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Nitartha Summer Institute

Friday, July 6 - Saturday, August 4

At the Summer Institute 2018 you can choose between a focus on Buddhist Studies (Shedra), Meditation Intensive (Gomdra), or Thangka Painting and enjoy additional classes in Lujong, Tibetan and Mudra Space Awareness.

Early registration by May 31st.

The Shedra classes will take you on a journey to discover your mind and consciousness with all its facets and functions. You will move through a well-developed progressive series of courses of the Foundational, Intermediate and Advanced curriculum to a more and more profound understanding of the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana views. The methods include presentations, discussion groups, analytical meditation and debate.

The Gomdra track of the Summer Institute emphasizes meditative practice as the method to discover and experience your own nature and innate wisdom. While studying the Ocean of Definitive Meaning – a precious text on instructions on Mahamudra meditation – students will be guided in applying the received instructions in meditation sessions to deepen their practice. Discussion groups give room for clarifying questions.

The Science of Creative Arts is one of the five sciences traditionally taught at monastic Buddhist colleges and Nitartha Institute is very fortunate to be able to offer hands-on studio classes with renowned thangka painter RD Salga where students get one-on-one instructions from one of the few masters of this tradition left in the world today. Students learn to draw and paint thangkas from scratch.

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche founded Nitartha Institute in 1996, under the guidance of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. Though the focus of the curriculum is the Kagyü and Nyingma understanding of the Dharma, the Institute upholds the importance of non-sectarianism and appreciation of the many forms of Buddhism—the Institute is open to all who are interested in deepening their study and practice of Buddhism.

Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Katiana Rangel
Phone: 2065298258
Email: katiana@nalandawest.org

Region: Bellingham, WA

Start: Friday, July 6
End: Saturday, August 4

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Event Website:

Western Washington University in Bellingham
516 High St
Bellingham, Washington 98225 United States
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Phone: 720-310-0422

Tradition: Kagyü and Nyingma
Teacher: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche