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Register now for Hinayana 201, The Hinayana View

This course, offered remotely via Zoom on Wednesday evenings, begins Jan. 20 and continues through Feb. 24. 

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Hinayana studies introduce us to Buddhism as a science of mind, or method of investigation. 

HIN 201 is the first of two Hinayana courses, covering the ground or view of Hinayana, the indispensable foundation of the three-yana system of Buddhist study. 

The Hinayana View offers a detailed examination of the building blocks of the Buddhist science of mind.  In this stage of study and contemplation, we take a courageous look at our personal unease and suffering, as well as our comfort and happiness. By working with these experiences, we learn how to step away from confusion and toward truly helping ourselves and others.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Buddhism

Core curriculum materials are drawn primarily from the teachings of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, who also designed the curriculum.   Please purchase the required texts from the Nalanda Bookstore. You can order the texts of both courses (HIN 201 and 202) separately or together.

Path of Study Coordinator: Susan Kirchoff  (

Course schedule:
  • Jan. 20 – Freedom, Renunciation, and the Three Trainings
  • Jan.  27 – History, Schools and Main Elements of the Hinayana View (Part I): The Sixteen Aspects of the Four Noble Truths and the Five Skandhas
  • Feb. 3 – The Main Elements of the Hinayana View (Part 2):  Skandhas, Ayatanas and Dhatus
  • Feb. 10 – Dependent Origination (The Nidanas)
  • Feb. 17 – Practicum: Analytical Meditation on the Sixteen Aspects of the Four Noble Truths
  • Feb. 24 – The Views of the Vaibashika and Sautrantika Schools

Register to receive the Zoom link and access to recordings of the class sessions.

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