16 06, 2021

Manifest & Hidden Phenomena

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 tradition, based on the expanded version of The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds root text. If you are curious about this course, learn more here: Nitartha Online Campus. MANIFEST & HIDDEN PHENOMENA ACHARYA SHERAB GYALTSEN The division of objects of comprehension is twofold: manifest phenomena and hidden phenomena. MANIFEST PHENOMENA A manifest phenomenon is something

16 06, 2021

Explanation Of The Seventh Consciousness

This excerpt is copyrighted material, please do not use or copy without written permission from Nitartha Publications.The following is an excerpt from 2008 Commentary on Mind Only Tenet System by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen. This is included in the section, Ways Of Asserting Perceiving Minds III, of the sourcebook we use in our Cittamatra course, which we are offering during this year’s Summer Institute. Learn more and register for the Nitartha Summer Institute 2021 here: http://bit.ly/nsi21fb Some topics we learn about in details in the course are: Distinctions of the greater and lesser vehicles Mind only scriptural sources, definition The meaning of the term “mind only,” examples

7 06, 2021

PRESENTATION OF THE BASIS I (Part 2 of 2)

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 that we are offering during 2021 Summer Institute. Mind & Its World II explores the criteria of valid cognition based on the teachings of the Pramāna tradition, or Buddhist epistemology. We will analyze our consciousness and determine to what degree it is in agreement with its observed object or not; what the difference is between non-mistaken, non-deceiving, conceptual and non-conceptual types of awareness. Practically speaking, this also provides the practitioner with the tools

1 06, 2021

PRESENTATION OF THE BASIS I (Part 1 of 2)

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 tradition, based on the expanded version of The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds root text. This course is being offered at the 2021 Nitartha Summer Institute. We are offering this class during this year’s Summer Institute.  Learn more and register for the Nitartha Summer Institute 2021 here: http://bit.ly/nsi21fb PRESENTATION OF THE BASIS I (Part 1 of 2) Scott

19 05, 2021

The Way Consciousness Apprehends Objects

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 that we are offering during 2021 Summer Institute. Mind & Its World II explores the criteria of valid cognition based on the teachings of the Pramāna tradition, or Buddhist epistemology. We will analyze our consciousness and determine to what degree it is in agreement with its observed object or not; what the difference is between non-mistaken, non-deceiving, conceptual and non-conceptual types of awareness. Practically speaking, this also provides the practitioner with the tools for

15 03, 2021

The Wheel Of Analytical Meditation by DPR

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 Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. The Wheel Of Analytical Meditation Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche In a different text by Lama Mipham, he says that meditation devoid of analysis is like falling asleep and is therefore not beneficial. That is why analysis is taught to be important in our approach to the Buddhist teachings. When we analyze, we do so based

1 02, 2021

Meditation On Selflessness

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 expanded version of The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds root text. MEDITATION ON SELFLESSNESS By ACHARYA KELSANG WANGDI Personal selflessness can be explained in three contexts: the twelve links of dependent origination. the four noble truths or the four realities. the sixteen aspects of the four realities. Here, we begin with body and mind.

1 02, 2021

Appearing Object & Referent Object

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 "Mind & Its World II: Modes of Engagement & Mental Events" class. This course completes the Classification of Mind (Lorik) root text, from the tradition of Pramana or Buddhist epistemology that students began in Mind and Its World I. This course has two main sections. APPEARING OBJECT & REFERENT OBJECT By Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche The conceptual mind has

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