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BUD702 Madhyamakāvatāra III: Entrance to the Middle Way (DPR 1999), Part I (12 classes)

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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 the bulk of the sixth chapter on the pāramitā of prajñā. The topics covered include a detailed refutation of the proponents of consciousness and an extensive presentation of personal selflessness. It will cover Chapter 6 on Prajñā: 1) Refutation of the Chittamatra, 2) Completion of the Refutation of Production from Both Self and Other and From Neither and 3) The Presentation of Relative Production as a Dependent-Arising (Verses 6.48-6.119) Main faculty:  Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche (This course is based on the recordings and transcripts

$200
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BUD701 Madhyamakavatara II with DPR (1998), Part III

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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). Faculty: Dr. Phil Stanley Dates & Time: Saturdays, August 28–November 13, 2021, 10:00-11:00a MT Prerequisite: It is very helpful to have studied the Foundation and Intermediate Curricula of Nitartha Institute before taking this course. Having taken BUD700 on Madhyamakāvatāra chapters 1-5 and BUD701 on chapter 6, verses 1-23, is not required, though also beneficial. This course can be taken for Nitartha Institute credit as well as for non-credit. If taken for credit, completion of the Foundation and Intermediate Nitartha curriculum is a prerequisite. Required texts: Wangchuk

$200

BUD520 Mente y su mundo III: Vaibhashika Philosophical Tradition

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MW3 SE OFRECERÁ EN OTOÑO 2021, PERO EL HORARIO EXACTO DE OTOÑO PARA ESTE CURSO SE DETERMINARÁ DESPUÉS DEL PROGRAMA DE VERANO. This course is an exposition of the Vaibhashika philosophical tradition, based on The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds root text. Los estudiantes exploran la clasificación del nivel fundacional de los objetos conocibles: las cinco bases, los cinco agregados, los doce campos sensoriales, y los dieciocho componentes; seguido por la presentación de la teoría Vaibhāśika sobre la causalidad en <i>Temas Selectos</i>, y los doce eslabones de la originación dependiente. Requisito: BUD501 Textos requeridos: Texto raíz: The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to

$200

BUD520 Mind & Its World III: Vaibhashika Philosophical Tradition (14 classes)

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This course is an exposition of the Vaibhashika philosophical tradition, based on The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds root text. Students explore foundational classifications of knowable objects: the five bases, five aggregates, twelve sources and eighteen constituents, followed by the presentation of the Vaibhāṣika theory of causation from Collected Topics and the twelve links of dependent origination. Faculty: Mark Seibold and Francis Sullivan Dates and Time: Sundays, September 12 - December 12, 2021, 7:30am - 9:00am Pacific time Prerequisite: BUD501 Required texts: Root text: The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds (Truptha), by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen and

$200

BUD554 Debate II (for Spring 2021 Debate students only)

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This course continues the methodical training in elementary debate skills on the basis of the Collected Topics Debate I course. Students learn how to challenge the second mode, study the debate strategies of the challenger and the defender and how to bring a debate to completion. The debate content consists of the classification of objects in terms of entity and the classification of mind into primary minds and mental events. Faculty: Jirka Hladiš and Alison McKee Dates & Time: Mondays, September 13–December 13, 2021, 5:00–6:30p Pacific time Prerequisite: This course is open only to students who have completed the Spring 2021 Debate I course (BUD553) Required Texts: none

$200

BUD502 Clear Thinking (7 classes)

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This course is an introductory exposition of knowable objects drawn from the Abhidhama tradition, based on Collected Topics root text. Students learn methods for thinking clearly by formulating definitions, examples, equivalents and classifications, and by exploring the four types of logical relationships between two phenomena. Faculty: Dr. Phil Stanley Dates and Time: Mondays September 13 - October 25, 6pm - 7:30pm Pacific time Prerequisite: None Required Texts: Root text: Collected Topics (Düdra), by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen, Nitartha Institute Publications Clear Thinking Workbook, Nitartha Institute Publications

$130
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BUD520 Mind & Its World III: Vaibhashika Philosophical Tradition

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MW3 WILL BE OFFERED IN FALL 2021, BUT THE EXACT FALL SCHEDULE FOR THIS COURSE WILL BE DETERMINED AFTER THE SUMMER PROGRAM. This course is an exposition of the Vaibhashika philosophical tradition, based on The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds root text. Students explore foundational classifications of knowable objects: the five bases, five aggregates, twelve sources and eighteen constituents, followed by the presentation of the Vaibhāṣika theory of causation from Collected Topics and the twelve links of dependent origination. Faculty: TBD Prerequisite: BUD501 Required texts: Root text: The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds (Truptha), by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Acharya Lama

$200
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BUD502 Clear Thinking

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BUD502 CLEAR THINKING WILL BE OFFERED IN FALL 2021, BUT THE EXACT FALL SCHEDULE FOR THIS COURSE WILL BE DETERMINED AFTER THE SUMMER PROGRAM. This course is an introductory exposition of knowable objects drawn from the Abhidhama tradition, based on Collected Topics root text. Students learn methods for thinking clearly by formulating definitions, examples, equivalents and classifications, and by exploring the four types of logical relationships between two phenomena. Faculty: Dr. Phil Stanley Prerequisite: None Required Texts: Root text: Collected Topics (Düdra), by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen, Nitartha Institute Publications Clear Thinking Workbook, Nitartha Institute Publications

$200
Recurring

BUD554 Debate II

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This course continues the methodical training in elementary debate skills on the basis of the Collected Topics Debate I course. Students learn how to challenge the second mode, study the debate strategies of the challenger and the defender and how to bring a debate to completion. The debate content consists of the classification of objects in terms of entity and the classification of mind into primary minds and mental events. Faculty: Jirka Hladiš and Alison McKee Dates & Time: Mondays, September 13–December 13, 2021, 6:00–7:30p MT Prerequisit: BUD553 Required Texts: none

$200
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BUD610 Madhyamaka Philosophical Tradition: Not Even a Middle

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This course is an exposition of the Middle Way philosophical tradition based on Part One of The Center of the Sunlit Sky, expressed as the ground, path and fruition of Madhyamaka. Students explore the classification of knowable objects into the two realities and cultivate certainty in the view of emptiness of all phenomena, formulating the five great Madhyamaka reasonings. The course includes the presentation of personal identitylessness with the sevenfold analysis of the chariot. Faculty: Jirka Hladiš Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 26–December 23, 2021, 5:30–7:00p MT (no class on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25, 2021) Prerequisites: BUD 501, BUD 510, BUD 520, BUD 530, BUD 601 Note: This course

$200

BUD501 (SPOC) Mind & Its World I: Valid Cognition

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This course is an introductory exposition of topics drawn from the Pramāna tradition, based on the Classifications of Mind root text. Students explore the criteria for the validity of cognition, the fourfold classification of direct valid cognition, seeming direct cognition and non-valid cognition. PREREQUISITE: None REQUIRED TEXTS: Root text: Classifications of Mind (Lorik), by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Nitartha Institute Publications Mind & Its World 1 Sourcebook, Nitartha Institute Publications

$200

BUD502 (SPOC) Clear Thinking

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This course is an introductory exposition of knowable objects drawn from the Abhidhama tradition, based on Collected Topics root text. Students learn methods for thinking clearly by formulating definitions, examples, equivalents and classifications, and by exploring the four types of logical relationships between two phenomena. PREREQUISITE: None REQUIRED TEXTS: Root text: Collected Topics (Düdra), by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen, Nitartha Institute Publications Clear Thinking Workbook, Nitartha Institute Publications

$200
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