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Tibetan Buddhist Essentials: A Study Guide for the 21st Century
An expansive modern view of Tibetan Buddhism for students of diverse backgrounds and sensibilities. This unique text series shares an authentic yet progressive presentation of Tibetan Buddhism in an easily accessible no-nonsense format.
Volume 1: Introduction, Origin, and Adaptation
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Debate Primer Text 1
Fundamentals of Debate / Collected Topics (Dudra) – (for English speakers)
A dialectic debate primer and method text for monastic debate in the Tibetan language.
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Spoken Tibetan Basics
A spoken Tibetan language primer (for English speakers)
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Spoken Tibetan Basics for portable devices
Divided into three shorter files for ease of use on portable devices.
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Question Sheets with mp3 Audio
Tibetan language ear training (for English speakers)
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Tibetan Verb Exercises-1
Verb blocks (for English speakers)
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Learning verbs through imperatives (for English speakers)
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English Conversation Method Text-1 (for Tibetan speakers)
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