6 01, 2022

BUD 682 Abhidharmakosha

  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! DATES: Daily from May 6 to 27th (with days off on Saturdays May 14 and 21 ) 7am-9am and 11am-1pm Pacific time BUD 682 Abhidharmakosha II: Treasury of Abhidharma We are excited to announce that Acharya Kelzang Wangdi has kindly agreed to teach again on Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Higher Knowledge (Abhidharmakosha), based on the commentary by the Eighth Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje (1507-1554). Acharya Kelzang finished teaching the eight main chapters in 2021, and this year he will discuss Chapter 9, the final chapter, on the “Refutation of the Doctrine of a Self.” The purpose of

7 12, 2021

BUD 555 Collected Topics Debate III

Registration is closed. We invite you to join the Summer Institute, check out our Self-Paced Online Courses (SPOC) or contact the registrar at eweiss@nitarthainstitute.org about future live semester courses. PREREQUISITES fall semester 2021 Debate II (BUD 554) BUD 555 Collected Topics Debate III Faculty: Alison McKee This course trains in enhancing debate skills on the basis of the skills acquired in the Collected Topics Debate I and II courses. This includes bringing absurd consequences into debate as a technique and mastering the shorter form of formulating reasoning and modes challenge. The debate content consists of classification of objects in terms of entity,

7 12, 2021

BUD 553 Collected Topics Debate I

Registration is closed. We invite you to join the Summer Institute, check out our Self-Paced Online Courses (SPOC) or contact the registrar at eweiss@nitarthainstitute.org about future live semester courses. PREREQUISITES Clear Thinking (BUD502) BUD 553 Collected Topics Debate I Faculty: Francis Sullivan This course offers a methodical training in elementary debate skills on the basis of the Clear Thinking course. Students train in formulating reasonings with correct and seeming reasons and utilize them in debate by learning how to challenge the first mode. The debate content consists of the classification of objects in terms of entity from Collected Topics. PREREQUISITE:

6 12, 2021

LAN 532 Reading Tibetan Buddhist Literature – Semester 3

Registration has closed. For questions contact Elena at eweiss@nitarthainstitute.org PREREQUISITES LAN 531 or equivalent LAN 532 Reading Tibetan Buddhist Literature - Semester 3 This course is a continuation of the Reading Tibetan Buddhist Literature series, which is oriented towards reading Tibetan Buddhist texts and literature. It uses Tokmé Zangbo’s famous 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (རྒྱལ་སྲེཨ་ལག་ལེན་སོ་བདུན་མ།) as the basis for developing familiarity with Tibetan grammar and developing reading skills. Interesting and important grammatical points are explained in the context of specific passages. Opening and closing chants are done in Tibetan. Students are encouraged to practice reading aloud to learn the rhythms

6 12, 2021

LAN 512 Intermediate Colloquial Tibetan – Semester 3

REGISTRATION Registration has closed. For questions contact Elena at eweiss@nitarthainstitute.org PREREQUISITES LAN 511 or equivalent LAN 512 Intermediate Colloquial Tibetan - Semester 3 This course is a continuation of our Colloquial Tibetan series and is oriented toward continuing students who have had training in the Tibetan alphabet, spelling, and beginning dialogs. The emphasis of the course is on developing further fluency with spoken Tibetan both in listening and in speaking. Students focus on training in successively more complex Tibetan colloquial dialogs. Spoken Tibetan will be emphasized by the teacher during class and students are encouraged to use Tibetan when asking questions

14 11, 2021

BUD 530 Mind and Its World IV: Sautrantika Philosophical Tradition

Registration is closed. We invite you to join the Summer Institute, check out our Self-Paced Online Courses (SPOC) or contact the registrar at eweiss@nitarthainstitute.org about future live semester courses. PREREQUISITES BUD 501 BUD 530 Mind and Its World IV: Sautrāntika Philosophical Tradition Faculty: Dr. Sandra Roscoe and Susan Stewart This course is an exposition of the Sautrāntika philosophical tradition, followed by the presentation of the path and result of foundational Buddhism, based on The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds root text. Students explore classifications of knowable object into specifically and generally characterized phenomena as well as the Sautrāntika’s

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