NITARTHA (SKT.): DEFINITIVE MEANING
At Nitartha Institute, everyday thought and speech serve as tools for discovering definitive meaning, the unconditioned wisdom and spontaneous compassion of the buddhadharma. Combining an in-depth course of study with training in meditation and analysis, the Institute introduces 21st century students to the complete Tibetan Buddhist science of mind.
Like meditation, the discipline of study is understood to be a practice at Nitartha Institute. Under the guidance of highly trained and experienced Kagyü and Nyingma teachers, participants study, practice, and question what they learn in an atmosphere of generosity, good humor, and gentle yet rigorous analysis. To attend is to experience moments of heart transmission between teacher and student as the latent meaning of the dharma arises in the stream of day-to-day teaching and practice.
Are you a professional or an aspiring Tibetan translator? Here are 5 reasons how studying at Nitartha Institute – with its foundation, intermediate and advanced curriculum classes – can help you: You learn to understand basic Buddhist terminology and ideas/concepts, that are common in Hinayana and Mahayana schools. The foundation curriculum lays the ground with […]
Please find below the exact dates for the Shedra sessions and the Gomdra modules at the Summer Institute 2018: Shedra Shedra Session 1 (14 days) July 6 (Friday) – July 19 (Thursday) Travel Day: July 20 (Friday) Shedra Session 2 (14 days) July 21 (Saturday) – August 3 (Friday) Travel Day: August 4 (Saturday) Gomdra […]
In the Science of Creativity and the Arts track of the Summer Institute 2018, master thangka painter RD Salga will offer hands-on studio classes which focus on drawing and painting Buddhas using the guides and techniques of the Karma Gadri tradition, the painting tradition of the Karmapas noted for its elegance of form, colour, and composition. […]
We are happy to announce that we will again offer Tibetan language classes at the Summer Institute 2018! The Introduction to Tibetan class is oriented toward beginners who have little knowledge of Tibetan butwould like to gain some familiarity with the language and how it is translated into English. You will learn the alphabet and […]
Nitartha Europe presents Acharya Lama Kelsang Wangdi teaching on the 6th Shamarpa’s Presentation of a Summary of the Common Teachings: Smiling Radiance of the Laughing Mañjugośa
12–21 January 2018
Karma Dechen Chöling
The Five Sciences
The Buddhist educational tradition of ancient India can be summarized as the study of the ten aspects, or ten major fields, of human knowledge. These ten can be further summarized into five fields. These studies formed the focus of the traditional study programs at the great Buddhist universities, such as Nālandā in India and the Samye and Dzogchen monasteries in Tibet. Following the footsteps of the Lineage, Nitartha Institute presents a curriculum of the Five Sciences, which is delivered through four academic departments (Valid Cognition and Inner Science of Mind belonging to the Buddhist Studies department).