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.
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
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