15 05, 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

15 03, 2021

The Wheel Of Analytical Meditation by DPR

This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications.This excerpt is taken from our ebook that we are giving away this year, Analytical Meditation: Taming the Mind. Please sign up here to receive this detailed, 20-page ebook on analytical meditation by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. The Wheel Of Analytical Meditation Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche In a different text by Lama Mipham, he says that meditation devoid of analysis is like falling asleep and is therefore not beneficial. That is why analysis is taught to be important in our approach to the Buddhist teachings. When we analyze, we do so based

15 03, 2021

Meditation On Repulsiveness

This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications.This excerpt is taken from our ebook that we are giving away this year, Analytical Meditation: Taming the Mind. Please sign up here to receive this detailed, 20-page ebook on analytical meditation by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Meditation On Repulsiveness Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche We are human beings, one of the six classes of sentient beings who live in the desire realm of the three realms of samsara. Since we live in the desire realm, desire is foremost among the mental afflictions for us. All the other mental afflictions, such as aggression,

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

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

1 12, 2017

Save the date! Summer Institute 2018

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena The Summer Institute 2018 will be held from July 6 – August 2, 2018 in Bellingham, Washington! Join us for another summer of incredible teachings. The two primary tracks at the Summer Institute are complementary and feed back into each other. The Shedra track emphasizes learning the crucial distinctions about mind and processes of consciousness – like a decoder key to the pith instructions for training on the path. The Gomdra track emphasizes meditative practice as the method to discover, experience, and integrate new possibilities for being, sanity, and wisdom. As learning and insight develop in the Shedra, this enhances meditative experience.

3 05, 2016

Summer 2016 Buddhist Studies Program

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena Join us for the Summer 2016 Buddhist Studies Program! July 15-Aug 13, 2016 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Explore how everyday thought and speech serve as tools for discovering definitive meaning, the unconditioned wisdom and spontaneous compassion of the buddhadharma. Combining an in-depth course of study with training in meditation and analysis, Nitartha Institute introduces 21st century students to the complete Tibetan Buddhist science of mind. Summer Program registration deadline: May 29, 2016. Click here to register now. The Summer 2016 Science of Mind: Buddhist Studies Program is part of our Nitartha Summer Institute—an intensive residential program which occurs annually, over the span of four weeks. Typically, the

1 03, 2016

Mind and Its World III at Nalanda West, Seattle

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena BUD 520 Mind and Its World III: Causality, Karma Cause & Effect, and Four Applications of Mindfulness Instructor: Stuart Horn, PhD Teacher in Training: Sandra Roscoe, PhD Attendance: Online & In-class Residential Location: Nalandabodhi Seattle Nalanda West, Vajra Spot Meeting Times: 11 Wednesdays: March 23 – June 1, 2016 (7 – 8:30 pm PST) Course Description: This course begins with a brief review of mind and its functions, or mental events, followed by a detailed phenomenological account of causes and results from the Abhidharma and the presentation of the twelve links of dependent origination which is Buddha’s response to the perennial questions

13 02, 2016

SAVE THE DATES! Nitartha Summer Institute 2016

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena We’re pleased to announce that the dates and new venue for the 2016 Nitartha Summer Institute have been confirmed. Mark your calendars! Friday, July 15 through Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC, Canada. This year’s complete summer program will run for four weeks from Friday, July 15th through Saturday, August 13th, 2016. We anticipate being able to offer courses from three of our academic departments: Department of Buddhist Studies (BUD) Department of Languages (LAN) Department of Healing (HEA) In addition, we will again offer a Mahamudra Practice Intensive (Gomdra) program for qualified students, similar

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