DHS113 Guide to Chanting Tibetan Prayers


Many spiritual traditions around the world incorporate some form of prayer or song. In Tibetan Buddhism, chanting is one method that practitioners have used for hundreds of years to turn their minds and hearts toward the Dharma.
This class presents a special opportunity for individuals to learn chanting of traditional prayers without prior knowledge of the Tibetan language. Practice materials will be provided showing the Tibetan text, phonetic pronunciation, and English translation. In addition to providing background teachings, Lama Palzang will guide students in the correct pronunciation, melody, and rhythm of selected traditional Buddhist prayers.

Students will:
Develop an ear for Tibetan-style chanting
Practice pronunciation aloud in class
Receive access to recordings so they can practice at home
Connect to traditional prayers and practices

Prerequisite: sincere interest in the Buddha’s teachings.


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