a classical tibetan reader

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A Classical Tibetan Reader is a must read for beginning students of this rich language. Professor Yael Bentor skillfully and gently introduces students to classical Tibetan through the narratives of twelve famous stories. Her very helpful Tibetan-English glossaries supply the meanings specific to the context of each narrative, making this book an excellent gateway into the world of Tibetan literature.”—Sonam Thakchoe, University of Tasmania

A CLASSICAL TIBETAN READER

Selections from Renowned Works with Custom Glossaries

Yael Bentor

A Classical Tibetan Reader answers a long-standing need for well chosen readings to accompany courses in classical Tibetan language. Professor Bentor has built her Tibetan reader out of time-tested selections from texts that she has worked with while teaching classical Tibetan over the past twenty years. She has assembled here a selection of Tibetan narratives, organized to introduce students of the language to complex material gradually, and to arm them with ample reference materials in the form of glossaries customized to individual readings.

Instructors will find this reader an invaluable tool for preparing lesson plans and providing high-quality reading material to their students. Students, too, will find the selections contained in the reader engaging. Even novice readers of Tibetan will feel welcomed and encouraged, thanks to the author’s astute judgment of student capacity.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 160 pages, 7.00 x 10.00 inches
  • $18.95
  • ISBN 9781614290797
  • ebook
  • 160 pages
  • $13.99
  • ISBN 9781614290971
about the author
A Classical Tibetan Reader

Yael Bentor received her PhD in Tibetan Studies from Indiana University in 1991. Since then has been teaching Classical Tibetan language as well as classes on Tibetan Buddhism and culture, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Among her publications are: Consecration of Images and Stūpas in Indo-Tibetan Tantric Buddhism (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1996); A Classical Tibetan Reader: Excerpts from Renowned Works with Custom Glossaries (Wisdom Publication), The Essence of the Ocean of Attainments: Explanation of the Creation Stage of the Guhyasamāja, King of All Tantras, by the First Panchen Rinpoche, Blo-bzang-chos-kyi-rgyal-mtshan, translated with Penpa Dorjee (New York: The American Institute of Buddhist Studies at Columbia University in New York with Columbia University’s Center for Buddhist Studies and Tibet House US).

Other books by Yael Bentor:
The Essence of the Ocean of Attainments

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