Sanskrit Sangha

Sanskrit Sangha

Day: Mondays, every other week
Time: 7-9pm
November, 2021: 1, 15, 29
Facilitator: Glenn Wallis

The Sanskrit Sangha is dedicated to learning how to read the ancient Indian language of Buddhism, Hinduism, the Vedas, Yoga, the Upaniṣads, and much more. We are reading the original script, called devanāgarī, You may also want to learn how to write in the script. We use the text book Yogāvatāraam: The Translation of Yoga. (It costs $45 at the publisher’s website, but is available for $29 at Amazon, and even less for used copies.) Our sangha (group), like the book, combines academic and traditional methods of learning Sanskrit. Our approach is serious, yet relaxed and fun.

Facilitator: Glenn Wallis holds a PhD in Sanskrit (with an emphasis on Buddhist studies) from Harvard University’s Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies (now called the Department of South Asian Studies). Wallis began his philological training at the renowned Institut für Indologie und Buddhismuskunde at Göttingen University in Germany, concentrating on Sanskrit, Pali, and Tibetan Buddhist literature. Among his publications, Buddhavacana: A Pali Reader (Parayatti, 2010), Mediating the Power of Buddhas:  Ritual in the Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa (SUNY Press, 2002); The Dhammapada: Verses on the Way (Random House Modern Library, 2007), and Basic Teachings of the Buddha (Random House Modern Library, 2010) contain substantial translations from those languages. He has also published translations of scholarly articles and poetry from French and German.

There are two ways to join:

Patreon Supporter ($20+): If you are an Incite Seminars Patreon supporter at $20 level or higher, group participation is included in your membership! It will still be necessary to register (for records and communication). If you’re not a regular member of the group, we ask that you also register for the complimentary ticket below so we can share the meeting information. You will also be added to our group discussion on Circle.

Drop-In Ticket: If you’re curious about the group but aren’t ready to commit your ongoing support, you can contribute any amount you are able and inspired to. Typically, people donate $10 per session. If you are opting for the drop-in ticket, please register at Eventbrite for the date you plan to attend. Thank you!

We communicate, post links and readings, etc., at Circle. Please sign up, and join the fun!

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