Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Mind

At Nitartha Institute, students gain authentic experience in Buddhist studies by gradually progressing through the views of different Buddhist philosophical systems, as well as by training in analysis, debate and meditation. The Nitartha curriculum is offered online and in person through semester courses, the intensive Summer Institute, and Self-Paced Online Courses (SPOC). Nitartha also offers courses in Tibetan language and the Buddhist Science of Art.

Rooted in the traditions of the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages, Nitartha Institute courses are taught by highly renowned faculty: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen, and several Western teachers including Dr. Karl Brunnhölzl, Scott Wellenbach, Dr. Phil Stanley, and many others. Attending Nitartha classes is an experience of precious moments of heart transmission between teacher and student.

Upcoming Courses

Semester Courses

  • BUD 530 Mind and Its World IV: Sautrantika Philosophical Tradition

    1月 23 – 4月 10

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  • BUD 553 Collected Topics Debate I

    1月 16 – 4月 3

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  • BUD 555 Collected Topics Debate III

    1月 18 – 3月 29

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  • BUD 682 Abhidharmakosha

    5月 6 – 5月 27

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  • LAN 502 Introduction to Colloquial Tibetan – Semester 3

    1月 18 – 4月 28

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  • LAN 512 Intermediate Colloquial Tibetan – Semester 3

    1月 19 – 4月 27

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  • LAN 521 Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Literature – Semester 2

    1月 31 –

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  • LAN 532 Reading Tibetan Buddhist Literature – Semester 3

    1月 29 –

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Pre-Summer Courses

  • Samdhinirmocana Sutra
    (Pre-Summer)

    2月 25 – 6月 24

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Joint Offerings with Nitartha Institute

  • Buddhist Visual Literacy: The Bodhisattva Ideal Throughout Asian Art (with Nalandabodhi Seattle)

    3月 3 – 4月 28

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New Self-Paced Online Courses
Starting in January

  • BUD 700 Madhyamakavatara I (SPOC)

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  • BUD 701 Madhyamakavatara II: Entrance to the Middle Way – Semester 1 (SPOC)

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  • BUD 701 Madhyamakavatara II: Entrance to the Middle Way – Semester 2 (SPOC)

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Our entire foundation and intermediate curricula are also available as Self-Paced Online Courses (SPOC). SPOC are taken through the Moodle platform and provide recorded teachings of all the classes along with all the materials: handouts, study questions, quizzes and exams. Students have 9 months to complete a course.

Click here for a full listing of all our Self-Paced Online Courses.

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