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Semester Courses // 學期課程

Announcing Spring 2021 Semester Courses Online!

We are happy to announce the following courses for next semester. All courses will be held entirely online. This is an excellent opportunity for Nitartha students to continue deepening their studies while enjoying connecting with Nitartha’s faculty and fellow students.

Recordings of the classes are available to registered students through Nitartha’s online campus for up to 2 months after the courses end.

(Need financial assistance to attend a course? Please click here for details.)


學期課程目前在網上以及北美的幾個地區提供。 這是為無法參加暑期學院的學生而設計的,也適合那些想完整參加Nitartha課程體系的人們。 延續幾個月的學期課程一般安排在平時的晚上和週末的時間開設。錄播課程會通過Nitartha的線上校園學習系統(Moodle)提供給註冊學員們,錄製課程可以在課程結束後的最多兩個月的時間內使用。

本學期的課程註冊即將開放。 有關英文課本,請聯繫Nitartha書店(bookstore@nitarthainstitute.org)。 有關註冊或財務幫助的問題,請與Pearl Bu卜雲超聯繫(yunchaobu@hotmail.com,微信號:CHAO2018CNCA)

Registration will open December 10, 2020

BUD530 Mind & Its World IV

Instructors: Mark Seibold and Francis Sullivan
When: Sundays from 10:30am–12:00pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)
Dates: January 24–April 18, 2021

Course Description: This course is an extensive exposition of the Sautrantika philosophical tradition, based on the expanded version of The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds root text. This school is renowned for classifying all knowable objects into specifically and generally characterized phenomena, based on our experience. The path and result presentation here is generally shared with the Vaibhashika tradition.

Prerequisites: BUD 501 (Mind & Its World I), BUD 502 (Clear Thinking)

Required texts:
– Root text: The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds (Truptha) (2019), by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen and Acharya Kelsang Wangdi, Nitartha Institute Publications ($30.02)
– Mind & Its World 4 Sourcebook (2020), Nitartha Institute Publications (price to be confirmed)

BUD 553 Debate I

Instructors: Jirka Hladiš and Alison McKee
When: Monday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm Mountain Time (UTC-7:00)
Dates: January 25–April 12, 2021

Course Description: This course offers a methodical training in elementary debate skills on the basis of the Clear Thinking class. We will formulate reasonings with correct and seeming reasons and utilize those in a debate by learning how to challenge the first mode of a reasoning. Regarding the content, we will debate classification of objects in terms of entity from Collected Topics, as was taught in the Clear Thinking course.

Prerequisites: BUD 502 (Clear Thinking)

Required texts:
none

BUD620 Paths and Bhumis: The Path to Enlightenment

This is a 2-semester course that will continue in the 2021 winter/spring semester.

Instructor: Stephanie Johnston
When: Spring semester: Wednesday mornings 10:00–11:30 Mountain Time (UTC-7:00)
Dates: January 20-TBD, 2021

Course Description:  This course is a presentation of the five paths on the voyage to awakening, the ten bodhisattvas’ bhūmis, or levels of realization, and the result: the enlightenment, buddha’s kāyas and wisdoms as well as enlightened activity. We will study what is required to embark and progress on the path and what the goal of such spiritual journey is.

Prerequisite: Taking BUD 610 (Madhyamaka) is recommended before this course.

Registration: If you are interested in joining the second half of this course, please contact the Nitartha registrar, Elena Weiss eweiss@nitarthainstitute.org.

Required texts:
– Root text: The Presentation of Bhumis, Paths & Results in the Treasury of Knowledge (Salam), by Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thaye,
Nitartha Institute Publications ($41.39)
– Sourcebook: Commentary on The Presentation of Paths Bhumis, & Results in the Causal Vehicle of Characteristics from the Treasury of Knowledge by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye, by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen and Karl Brunnhölzl, Nitartha Institute Publications ($46.33)

BUD 701 Madhyamakāvatāra II: Entrance to the Middle Way (Part II)

Instructor: Recordings and transcripts of the 1998 teachings by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and weekly classes led by Dr. Phil Stanley
Start: Course opens Saturday, January 23, 2021 for reviewing recordings and materials.
When: Lectures are on Saturday mornings 10:00–11:00am Mountain Time (UTC-7:00)
Dates: January 30–May 2, 2021

Course Description:

Chapter 6 on Prajna: The Two Truths and Refutation of the Yogacara (Verses 6.24-6.47)

This course will explore Chandrakirti’s extended presentation of the two truths and the introductory part of his refutation of Chittamatra view from the sixth chapter on Prajna, verses 6.24-6.47, of his Madhyamakavatara. This is the third course in an in-depth series of courses on this text based on the commentary by the Eight Karmapa, Mikyö Dorje (1507-1554) and the oral teachings of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

Prerequisites: Part 1 is not strictly mandatory but it is very helpful to have taken it before taking this course.

Required texts:
– Commentary on the Entrance to the Middle Way (Madhyamakavatara) Chapter 6, Part One,by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche (2009)
Nitartha Institute Publications ($44.35)
– The Karmapa’s Middle Way: Feast for the Fortunate, A Commentary on Chandrakirti’s Madhyamakāvatāraby Wangchuk Dorje, translated by Tyler Dewar, 2008 Snow Lion Publications ($44.95) (also available as an e-book)

LAN 512 Continuing Intermediate Literary Tibetan

Instructor: Mark Seibold
Time/Day: Mondays 11:30-1:00 Eastern Time
Dates: January 25–April 19, 2021

Course Description: We will continue reading Gyelsé Tokmé Zangbo´s 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva རྒྱས་སྲས་ལག་ལེན་སུམ་ཅུ་སོ་བདུན་མ། along with selections from two Tibetan commentaries on his famous text. This is a reading course that assumes a basic understanding of Tibetan grammar.  We will focus on: acquiring and developing reading skills; working with commentaries as a means to unpacking the meaning embedded in a text; and improving reading skills, including pronunciation and fluency. We will also practice the traditional method of spelling in Tibetan, called “jor lo” (sbyor klog), which is a useful tool when consulting with Tibetan scholars and teachers, and there will be regular instruction on grammar.

Prerequisites: This is a continuation of LAN510 and LAN511. If you have not taken the prior courses, please contact the faculty at mseibold@nitarthainstitute.org

Note:

This course is open to students who attended at least one session of LAN510 during the 2020 Nitartha Summer Institute in real time. Those who did not take at least one Summer Institute session or did not participate in real time, please contact our registrar (eweiss@nitarthainstitute.org) before registering.

Semester Course information in Chinese


 

BUD 530 課程: 心與心的世界 4

授課老師: Mark Seibold and Francis Sullivan
時間: 中國時間 周日11:30pm – 週一1:00am
日期: 2021 年1 月24日 – 4 月18日 ( 中文翻译在录播课程中提供 )

課程簡介: 課程簡介: 這門課程是對經量部宗義的廣泛闡述,以《The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds》根本教材為基礎, 這個宗派以把所有已知的名相分類為特定和普遍的依據我們體驗的現象而著名。 這個道途和結果主要和毗婆沙部的理論想通。

前階課程: BUD501心與心的世界 1,  BUD502清晰思辨

課本和參考材料:

這門課的書籍和課本: 目前所有教材只有英文版本

  • 根本教材: The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds (Truptha), by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen and Acharya Kelsang Wangdi, Nitartha Institute Publications, 2019 ($30.02 USD)
  • 輔助教材:Mind & Its World 4 Sourcebook, Nitartha Institute Publications, 2020 (price to be confirmed)

BUD 553 課程: 辯經 1

授課老師: Jirka Hladiš and Alison McKee
時間: 中國時間 週二 9am – 10:30am
日期: 1月26日 – 4月13日

課程簡介: 課程簡介: 本課程在“清晰思維”課程的基礎上提供了基本辯論技巧的系統培訓。我們將用正確和貌似合理的理由來制定推理,並通過學習如何挑戰推理的第一種方式來在辯論中加以利用。關於內容,我們將按照“清晰思維”課程中的講授,根據“收集的主題”中的實體對現象的分類進行辯論。

中文翻譯在錄播課程中提供。

前階課程: BUD502 清晰思辨.

課本和參考材料:

  • 這門課目前沒有書籍和課本

BUD 620 道與地:通向證悟之路

授課老師: Stephanie Johnston

課程簡介: 謹提醒2020年秋季報名此課程的同學,您的課程將持續到春季,春季課程從2021年1月21日開始,時間是中國時間週四淩晨的1:00 – 2:30。

提供中文翻译。

注册: 如需幫助,請聯絡我們的工作人員:
Pearl Bu 蔔雲超 ycbu@nitarthainstitute.org

課本和參考材料: 目前所有教材只有英文版版本

  • 根本教材: The Presentation of Bhumis, Paths & Results in the Treasury of Knowledge (Salam), Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thaye, Nitartha Institute Publications ($41.39 USD)
  • 輔助教材: Commentary on The Presentation of Paths Bhumis, & Results in the Causal Vehicle of Characteristics from the Treasury of Knowledge by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye, by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen and Karl Brunnhölzl, Nitartha Institute Publications ($46.33 USD)

 

BUD 701 入中論2 (第一部分)第六章 般若 (偈誦6.1-6.23)

這是兩個學期的課程,會一直延續到2021年的春季學期

授課老師: 1998年本樂仁波切授課的錄音和筆錄,Phil Stanley 博士每週直播授課

時間: 中國時間 周日1am –2am  ( 中文翻译在录播课程中提供 )

教授日期: 2021年1月31日 – 5月3日

課程從1月23日開始,對第一周的錄音和材料進行複習

課程簡介: 課程簡介: 我們將繼續學習第六章般若:瑜伽行派的兩個真理和反駁(6.24-6.47偈誦)。本課程將進一步探討月稱菩薩的這兩個真理,以及從中觀角度對於第六章般若6.24-6.47偈誦,駁斥唯識觀點。這是結合第八世噶瑪巴米覺多傑 (1507-1554)的注釋和仁波切的口頭傳授,深度學習入中論的第三門課程。

前階課程: BUD701第一部分不是必須完成, 但如果完成第一部分對第二部分的學習會非常有幫助。

課本和參考材料:

  • 根本材料:中文版,請點選連結下載 (點擊這裡)
  • Commentary on the Entrance to the Middle Way (Madhyamakavatara) Chapter 6, Part One, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, 1998, Nitartha Institute Publications(只有英文版)($51.65 USD)
  • The Karmapa’s Middle Way: Feast for the Fortunate, A Commentary on Chandrakirti’s Madhyamakāvatāra, Wangchuk Dorje, translated by Tyler Dewar, 2008 Snow Lion Publications (有e-book版本) (只有英文版)($44.95 USD)