2014 Summer Institute

New Information For Summer Institute Participants

Recording of Teachings

  • Personal recordings of teachings are not allowed.

Departure Dates

It is highly suggested to not schedule your departure on the same day as the last course of your session. However, if you must depart on that day, the last scheduled course ends at 6pm. Below are the departure suggestions for each session:

  • Mahamudra Practice Intensive #1 or Science of Creativity #1: Last course is scheduled to end at 6pm on Saturday, July 19. Suggested departure is Sunday, July 20.
  • Mahamudra Practice Intensive #2 or Science of Creativity #2: Last course is scheduled to end at 6pm on Wednesday, July 30. Suggested departure is Thursday morning, July 31.
  • Mahamudra Practice Intensive #3 or Science of Creativity #3: Last course is scheduled to end at 6pm on Saturday, August 9. Suggested departure is Sunday morning, August 10.
  • Science of Mind #1 or Tibetan I: Last course is scheduled to end at 6pm on Friday, July 25. Suggested departure is Saturday morning, July 26.
  • Science of Mind #2 or Tibetan II: Last course is scheduled to end at 6pm on Saturday, August 9. Suggested departure is Sunday morning, August 10.

University Housing

Due to the popularity of this year's summer program, we are using 4 different residence halls to house participants:

  • Highland Hall: Suite-style living with two bedrooms connected by a common bathroom. Each bedroom has its own exterior door accessed from outside covered hallways.
  • Edens North: The hall houses single, double, and triple occupancy rooms. A community bathroom on each floor serves students of the same gender.
  • Higginson: Houses residents in suites with two double rooms connected by a common bathroom, with neighbors sharing covered outdoor hallways.
  • Fairhaven: Houses residents in suites of single and double rooms that share a common bathroom, with a variety of housing options from two-bedroom suites to the larger five-bedroom suites

2014 Summer Institute Images

The 19th annual Nitartha Summer Institute will take place from July 11–August 10, 2014 at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. WWU is about an hour and a half north of Seattle. It is a beautiful campus on Puget Sound surrounded by forests and mountains—the perfect buddhist summer camp. Below is a listing of this summer's topics and their schedules.

This year, the 2014 Summer Institute will consist of different schedules, depending upon the program. The Mahamudra Practice Intensives and Tibetan I/II are stand alone programs. However, there are ways to mix and match different topics depending on the dates and one's interests. If you would like to speak to someone about your options, please email executive.vp@nitarthainstitute.org.

For more information on Western Washington University, click here.

Online students

If you are not able to join us at Western Washington University in Bellingham, you can take two Summer Institute courses online:

Of Related Interest

If you are interested in attending the 2014 Summer Institute, the following may be of interest to you:

"A place where theoretical comprehension and personal engagement come together."

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

More Information

Summer Institute fees

Life at Summer Institute

More about WWU

For additional information about Summer Institute, please contact Tim Walton at executive.vp@nitarthainstitute.org.

Programs


Key to course codes

i = Inclass: live in a classroom

o = Online, link to live inclass course

s = Self-paced online course

-A, -B, etc. = Sections of a course

Online Classes