Karmapa in the USA

External Resources for
Tibetan language studies:


Tibetan Language Institute

Tibetan Language

Many students of Tibetan Buddhism in the West are inspired to learn the Tibetan language.
On this page, you will find material to get yourself started in the pursuit of Tibetan language studies.

Listen to the recording below of the Tibetan alphabet as pronounced by a native Tibetan language speaker and accomplished translator, late Chojor Radha.


Listen to the audio recording:

Tibetan Alphabet
Download mp3 file

Download pdf files with the spelling of the groups of sounds corresponding to the audio recording:

Note: The Tibetan characters are read from left to right across each row and the rows are read from top to bottom.