Semester courses are presented in several North American regions and are designed for those who cannot take time off to attend the Summer Institute or 9-day courses. Semester courses are equivalent to one two-week session at the Summer Institute and take place in an evening and weekend format over a few months. Some of these semester programs are also streamed live online.

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Current & Upcoming Semester Courses

BUD 501 Mind and Its World I: Valid Cognition (Seattle & Online)

BUD 630 Buddha Nature: Luminous Heart of the Tathāgata (Online only)

BUD 501 Mind & Its World

Mind and Its World I: Valid Cognition

Instructor: Sandra Roscoe and Stuart Horn

Attendance: Online and Nalanda West, Seattle

Meeting Times: Wednesday evenings, 7-8:30 pm (PST), 25 September–11 December 2019

Course Description:

This course explores the criteria of a valid cognition and its various classifications, based on the teachings of the Pramana tradition, or Buddhist epistemology and cognitive psychology. We will analyze our consciousness and determine to what degree it is in agreement with its observed object or not; when our mind is direct or not; what the difference is between deceiving and non-deceiving, mistaken and non-mistaken, conceptual and non-conceptual types of awareness. We will also study the objects of perceiving subjects.

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