More Art Courses Planned
Due to the success of the Art course at the Summer Institute and the recent weekend at Nalanda West in Seattle, we will be offering at least one to two more Art courses in the next six months. Stay tuned for coming details.
Nitartha Alumni (NAF) on Facebook
Nitartha Institute has a new group facebook page called "NAF (Nitartha Alumni Federation). This is a closed alumni Facebook page for Nitartha students. It is a place where students can share ideas, discussions, activities, make announcements, etc.
Many thanks to Susan Neumeier and Christine Hwang for coming up with and putting into action such a brilliant idea!
To go to the NAF Facebook page, click here.
Nitartha in Poland
From October 11th - 19th, 2013, a 9-day intensive Nitartha program took place in Warsaw, Poland. This was the second semester of eight that are being offered. They cover the foundation and intermediate curriculums of Nitartha Institute in Europe, and are being conducted with the encouragement and blessings of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.
The program was a tremendous success. Students engaged in the challenging material with vigor, enthusiasm, and appreciation. The program was delivered in keeping with the high standards of the “Dharma without compromise,” fully transmitting the tradition of the Kagyu shedra education into the Polish language.
In all, twenty-five students participated in the program, coming from Poland, China, France, Austria, and Greece. Two groups studied concurrently the first and second levels of the Nitartha foundation curriculum. Mind and its World I was taught together with Clear Thinking and was taught by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen and Ephie Yannakoura, a Nitartha teacher in training. Mind and its World 2 paired up with Debate 1 and was taught by Jirka Hladis. The teachings were conducted in English with consecutive translation to Polish. Both groups shared Analytical Meditation and Tibetan yoga in the mornings. These sessions were lead by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen and Tomasz Szczygielski respectively. At the end of the program the students submitted final written exams and were examined during a final debate examination presided by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen. The students had a choice to write the exam and conduct the debate either in English or Polish languages.
A celebratory gathering of all participants with offerings of food, drink and words of appreciation concluded the program.
The next program in this series will be offered in Spring 2014.
New Art Course At The Summer Institute
This summer marked the debut of our creativity track. The new course, "Lineage Essence & Expression: the Golden Rosary" was held during the first session of the Summer Institute, July 13-27. Click on the link below to see more information about this new course:
Nitartha Institute Online Campus launched
We are very happy to announce our new online campus, which allows you to take Nitartha Institute programs online, in the convenience of your own home.
- We video stream many of our live courses, so you can take them wherever you are. The live online courses are often Summer Institute or semester courses broadcast live to allow students from around the world to participate.
- We offer our entire Foundation and Intermediate curriculum available as self-paced online courses. These are full, complete archived versions of courses that were previously taught by our senior teachers. You can take these courses online, at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home through streaming video or downloadable audio. By taking advantages of these self-paced online courses, you can progress through the Nitartha Institute curriculum at a pace that suits you.
- We make available online review courses from our archives
Maitreya's Distinction between Phenomena and the Nature of Phenomena and Its Indian and Tibetan Commentaries
by Karl Brunnhölzl
Tsadra Foundation Series
Published by Snow Lion
A New Commentary on the Heart Sutra
by Karl Brunnhölzl
Published by Snow Lion
Courses in Spanish
Nitartha Institute is proud to announce that we are now offering courses conducted in Spanish! Faculty members have been hard at work for a number of years to translate the curriculum into Spanish, once again making great progress in the spreading of the Dharma.
For more information about our Spanish curriculum, email email@example.com.
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