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Combining an in-depth course of study with training in meditation and analysis, Nitartha Institute takes exploring your mind and awakening your heart to a new level! It combines training in the views of Buddhism as a science of mind with meditative experiences. The Institute is open to all – anyone interested in enriching their understanding and practice is welcome to attend!

Nitartha Summer Institute
July 6th – August 3rd, 2018

Join us for an amazing summer of Buddhist studies and meditation in beautiful Bellingham, WA!

Full Shedra (Study) Track

Full Gomdra (Meditation) Track

Thanghka painting with renowned thangka painter R.D. Salga

Mudra Space Awareness with Mitra Lee Worley for new and continuing students

Tibetan language study classes with experienced Tibetan translators

Additional highlights include:

  • Teachings by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
  • A new cycle of Mahamudra teachings on the Ocean of Definitive Meaning led by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen as well as a continuing Mahamudra program for returners

In 2018, for the first time ever, students in the Shedra track can attend Gomdra teachings and students in the Gomdra track can attend Shedra classes, as their schedule permits.

The main teachings by Ponlop Rinpoche and Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen will be most likely offered with Chinese translation.

“An amazing air of peace and community. Truly a special place where personal connections to the tradition are born.”
—Tucker Foley, Nitartha Summer Institute student 2017

Check out the Summer Institute Slideshow 2017!

Nitartha Institute throughout the year
In addition to the Summer Institute, Nitartha Institute offers self-paced online classes as well as local programs in the US, Mexico & Poland. For more information, go to www.nitarthainstitute.org.

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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R.D. Salga

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Acharya Lhakpa Tshering

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Mitra Lee Worley

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