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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 前提條件: 參加了2021年暑假學院的學員和準備加入2022年暑假學院學習的同學 BUD 761 解深密經 解深密經(解經釋意)是三轉法論瑜伽行派的重要典籍。 這是佛陀教導的經典來源,揭示了佛陀三次轉法輪背後的甚深意,以及關于八識、三性、究竟實相,禪修道途直至最終證得無有二元的究竟實相。 我們很幸運此課程由竹慶本樂仁波切親自教導,繼2021年之後,仁波切將繼續在2022年的暑假學院教授此課程。BUD761解深密經預備課程是仁波切在2021年暑假學院教導的課程錄影,共18節課。 前提條件: 1.此課程對所有參加了2021年的暑假學院的學員開放。 2.沒有參加2021年暑假學院的學生,此預備課程可以幫助您更好地加入2022年課程,需要交付押金作爲參加2022年暑假學院的承諾 學費: 新學員:US$300美金+US$350美金押金(正式報名暑假學院時押金可以抵扣學費) 2021年暑假學院的學員:US$150美金 前提条件: 參加了2021年暑假學院的學員和準備加入2022年暑假學院學習的同學 課本: 中文課本請聯絡中文支持團隊:ycbu@nitarthainstitute.org 英文課本可以在 84,000 project webpage 網站找到 。 課程開放時限: 2月25日-6月24日 每周一節課,每節課觀看時限7天 學院爲經濟困難的學生提供學費援助計劃,如果你要申請學費减免,請在注册前點擊 PPFA application , 進入申請流程。(請注意押金款項不適用于此計劃) 現在注册 竹慶本樂仁波切 Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche 創始人和精神導師 了義學院的主席及精神導師,在藏傳佛教噶瑪噶舉和寧瑪傳統的當代著名長老創古仁波切和竹清嘉措仁波切指導下,成立了義學院。 竹慶本樂仁波切被公認爲當代藏傳佛教噶舉和寧瑪傳承中最重要的學者之一。仁波切畢業于印度隆德寺的噶瑪師利那瀾陀高級佛學院,幷在哥倫比亞大學完成了英語和比較宗教的學習。仁波切是一位成就的禪修大師,書法家,視覺藝術家和詩人。他在世界各地旅行與教學,幷精通西方文化和邏輯體系。本樂仁波切以溫暖、幽默、以及與現代生活透徹結合的方法教導佛法而聞名。 閱讀更多

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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