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January 10th 2022

PREREQUISITES

  • BUD 501

BUD 530

Mind and Its World IV: Sautrāntika Philosophical Tradition

Faculty: Dr. Sandra Roscoe and Susan Stewart

This course is an exposition of the Sautrāntika philosophical tradition, followed by the presentation of the path and result of foundational Buddhism, based on The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds root text. Students explore classifications of knowable object into specifically and generally characterized phenomena as well as the Sautrāntika’s distinct presentation of the five aggregates. The path consists of calm abiding and superior insight.

PREREQUISITE:

  • BUD 501

REQUIRED TEXTS:

  • Root text: The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds (Truptha), by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen and Acharya Kelsang Wangdi, Nitartha Institute Publications.
  • Mind & Its World 4 Sourcebook, Nitartha Institute Publications.

DATES & TIMES:

Sundays 23 1 月, 2022 - 10 4 月, 2022, 10:00am-11:30am Pacific Time

COST:

$200

Nitartha’s Payment Plan and Financial Assistance (PPFA) program is funded by fellow students to support those who would not be able to attend the Institute’s courses without this assistance. To request aid, please fill out the PPFA application before you register for the course.

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WHAT YOU WILL BE INTRODUCED TO:

(This is a small sampling of the topics covered in this course.)

  • Sautrantika Philosophical System
    The explanation, definition and classifications of the Sautrantika philosophical system
    The Sautrantika's presentation of objects
  • Two Realities
    The explanation, definition and equivalent of seeming reality
    The explanation, definition and equivalent of ultimate reality
  • Impermanent and Permanent Phenomena
    The Vaibashika's definition of conditioned phenomena
    The Sautrantika's definition of conditioned phenomena
    The assertions of arising, abiding and ceasing
  • Manifest and Hidden Phenomena
    Hidden phenomena and how they impact the Sautrantika philosophical system
    Manifest phenomena and how they impact the Sautrantika philosophical system
  • The Four Applications of Mindfulness
    Mindfulness of body, mindfulness of feeling, mindfulness of mind, mindfulness of mental objects
  • The Four Noble Truths
    Their 16 aspects and how they serve as a remedy for the different types of wrong ideas
  • The 37 Branches of Enlightenment
    The exertions, bases of miraculous powers, faculties and branches, and the relationship with the 5 paths
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TO HELP YOU LEARN,
THIS COURSE INCLUDES

Analytical Meditations

Guided analytical meditations will offer unique opportunities to deepen your understanding and experience of the material studied.

Study Questions

Study questions are provided after each chapter. We highly encourage you to answer the questions as a way to self test your knowledge.

Interactive Discussions

Our teachers provide several opportunities for students to ask questions and discuss the topics. Students are also often invited to send questions to the teachers via email. We encourage students to take advantage of these opportunities to clarify questions and deepen their understanding.

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LEARN WITH OUR RENOWNED FACULTY

Dr. Sandra Roscoe

FACULTY ROLE

Dr. Sandra Roscoe has been a practitioner of Buddhism since 1984 and a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 1996. She began her Tibetan studies and practices in earnest when she met Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche in 2000. She started studying at Nitartha Institute in 2002 and she became a student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche the same year. Sandra holds a PhD in psychology with a focus on family systems and was a graduate and undergraduate professor at NSU.

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Susan Stewart

FACULTY ROLE

Susan Stewart became a student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche in 1999, first attended Nitartha in 2004, and joined Nitartha faculty in 2019. She regularly facilitates and teaches Nalandabodhi study curriculum in Vancouver, and for many years served as study director for Nalandabodhi Canada. She is a professional artist, educator and Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art & Design where she was the founding Dean for the Faculty of Culture and Community, and currently teaches.

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