SUMMER 2016 SCIENCE OF HEALING PROGRAM

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The science of healing is based on the ancient healing traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, and can be viewed as a comprehensive training system, stemming from a personal realization of the wisdom of intrinsic healthiness. We will study the Science of Healing integrated with Mahamudra as well as relevant topics from the Nitartha Institute curriculum.

There are three different, but complimentary Science of Healing courses. Click on the tabs at the bottom of this page for more course details.

  • HEA 502 Mahamudra and Health
  • HEA 503 Touching Genuine Compassion
  • HEA 300 Science of Healing and Mindfulness

PROGRAM DATES:

Module 1: Friday, July 15 to Saturday, July 23
Travel day: Sunday, July 24
Module 2: Monday, July 25 to Tuesday, August 2
Travel day: Wednesday, August 3
Module 3: Thursday, August 4 to Friday, August 12
Travel day: Saturday, August 13

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

UPDATE NOTICE (as of May 8, 2016): Revised Registration Deadlines
May 29, 2016 (Sunday) — Residential Participation: If you require UBC accommodations and meals.*
June 17, 2016 (Friday)
 — Non-residential Participation: No UBC accommodations nor meals available.

*With the exception of residential participation in the Module 3 Science of Healing and Mindfulness course (HEA 300). To register for HEA 300 after May 29 email our Registrar, David Palmer, at dpalmer@nitarthainstitute.org. HEA 300 registration deadline: June 30, 2016.

ACCOMMODATIONS, MEALS, TRAVEL, LOGISTICS, ETC.

For information about the 2016 Summer Institute in general, including this Summer’s venue/setting, practicalities, recommendations, logistics, etc, please visit the Summer Institute Program page.

COURSE OFFERINGS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALING (HEA) — Three 9-Day SESSIONS:

Click on the green tabs below to display various course information/descriptions, arranged by Module.

Module I

Arrive: Friday, July 15
Classes: Friday, July 15 evening to Saturday, July 23 evening
Travel day: Sunday, July 24

HEA 502 Mahamudra and Health

Instructor: Dr. Phil Weber
Attendance: In-person
Course Description: The Science of Healing views health as stemming from a natural balance of factors within us which is inborn and potentially manageable by us through awareness. When this balance is off we become more vulnerable to the many outer conditions of illness. Sometimes, our awareness is activated only by the suffering that comes from a significant loss of our natural balance or actual illness, so health can become a dire problem. However, we have the potential to be aware of feedback from ourselves, about minute changes in this intrinsic balance at all times and not only from suffering.

This class will explore our ability to understand the feedback from body and mind directly. This can enable us to skillfully manage our natural balance with a combination of early intervention, diet and behavior. This can be detailed as an individual health plan for each student.