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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. We are offering this class during this year’s Summer Institute. Learn more and register for the Nitartha Summer Institute 2021 here: http://bit.ly/nsi21fb EXPLANATION

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, which we are offering during this year’s Summer Institute. Learn more and register for the Nitartha Summer Institute 2021 here: http://bit.ly/nsi21fb 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

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, which we are offering during this year’s Summer Institute. 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. Learn more and register for the Nitartha Summer Institute 2021 here: http://bit.ly/nsi21fb MINDS THAT APPREHEND APPEARANCE Acharya Sherab Gyaltsen The second main section of

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, which we are offering during this year’s Summer Institute. 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

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, which we are offering during this year’s Summer Institute. 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

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!

11 01, 2020

How Tibetan translators can benefit from attending Nitartha Institute classes

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena Are you a professional or an aspiring Tibetan translator? Here are 5 reasons how studying at Nitartha Institute – with its foundation, intermediate and advanced curriculum classes – can help you:  You learn to understand basic Buddhist terminology and ideas/concepts, that are common in Hinayana and Mahayana schools. The foundation curriculum lays the ground with cognitive theory, ontology and logic. The Nitartha foundational curriculum teaches precise definitions, meaning, and usage of critical distinctions, such as when would you use “mind” or “consciousness” or “awareness” in your translations. By fully understanding the Pramana traditions, your translations will gain consistency and clarity. Make translation

8 01, 2020

2020 Offerings

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena Don’t Miss This Year’s Offerings! Pre-Summer Online Course Registration is Now Open! Click here for information about the pre-summer Mahamudra shamatha, Mahamudra Vipashyana-I, and Luminous Essence (Guhyagarbha) courses, including eligibility requirements and applications. (For those who are going to attend the 2020 Summer Institute and who meet the eligibility criteria.) New Discussion groups: Register now for our first in a series of online discussions with Nitartha faculty: Madhyamaka with Israel Lifshitz, on January 18, 10-11am Pacific time. Free of charge. (This discussion is particularly recommended for those who have taken the Madhyamaka course at Nitartha.) New Advanced Online Course:  Registration is now

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