The LTWA offers several levels of courses in Buddhist philosophy with English translations and Tibetan language March through December every year within its vicinity. These courses have benefitted hundreds of scholars, students and general public, mostly international students, since the establishment of the institute in 1970. LTWA looks forward to catering more to the academic needs of the growing number of students.


Prior registration is required before attending any course. Registration is done at the main administrative office.

2018 Classes Schedule

1st March to 12th December


Please refer to Course Information Brochure 2018, available at LTWA office, for details of text books/topics.
Buddhist Philosophy
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Basic Tibetan

Acharya Pema Khando
colloquial Tibetan

A standard Tibetan Pronumciation(photocopy)

The heart of Tibetan Language,Vol. 1
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Intermediate Tibetan

Paldon Tsomo
Modern Tibetan Language, Vol. 1

Freedom in Exile

Folklore:Tibetan stories(photocopy)

Legs bshad ljon dbang
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Casual Tibetan

Acharya Ani Norzom
A Basic Grammar of Modern Spoken Tibetan

A Standard Tibetan Pronumciatio(photocopy)
9:00 am – 10:15 am
First Buddhist Philosophy

Geshe Gyaltsen Tsering
March 1 to Dec 12: Lama Tsongkhapa’s Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to
Enlightenment(to continue from preparing for calm abiding(shamatha; zhi gnas))
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Basic Tibetan Speaking

Paldon Tsomo
Dr Chok’s Speak Fluent Tibetan
10:30 am – 11:45 am
Second Buddhist Philosophy

Geshe Lobsang Tsondu
March 1 to July 13:Dzatrul Ngawang Tenzin Norbu’s The Excellent Vessel of Ambrosia: A Commentary on the Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas August 1 to Dec 12: Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend, and Jetsun Chokyi Gyaltsen’s Necklace of Learned Explanations: Presentation of Grounds and Paths
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Intermediate Tibetan Speaking

Paldon Tsomo
Paldon Tsomo’s Speak Tibetan the Tibetan Way
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Third Buddhist Philosophy

Geshe Lobsang Tsondu &

Geshe Gyaltsen Tsering
March 1 to July 13:His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Buddhist Science and Philosophy,Vol. 1
August 1 to Dec 12:His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Buddhist Science and Philosophy,Vol. 2
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Higher Intermediate Tibetan
Acharya Pema Khando
Lectures on Tibetan Religion and Culture
Freedom in Exile
Bod kyi sgra rig pa’I gnas la dpyod pa bsal ba’I me long
bsTon pa’I mdzad rnam gsal ba’I me long