Frequently Asked Questions
Rinpoche travels and teaches widely and is well-versed in Western culture and technology and is the founder of Nalandabodhi, a non-profit organization with centers around the world that provide a complete curriculum of study, meditation, and mindful activity, based on an authentic lineage of Buddhist teachings, that is accessible and relevant to everyday life.
Rinpoche is known for his warmth, humor, and lucid presentation of Buddhist teachings in a manner relevant to contemporary life.
Nitartha’s Foundation and Intermediate curricula can be completed in 3 years by taking three Summer Institutes combined with semester or self-paced courses. Or they can be taken entirely as Self-Paced Online Courses according to your own schedule. The courses in the advanced curriculum are gradually being offered as semester courses, and will become available as self-paced courses in the near future.
- To purchase shedra (study) course texts, contact Nitartha’s bookstore at email@example.com.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
While there are no requirements to attend Mind & Its World I, some prior Buddhist studies would be helpful, especially knowledge about basic topics such as the Four Noble Truths, impermanence, karma, and interdependence.
All payments are made in full when registering for a course, unless a PPFA (Payment Plan/Financial Assistance) is approved (see below).
Participants with limited funds can apply for a payment plan or financial assistance (PPFA). You can choose to pay in installments prior to the first class, and/or request a discount. Please click here if you would like to apply for financial assistance or an installment plan.
Semester courses: If students withdraw from a semester course, refunds will be issued before the start of the second class. No refunds are possible once the second class is held.
SPOC courses: No refunds after the first week of registration in a SPOC course.
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