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3105, 2022

Madhyamaka: a crucial stage on our journey to emptiness

May 31st, 2022|

Madhyamaka and several more courses will be offered at this year’s Summer Institute in July. The topics are incredible. Don’t miss out! Register for the 2022 Nitartha Summer Institute here: https://bit.ly/si22mind Madhyamaka: a crucial stage on our journey to emptiness On our journey to emptiness, the Nitartha

1805, 2022

Mind and Its World I

May 18th, 2022|

Mind and Its World I and II are the first two courses in Nitartha’s curriculum, and several more will be offered at this year’s Summer Institute in July. The topics are incredible. Don’t miss out! Register for the 2022 Nitartha Summer Institute here: https://bit.ly/si22mind Mind and Its World

2402, 2022

Recruiting for Nitartha Summer Institute Coordinator

February 24th, 2022|

Nitartha Institute is looking for aSummer Institute Coordinator! Our staff and Executive Committee are looking forward to working together with a Summer Coordinator for this year’s online Institute! Ideally this year’s Coordinator would also be interested in organizing future Summer Institutes when they are held onsite at a location in

212, 2021

Thank you for your generosity!

December 2nd, 2021|

Financial Assistance for Nitartha Institute Students Generosity and demand for Nitartha’s courses at all-time highs. Please Give Now! Thank you to all who have donated to our Giving Tuesday campaign to replenish our financial assistance fund, which provides partial and full tuition discounts to students who otherwise

2608, 2021

Fall Semester Classes 2021

August 26th, 2021|

Our Fall Semester classes are starting soon. Registration is open for all the classes. Read more below. BUD702 Madhyamakāvatāra III: Entrance to the Middle Way This course is a continuation of the in-depth study of Chandrakīrti’s Madhyamakāvatāra based on the commentary by the Eight Karmapa, Mikyö Dorje (1507-1554). Students complete

1905, 2021

The Way Consciousness Apprehends Objects

May 19th, 2021|

This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications. This is an excerpt from the sourcebook we use in our Mind & Its World II class. Mind & Its World II explores the criteria of valid cognition based on the teachings

705, 2021

Skandha & Mental Events

May 7th, 2021|

This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications. This is an excerpt from the sourcebook we use in our Mind & Its World IV class. Mind & Its World IV presents the path and result of foundational Buddhism. Students explore

2104, 2021

Explanation Of Generalities

April 21st, 2021|

This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications. This course completes the introductory exposition of topics drawn from the Pramāna and Abhidhama traditions, based on the Classifications of Mind and Collected Topics root text. It provides students with the tools

1503, 2021

Meditation On Repulsiveness

March 15th, 2021|

This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications.This excerpt is taken from our ebook that we are giving away this year, Analytical Meditation: Taming the Mind. Please sign up here to receive this detailed, 20-page ebook on analytical meditation by

303, 2021

Mind & Mental Events

March 3rd, 2021|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications.This excerpt is from the sourcebook that we use for the Mind & Its World II course. This course completes the Classification of Mind (Lorik) root text, from the

2302, 2021

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena

February 23rd, 2021|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications.   This excerpt is from our sourcebook we use for the Mind & Its World IV course. This course is an extensive exposition of the Sautrantika philosophical

102, 2021

Meditation On Selflessness

February 1st, 2021|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications.This excerpt is from our sourcebook we use for Mind & Its World IV class. This course is an extensive exposition of the Sautrantika philosophical tradition, based on the

102, 2021

Appearing Object & Referent Object

February 1st, 2021|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications.This excerpt is from Lorik Oral Commentary by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche: Objects of Conceptual Mind & Direct Perception. This is one of the topics we study in our popular

2201, 2021

A Gift of a Tibetan-language Dharma Ebook from Nitartha International

January 22nd, 2021|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena In order to help bring all positive conditions together in support of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, as the calendar moves toward the year of the Ox (the birth year of His Holiness), Nitartha International is offering for free download

1101, 2020

How Tibetan translators can benefit from attending Nitartha Institute classes

January 11th, 2020|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena Are you a professional or an aspiring Tibetan translator? Here are 5 reasons how studying at Nitartha Institute – with its foundation, intermediate and advanced curriculum classes – can help you:  You learn to understand basic Buddhist terminology and ideas/concepts, that are common in

801, 2020

2020 Offerings

January 8th, 2020|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena Don’t Miss This Year’s Offerings! Pre-Summer Online Course Registration is Now Open! Click here for information about the pre-summer Mahamudra shamatha, Mahamudra Vipashyana-I, and Luminous Essence (Guhyagarbha) courses, including eligibility requirements and applications. (For those who are going to attend the 2020 Summer Institute

110, 2018

A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart

October 1st, 2018|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena The new book “A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart -The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra and Its Tibetan Commentaries” by Nitartha faculty member and renowned translator Dr. Karl Brunnhölzl will be available in November! In this book Karl offers translations of three versions of The

2701, 2018

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche teaching at the Summer Institute 2018!

January 27th, 2018|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena We are delighted that Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will teach two classes at the Summer Institute 2018! The classes will be held during Module 1 (July 6-14) and Module 2 (July 16-24) and will be offered on alternating days. Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies: A

501, 2018

Renowned Thangka Painter RD Salga will be back at the Summer Institute!

January 5th, 2018|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena In the Science of Creativity and the Arts track of the Summer Institute 2018, master thangka painter RD Salga will offer hands-on studio classes which focus on drawing and painting Buddhas using the guides and techniques of the Karma Gadri tradition, the painting tradition of

101, 2018

Join us for Tibetan Language Classes at the Summer Institute 2018

January 1st, 2018|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena We are happy to announce that we will again offer Tibetan language classes at the Summer Institute 2018! The Introduction to Tibetan class is oriented toward beginners who have little knowledge of Tibetan butwould like to gain some familiarity with the language and how

3012, 2017

Smiling Radiance of the Laughing Mañjugośa — 12–21 January 2018 in Warsaw, Poland

December 30th, 2017|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena Karma Dechen Choling is honoured to host this historical, very first presentation of the 6th Shamarpa’s Presentation of a Summary of the Common Teachings, Smiling Radiance of the Laughing Mañjugośa in the West. Acharya Lama Kelsang Wangdi will present the teachings with translation into

2812, 2017

Mudra Space Awareness with Mitra Lee Worley at the Summer Institute 2018!

December 28th, 2017|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena We are happy to announce that Mitra Lee Worley will again offer Mudra Space Awareness at the Summer Institute 2018! Mudra Space Awareness is a series of physical and vocal exercises derived from the Mahamudra and Maha Ati traditions of Tibetan Buddhism as presented

2112, 2016

9-Day Intensive in Poland

December 21st, 2016|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena 30 Sept–8 Oct 2016 Warsaw, Poland A nine day intensive Nitartha program was held Friday 30 Sept – Saturday 8 Oct, 2016 in downtown Warsaw’s beautiful, brand new, Dharma center. Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen has said that the center, known as Karma Dechen Choling,

2112, 2016

Science of Creative Arts (SoCA) in Mexico

December 21st, 2016|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena October 2016 Morelia, Mexico Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl taught on the Heart Sutra for a weekend and also gave an excellent two hour overview of The Five Treatises of Maitreya*. 於二零一六年十月份,導師卡爾•賓賀素 (Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl)為墨西哥莫里利亞的同學教授了一個以<心經>為題的週末課程,並舉行了一個關於<彌勒五論>的講座。* To complement the Heart Sutra teachings, Stephanie Johnston, taught three classes based

1005, 2016

The Science of Healing and Mindfulness

May 10th, 2016|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena A Nine-Day Program: August 4-12, 2016 Teaching mindfulness meditation and mindfulness based interventions (MBIs) in health care and society is a mind-body discipline joining experiential understanding, practice competencies, and conceptual knowledge the pedagogy integrating contemplative wisdom with evidence-based psychological and scientific inquiry. For those

605, 2016

Abhidharmakosha with Acharya Kelzang Wangdi

May 6th, 2016|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena At Nalanda West, Seattle: May 9-28, 2016 Join us for Acharya Kelzang Wangdi’s third year of teachings on Eighth Karmapa’s commentary for Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Higher Knowledge (Abhidharmakośha) at Nalanda West, in Seattle, Monday, May 9th through Saturday, May 28th. He will be teaching Chapter 6, which is

103, 2016

Mind and Its World III at Nalanda West, Seattle

March 1st, 2016|

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena BUD 520 Mind and Its World III: Causality, Karma Cause & Effect, and Four Applications of Mindfulness Instructor: Stuart Horn, PhD Teacher in Training: Sandra Roscoe, PhD Attendance: Online & In-class Residential Location: Nalandabodhi Seattle Nalanda West, Vajra Spot Meeting Times: 11 Wednesdays: March

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