3 03, 2021

Mind & Mental Events

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications.This excerpt is from the sourcebook that we use for the 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 began in Mind and Its World I. This course has two main sections. The first provides the practitioner with the tools for delineating conceptual and non- conceptual types of mind in meditation. This teaching is codified as the modes of engagement of mind. The second section investigates mind in terms

23 02, 2021

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena

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 the Mind & Its World IV course. 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. If you are curious about this course, learn more here: Nitartha Online Campus. MANIFEST & HIDDEN PHENOMENA ACHARYA SHERAB GYALTSEN The division of objects of comprehension is twofold: manifest phenomena and hidden phenomena. MANIFEST PHENOMENA A manifest phenomenon is

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.

1 02, 2021

Appearing Object & Referent Object

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications.This excerpt is from Lorik Oral Commentary by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche: Objects of Conceptual Mind & Direct Perception. This is one of the topics we study in our popular "Mind & Its World II: Modes of Engagement & Mental Events" class. This course completes the Classification of Mind (Lorik) root text, from the tradition of Pramana or Buddhist epistemology that students began in Mind and Its World I. This course has two main sections. APPEARING OBJECT & REFERENT OBJECT By Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche The conceptual mind has

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

21 12, 2016

9-Day Intensive in Poland

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena 30 Sept–8 Oct 2016 Warsaw, Poland A nine day intensive Nitartha program was held Friday 30 Sept – Saturday 8 Oct, 2016 in downtown Warsaw’s beautiful, brand new, Dharma center. Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen has said that the center, known as Karma Dechen Choling, “delights all the Buddhas of the three times.” More than twenty students from Poland and Greece participated in the program. For seven students, this was their final course of the Intermediate Curriculum and they obtained the certificate of completion signed by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche at the celebratory ceremony which marked the end of the program. 9月30日至10月8日於波蘭華沙市中心,在嶄新的佛學中心卡瑪德謙秋林,迎來了九天密集式佛學研習營。有來自波蘭及希臘二十幾位同學圓滿完成,其中7位同學同時完成了正知學院佛學中級系列課程,在課程結束典禮上榮獲了本樂仁波切簽署的畢業證書。隨喜讚歎! 此期佛學營共設《五道十地:通向證悟的菩薩道》及《分析性禪修》倆課。由導師葉卡·哈迪斯(Jirka Hladiš)主講,教師培訓生托馬斯·史奇基爾斯基(Tomasz

21 12, 2016

Mind & Its World I and Clear Thinking

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena Fall 2016 Boulder, CO This fall in Boulder, Colorado we have many students both local and online studying the foundational curriculum in the BUD 501 Mind & Its World I and BUD 502 Clear Thinking courses. Our own long-time faculty member Jirka Hladiš is presenting Mind & Its World I; he has been a part of Nitartha Intitute since 2002 and a faculty member since 2007. In addition we have two new teachers-in-training presenting the Clear Thinking course: Susan Aposhyan and Francis Sullivan. Susan Aposhyan lives here in Boulder and is a psychotherapist, writer, and teacher. She formally was a student of Trungpa Rinpoche, and now

21 12, 2016

Science of Creative Arts (SoCA) in Mexico

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena October 2016 Morelia, Mexico Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl taught on the Heart Sutra for a weekend and also gave an excellent two hour overview of The Five Treatises of Maitreya*. 於二零一六年十月份,導師卡爾•賓賀素 (Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl)為墨西哥莫里利亞的同學教授了一個以<心經>為題的週末課程,並舉行了一個關於<彌勒五論>的講座。* To complement the Heart Sutra teachings, Stephanie Johnston, taught three classes based on the Science of Creative Arts curriculum entitled “Symbolizing the Awakened Heart: Buddhist Visual Literacy and the Heart Sutra.”  The classes introduced the three main principles of Buddhist Visual Literacy (BVL)—visual literacy, valid cognition, and iconography—and applied them to the dilemma of symbolizing prajaparamita and its qualities in action. The classes started with guided meditations that provided a

22 07, 2016

EMOTIONAL RESCUE with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena Friday, July 22, 2016 — A Public Event with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Emotions bring color and meaning to our lives, but they can also put us on an exhausting rollercoaster ride that takes us to blissful peak states, the depths of delusion and despair, and everything in between. Only by learning to relate to our emotions skillfully can we benefit from their richness and gain wisdom, instead of letting them control us. When we bring awareness to our emotions, something truly amazing happens – they lose their power to make us miserable. When you begin to open your heart to the suffering of the world,

10 05, 2016

The Science of Healing and Mindfulness

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena A Nine-Day Program: August 4-12, 2016 Teaching mindfulness meditation and mindfulness based interventions (MBIs) in health care and society is a mind-body discipline joining experiential understanding, practice competencies, and conceptual knowledge the pedagogy integrating contemplative wisdom with evidence-based psychological and scientific inquiry. For those who facilitate or wish to facilitate mindfulness meditations and MBIs within healthcare, mental health, education, business, leadership and organizational settings, The Science of Healing and Mindfulness: Offers experiential learning, coaching and collective inquiry in the practice and facilitation of mindfulness meditations, compassion practices, and mindfulness based interventions (MBIs) in daily life. Provides clarity as to the origins, meanings,

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