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    Valujira,
    I have a friend who teaches Tibetan on line and also offers some resources. I will try and contact him in the next few days (I am busy at the moment preparing some classes) My half brother has also been teaching English for some time and he is a fluent Tibetan speaker so I will email him.
    As for the Kangyur and Tengyur I will see what I have on file and post it later, however due to the complex technical language of the texts I would suggest this is not an ideal place to start ones enquiries!
    The differences between Theravada and Vajrayana depend on who you ask therefore I would suggest doing your own intensive investigations.
    Any investigations you do make must be contextualised by a good and extensive grounding in the path taught by Lord Buddha in both an intellectual and experiential mode. Without this grounding one is prone to serious fault and miscomprehension.

    I concur with Aloka-D that it might be a good idea to seek out a Tibetan Vajrayana centre for classes and/or guidance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngagpa View Post
    Valujira,
    I have a friend who teaches Tibetan on line and also offers some resources. I will try and contact him in the next few days (I am busy at the moment preparing some classes) My half brother has also been teaching English for some time and he is a fluent Tibetan speaker so I will email him.
    As for the Kangyur and Tengyur I will see what I have on file and post it later, however due to the complex technical language of the texts I would suggest this is not an ideal place to start ones enquiries!
    The differences between Theravada and Vajrayana depend on who you ask therefore I would suggest doing your own intensive investigations.
    Any investigations you do make must be contextualised by a good and extensive grounding in the path taught by Lord Buddha in both an intellectual and experiential mode. Without this grounding one is prone to serious fault and miscomprehension.

    I concur with Aloka-D that it might be a good idea to seek out a Tibetan Vajrayana centre for classes and/or guidance.

    Thank you very much, I will wait a week, if I will not see a response I will write here.
    I have found on-line some books of teaching Classical Tibetan, such as: Manual of Standard Tibetan, and also Introduction to Classical Tibetan.
    I have no Buddhism centers in Israel, sorry.

    In the site you gave me (http://www.thlib.org/encyclopedias/l...%20right2.html) I can't find any Tibetan texts
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    Hello Valujira,
    Here is a link for learning Tibetan through skype with Erick Tsiknopoulos.

    http://sugatagarbhatranslations.com/...betan-at-home/

    I have emailed my brother but he lives in India and I do not expect a response for at least a day.

    I will have to plug in my old PC to see what files I have on Kangyur and Tengyur, then I will get back to you.

    the site in question (http://www.thlib.org/encyclopedias/l...%20right2.html) is not one I suggested or use so I cannot comment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Valujira
    In the site you gave me (http://www.thlib.org/encyclopedias/l...%20right2.html) I can't find any Tibetan texts
    Oh sorry, it just seems to be lists of texts, I thought that the actual texts were there too if one clicked on the columns on the left:

    http://www.thlib.org/encyclopedias/l...og.php#cat=d/k

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    Do you know any good Tibetan music and artists? I mean I want also traditional Tibetan music and also singer who sing in Tibetan?

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    I hope this may help?

    Rigpa Israel ( a contentious group)
    tel : +972(0)4 6392744
    tel : 054 630636
    email : Draicher@gmail.com

    Beit Hashita (CMI) (I know nothing of this Sangha)

    Tradition: Mahayana
    Affiliation: Community of Mindful Living
    Phone: 06-6536837
    Contact: Anat

    Buddhist Group BeĀ“er Sheva

    Address: c/o Tal Guri 15/2 Ha\'ayala Street, SR-84736 Beer Sheva National
    Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu, Diamond Way
    E-mail: BeerSheva@diamondway-center.org
    Website: http://www.buddhism.org.il

    Mandala_Land

    Address: Haifa, Yavne, Israel
    Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Buddhism
    E-mail: natasha.tsimbler@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.dharma-wheel.com

    Buddhist Group Jerusalem

    Address: c/o Anya Kirzner Hahistadrut 20/7 Jerusalem, 94230
    Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu, Diamond Way
    Phone: +972 (0) 544766872, +972 (0) 527220364
    E-mail: Jerusalem@diamondway-center.org
    Website: http://www.buddhism.org.il

    Buddhist Group Tel Aviv

    Address: c/o Alex Yurovsky & Shay Lavi 71/8 ISR-64382 Tel Aviv National Tel Aviv
    Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu, Diamond Way
    Phone: +972 (52) 7467763,
    E-mail: TelAviv@diamondway-center.org
    Website: http://www.buddhism.org.il


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    Do you know any good Tibetan music and artists? I mean I want also traditional Tibetan music and also singer who sing in Tibetan?
    Sorry my Tibetan is pitiable and the only songs I recognise or half way know are quite dated and mostly for children

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    I live in Rishon le Zion, south of Tel Aviv, I am surprised you know places in Israel.
    Why you give me this groups? Why should I go to groups meeting? What are the advantages? Can you give me reasons why to go?

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    Why you give me this groups?
    I thought it might be helpful.

    Why should I go to groups meeting?
    Entirely your choice, however it is more than likely that they will have experienced teachers who speak Tibetan, have access to the Tibetan canon and can answer your questions and queries more proficiently than I!

    Can you give me reasons why to go?
    Again this is entirely up to you. I would only be reiterating the advantages I gave above.


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    On sanskrit, having studied the language, do so if you are interested in learning sanskrit, not because of Buddhism. There are plenty of good translations, which can be collated and compared for nuances. If you are diligent, after about three years of study you will be able to translate on sanskrit paragraph in an hour. I think if Buddhism is your interest, or holy writings in general, your time will be much better spent by persuing the extant translations or seeking out the scholars who are familiar with the more obscure texts which may not yet have been published. Remember one thing: sanskrit was forbidden to ordinary people (san + sacred, krit + writing, sanskrit is sacred writing or writing to be "sung") who were punished by death for learning it. With your experience in Hebrew and diacritical marks you will have a head start, but the written language was kept as deliberately hard to decipher as possible. But, if you like dead languages as much as I do, just to study them, then go for it....I speak 5 languages and have studied more, but nothing as complicated as sankrit.

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