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. Refunds 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
Since some of Nitartha’s classes are advanced, it is important to have the right kind of preparation in order to benefit from taking those classes. The prerequisites are designed with that in mind, to help students get the most out of their experience at Nitartha.
Nitartha Summer Institute is open to people from all types of religious backgrounds. While some of our formal practice sessions include Buddhist liturgy, you do not need to be Buddhist in order to participate.
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.
Nitartha is open to everyone regardless of their teacher-student relationships. Some Nitartha students are formal students of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, some are formal students of other teachers, and some do not have a formal student-teacher relationship with one teacher.