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 02, 2022

Recruiting for Nitartha Summer Institute Coordinator

Nitartha Institute is looking for aSummer Institute Coordinator! Our staff and Executive Committee are looking forward to working together with a Summer Coordinator for this year’s online Institute! Ideally this year’s Coordinator would also be interested in organizing future Summer Institutes when they are held onsite at a location in the US. The main work of the Coordinator occurs during the Summer Institute, though they will start preparing for the summer in close cooperation with Nitartha’s Executive Committee beginning in the spring of each year. Nitartha's 2022 Summer Institute will be held entirely online from July 1 to July 29. Session 1: July 1 – July 9 Session

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

16 09, 2015

Exploring the Pramāṇa Tradition

BUD 690: EXPLORING THE PRAMĀṆA TRADITION A Nitartha Institute Advanced Curriculum Course October 1, 2015 – January 14, 2016 Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm PST Nalanda West, 3902 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 The Buddhist science of pramāṇa, or ‘valid cognition,’ has been a key component of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies since the 5th century CE. The pramāṇa teachings explore the vast topics of how mind knows itself and its world, how trustworthy knowledge and experience can be ascertained, and how we may skillfully refine our ideas about these and related issues in dialogue with others. During this semester-format course-offered in live, streaming, and on-demand formats-we will explore

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