2019 Nitartha Summer Institute Registration for Onsite Students
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2019
Please read this entire page before continuing.
If you have any questions about the registration process, please write to the registrar, Elena Weiss, at email@example.com.
Since several courses in this registration form only apply to sessions 1 and 2, if you are not planning to attend sessions 1 or 2 and would like to attend session 3 only, please click here to register for that session.
To register for session 1 and/or session 2, or for all 3 sessions, please follow the steps below.
STEP 1: SUBMIT ELIGIBILITY APPLICATION (IF APPLICABLE)
PAYMENT PLAN OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (PPFA): If you want to apply for a PAYMENT PLAN OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (PPFA), do not fill out this registration form yet. Instead, please click here to apply for PPFA, and we will contact you and provide you with registration instructions after your request has been reviewed. Meanwhile, please do fill out the above eligibility applications if they are applicable to you.
STEP 2: REGISTER
After you fill out the above eligibility applications, or if they are not applicable to you (that is, you are not planning to take Mahamudra Vipashyana or Luminous Essence), and if you are not applying for PPFA, then click “next” at the bottom of this page in order to register for Summer Institute. After filling out the entire form, click on "preview" to review the information you entered and to edit it if you need to change anything.
STEP 3: PAYMENT
After previewing the information you entered, if it is correct then click “submit” and you will be automatically transferred to Paypal for payment. If you do not make a payment at that time, the information you entered will be recorded in our files, but your registration will not be completed. If that occurs, please contact the registrar, Elena Weiss, at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Mahamudra Shamatha (Level 1) is open to all who come to the Summer Institute and is intended for beginners in Mahamudra meditation. Since Session 2 is a continuation, it is recommended that beginners in Mahamudra meditation attend Session 1.
Mahamudra Vipashyana (Level 2) is for students with prior experience in Mahamudra meditation, as taught at Nitartha Institute. One must apply (as explained above) and be approved before being admitted into this level. You are welcome to register for Summer Institute after submitting the application. We will contact you by email to inform you of your eligibility. If it is determined you are not eligible you will be placed in Level 1 (Shamatha).
The Luminous Essence class will be taught every other day by Ponlop Rinpoche and has specific prerequistes. All students must apply for eligibility (as explained above) and be approved before being admitted into this class. You are welcome to register for Summer Institute after submitting the application. We will contact you by email to inform you of your eligibility to attend this class.
Session 3: Silent Mahamudra Meditation Retreat, with Acharya Lama Tenpa, is open to all those who have previous experience with Mahamudra meditation based on receiving practice instructions from a Mahamudra teacher.
Online Classes: If you are not attending all 3 sessions in person, you could take some of the classes online (at a special price for those attending Summer Institute in person). Registration for those classes is included in this form.
If you have any question about this registration process, please contact the registrar, Elena Weiss, at email@example.com.
NOTE: Please plan to arrive by 4pm in order to have enough time for registration, room check-in, and to attend your Mindful Activity team meeting
Meal Plan Order:All students who stay on campus are required to purchase a lunch plan ($100/session). Breakfast ($80/session) and dinner ($100/session) are optional.
Housing:Room rates are for a single room (one person each room). Usually, 2 or 3 rooms will share one bathroom. All residential buildings have elevator and air conditioning (unless enrollment exceeds capacity). If you would like to share a room please indicate below.
Nitartha Institute aims to provide access to our programs by everyone who is interested in attending our classes. Therefore, we established the Payment Plan and Financial Assistance (PPFA), which is supported by Nitartha Institute students to help fellow students in need. PPFA offers those students a tuition discount and/or a payment plan with installment payments over a maximum of 12 months.
To apply for PPFA, please first submit a PPFA application (click here). Once your request is reviewed, we will send you information about how to register. Please allow up to 2 weeks for processing.
If you’re inspired by this project, please consider donating to PPFA.
Most of Nitartha Institute's faculty members teach on a voluntary basis. We try to keep our tuition as low as possible to cover the basic costs of our program. Please consider making a teaching gift as appreciation to the precious teachings and to support all of our dedicated teachers.
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will be teaching two classes on alternate days during Sessions 1 and 2.
Nitartha reserves the right to not accept or to expel anyone who in our opinion is unreasonably disruptive.