Learn more about Nitartha Institute's breadth of course offerings from the 2023 Shedra Course Catalog. The primary goal of Nitartha Institute is to provide students with a systematic foundation in the central teachings of the Buddhist tradition. The Institute upholds the importance of non-sectarianism and appreciation of the many forms of Buddhism, and thus, students of any background are welcome and encouraged to attend. This Course Catalog contains a complete list of Nitartha Institute’s curriculum offerings; delivered through its four academic departments, based on the five traditional sciences (pañcavidyā) taught at Nālandā University in India: Department of Buddhist Studies (Science of Valid Cognition and the Inner Science of Mind), Department of Languages, Department of Creativity and the Arts, and the Department of Healing. NOTE: Download info will be provided upon successful check-out.