7 06, 2021

PRESENTATION OF THE BASIS I (Part 2 of 2)

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 II class that we are offering during 2021 Summer Institute. Mind & Its World II explores the criteria of valid cognition based on the teachings of the Pramāna tradition, or Buddhist epistemology. We will analyze our consciousness and determine to what degree it is in agreement with its observed object or not; what the difference is between non-mistaken, non-deceiving, conceptual and non-conceptual types of awareness. Practically speaking, this also provides the practitioner with the tools

1 06, 2021

PRESENTATION OF THE BASIS I (Part 1 of 2)

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. This course is being offered at the 2021 Nitartha Summer Institute. 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 PRESENTATION OF THE BASIS I (Part 1 of 2) Scott

19 05, 2021

The Way Consciousness Apprehends Objects

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 II class that we are offering during 2021 Summer Institute. Mind & Its World II explores the criteria of valid cognition based on the teachings of the Pramāna tradition, or Buddhist epistemology. We will analyze our consciousness and determine to what degree it is in agreement with its observed object or not; what the difference is between non-mistaken, non-deceiving, conceptual and non-conceptual types of awareness. Practically speaking, this also provides the practitioner with the tools for

4 05, 2021

Mind That Apprehends Particulars

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 II class that we are offering during 2021 Summer Institute. Mind & Its World II explores the criteria of valid cognition based on the teachings of the Pramāna tradition, or Buddhist epistemology. We will analyze our consciousness and determine to what degree it is in agreement with its observed object or not; what the difference is between non-mistaken, non-deceiving, conceptual and non-conceptual types of awareness. Practically speaking, this also provides the practitioner with the tools for

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

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

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

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

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