In this class, students will learn how to read and write Tibetan. For anyone who wishes to further connect with Vajrayana Buddhism, it is important to know the Tibetan language.
One may ask: nowadays, Buddhism has been translated into many languages, so why do we have to learn the Tibetan language?
It is true that Buddhism has been translated into many languages, but if you wish to understand the very subtle meanings of Buddhism, it is still important to know Tibetan. It is in the Tibetan language that all the Sutras are preserved. All the translated text and teachings nowadays on Vajrayana Buddhism have its source in Tibetan. So if you want to further connect with the Dharma, this class is a good opportunity.
Even for those who are not interested in the Dharma, it will still be good to learn the language itself, for if you travel in Tibet or other places in the Himalayan regions, Tibetan can be very helpful for your trip.