2020 Pre-Summer Online Courses

Nitartha will offer the following previous Summer Institute courses online. Some students may be able to take these courses as a prerequisite to qualify for Mahamudra shamatha or vipashyana, or some may wish to take them as a review. (See details below.)

All pre-summer online courses are available only to those who are planning to attend session 1 and/or session 2 of the 2020 Summer Institute. If you are not planning to attend, we invite you to participate in our online semester courses, self-paced courses, or Summer Institute courses online.

Pre-summer online courses begin on Saturday February 1, 2020. Registration closes January 30, 2020.

Cost: $200 for review students, $450 for new students.

Please note that each class will be available online for only 3 days. No make-ups for missed sessions will be available.

Mahamudra Shamatha

(Pre-Summer Online Course)

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.

For assistance in Chinese, please contact Yunchao Bu: 如果需要中文支持,请联络卜云超 :Email邮件 : yunchaobu@icloud.com   WhattsAPP:  +12049799018 WeChat微信:Chao2018CNCA

Mahamudra Vipashyana-I

(Pre-Summer Online Course)

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 Vipashyana-I students: If you have attended at least one Mahamudra Vipashyana-I session in person at a prior Summer Institute, you are welcome to take this course as a review.

This pre-summer course is required if you missed a portion of the two Mahamudra Vipashyana-I sessions (in person or online) and you would like to take Mahamudra Vipashyana-II at the 2020 Summer Institute.

Nalandabodhi students: If you have not attended Mahamudra Vipashyana-I at Nitartha and you have completed the Nalandabodhi Mahamudra practice requirements up to “Pointing Out the Nature of Mind on the basis of Appearances” you are welcome to take the pre-summer Mahamudra Vipashyana-I online class.

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.

For assistance in Chinese, please contact Yunchao Bu: 如果需要中文支持,请联络卜云超 :Email邮件 : yunchaobu@icloud.com   WhattsAPP:  +12049799018 WeChat微信:Chao2018CNCA

Teachings by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on
Luminous Essence: the Tantra of the Secret Essence

(Pre-Summer Online Course)

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 Institute students: If you have attended Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s Luminous Essence (Guhyagarbha) course at either Summer Institute 2018 or 2019 and you are planning to attend the 2020 Summer Institute, you are welcome to take this online pre-summer course as a review.

New Students: If you have not attended this course previously, you must have completed ngöndro (preliminary practices) in order to take this pre-summer course. 

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.

For assistance in Chinese, please contact Yunchao Bu: 如果需要中文支持,请联络卜云超 :Email邮件 : yunchaobu@icloud.com   WhattsAPP:  +12049799018 WeChat微信:Chao2018CNCA