Welcome

Songtsen Library, a library to collect, catalogue, preserve and make accessible ancient Tibetan and Himalayan religious, cultural and historical documents.

Here you can find out what the Songtsen Library is all about, what our mission is and what the future will hold. 

If you want to visit us for a tour, to study or to do a meditation retreat, get information here. 

 

News and Announcments

12th Intensive Tibetan Language Course

September 2013

It is a pleasure to notify that the 12th Intensive Tibetan Language Course for the period of three months will start from 22 November 2013.

 

The objective of the course is to make the beginners able to speak, read and write Tibetan. Classes will be of four hours a day. 
Note: The duration of the course may be extended later.

Those interested can register at our office during the office hours i.e. between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm or through e-mail or fax latest by 15  November 2013.

Tuition fee: 
Rs. 600/ per month

Holidays: 
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
Sunday and official holidays of the Institute

Room Rent: 
Single room- Rs. 350/ per day
Double room- Rs. 495/- per day

Whole day meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) Rs. 150/- per day per person

For further information kindly contact:
In Charge
Tibetan Language Course
Songtsen Library
P.O Kulhan, Sahastradhara Road
Dehradun-248001
Uttarakhand

 Phone: 0135-2607810/2607811 Fax: 0135-2607813
Email: songtsenlibrary@rediffmail.com/songtsenlibrary@gmail.com

Course Details:

The course focuses primarily for beginners in Tibetan written and spoken language emphasizing particularly on basic Tibetan grammar.

Following fields are included in the syllabus
1.Grammar
a.Consonants
b.Vowels
c.Superscript
d.Subscript
e.Prefix
f.Suffix
g.Post suffix
h.Subjoined letter
i. Prepositions

2.Interrogative

a.Methods of spelling consonants in conjunction with vowels
b.Vocabularies and termilogies
c.Words applied in everyday life
d. Colloquial Tibetan in which dialogues based on Tibetan written script

3.Reading and writing

a.Root letter identification
b.Honorific terms and their usages
c.Class hours: 4 hours a day


 

Events and Activities

11th Intensive Tibetan Language Course and Basic Buddhist Studies Course

May 2013

The 11th Intensive Tibetan Language Course and Basic Buddhist Studies Course for the period of three months was commenced on 8thMay 2013.

It is going on well and will come to  end on the 7th of August 2013.

The objective of the course is to make beginners able to speak, read and write Tibetan and have some basic knowledge about Buddhism.
This two courses are very popular and sought after by Tibetan and non Tibetan beginners.

 

Visit by Shigally Hill International Academy

May 2013

As a popularization program, 30 students from different countries, studying in Shigally Hill International Academy, Dehradun, visited the library along with 5 staff members.

In response to their request the Director of Songtsen Library gave a lecture on ‘Introduction to Buddhism.’

The Director apprised the students about the library and its activities. The visit was highly appreciated. To make their visit more enjoyable, a paid lunch was organized for the students.

The Dalai Lama's message

His Holiness The Dalai Lama's message to Songtsen Library, Dehra Dun 
Original Tibeten Text

 

Corpus Fund for Songsten Library

Corpus Fund for Songsten Library, Center for Tibetan and Himalayan studies, Dhera Dun, Uttarakhand India

Background 
On the vision of His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, the german Drikung Sangher sponsored the building of the Library.
A few international sponsors were very generous to donate funds for the purchase of the books, computer requirements to go on line and the art-work at the library.

Appeal 
Looking forward to the future, a CORPUS FUND needs to be urgently set up to maintain this library.
I appeal to you today to become a SPONSOR/Lifetime Member of the Library: $300.00 or Rs. 10,000.00 for South Asian countries.
MAKE A DONATION in the memory of a loved one.

MAKE A GENERAL DONATION.
You can make a cheque in the name of D.K. Institute, under which we are registered in India. Kindly let us know when you send your donation. Thank you for your assistance to this Center of Knowledge.

Director
Songtsen Library

 

Download and install Tibeten Font

Download TCRCunicode.zip (413kb) 

Instruction to setup the Tibetan Font:

1. Download folder "TCRC unicode.zip" from the host computer/website. Unzip the files to a your harddrive. 
2. Copy the font file "TibetanUnicode.ttf" into "windows/fonts" folder. Or go to the control panel/fonts and select 'install new font' from the 'File' menu. This will install the Tibetan Font locally.

Instruction to use the Tibetan Keyboard:

1. Click on "UniTibKbdMgr.exe" to start the keyboard. 
2. Click "ScrollLock" to toggle between typing in "English" and "Tibetan"
3. When toggled to "Tibetan" just type in whatever tibetan words you wish, into the fields on the website.

 

Songtsen Library,
Center for Tibetan and Himalayan Studies

P.O Kulhan Sahastradhara Road
Distt: Dehra Dun 248001
Uttarakhand
India

Phone no.
+91 135 2607810
+91 135 2607811

Fax no. 
+91 135 2607813

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