Self-Paced Online Courses (SPOC)

Our entire Foundation and Intermediate curricula offer a gradual path of study and are available as self-paced, online courses. These are complete versions of courses that were previously taught by Nitartha faculty.

You can take these classes online, in the comfort of your own home through streaming video or downloadable audio. By taking advantage of these self-paced online courses, you can progress through the Nitartha Institute curriculum on a flexible time schedule that suits your circumstances.

You also have access to study questions and recommended readings, as well as the option to contact a distance learning advisor with questions to deepen and clarify your understanding.

Each class concludes with an exam, which is aimed at helping you to check your understanding of the material studied. These exams are required for students who would like to request a Nitartha completion certificate, for those seeking academic credit at other institutions, or for those wishing to enter the teacher-in-training program.

We recommend that you take the courses in sequence, beginning with the Foundation curriculum. It is particularly important to begin with the Foundation course Mind and Its World I: Valid Cognition and its companion course Clear Thinking before proceeding through the rest of the Foundation curriculum.

There is a 9-month time frame for completing each course in the self-paced online format.

Complete List of our Self-Paced Online Courses

Foundation Curriculum

BUD 500 Analytical Meditation (future offering)
BUD 502 Clear Thinking (foundation debate course, recommended to take together with BUD 501)