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Welcome to Nitartha Summer Institute

Celebrating 20 years offering higher Buddhist studies, Nitartha’s highly qualified faculty teaches a Shedra curriculum unrivaled in North America. As you study the same courses taught in a Buddhist monastery, you can uncover profound insights into your mind and your world.

Courses & Schedule

Focus your summer studies in the Science of Mind or the Science of Creative Arts. After registering, you will choose from the available classes.

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Registration

Here’s where your Shedra journey begins! The 2017 Summer Institute will be held July 7 – August 4 in beautiful Bellingham, Washington.

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Experience

Hear what students and faculty say about Nitartha. Here, deep study meets meditation practice in a learning environment that is supportive, collegial, and kind.

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Exceptional Teachers in a Beautiful Place

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

We’re cultivating our intelligence as opposed to expanding or upgrading its contents. It’s like brightening a room by putting a higher-watt lightbulb in a lamp. Suddenly we can see everything in the room much more clearly.

—Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

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Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen

Nitartha is a unique place for Buddhist practice and study where you can combine the intellectual mind and experiential heart.

Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen

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Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl

 
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Mitra Tyler Dewar

 
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Dr. Phil Stanley

 
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Scott Wellenbach

 
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Stephanie Johnston

 
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Jirka Hladiš

 
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Dr. Linda E. Patrik

 
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Mark Seibold

 
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Israel Lifshitz

 
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Sandra Roscoe, PhD

 
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Dr. Stuart Horn

 
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Mitra Lee Worley

 
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Enjoy the Nitartha Summer Experience