Semester courses are presented in several North American regions and are designed for those who cannot take time off to attend the Summer Institute, as well as for those who would like to take the complete Nitartha curriculum. Semester courses are held on evenings and weekends over a few months. Some of these semester programs are also streamed live online, and recordings of the classes are available to registered students through Nitartha’s online campus.

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Winter/Spring Semester Courses

BUD501 Mind and Its World I: Valid Cognition (Enrollmented limited to the Nalandabodhi Boulder cohort)

BUD 530 Mind and Its World IV: Sautrāntika Philosophical Tradition (Enrollment limited to the Summer Institute 2019 and Connecticut cohorts)

BUD 620 Paths and Bhūmis: The Path to Enlightenment (Open Enrollment, Online course)

BUD 700 Madhyamakāvatāra I: Entrance to the Middle Way (Special Advanced SPOC course, open enrollment, online course)

BUD 501 Mind & Its World I

Mind and Its World I: Valid Cognition

Francis Sullivan

Attendance: In person only (Nalandabodhi Boulder cohort only)

Meeting Times:
Monday evenings at Nalandabodhi Boulder, January 6 – March 30th, 2020

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. 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 non-mistaken, non-deceiving, conceptual and non-conceptual types of awareness.

Prerequisites: None

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For registration information, please contact the registrar, Elena, at eweiss@nitarthainstitute.org