A 2-hours online meeting every two/three weeks from 5-7pm (Italian time) in which we will focus on some parts of the Tibetan text of "The Precious Vase" by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

Guided Translation Course with excerpts from the Precious Vase 

Season 7 with Fabian Sanders

A series of 6, 2-hours online meetings every two weeks from 5-7pm (Italian time) in which we will focus on some parts of the Tibetan text of "The Precious Vase" by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. 
The "Precious Vase" is an ideal text for the study of Tibetan language. It features numerous quotes from a variety of classical texts linked by passages in modern literary Tibetan. The topics discussed are ideal to form an important basic vocabulary of Buddhist terminology.

The spring-easter 2020 schedule will be as follows: 

MAY 13 and 27 5-7pm CEST
JUNE 10 and 24 5-7pm CEST
JULY 8 and 22 5-7pm CEST

The excerpt will be about the view (ལྟ་བ་)

All lectures will be recorded audio and video recorded and made available to students!

If you are not sure if the level it’s ok for you, you can ask to participate to first lesson as a trial class. If interested please write to m.pansa@shangshunginstitute.org 


Fabian Sanders

Fabian Sanders has studied Asian languages, traditions and cultures extensively. In recent years he has concentrated on teaching classical Tibetan Language at university level and for the Shang Shung Foundation. He has been a student of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu for more than twenty years. He is author of the volume "La Lingua Tibetana Classica" (Hoepli), the first classical Tibetan grammarbook in Italian. Read More

Terms & Conditions

General infos and packages 

In our meetings we use an online platform called zoom.us . You need to download the free basic version in order to be able to follow. You will receive the link for the class one day before or in the morning of the day the meeting is scheduled. 

The one session option allows you to participate to one class of the 6 of the current cycle of lectures. Please write to m.pansa@shangshunginstitute.org to receive the link for the lesson you have chosen.

The six lectures option allows you to participate to all classes of the current cycle. You will receive all the links to participate and the links to watch the recordings. The links will be available for 2 weeks after the end of the cycle of lessons. Please write to m.pansa@shangshunginstitute.org to confirm your payment.


Please be aware that we record the classes and we provide the recordings to allow students to review and study what we have done. All Intellectual Property Rights in the Course Materials, Online Courses and lectures by teachers are, and remain, the intellectual property of the School of Tibetan Language and Translation. You are not authorised to: copy, modify, reproduce, re-publish, sub-licence, sell, upload, broadcast, post, transmit or distribute any of the Course Materials without prior written permission.