Mind & Its World I and Clear Thinking Registration

BUD 501 Mind and Its World I
BUD 502 Clear Thinking 

Instructors
BUD 501: Jirka Hladiš
BUD 502: Jirka Hladiš with teachers in training Susan Aposhyan, Francis Sullivan

Attendance: In-person & Online

Residential Location: 100 Arapahoe Ave #6, Boulder, CO 80302

Meeting Times
BUD 501: Tuesday evenings, 6:00pm-8:00pm MT, October 25, 2016 – January 31, 2017 (12 classes)
BUD 502: Sunday afternoons, 1:00pm-4:00pm MT, October 30, 2016 – January 22, 2017 (12 classes)

Course Description

BUD 501:
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 nondeceiving, mistaken and nonmistaken, conceptual and nonconceptual types of awareness.

BUD 502:
This course has a two-fold purpose: to present a detailed analysis of knowable objects in the form of definitions, examples, equivalents and classifications and then to train in methods for thinking clearly through learning about Tibetan debate. The first set of skills is based on Collected Topics, the introductory textbook of Buddhist Abhidharma. In relaxed environment students learn the second set of skills by discussing the four kinds of relations that knowable objects may have with one another.

Required Texts
BUD 501:

  • Root text: Classifications of Mind, (Lorik), by Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Nitartha Institute Publications
  • Mind & Its World 1 Sourcebook, Nitartha Institute Publications

BUD 502:

  • Root text: Collected Topics (Düdra), by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen, Nitartha Institute Publications
  • Clear Thinking Workbook, Nitartha Institute Publications

Texts may be purchased from the Nalandabodhi Bookstore: http://nalandastore.com.