Nitartha Summer Institute 2019
“Deepen Your Meditation, Enrich Your view”
with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
and Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen
July 5 – August 3, 2019
Deepen Your Meditation, Enrich Your view: A new Unified Program
In 2019, study and meditation will be joined at the Summer Institute! All students will receive Mahamudra meditation instruction and a significant portion of each day will be devoted to practice; equally important, they will also attend one study class to deepen their understanding of the view.
The Study classes will take you on a journey to discover your mind in depth. You will encounter the very practical applications of the various Buddhist philosophies which can have a deep impact on your everyday life and will also help you clarify what you are working with in meditation. Students who have not taken prior Nitartha Institute Shedra classes will begin with Mind and Its World and learn how our mind engages its world and how it functions.
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is scheduled to be present July 5–24, i.e., for all of 1st and 2nd 9-day programs, barring any unexpected changes in his schedule.
Rinpoche will continue to teach the two texts he started teaching in 2018:
1) Bötrül’s masterful text Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies on Mipham Rinpoche’s presentation of the view of the Dzogchen vehicle by clarifying difficult points that include Madhyamaka tenets and
2) Mipham’s commentary on the Guhyagarbha Tantra Luminous Essence which is the main tantra of the Mahayoga class and the primary Tantric text studied in the Nyingma tradition as a key to understanding empowerment, samaya, mantras, mandalas and other Vajrayana topics.
We will have three 9-day-sessions and you can attend one, two or all three 9-day sessions:
Session 1: July 5 – July 13
Session 2: July 15 – July 23
Session 3: July 25 – August 2, 2019
There will be one period with elective classes, where you can choose most likely between Mudra Space Awareness, Tibetan language, and Creativity & the Arts.
We will do our best to offer most teachings with Chinese translation.
Join an inspiring community with a program that allows for deep personal connections with teachers and other students!