Interview with Franziska Oertle

Join us for this special program with Patrick Dowd (aka Mr. Sloth) and the inimitable author, Franziska Oertle

Sunday, August 6, 8 – 9 AM PST

You are invited to SINI’s virtual book launch of the long awaited The Heart of Tibetan Language Volume 2, by Franziska Oertle.

Celebrate with us this tremendous accomplishment
on Sunday, August 6th, 8-9 AM PST

Live on Zoom

Franziska Oertle will be interviewed by Patrick Dowd, voice actor of beloved Mr. Sloth. The author will share what it takes to write such a foundational book that is considered ‘the course of the 21st century’ for colloquial Tibetan language learners.

Learn about the joy of language learning which the author considers a form of quiet peace work.


Read what students say about the publication of The Heart of Tibetan Language Volume 2

“I’m overjoyed, dearest Franziska la! All my congratulations for this fantastic endeavor that benefits all of us, teachers and students, trying to study and preserve the precious Tibetan language and culture.”

“Am so so looking forward receiving the 2nd book. Billion thanks to Gen Franziska la and team for the immense effort put into the birth of these book1 and 2. Really grateful for the textbooks which are so beneficial in our learning:)”

Sunday, August 6, 2023
8:00 AM San Francisco, USA
5:00 PM Zürich, Switzerland
8:30 PM Sarnath, India

The books are available at