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12 12, 2021

BUD 502 Clear Thinking (SPOC)

BUD 502 Clear Thinking (SPOC) This course is an introductory exposition of knowable objects drawn from the Abhidhama tradition, based on Collected Topics root text. Students learn methods for thinking clearly by formulating definitions, examples, equivalents and classifications, and by exploring the four types of logical relationships between two phenomena. PREREQUISITE: None. REQUIRED TEXTS: Root text: Collected Topics (Düdra), by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen, Nitartha Institute Publications Clear Thinking Workbook, Nitartha Institute Publications COST: ${!{types field='course-cost' style='text'}!}{!{/types}!} Nitartha’s Payment Plan and Financial Assistance (PPFA) program is funded by fellow students to support those who would not be able to

7 12, 2021

BUD 501 Mind and Its World I: Valid Cognition (SPOC)

BUD 501 Mind and Its World I: Valid Cognition (SPOC) This course is an introductory exposition of topics drawn from the Pramāna tradition, based on the Classifications of Mind root text. Students explore the criteria for the validity of cognition, the fourfold classification of direct valid cognition, seeming direct cognition and non-valid cognition. PREREQUISITE: None. REQUIRED TEXTS: Root text: Classifications of Mind (Lorik), by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Nitartha Institute Publications Mind & Its World 1 Sourcebook, Nitartha Institute Publications COST: ${!{types field='course-cost' style='text'}!}{!{/types}!} Nitartha’s Payment Plan and Financial Assistance (PPFA) program is funded by fellow students to support

7 12, 2021

Samdhinirmocana Sutra
(Pre-Summer)

注册截止日: 2022年2月20日 前提条件: 参加了2021年暑假学院的学员和准备加入2022年暑假学院学习的同学 BUD 761 解深密经  解深密经(解经释意)是三转法论瑜伽行派的重要典籍。 这是佛陀教导的经典来源,揭示了佛陀三次转法轮背后的甚深意,以及关于八识、三性、究竟实相,禅修道途直至最终证得无有二元的究竟实相。 我们很幸运此课程由竹庆本乐仁波切亲自教导,继2021年之后,仁波切将继续在2022年的暑假学院教授此课程。BUD761解深密经预备课程是仁波切在2021年暑假学院教导的课程录影,共18节课。 前提条件: 此课程对所有参加了2021年的暑假学院的学员开放。 没有参加2021年暑假学院的学生,此预备课程可以帮助您更好地加入2022年课程,需要交付押金作为参加2022年暑假学院的承诺 学费: 新学员:$300美金+$350美金押金(正式报名暑假学院时押金可以抵扣学费) 2021年暑假学院的学员:$150美金 前提条件: 参加了2021年暑假学院的学员和准备加入2022年暑假学院学习的同学 课本: 中文课本请联络中文支持团队:ycbu@nitarthainstitute.org 英文课本可以在 84,000 project webpage  网站找到 。 课程开放时限: 2月25日-6月24日 每周一节课,每节课观看时限7天   学院为经济困难的学生提供学费援助计划,如果你要申请学费减免,请在注册前点击 PPFA application , 进入申请流程。(请注意押金款项不适用于此计划) 现在注册 竹庆本乐仁波切 Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche 创始人和精神导师 了义学院的主席及精神导师,在藏传佛教噶玛噶举和宁玛传统的当代著名长老创古仁波切和竹清嘉措仁波切指导下,成立了义学院。 竹庆本乐仁波切被公认为当代藏传佛教噶举和宁玛传承中最重要的学者之一。仁波切毕业于印度隆德寺的噶玛师利那澜陀高级佛学院,并在哥伦比亚大学完成了英语和比较宗教的学习。仁波切是一位成就的禅修大师,书法家,视觉艺术家和诗人。他在世界各地旅行与教学,并精通西方文化和逻辑体系。本乐仁波切以温暖、幽默、以及与现代生活透彻结合的方法教导佛法而闻名。 阅读更多

7 12, 2021

BUD 555 Collected Topics Debate III

Registration is closed. We invite you to join the Summer Institute, check out our Self-Paced Online Courses (SPOC) or contact the registrar at eweiss@nitarthainstitute.org about future live semester courses. PREREQUISITES fall semester 2021 Debate II (BUD 554) BUD 555 Collected Topics Debate III Faculty: Alison McKee This course trains in enhancing debate skills on the basis of the skills acquired in the Collected Topics Debate I and II courses. This includes bringing absurd consequences into debate as a technique and mastering the shorter form of formulating reasoning and modes challenge. The debate content consists of classification of objects in terms of entity,

7 12, 2021

BUD 553 Collected Topics Debate I

Registration is closed. We invite you to join the Summer Institute, check out our Self-Paced Online Courses (SPOC) or contact the registrar at eweiss@nitarthainstitute.org about future live semester courses. PREREQUISITES Clear Thinking (BUD502) BUD 553 Collected Topics Debate I Faculty: Francis Sullivan This course offers a methodical training in elementary debate skills on the basis of the Clear Thinking course. Students train in formulating reasonings with correct and seeming reasons and utilize them in debate by learning how to challenge the first mode. The debate content consists of the classification of objects in terms of entity from Collected Topics. PREREQUISITE:

6 12, 2021

LAN 532 Reading Tibetan Buddhist Literature – Semester 3

Registration has closed. For questions contact Elena at eweiss@nitarthainstitute.org PREREQUISITES LAN 531 or equivalent LAN 532 Reading Tibetan Buddhist Literature - Semester 3 This course is a continuation of the Reading Tibetan Buddhist Literature series, which is oriented towards reading Tibetan Buddhist texts and literature. It uses Tokmé Zangbo’s famous 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (རྒྱལ་སྲེཨ་ལག་ལེན་སོ་བདུན་མ།) as the basis for developing familiarity with Tibetan grammar and developing reading skills. Interesting and important grammatical points are explained in the context of specific passages. Opening and closing chants are done in Tibetan. Students are encouraged to practice reading aloud to learn the rhythms

6 12, 2021

LAN 512 Intermediate Colloquial Tibetan – Semester 3

REGISTRATION Registration has closed. For questions contact Elena at eweiss@nitarthainstitute.org PREREQUISITES LAN 511 or equivalent LAN 512 Intermediate Colloquial Tibetan - Semester 3 This course is a continuation of our Colloquial Tibetan series and is oriented toward continuing students who have had training in the Tibetan alphabet, spelling, and beginning dialogs. The emphasis of the course is on developing further fluency with spoken Tibetan both in listening and in speaking. Students focus on training in successively more complex Tibetan colloquial dialogs. Spoken Tibetan will be emphasized by the teacher during class and students are encouraged to use Tibetan when asking questions

6 12, 2021

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

BUD 701: Semester two Madhyamakavatara II: Entrance to the Middle Way - Semester Two (SPOC) This course explores Chandrakīrti’s extended presentation of the two truths and the introductory part of his refutation of Chittamātra view from the sixth chapter of his Madhyamakāvatāra, which is on Prajna (verses 6.24-6.47). This is the third in an in-depth series of courses on this text based on the commentary by the Eighth Karmapa, Mikyö Dorje (1507-1554) and the oral teachings of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. This Nitartha Online Campus course features audio recordings of 12 lectures given by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche at Nitartha Institute, Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada in August and September

6 12, 2021

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

BUD 701: Semester One Madhyamakavatara II: Entrance to the Middle Way - Semester 1 (SPOC) This course is a continuation of the in-depth study of Chandrakīrti’s Madhyamakāvatāra based on the commentary by the Eight Karmapa, Mikyö Dorje (1507-1554). Students study the first part of the sixth chapter on the pāramitā of prajñā, which is at the heart of the entire text, presenting the reasoning for realizing emptiness by refuting arising from the four extremes. This section also includes a presentation of the distinction between the Prāsangika and Svātantrika Schools of Madhyamaka. This Nitartha Online Campus course features audio recordings of 12 lectures given by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

6 12, 2021

BUD 700 Madhyamakavatara I (SPOC)

BUD 700 Madhyamakavatara I: Entrance to the Middle Way (SPOC) This course is an in-depth study of Chandrakīrti's Madhyamakāvatāra based on the commentary by the Eight Karmapa, Mikyö Dorje (1507-1554). It begins with the presentation of the Madhyamaka of the model texts followed by a close examination of the first five Madhyamakāvatāra's chapters, which correlate with the first five bodhisattva bhūmis. Several difficult points are covered, such as the three reasons which prove that arhats realize selflessness of persons. The course features audio recordings of 15 lectures given by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche at Nitartha Institute, Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada in June 1997, verse by

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