This course is offered only for students who will attend session 1 and/or session 2 of the 2020 Summer Institute in person. A non-refundable tuition deposit of one Summer Institute session (US$600 dollars) is required when registering for this pre-summer course, which will be credited towards your Summer Institute tuition.
Returning Nitartha Mahamudra Shamatha students: If you have attended at least one Mahamudra shamatha session in person, you are welcome to take this class as a review.
This pre-summer course is required if you have not completed two Mahamudra shamatha sessions (in person or online) and you would like to take Mahamudra Vipashyana-I at the 2020 Summer Institute.
Other Mahamudra experience: If you have not taken Mahamudra shamatha at Nitartha and would like to attend Mahamudra Vipashyana-I at the 2020 Summer Institute, you may possibly qualify by taking this pre-summer course if 1) you have also received some Mahamudra teachings from a Mahamudra teacher and have practiced Mahamudra meditation, or 2) you have completed a 3-year retreat.
Chinese students: If you have not taken Mahamudra shamatha at Nitartha and would like to attend Mahamudra Vipashyana-I at the 2020 Summer Institute, you can qualify for Mahamudra Vipashyana-I by taking the Mahamudra Shamatha Pre-Summer Online course if you have also: 1) received some Mahamudra teachings from a Mahamudra teacher and have practiced Mahamudra meditation, or 2) have completed a 3-year retreat, or 3) are a student of Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen and attended at least one of the Five Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness retreats, or 4) you have taken at least 1 “Chinese-style” 7- to 10-day meditation retreat (even though the practice may not have been called shamatha or vipashyana).
All students must apply for eligibility. Registration information will be sent after the eligibility application is received. Please CLICK HERE to apply for eligibility for the presummer Mahamudra Shamatha course.
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