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.

Fall 2022 Semester Courses

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    BUD 502 Clear Thinking

    This course is an introductory exposition of knowable objects drawn from the Abhidhama tradition, based on Collected Topics root text.

    PREREQUISITES

    None

    DATES AND TIMES

    9月 8, 2022–10月 20, 2022,

    5:00 PM–6:30 PM Pacific Time

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    BUD 520 Mind and Its World III

    This course is an exposition of the Vaibhāṣika philosophical tradition, based on the The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds root text.

    PREREQUISITES

    BUD501

    DATES AND TIMES

    9月 6, 2022–12月 6, 2022,

    5:00 PM–6:30 PM Pacific Time

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    BUD 554/555 Collected Topics Debate II-III

    This course trains in enhancing debate skills on the basis of the skills acquired in the Collected Topics Debate I and II courses.

    PREREQUISITES

    Spring semester 2022 Debate II (BUD 554)

    DATES AND TIMES

    9月 25, 2022–,

    7:30am–9:00am Pacific Time

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    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

    9月 7, 2022–12月 7, 2022,

    5:00 PM–6:30 PM Pacific Time

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    LAN 500 Beginning Colloquial Tibetan

    PREREQUISITES

    None

    DATES AND TIMES

    10月 4, 2022–12月 16, 2022,

    6:00 PM–7:30 PM Pacific Time

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    LAN 504 Beginning Colloquial Tibetan (continued)

    This course is a continuation of the 2022 Summmer Institute course. It is oriented toward beginning Tibetan-language students who are interested in furthering their connections to the language. It assumes prior knowledge of colloquial Tibetan. Lessons this fall will include classes based on the material in the required text Speak Fluent Tibetan by Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam Peltsok. Students will be conversing in class using material in this text. 

    PREREQUISITES

    Two semesters of Summer Institute Tibetan or equivalent

    DATES AND TIMES

    10月 5, 2022–12月 17, 2022,

    6:00pm–7:30pm Pacific Time

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    LAN 514 Intermediate Colloquial Tibetan (continued)

    This course is a continuation of our Colloquial Tibetan series and is oriented toward continuing students who have had training in the Tibetan alphabet, spelling, and beginning dialogs. The emphasis of the classes is on developing further fluency with spoken Tibetan both in listening and in speaking. Students focus on training in successively more complex Tibetan colloquial dialogs.

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    DATES AND TIMES

    10月 3, 2022–12月 19, 2022,

    6:00pm–7:30pm Pacific Time

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    LAN 531 Reading Tibetan Buddhist Literature (Semester 2)

    Class sessions will be divided roughly equally between studying grammar using texts composed by Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso, Rinpoche and the course instructor and reading various short texts, including various chants and children's stories.

    PREREQUISITES

    LAN 530 or Instructor Permission

    DATES AND TIMES

    9月 21, 2022–12月 21, 2022,

    6:00am–7:30am Pacific Time

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