Summer Institute 2016 Registration is OPEN!

We’re happy to announce a very robust course offering for the 2016 Summer Institute! This year’s complete summer program will run for four weeks from Friday, July 15th through Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC, Canada. We will be offering courses from three of our academic departments:

  • Department of Buddhist Studies (BUD)
  • Department of Languages (LAN)
  • Department of Healing (HEA)

In addition, we will again offer a Mahamudra Practice Intensives Program (MMVP/Gomdra) for qualified students, similar to what we have offered at the past two Summer Institutes in 2014 and 2015.

Click here for more Summer Program information, i.e. details about venue, costs, travel, etc.

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Course Offerings by Department

SCIENCE OF MIND: BUDDHIST STUDIES (BUD). Click for more information.
Session I
  • BUD 501 Mind and Its World I: Valid Cognition
  • BUD 520 Mind and Its World III: Vaibhashika Philosophical Tradition
  • BUD 601 Chittamatra Philosophical Tradition: Appearances Are Mere Mind
  • BUD 630 Buddha Nature: Luminous Heart of the Tathagata
  • BUD 714 Mahāyānasūtrālamkāra: Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sutras
  • BUD 502 Clear Thinking
  • BUD 553 Foundational Debate I
  • BUD 653 Intermediate Debate
Session II
  • BUD 510 Mind and Its World II: Modes of Engagement & Mental Events
  • BUD 530 Mind and Its World IV: Sautrantika Philosophical Tradition
  • BUD 620 Paths and Bhumis: The Path to Enlightenment
  • BUD 610 Madhyamaka Philosophical Tradition: Not Even a Middle
  • BUD 714 Mahāyānasūtrālamkāra: Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sutras
  • BUD 796 Lama Mipham’s Beacon of Certainty
  • BUD 553 Foundational Debate I
  • BUD 554 Foundational Debate II
SCIENCE OF LANGUAGES (LAN). Click for more information.

Nitartha Institute Immersion Tibetan Program

SCIENCE OF HEALING (HEA). Click for more information.
  • HEA 502 Mahamudra and Health
  • HEA 503 Touching Genuine Compassion
  • HEA 300 Science of Healing and Mindfulness