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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Summer Session Classes at Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies

May 30, 2008

Namgyal Monastery (Ithaca, NY)
June 2-27, 2008

"Introduction to Classical Tibetan Language: Intensive Summer Course"
Instructor: Craig Preston of the Nagarjuna Language Institute and
author of several books on Tibetan translation

Meets: Monday - Friday, 10:30 AM -- 12:30 PM, June 2-27 (20 class sessions)
Cost: $ 750.00
Prerequisites: None - This course is open to all interested in
learning classical Tibetan in an intensive format
This unique four-week summer program offers students and opportunity
for intensive study to master the fundamentals of classical Tibetan
grammar and begin learning to read classical texts and sadhanas.  · 2
Hours Each Day Intensive Study  · Pacing According to Individual Skill Levels

"Sacred Art of Tibet: Drawing and Painting the Buddha"
Instructor: Kelsang Oshoe, Official Painter to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Meets: Monday's, 6:30-8:00 PM, June 2, 9, 16, 23 (4 class sessions)
Cost: $ 115.00
Prerequisites: None - This course is recommended for both beginning
and advanced students

This course is open to both students with and without prior
experience of either Tibetan art or art in general. Kelsang Oshoe
will work with each student individually. Students will be
concentrating initially on drawing the image of a Buddha and learning
the geometry of the image but should end up the course with a
completed painting. During each class, Kelsang will be giving basic
instruction, demonstrations and offering critique of student work.
Students may need to do some work outside of class time.

"The Intersection of Buddhist Meditation and Neurobiology"
Instructor: Deana Bodnar, PhD in Neurobiology and Buddhist practitioner

Meets: Tuesday's and Thursday's, 7:00-8:30 PM, June 10, 12, 17, 19,
24 & 26 (6 class sessions)
Cost: $ 140.00
Prerequisites: None -- This course is recommended for both beginning
and advanced students

This course will examine the intersection between research in western
neuroscience and Buddhist meditation practices. The primary goal of
this series is to provide participants with a practical understanding
of neural functioning and how this relates to meditation practice.
The lectures will examine neural basis of behavior related to various
areas of experience including emotions, memory, and social
relationships. Each session will provide participants with a basic
understanding the neural structures and processes related to an area
of discussion, how these likely relate to different aspects of
meditation practice and information on the current research available
on effects of meditation. No prior knowledge of neuroscience or
Buddhism is required.

Contac Information:
412 North Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY
(607) 273-0739
email: office@namgyal.org
Website: www.namgyal.org
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665   ctcoffice@tibet.ca
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