SCHEDULE

The Summer Institute will begin in the evening on Friday July 5, 2024
and will conclude on Friday August 2, 2024

SESSION 1
July 5 – July 13

Register* for Session 1 to attend the first session of:

  • Morning Mahamudra talks by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
  • An afternoon Mahamudra course for qualified students
  • Onsite enhancement activities
  • Community Meditation

Also, each shedra level and the Tibetan language courses begin in Session 1 and continue through August 2. All three sessions of these courses are included when you register for Session 1. You do not need to register for Session 2 or Session 3 to continue with these courses.

SESSION 2
July 15 – 23

Add Session 2 if you would like to continue with these courses:

  • Morning Mahamudra talks by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
  • Your Session 1 afternoon Mahamudra course, if applicable
  • Onsite enhancement activities
  • Community Meditation

Since the courses start in Session 1 and continue through Session 2,  begin your Summer Institute attendance with Session 1 so you don’t miss the first part of your courses. You can start with Session 1 online if you are able, and then attend Session 2 on site or online.

SESSION 3
July 25 – August 2

Register* for Session 3 to attend the Silent Mahamudra Retreat

Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen will lead this silent onsite Mahamudra retreat. This is a precious opportunity to deepen our meditation under the guidance of a renowned master. Join us on site and let your mind settle.

If you are not attending Mahamudra Shamatha or Vipashyana at this year’s Summer Institute and you have not taken those courses previously at Nitartha, submission of the eligibility application form is required (available when registration opens in March).

*Registration will open later in March.

Arrival and Departure Dates:

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Arrival Friday
July 5
Sunday
July 14
Wednesday
July 24, 2023
Departure Sunday
July 14
Wednesday
July 24
The retreat ends in the afternoon on Friday, August 2. Departure can be either Friday or Saturday morning, August 3.
Arrival Departure
Session 1 Friday
July 5
Sunday
July 14
Session 2 Sunday
July 14
Wednesday
July 24
Session 3 Wednesday
July 24
The retreat ends in the afternoon
on Friday, August 2.
Departure can be either
Friday or Saturday morning, August 3.

Schedules

For an idea of what each day will be like, click here for the schedule for Sessions 1 and 2-
For the schedule for the Session 3 Mahamudra Silent Retreat click here.
(Note that these schedules are subject to change.)