Language Study


Articles about Newar Buddhism

1. Newar Buddhism : Problems and Possibilities
– Min Bahadur Shakya

2. Monasticism in Newar Buddhism: A Historical Analysis
– Min Bahadur Shakya

3. Preservation of Sanskrit Buddhist Manuscripts in the Kathmandu Valley
– Min Bahadur Shakya

4. Samyak Festival of Lalitpur
– Min Bahadur Shakya

5. Unique Feature of Newar Buddhism
– John K Locke

6. Uposadha Vrata of Avalokitesvara
– John K Locke

7. On the Revival of Newar Buddhism: One Scholar’s Reflection
– Todd Lewis

8. Buddhism Without Monks: The Vajrayana Religion of the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley
– Michael Allen

Buddhist Study Program

Nagarjuna Institute of Exact Methods generally offer two short term programs of three months each for the academic year.

Summer Session – July/August/September
Winter Session – October/November/December

‘O’ Level Program

HBIN-100 – History of Buddhism in India and Nepal
Twelve Principal deeds of Lord Buddha, Formation of Bhiksu and Bhiksuni Sangha, First Council, Second Council and split into the traditional Sangha into Old Sangha and Mahasanghika Sangha, Third Council during the period of Asoka and eighteen sects, Fourth Councils in Anuradhapura, Srilanka and Kasmir, India, the formation of written Pali Tripitaka and Sarvastivadin Sanskrit Tripitaka. Renaissance of Mahayana Buddhism at the advent of Acarya Nagarjuna and the origin and grown of commentarial Literatures, Advent of Asanga and his followers, Renaissance of Vajrayana Buddhism and 84 Siddhas. Mythological Account of origin of Nepal valley, Historical account from the Licchhavi period to the pre Medieval Period.

HBT101 – History of Buddhism in Tibet
Pre Buddhist Religion or Mi chos, Bon po Tradition, Arrival of Buddhist texts during the time of Lha tho thori Nyentsen, First Transmission of Buddhism: Srong bstan Gampo, Thisong Deutsan and formation of the ancient Buddhist tradition by Khen lob cho sum, Ralpacan, Lang darma and persecution of Buddhism, Interegnum period, Second Transmission: Yeshe Od, the king of the Guge, Rinchen bzang po, Arrival of Atisa and beginning of Sarma Tradition, Formation of Kadampa, the eight main traditions, Mar mi dak sum and Kagyupa, Jetsun gong ma nga and Sakya tradition, Tsong Khapa and Geluk tradition, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Rime tradition.

JOL102 – Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa
Buddha Nature, Four Mind Changings (blo ldog rnam pa bzhi): Precious Human Body, Spiritual Friend, Impermanence, Suffering of Samsara, Karma and its Result. Refuge, Practice of Bodhicitta and the Six perfection.

Note: Questions and Answer Session after the scheduled class hour

‘A’ Level Program

PPHS103: Prajna Paramita Hrdaya Sutra (Heart Sutra)
History of Prajnaparamita Literature
Prajnaparamita Hrdaya Sutra

BPP104 – Bodhipathapradipa
Life and Works of Atisa

BCA105 – Bodhicaryavatara
Life and works of Santideva

VB106: Vajrayana Buddhism

Note: Questions and Answer Session after the scheduled class hour

‘S’ Level Program

HBSBT107: History of Buddhism in Srilanka, Burma and Thailand

HSBCKJ – History of Buddhism in China, Korea and Japan

SS108 – Siksasamuccaya by Santideva

CTVBV109 – Seven Point Mind Training by Geshe Chekawa

Note: Questions and Answer Session after the scheduled class hour

Duration: 1 month (September 01 – October 02)
Class Hour: 1.5 hours
Course Fee = Rs. 1000 (15% discount for NIEM Life Members)
(5% discount for NIEM Individual Members)
Medium : Nepali & English
Days : Sunday, Tuesday, Friday. Subject to change.
Time: 5 PM. Subject to change.
Venue: NIEM Building, Chakupat, Lalitpur.

You have to register for the class by duly filling out the application form. The class will start only after all the students have registered their names. You have to fill out application form either in the NIEM office at Chakupat or download the PDF Application File online, print, fill out and submit it to the office with the course fee before the class kicks off. The passport size photo must be pasted on the form.

In memory of

Late Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya

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