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28 04, 2021

No Ground For The Two Realities (Part 2 of 2)

This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications. The following is an excerpt from The Center Of the Sunlit Sky by Karl Brunnholzl. This course is an exposition of the Middle Way philosophical tradition, based on Part One of The Center of the Sunlit Sky, expressed as the ground, path and fruition of Madhyamaka. Students explore classification of knowable objects into the two realities and cultivate certainty in the view of emptiness of all phenomena, formulating the five great Madhyamaka reasonings. The course includes presentation of personal identitylessness, the sevenfold analysis of the chariot. No Ground For

28 04, 2021

No Ground For The Two Realities (Part 1 of 2)

This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications. The following is an excerpt from The Center Of the Sunlit Sky by Karl Brunnholzl. This course is an exposition of the Middle Way philosophical tradition, based on Part One of The Center of the Sunlit Sky, expressed as the ground, path and fruition of Madhyamaka. Students explore classification of knowable objects into the two realities and cultivate certainty in the view of emptiness of all phenomena, formulating the five great Madhyamaka reasonings. The course includes presentation of personal identitylessness, the sevenfold analysis of the chariot. No Ground For

21 04, 2021

Explanation Of Generalities

This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications. This course completes the introductory exposition of topics drawn from the Pramāna and Abhidhama traditions, based on the Classifications of Mind and Collected Topics root text. It provides students with the tools for delineating conceptual and non-conceptual mind in meditation, known as the essential modes of engagement of mind. This is followed by the exposition of Buddhist psychology —classification of consciousness into primary minds and mental events. EXPLANATION OF GENERALITIES Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen Some of the definitions in the Lorik differ from the definitions given in the Collected

13 04, 2021

Explanation Of The Seventh Consciousness

This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications. The following is an excerpt from 2008 Commentary on Mind Only Tenet System by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen. This is included in the section, Ways Of Asserting Perceiving Minds III, of the sourcebook we use in our Cittamatra course. Some topics we learn about in details in the course are: Distinctions of the greater and lesser vehicles Mind only scriptural sources, definition The meaning of the term “mind only,” examples Mind only school reasonings Real aspectarians and false aspectarians Presentation of the three natures Definition of mind; self-awareness All-base consciousness;

7 04, 2021

Minds That Apprehend Appearance

This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications. The following is an excerpt from Minds that Apprehend Appearance by Acharya Sherab Gyaltsen. This is included in the sourcebook we use in our Mind & its World II course. This course completes the Classification of Mind (Lorik) root text, from the tradition of Pramāna or Buddhist epistemology that students begin in Mind and Its World I. MINDS THAT APPREHEND APPEARANCE Acharya Sherab Gyaltsen The second main section of the Lorik text is the specific analysis of the essential modes of engagement of the mind. It has five subsections.

7 04, 2021

Hearing, Contemplation & Meditation Part II of II

This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications. The following is part II of an excerpt from Commentary on Hinayana Tenets by Acharya Sherab Gyaltsen (You can read part I here). This is included in the introduction section of the sourcebook we use in our Mind & its World I course. Some things we learn about in details in the course rare: Divisions of mind Definitions of valid cognition Definition of direct valid cognition Sense direct valid cognition Two truths in Vaibhashika and Sautrantika view Process of perception in Vaibhashika and Sautrantika view Mental direct valid cognition Self-aware

7 04, 2021

Hearing, Contemplation & Meditation Part I of II

This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications. The following is part II of an excerpt from Commentary on Hinayana Tenets by Acharya Sherab Gyaltsen (You can read part I here). This is included in the introduction section of the sourcebook we use in our Mind & its World I course. Some things we learn about in details in the course rare: Divisions of mind Definitions of valid cognition Definition of direct valid cognition Sense direct valid cognition Two truths in Vaibhashika and Sautrantika view Process of perception in Vaibhashika and Sautrantika view Mental direct valid cognition Self-aware

22 01, 2021

A Gift of a Tibetan-language Dharma Ebook from Nitartha International

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena In order to help bring all positive conditions together in support of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, as the calendar moves toward the year of the Ox (the birth year of His Holiness), Nitartha International is offering for free download a Tibetan-language ebook containing precious, revered texts as well as a compilation of long-life prayers for His Holiness Karmapa. The ebook contains the Tibetan text of “Chanting the Names of Mañjuśrī (འཇམ་དཔལ་མཚན་བརྗོད་)” and “The Aspiration of the Noble Nāgārjuna (འཕགས་པ་ཀླུ་སྒྲུབ་ཀྱི་སྨོན་ལམ་),” along with many Tibetan-language longevity supplications for His Holiness Karmapa, composed by masters such as His Holiness the

7 05, 2020

The 2020 SUMMER INSTITUTE ONLINE

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena Join us online this year for Nitartha’s Summer Institute! Nitartha’s Summer Institute is a month-long program divided into three 9-day sessions, with courses continuing from one session to another. You are welcome to join us for one, two, or all three sessions! This year, the Summer Institute will be held online rather than in person. It is our wish that these opportunities to study and practice the dharma will be helpful during these difficult times, wherever you are in the world. We are pleased to announce: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche (sessions 1 and 2) will teach daily on Entering the Way of the

14 01, 2020

Thank you to our Global Outreach donors!

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena Thank you to all those who contributed to our 2019 Global Outreach campaign! We are very happy to report that we raised more than $19,000 of our ambitious goal of $20,000. Thanks to your support, we will be able to reach more people by: Raising more awareness around the globe about our Summer Institute and online campus. Helping keep students connected through social media and the Nitartha newsletter. Making it easier for people to learn about Nitartha by redesigning our website to make the information more easily accessible and readable. Donations are still being accepted. Read more!

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