PREREQUISITES

  • BUD 501, BUD 510, BUD 520, BUD 530, BUD 601,
    BUD 610, BUD 630

BUD 620

Paths & Bhumis: The Path to Enlightenment

Faculty: Jirka Hladiš

This course is an exposition of the Buddhist path based on The Presentation of Bhumis, Paths & Results in the Treasury of Knowledge root text. Students learn what is necessary for entering and progressing on the path and what the goal of spiritual journey is, through exploring the five paths,¿ and the ten bodhisattva bhūmis, as well as the result: nirvana, kāyas, wisdoms and enlightened activity.

PREREQUISITE:

  • BUD 501, BUD 510, BUD 520, BUD 530, BUD 601, BUD 610, BUD 630

REQUIRED TEXTS:

  • Root text: The Presentation of Bhumis, Paths & Results in the Treasury of Knowledge (Salam), by Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thaye, Nitartha Institute Publications
  • Commentary on The Presentation of Paths Bhumis, & Results in the Causal Vehicle of Characteristics from the Treasury of Knowledge by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye, by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen and Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl, Nitartha Institute Publications

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DATES & TIMES:

This is a 2-semester course.
Fall semester: Wednesdays September 7, 2022 - December 7, 2022, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM Pacific Time
Spring semester: January 18 - April 12, 2023

COST covers both fall and spring semester:

$400

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:

  • Overview of the path
    The path is a stepping-stone for liberation
  • Path of accumulation
    The virtuous actions that are conducive to liberation.
  • Path of preparation 
    Clearly realizing the ultimate
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  • Path of seeing
    Newly and clearly realizing reality
  • Path of familiarization
    Having to become familiar with special samādhis
  • Path of no more learning
    Clearly realizing the final object of realization
  • The bhumis
    The supports for the collection of the qualities of the noble ones

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Buddhist teacher, Jirka Hladiš teaching at Nitartha Institute.

Jirka Hladiš

FACULTY

Jirka Hladiš has studied under the guidance of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche since 1997. He joined Nitartha Institute in 2002 and was authorized as a faculty member in 2007. Jirka’s interest is in approaching study, analytical meditation and debate as a unified tool for spiritual transformation. Jirka holds graduate degrees both in engineering from Prague Technical University and in Buddhist studies from Naropa University.

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