26 07, 2023

BUD 703 Madhyamakāvatāra IV: Entrance to the Middle Way

Register Here PREREQUISITES None BUD 703 Madhyamakāvatāra IV: Entrance to the Middle Way Live Online Course Faculty: {!{types field='faculty' style='text'}!}{!{/types}!} Original Faculty: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche This course is based on the recordings and transcripts of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche's oral teachings on Chandrakīrti’s root text Madhyamakāvatāra in 1999 and 2000, using the commentary by the Eight Karmapa, Mikyö Dorje (1507-1554).We will first complete chapter 6 on prajñā, specifically the sections on the refutation of a self of persons and the presentation of the sixteen emptiness. Then we will complete the rest of the text that is on bhūmis 7-10, namely, the perfections of

13 12, 2022

BUD 692 Treasury of Valid Cognition and Reasoning

Register Here PREREQUISITES Anyone who is interested may take this course, however, it is recommended that studens have finished Nitartha Institute's Foundation and Intermediate curricula, or Mind and Its World I and II at a minimum. BUD 692 Treasury of Valid Cognition and Reasoning Faculty: {!{types field='faculty' style='text'}!}{!{/types}!} Course Description: This course is the continuation of an in-depth study of Treasury of Valid Cognition and Reasoning, (tshad ma rigs gter) by renowned scholar Sakya Pandita (1182-1251) – an influential work which inaugurated a new period of Pramāna studies in Tibet by focusing particularly on Dharmakīrti’s Pramānavārttika and identifying the errors

7 05, 2021

Skandha & Mental Events

This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications. This is an excerpt from the sourcebook we use in our Mind & Its World IV class. Mind & Its World IV presents the path and result of foundational Buddhism. Students explore classifications of knowable object into specifically and generally characterized phenomena as well as the Sautrantika’s distinct presentation of the five aggregates. The path consists of calm abiding (samatha) and superior insight (vipashyana). SKANDHA & MENTAL EVENTS ĀCHĀRYA KELSANG WANGDI BENEFIT OF STUDYING Two benefits come from studying the five skandhas as a basis for the practice of

1 02, 2021

Meditation On Selflessness

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications.This excerpt is from our sourcebook we use for Mind & Its World IV class. This course is an extensive exposition of the Sautrantika philosophical tradition, based on the expanded version of The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds root text. MEDITATION ON SELFLESSNESS By ACHARYA KELSANG WANGDI Personal selflessness can be explained in three contexts: the twelve links of dependent origination. the four noble truths or the four realities. the sixteen aspects of the four realities. Here, we begin with body and mind.

30 12, 2017

Smiling Radiance of the Laughing Mañjugośa — 12–21 January 2018 in Warsaw, Poland

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena Karma Dechen Choling is honoured to host this historical, very first presentation of the 6th Shamarpa’s Presentation of a Summary of the Common Teachings, Smiling Radiance of the Laughing Mañjugośa in the West. Acharya Lama Kelsang Wangdi will present the teachings with translation into English by Ani Chöying and Polish by Tomasz Szczygielski. 12–21 January 2018 Karma Dechen Choling Center of Buddhism Mahayana Jana Nowaka Jeziorańskiego Street 49/U12 Poland, 03-982 Warsaw Schedule Opening lecture: 12 January 2018, 19:00–20:30 (CET) 13–21 January 2018 9:00–18:00 daily : 3 sessions + discussion group Registration €100 payable via bank transfer or in cash at the beginning

6 05, 2016

Abhidharmakosha with Acharya Kelzang Wangdi

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena At Nalanda West, Seattle: May 9-28, 2016 Join us for Acharya Kelzang Wangdi’s third year of teachings on Eighth Karmapa’s commentary for Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Higher Knowledge (Abhidharmakośha) at Nalanda West, in Seattle, Monday, May 9th through Saturday, May 28th. He will be teaching Chapter 6, which is on the path as presented by the Vaibhāṣhikas and Sautrāntikas. The chapter begins with the four noble truths and the two truths, and then goes into the details of the stages of the path, which are analogous to the five paths of the Mahāyāna tradition. For context, these teachings are part of Nitartha Institute’s Advanced Curriculum and are

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