Live Online Semester Courses

Our faculty usually teach semester-long courses in person locally, with online live streaming for those who live elsewhere. Due to the pandemic, all of our semester classes are currently offered online. These real-time, semester-long courses offer a wonderful opportunity to learn in a live environment with a teacher present to answer your questions, while in the safety and comfort of your own home. Videos of the classes are recorded and made available on our online campus in case you miss a class or are unable to attend live. All live online classes are held via Zoom. You do not need a Zoom account to attend and we will provide instructions for students who are new to Zoom. 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.

Starting in January: Spring 2023 Semester Courses

  • BUD 502 Pensar Claramente

    Pensar Claramente - profundizar tu entendimiento

    PREREQUISITES

    ninguno

    DATES AND TIMES

    septiembre 8, 2022–octubre 20, 2022,

    5:00–6:30 Pacific Time

    COURSE DETAILS

  • BUD 530 Mind and Its World IV: Sautrantika Philosophical Tradition

    This course is an exposition of the Sautrāntika philosophical tradition, followed by the presentation of the path and result of foundational Buddhism, based on The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds root text.

    PREREQUISITES

    BUD501

    DATES AND TIMES

    enero 22, 2023–abril 16, 2022,

    10:00 am–11:30 am Pacific Time

    COURSE DETAILS

  • BUD 553 Temas Selectos Debate I

    PREREQUISITES

    BUD 502

    DATES AND TIMES

    –,

    – Pacific Time

    COURSE DETAILS

  • BUD 620 Paths and Bhumis

    This course is an exposition of the Buddhist path based on The Presentation of Bhumis, Paths & Results in the Treasury of Knowledge root text.

    PREREQUISITES

    BUD501, BUD510, BUD520, BUD530, BUD601, BUD610, BUD630

    DATES AND TIMES

    enero 18, 2023–abril 26, 2023,

    5:00 pm–6:30 pm Pacific Time

    COURSE DETAILS

  • BUD 654 Sautrantika Debate

    This intermediate debate course trains in formally debating the tenets of the Sautrāntika philosophical tradition. Debate topics in this class center around the proof of subtle impermanence —the reason of non-dependency that proves that entities do not rely on another cause for their momentary cessation other than their own dependently arisen appearance.

    PREREQUISITES

    DATES AND TIMES

    enero 22, 2023–abril 30, 2023,

    7:30 am–9:00 am Pacific Time

    COURSE DETAILS

  • BUD 692 Treasury of Valid Cognition and Reasoning

    PREREQUISITES

    DATES AND TIMES

    febrero 7, 2023–junio 27, 2023,

    9:00 am–11:00 am Pacific Time

    COURSE DETAILS

  • Continuing Colloquial Tibetan

    PREREQUISITES

    This is a continuing course from the 2022 fall semester. You are welcome to take this course if you have not taken the previous ones, but please contact the registrar first at eweiss@nitarthainstitute.org regarding your level.

    DATES AND TIMES

    –,

    – Pacific Time

    COURSE DETAILS

  • LAN 532 Continuing Reading Tibetan Buddhist Literature (Semester 3)

    PREREQUISITES

    DATES AND TIMES

    enero 19, 2023–mayo 11, 2023,

    6:00 am–7:30 am Pacific Time

    COURSE DETAILS