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Nitartha Institute courses are modeled on the Tibetan shedra (monastic college/Buddhist Studies) and gomdra (meditation retreat) systems. In addition, Nitartha offers courses in the arts, healing, and language.

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Book signing with Karl Brunnholzl

When the Clouds Part

Karl Brunnholzl will be signing copies of his newly published book "When the Clouds Part: The Uttaratantra and Its Meditative Tradition as a Bridge Between Sutra and Tantra." The event will on March 13, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Nalanda West in Seattle, Washington.

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2015 Summer Institute Announcement

Join us this summer for the 20th Nitartha Summer Institute. The overall program dates are July 10 - August 8. Registration is NOT open yet, but will be soon. For more information, click here.

Clear Thinking in Connecticut

Nalandabodhi Connecticut was pleased to be able to offer the first course in the Nitartha Foundational curriculum, Clear Thinking I during the Fall of 2014. Seventeen students, many of whom have already completed the Nalandabodhi Intro, Hinayana, and Mahayana curriculum courses, enjoyed this first Nitartha course....

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Connecticut Clear Thinking Fall 2014

Mind and Its World III: Modes of Engagement
January 13 - March 31, 2015 in Boulder, CO & NYC

BUD 520 Mind and Its World III: Modes of Engagement will be offered as a combo course, onsite in Boulder, CO and New York City, NY. This class will also be available online.

  • 12 Tuesdays, January 13 - March 31, 6:00pm-7:30pm MST (8:00pm-9:30pm EST)

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Meaning & Painting in Tibetan Buddhism
February 20-21, 2015 in Seattle, WA

Meaning and Painting in Tibetan Buddhism

Have you ever wondered about thangkas (scroll paintings) and their meaning? Are they just meant to be visually appealing or is there more to them? Find out when we explore the role of thangkas in Tibetan Buddhism, their history, purpose, and symbolism. Ever wanted to learn how to draw them? For more information, click here.

Abhidharmakosha Transmission Continues

Abhidharmakosha Transmission Continues

Acharya Kelsang Wangdi begins a one month cycle of teachings on the 5th chapter of the Abhidharmakosha translated by Mitra Tyler Dewar. If you're in the Seattle area, feel welcome to drop in and listen. Program is happening at Nalanda West, in the Vajra Spot shrineroom. By donation.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2015

Mind and Its World I & Clear Thinking
January 7 - March 18, 2015 in Seattle, WA

BUD 501 Mind and Its World I: Valid Cognition & BUD 502 Clear Thinking will be offered as a combo course, onsite in Seattle, WA. This class will not be available online. For more information and to register, click here.

  • 11 Wednesdays, January 7 - March 18, 7pm-9pm
  • 4 Saturdays, January 10, 24, February 7, 21, 10am-12pm