31 08, 2022

LAN 500 Beginning Colloquial Tibetan

Click here to register. PREREQUISITES None LAN 500 Beginning Colloquial Tibetan Faculty: Nima Bhuti This class is oriented toward students who have no experience or little experience with colloquial Tibetan using the standard Lhasa dialect. The first session will cover: 1. The Tibetan alphabet (30 consonants and 4 vowels) 2. How to write Tibetan letters 3. The structural breakdown of Tibetan syllables including suffixes, prefixes, superscribed, subscribed, suffix letters, etc. 4. How the structural breakdown of Tibetan syllables affects pronunciation 5. How to spell Tibetan words aloud 6. Extensive practice on spelling aloud and pronouncing Tibetan words 7. Practice making short Tibetan

24 07, 2022

BUD 620 Paths and Bhumis

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER PREREQUISITES BUD 501, BUD 510, BUD 520, BUD 530, BUD 601, BUD 610, BUD 630 BUD 620 Paths & Bhumis: The Path to Enlightenment Faculty: Jirka Hladiš This course is an exposition of the Buddhist path based on The Presentation of Bhumis, Paths & Results in the Treasury of Knowledge root text. Students learn what is necessary for entering and progressing on the path and what the goal of spiritual journey is, through exploring the five paths,¿ and the ten bodhisattva bhūmis, as well as the result: nirvana, kāyas, wisdoms and enlightened activity. PREREQUISITE: BUD

24 07, 2022

BUD 520 Mind and Its World III

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER PREREQUISITES BUD 501 BUD 520 Mind and Its World III: Vaibhashika Philosophical Tradition Faculty: Jirka Hladiš This course is an exposition of the Vaibhāṣika philosophical tradition, based on the The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds root text. Students explore foundational classifications of knowable objects: the five bases, five aggregates, twelve sources and eighteen constituents. This is followed by the presentation of the Vaibhāṣika theory of causation from Collected Topics and the twelve links of dependent origination. PREREQUISITE: BUD 501 REQUIRED TEXTS: Root text: The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical

24 07, 2022

BUD 502 Clear Thinking

Click here to register. PREREQUISITES None BUD 502 Clear Thinking Faculty: Alison McKee This course will deepen your understanding of knowable objects as expounded by the Abhidhama tradition, based on the Collected Topics root text. Students will learn methods for thinking clearly by formulating definitions, examples, equivalents and classifications, and by exploring the four types of logical relationships between two phenomena. This course also prepares students for debate, which is a highly effective method for clarifying one's understanding of the topics that are covered in Nitartha's study curriculum. PREREQUISITE: None REQUIRED TEXTS: Root text: Collected Topics

7 12, 2021

BUD 554/555 Collected Topics Debate II-III

If you took debate during 2022 spring semester please contact Elena, our registrar at eweiss@nitarthainstitute.org to register PREREQUISITES For the 2022 spring semester debate students BUD 554-555 Collected Topics Debate II-III Faculty: Francis Sullivan 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, the methods that lead to cognition of objects, classification of things

13 10, 2021

LAN 514 Intermediate Colloquial Tibetan (continued)

LAN 514 Continuation of Intermediate Colloquial Tibetan {!{types field='start-date' style='text' format='F j, Y'}!}{!{/types}!}-{!{types field='end-date' style='text' format='F j, Y'}!}{!{/types}!} REGISTER NOW Dates and Times: Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:30pm Pacific Time, October 3 - December 19, 2022 Faculty:  Nima Bhuti This is a continuation of the 2022 Summer Institute course. It is for those students who already have some established grounding in colloquial Tibetan. The focus will be to gain further fluency in reading, speaking, and listening to Tibetan using the Central Tibetan dialect. Classes will mostly be in Tibetan with minimal English. We will focus on completing Chapters 10 and 11 of The

12 10, 2021

LAN 531 Reading Tibetan Buddhist Literature (Semester 2)

REGISTER NOW Faculty: Mark Seibold  This course is a continuation of LAN530 and is similarly oriented towards reading Tibetan Buddhist texts and literature, largely from the Kagyü and Nyingma traditions. The class is structured as a translation committee. Each student is given an opportunity to read a passage aloud and offer their translation to the group. Then we collectively analyze the translation and discuss difficult points of phrasing and grammar in the context of the specific passage. Through this process the entire group benefits from the confusion and insights of each participant (inlcuding, at times, the instructor). Time is also alloted to studying Tibetan grammar using

12 10, 2021

LAN 504 Beginning Colloquial Tibetan (continued)

LAN 504  Continuing Beginning Colloquial Tibetan {!{types field='start-date' style='text' format='F j, Y'}!}{!{/types}!}-{!{types field='end-date' style='text' format='F j, Y'}!}{!{/types}!} REGISTER NOW Dates: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 6:00 - 7:30 pm Pacific Time, October 5 – December 17, 2022 Faculty: Nima Bhuti This is a continuation of the 2022 Summer Institute course. This course is oriented toward beginning Tibetan-language students who are interested in furthering their connections to the language. It assumes prior knowledge of colloquial Tibetan. Lessons this fall will include classes based on the material in the required text Speak Fluent Tibetan by Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam Peltsok. Students will be conversing in class using material

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