BUD 704.3 Chatuhshataka: The Four Hundred Verses on the Yogic Conduct of a Bodhisattva, Part 3

Advanced Curriculum
January 16 – May 8, 2013
Online/INCLASS Semester Program - Boulder, CO

This course is a study of Chatuhshataka by Āryadeva (ca. 2th century) – a direct student of Nāgārjuna. This influential madhyamaka treatise is renowned for balancing the presentation of the seeming and ultimate realities, emphasizing both the view and meditation. We will approach this treatise through the lens of its Tibetan commentators.

2 credits.

Course codes: BUD 704.3i (inclass); BUD 704.3o (online)

Prerequisite: BUD 704.2 for Advanced Nitartha students.

Students who want to take Advanced courses for credit must have completed the stated prerequisite (or an equivalent advanced Shedra course) or be a senior translator.

Audit Students: Those who are sincerely interested in attending the course, but who have not met the prerequisites, are invited to audit the course as listeners but not as verbal participants.


Instructor: Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen

Meeting Times

January 16 – May 8, 2013
Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm MT:
Jan 16, 23, 30
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
Mar 13, 20
Apr 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8

Class Topics

  • Relinquishing the wrong views regarding things as permanent, pleasant, pure and self
  • Bodhisattva's practice
  • Relinquishment of afflictions
  • Relinquishment of attachment to the enjoyment of sensory objects
  • Practice of discipline
  • Negation of permanent entities, of self, of time, of views, of sense faculties and their objects, of extremes of existence, nonexistence, etc., as well as of oneness and difference, and of conditioned phenomena
  • Cultivation of certainty for the master and the disciple

Required Texts

  • PDFs will be made available after you register

Methods of Instruction

Weekly classes in a classroom setting taught by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen (ALTG) will be translated into English and simultaneously broadcast online in streaming video to students worldwide. The real-time presentations will be accompanied by question and answer periods. Inclass and online students are invited to participate.

The class will also have an asynchronous online component with posted study questions, lecture notes, archived recordings of the lectures, and a discussion forum.


Odantapuri, Nalandabodhi Boulder

100 Arapahoe Ave, #6
Boulder, CO 80302


Advanced Students: $460, plus a non-refundable $3 transaction fee
Audit Students: $250, plus a non-refundable $3 transaction fee

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Additional Information

For questions about this course, contact our program coordinator at programs@nitarthainstitute.org.


Online Classes