Nalandabodhi Students who are new to Nitartha

If you have not attended the Summer Institute in the past and you are a Nalandabodhi student, you
may have the prerequisites required to attend some of the courses. Please see details below.

Mahamudra Shamatha
First-year students

All new and returning Nitartha students are welcome to attend the Mahamudra Shamatha course. Please note that prior to the 2020 Summer Institute, Mahamudra shamatha students are required to read and study The Progressive Stages on the Meditation of Emptiness by Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche (available at the Nalanda Store). The Open Door to Emptiness by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche is a recommended reading.

If you would like to take this level and you are not planning to take the Luminous Essence (Guhyagarbha) course, please CLICK HERE TO REGISTGER.  Or if you would like to take Luminous Essence, please check below for prerequisites for that course before you register.

Mahamudra Vipashyana-I
Second-year students

If you have not attended Nitartha Institute’s Mahamudra Shamatha course in the past, but you have completed the Nalandabodhi Mahamudra Shamatha curriculum, you are eligible to attend Mahamudra Vipashyana-I.

If you would like to take this level, before registering please CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ELIGIBILITY APPLICATION (required). If you would like to take Luminous Essence, please also check below for prerequisites for that course before you register.

It is highly recommended that all Mahamudra Vipashyana-I students complete 100 hours of Mahamudra shamatha practice before the 2020 Summer Institute.

Mahamudra Vipashyana-II
Third-year students

If you have not attended Nitartha Institute’s Mahamudra Vipashyana-I course and you have completed the Nalandabodhi Mahamudra Vipashyana curriculum up to “Pointing Out the Nature of Mind on the basis of Appearances,” you are eligible to attend Mahamudra Vipashyana-II.

If you would like to take this level, before registering, please CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ELIGIBILITY APPLICATION (required). If you would like to take Luminous Essence, please also check below for prerequisites for that course before you register.

It is highly recommended that all students who would like to take Mahamudra Vipashyana-II complete 100 hours of Mahamudra vipashyana practice before the 2020 Summer Institute.

Guhyagarbha:
Luminous Essence:

Tantra of the Secret Essence

New Guhyagarbha students: If you have not taken this course in prior years, you must have completed ngöndro (preliminary practices) in order to attend. If this applies to you, please CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ELIGIBILITY APPLICATION before you register (required).

Mahamudra Silent Retreat
with Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen
during Session 3 (July 30-August 8)

Students who attend sessions 1 and/or 2 are welcome to stay for this silent retreat, which is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice and study.

Students may also join this Mahamudra Retreat without having attended either of the two previous 9-day Mahamudra programs if they have previous experience with Mahamudra meditation, such as taking the Nalandabodhi Mahamudra curriculum or having received practice instructions from a Mahamudra teacher.  CLICK HERE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER FOR SESSION 3 ONLY.