The first step in a session of analytical meditation thus is the proper attitude and motivation. The second step is to sit in the correct posture. For analytical meditation, the physical posture is straightforward. Simply sit with crossed legs, keeping your back as straight as possible while at the same time staying relaxed. The upper part of the body should feel light, while the lower part of the body should feel more weighty and stable.
Thank you to all of you that helped us reach our ambitious goal in 2019!
1) Pre-Summer Online Course Registration is Now Open
2) New Discussion groups
3) New Advanced Online Course
4) Online Semester Courses
5) The 2020 Summer Institute
6) Self-paced Online Courses
Plans are in the making for the 2020 Summer Institute, where meditation and study will be joined again! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information.
Session 1: 10–18 July 2020
Session 2: 20–28 July 2020
Session 3: 30 July–8 August 2020
We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Summer Institute website. Details about the new location at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and information about courses and prerequisites for the new unified program, Meditation and Study in Union, can be found on the new website. Registration for review and prerequisite classes is now open. […]
Join us for Acharya Kelzang Wangdi’s fourth year of teachings on the Eighth Karmapa’s commentary for Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Higher Knowledge (Abhidharmakośa) in Boulder, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 through Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. This course is an in-depth study of Abhidharmakośa – the seminal work of Buddhist Abhidharma tradition – based on the commentary by […]
The new book “A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart -The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra and Its Tibetan Commentaries” by Nitartha faculty member and renowned translator Dr. Karl Brunnhölzl will be available in November! In this book Karl offers translations of three versions of The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra. He accompanies them with translations of commentaries […]
Curious about the Summer Institute? Come check out our programs for one day! On Saturday, July 14th, 2018 we are offering an Open House at the Summer Institute on the Western Washington University campus in Bellingham, WA. On this day you are welcome to attend any of the classes. You can mix and match classes […]
Register now for an amazing summer of Buddhist teachings and meditation! Choose your track: Buddhist Studies (Shedra) with its Foundational, Intermediate and Advanced curriculum Meditation Intensive (Gomdra) with teachings on the Ocean of Definitive Meaning Thangka Painting (Science of Creative Arts) In addition to the main classes of your track, you can choose among Lujong, […]
A student essay by Charles Wesley on how Nitartha classes help cutting through our ordinary conceptualizations: My relationship with words is very unnatural. You say “tomato” and I say “wrench.” The problem seems doubly compounded when I try to talk about Buddhism. I have attended the Gomdra at the Nitartha Summer Institute for the last […]