The conceptual mind has two objects, an appearing object and a referent object, whereas the nonconceptual mind has just one. This section deals with the two objects of the conceptual mind.
In order to help bring all positive conditions together in support of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, as the calendar moves toward the year of the Ox (the birth year of His Holiness), Nitartha International is offering for free download a Tibetan-language ebook containing precious, revered texts as well as a […]
This year, the Summer Institute will be held online rather than in person. It is our wish that these opportunities to study and practice the dharma will be helpful during these difficult times, wherever you are in the world.
Thank you to all of you that helped us reach our ambitious goal in 2019!
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.
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 […]