16 06, 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

16 06, 2021

What is Analytical Meditation ?

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena Sign up and receive the detailed instruction on Analytical Meditation: Taming the Mind by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. What is analytical meditation? The first step in a session of analytical meditation thus is the proper attitude and motivation. The second step is to sit in the correct posture. For analytical meditation, the physical posture is straightforward. Simply sit with crossed legs, keeping your back as straight as possible while at the same time staying relaxed. The upper part of the body should feel light, while the lower part of the body should feel more weighty and stable. After taking our seat with good

11 05, 2021

How Bodhisattvas Take Birth in Samsara

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 Buddha Nature course. This course is part of Level 4, along with Cittamatra. The teachings on Buddha Nature present an overview of the Tathāgatagarbha, or Buddha Nature tradition, the view of the luminous essence of awakening, the heart of goodness shared by all beings. Our exploration will rely on the key section of Uttaratantra of Maitreya (ca. 4th century) which establishes Buddha nature through three reasonings, its ten facets, nine analogies and five reasons why it is necessary to

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

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

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