collage of Nitartha Institute teachers including Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen

Welcome to Nitartha Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies!

The Nitartha Institute Buddhist Studies Curriculum presents the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana views through a well-developed progressive series of courses designed as Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced curriculum studies.

Nitartha begins with the study of mind and its relation to objects. In essence, we ask these questions: 

How do we know what we know? How do we know if this knowledge is correct? 

These courses provide a foundational understanding of the terms and methods used to support analytical inquiry into how mind engages with its world. They build a well-developed ground on which the intermediate and advanced curricula are built.

Please consult our website for a full list of our course offerings. Foundation and Intermediate courses are available at our summer institute, locally and online as semester classes, and as Self Paced Online Courses for students who would like to take classes online, at their own pace.