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31 08, 2022

LAN 500 Beginning Colloquial Tibetan

Click here to register. PREREQUISITES None LAN 500 Beginning Colloquial Tibetan Faculty: Nima Bhuti This class is oriented toward students who have no experience or little experience with colloquial Tibetan using the standard Lhasa dialect. The first session will cover: 1. The Tibetan alphabet (30 consonants and 4 vowels) 2. How to write Tibetan letters 3. The structural breakdown of Tibetan syllables including suffixes, prefixes, superscribed, subscribed, suffix letters, etc. 4. How the structural breakdown of Tibetan syllables affects pronunciation 5. How to spell Tibetan words aloud 6. Extensive practice on spelling aloud and pronouncing Tibetan words 7. Practice making short Tibetan

24 07, 2022

BUD 620 Paths and Bhumis

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 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

24 07, 2022

BUD 520 Mind and Its World III

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER PREREQUISITES BUD 501 BUD 520 Mind and Its World III: Vaibhashika Philosophical Tradition Faculty: Jirka Hladiš This course is an exposition of the Vaibhāṣika philosophical tradition, based on the The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds root text. Students explore foundational classifications of knowable objects: the five bases, five aggregates, twelve sources and eighteen constituents. This is followed by the presentation of the Vaibhāṣika theory of causation from Collected Topics and the twelve links of dependent origination. PREREQUISITE: BUD 501 REQUIRED TEXTS: Root text: The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical

24 07, 2022

BUD 502 Clear Thinking

Haz clic aquí para inscribirte. REQUISITOS Ninguno BUD 502 Pensar Claramente Profesora: Alison McKee Este curso profundizará tu entendimiento de los objetos como se presenta en la tradición Abhidhama, con base en el texto raíz Temas selectos del curso de la Mente y su mundo. Los estudiantes aprenden métodos para pensar claramente al formular definiciones, ejemplos, equivalentes y clasificaciones, y al explorar los cuatro tipos de relaciones lógicas entre dos fenómenos. Este curso también prepara a los estudiates para el debate, que es un método altamente eficaz para aclarar el entendimiento de los temas que se estudian en el currículo

9 03, 2022

BUD 500 Analytical Meditation I (SPOC)

BUD 500 Analytical Meditation I (SPOC) This course is a systematic training in the meditation of special insight in the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Having first established a ground of calm abiding, students engage in analytical vipashyana or insight meditation into how our use of conceptuality contributes to the creation of karma and kleśa, and how to reverse that process by contemplating identitylessness, emptiness. The course will cover Part I on the Common Samadhis, from Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā. Faculty; Jirka HladišPREREQUISITES: It is strongly recommended that students have taken some courses in the Foundational Curriculum. REQUIRED TEXTS: Part I on Common Samadhis from

29 01, 2022

Test for Translation

We are using this page to do some testing for WPML and Word Press language translation stuff. We shall see... <A translation> Words <another translation> Bananas <translation> Phone <translation> Dharma <translation> Lament Configuration <translation> Tashi delek <Tibetan!> End <Fin>

9 01, 2022

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

Buddhist Visual Literacy: The Bodhisattva Ideal Throughout Asian Art A joint offering by Nitartha Institute and Nalandabodhi Seattle. Faculty: Stephanie Johnston “Literacy” is the ability to interpret and create meaning from symbols in the form of letters and words. “Visual” extends the meaning beyond words and is based on the notion that pictures can be “read”. Buddhist Visual Literacy (BVL) uses classic Buddhist teachings on perception and conception to unlock the power of Buddhist iconography and teaches us how to apply this new found literacy to connect with the Buddhist path. Core Classes Six core classes explore the foundation of BVL and apply its framework to the

12 12, 2021

BUD 630 Buddha Nature: Luminous Heart of the Tathagata (SPOC)

BUD 630 Buddha Nature: Luminous Heart of the Tathagata (SPOC) This course is an exposition of the Tathāgatagarbha philosophical tradition, based on The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra: Fourth Vajra Point root text. Students cultivate certainty in the view of Buddha nature—the essence of awakening present in all beings. The Fourth Vajra Point of the Uttaratantra establishes Buddha nature through three reasonings, its ten aspects, nine analogies and five reasons why it is necessary to teach it. PREREQUISITES: BUD 501 is required, and it is recommended that all four Mind and Its World courses be taken before taking level 3. REQUIRED TEXTS: Root

12 12, 2021

BUD 620 Paths and Bhumis: The Path to Enlightenment (SPOC)

BUD 620 Paths and Bhumis: The Path to Enlightenment (SPOC) 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, the ten bodhisattva bhumis, as well as the result: nirvana, kayas, wisdoms and enlightened activity. PREREQUISITES: BUD 501, BUD 510, BUD 520, BUD 530, BUD 601, BUD 610, BUD 630 REQUIRED TEXTS: Root Text: The Presentation of Bhumis, Paths & Results

12 12, 2021

BUD 610 Madhyamaka Philosophical Tradition: Not Even a Middle (SPOC)

BUD 610 Madhyamaka Philosophical Tradition: Not Even a Middle (SPOC) This course is an overview of the Madhyamaka tradition of the Mahayana, which propounds the view of shunyata, the emptiness of all phenomena, which is the transcendence of all views, the ultimate freedom from all reference points and discursiveness. We will study the presentation of the two realities (ultimate and seeming), the differences and commonalities between the subschools of Prasangika and Svatantrika, the rangtong-shentong distinction, the array of reasonings that Madhyamikas use to deconstruct the notions of a personal self and really existing phenomena, the Madhyamaka-style four foundations of mindfulness (based on the ninth chapter

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