག་བྱུང་ཡོད་ཤས་ཆེ།  

སྐབས་དེར།   རྒན་དབང་མོས་ངོ་ཤེས་རྒྱ་གར་བ་ཞིག་ལ་གནས་ཚུལ་དྲིས།   རྒྱ་གར་བ་དེས་ཤིན་ཏུ་སྤྲོ་བའི་ཉམས་དང་བཅས།   “ང་ཚོ་རྒྱ་གར་གྱིས་ཟླ་བའི་ཐོག་ལ་མིས་བཟོས་སྲུང་སྐར་ཞིག་བཏང་བ་དེ་ལེགས་འགྲུབ་བྱུང་བ་མ་ཟད།   ཟླ་བའི་གོ་ལའི་སྟེང་ཆུ་ཡོད་པའི་གསལ་བསྒྲགས་ཐོག་མ་དེའང་།  འཛམ་གླིང་ལ་བསྒྲགས་པ་རེད།   ཁྱེད་ཀྱིས་ལྟོས་དང་།   ང་ཚོ་གནས་ཚུལ་འདི་ལ་མི་དགའ་ན་གང་ལ་དགའ།”  ཞེས་བརྙན་འཕྲིན་ནང་གི་གསར་འགྱུར་དེ་མིག་སྟོན་བྱས་སོང་།  

 ཡིན་ནའང་།   རྒན་དབང་མོའི་ངོ་གདོང་ན།   རྒྱ་གར་བ་དེ་ཚོ་དང་འདྲ་བའི་དགའ་ཚོར་ཞིག་མི་འདུག   ངས་ལམ་སང་རྒན་དབང་མོར་བཀའ་འདྲི་ཞུས་པ་ན།   རྒན་དབང་མོས་ “ང་རང་དགའ་སྤྲོ་སྐྱེས་བྱུང་།   མིའི་རྣམ་དཔྱོད་ལ་བརྟེན་ནས་གཟའ་སྐར་གཞན་ལ་སྐོར་བསྐྱོད་བྱེད་ཐུབ་ཀྱི་ཡོད་པ་རེད།   དེ་ལྟར་བྱེད་མཁན་ཡང་གནས་བདག་རྒྱ་གར་བ་རེད།   ཡིན་ནའང་།   འཕུར་གྲུ་གཏོང་མཁན་དེ་ང་ཚོ་མ་རེད།   ནམ་ཞིག་ང་ཚོས་ཀྱང་དེ་ལྟར་གཟའ་སྐར་གཞན་གྱི་ཐོག་མིས་བཟོས་སྲུང་སྐར་གཏོང་ཐུབ་པའི་དུས་ཤིག་བྱུང་ཚེ། ང་རང་དགའ་ནས་གནམ་ལ་མཆོངས་ས་རེད།” ཟེར།

 ཕྱིར་ཉལ་ཁང་དུ་ལོག་ནས།   ངས་རྒན་དབང་མོའི་སྐད་ཆ་དེར་བསམ་བློ་ཞིག་གཏོང་དུས།   ང་ཚོར་རང་ས་ལག་མཐིང་ཙམ་མེད་པར་གཞན་གྱི་ལུང་པར་བསྡད་ཡོད་པ་དང་།   དེང་རབས་རིག་གནས་ཐད་ནས་རྗེས་ལུས་ཡིན་པ་དེ་ཡང་ཚོར་སོང་།   རྒན་དབང་མོའི་གདོང་གི་འཛུམ་མདངས་ངོ་མ་དེ་མཐོང་དགོས་ན།   གནའ་དེང་གི་ཤེས་ཡོན་ལ་སློབ་སྦྱོང་བྱས་ཏེ་གྲུབ་འབྲས་གཟེངས་སུ་ཐོན་པ་ཞིག་བྱེད་དགོས་པའང་གཞི་ནས་ཤེས། །

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