Program Overview

See below for current and upcoming programs

Nitartha Institute offers a systematic set of courses that present the curriculum of the shedra or monastic university tradition of the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. The courses are arranged into the three progressives sets of courses of the Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced curriculums, with certificates granted at the completion of each level of curriculum.

  • Select courses of the Foundation and Intermediate curriculums are offered in each of the three Nitartha semesters — fall, spring, and summer — in various modes of delivery, both inclass and online.
  • Advanced courses are usually offered each semester as live inclass courses, with a live online/self-paced option.
  • Tibetan Language intensive courses (both literary and spoken), Science of Creativity (Art) courses, and Science of Healing (Tibetan Medicine) courses are offered in the Summer Institute.
  • Local inclass courses are offered either in a semester format that meets weekly or a nine-day intensive format during the spring and fall semesters. The summer courses are offered in a month-long summer intensive format.
  • A number of the live inclass courses are also offered as live online courses.
  • Our Self-Paced Online Courses are currently unavailable. A new online course schedule is currently in development. More details will be posted as soon as it is ready.

This varied, flexible approach to course scheduling allows you to proceed through the Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced levels of the curriculum at your own pace, mixing the inclass and online courses that best fit your schedule.

Current and upcoming Programs

All current and upcoming courses are listed here. Click the links to see complete information about the courses, including how to register.

Art Courses

The next set of Art Courses will happen at the 2015 Summer Institute.

  • Meaning & Painting in Tibetan Buddhism Seattle, WA: Live inclass. Weekend format (Friday night and Saturday). February 20 & 21. Instructors: Stephanie Johnston & Susan Stewart.

Foundation Courses

You should first take BUD 501 Mind and Its World I and BUD 502 Clear Thinking together, since the first course uses traditional tools for analysis taught in the second course. After that, we recommend taking the three remaining courses of the Foundation curriculum in sequential order, though you may take them in any order if that is better for your schedule.

Find out more about our Foundation curriculum

Intermediate Courses

We recommend taking the four courses of the Intermediate curriculum in sequential order, though you may take them in any order if that is better for your schedule.

  • BUD 601 Chittamātra Philosophical Tradition: Appearances Are Mere Mind BUD 601 Self-paced online format: Anytime. Original Instructor: Dr. Phil Stanley. Currently Unavailable.
  • BUD 610 Madhyamaka Philosophical Tradition: Not Even a Middle BUD 610 Self-paced online format: Anytime. Original Instructors: Dr. Phil Stanley and Jirka Hladiš. Currently Unavailable.
  • BUD 620 Paths and Bhūmis: The Path to Enlightenment BUD 620 Self-paced online format: Anytime. Original Instructor: Dr. Phil Stanley. Currently Unavailable.
  • BUD 630 Buddha Nature: Luminous Heart of the Tathāgata BUD 630 Self-paced online format: Anytime. Original Instructor: Jirka Hladiš. Currently Unavailable.

Find out more about our Intermediate curriculum

Advanced Courses

The courses of the Advanced curriculum can be taken in any order.

Find out more about our Advanced curriculum

2015 Nitartha Summer Institute

July 10 – August 9, 2015. Will be held at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

We will provide details about the upcoming 2015 Summer Institute as soon as they are ready.

Find out more about the Summer Institute

Self-paced Online Courses

Our Self-Paced Online Courses are currently unavailable. A new online course schedule is currently in development. More details will be posted as soon as it is ready.

9-Day Courses

Stay tuned for upcoming courses.

Weekend Courses

  • Meaning & Painting in Tibetan Buddhism Seattle, WA: Live inclass. Weekend format (Friday night and Saturday). February 20 & 21. Instructors: Stephanie Johnston & Susan Stewart.

Semester Courses

  • BUD 520 Mind and Its World III: Mental Events & Causality Boulder, CO & New York, NY: Live inclass and live streaming online. Semester format. January 13– March 31, 2015. Instructors: Jirka Hladiš and Wm. Todd Anderson (Teacher in Training)
  • BUD 501 Mind and Its World I: Valid Cognition & BUD 502 Clear Thinking Seattle, WA: Live inclass. Semester format. January 7 - March 18, 2015. Instructors: Dr. Stuart Horn & Dr. Sandra Roscoe
  • BUD 501 Mind and Its World I: Valid Cognition Bloomfield, CT: Live inclass. Semester format. February 1 - April 19, 2015. Instructor: Jirka Hladis

Stay tuned for upcoming courses.

Online Review Courses

Our Online Review Courses are currently unavailable. A new online course schedule is currently in development. More details will be posted as soon as it is ready.

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Bring Nitartha to your Area

If you have a group of people in your area interested in our Nitartha curriculum, let us know!

Contact: Tim Walton
twalton@nitarthainstitute.org

That which is clear and aware

- definition of mind

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