The Tibetan Alphabet


Kurt's great facility with language enabled him to master French, Spanish, Greek and German, and the capacity to learn the basics of Japanese, Persian and Tibetan. He was particularly focused on alphabets and mastering the strokes and accents of calligraphy.

The chart of the Tibetan Alphabet below (a system of writing developed to transmit the Dharma) was found among his archives, along with this printed image of Six-Armed Mahakala (painted by Cynthia Moku), a so-called wrathful deity counted among those in Vajrayana Buddhism designated as "Dharma Protectors."