Nan Tien Institute of Higher Education…

2022 Virtual Open Day

2022 Virtual Open Day

Thursday 23 June, 4pm – 6pm

Are you curious about Buddhist-informed Higher Education? Would you like to gain a deep and experiential understanding of the ways mindfulness, compassion and wisdom can benefit mental health and wellbeing? If so, you are warmly invited to our freely-offered Virtual Open Day on the 23rd of June 2022 from 4pm-6pm.

People from around the globe will come together to learn about NTI’s unique contemplative approach to learning that inspires individuals, communities and organisations.

You will learn about how studying with us will lead to exciting future possibilities and vocations.

Our Virtual Open Day is a brief, rich program where you will meet faculty and past students that are transforming the way we think about mindfulness, compassion and education.

2022 Virtual Open Day Schedule

4:00pm – 4:10pm
  • Welcome to the Open Day
  • Acknowledgement to Country
  • Message from the President.

Speaker: Professor Denise Kirkpatrick

4:10pm – 4:20pm

Opening Guided Meditation

Speaker: Dr Nadine Levy

4:20pm – 4:40pm

NTI Approach to Teaching and Learning Contemplative Pedagogy.

Speaker: Dr Sue Sumskis

4:40pm – 5:00pm

Compassion is Vital: The Importance of G.R.A.C.E

Speaker: Dr Jonathan Page

5:00pm – 5:20pm Alumni talk about the student experience.
5:20pm – 5:50pm

Course-Specific Information Breakout Sessions

  • Study Buddhism at NTI
  • Study Health at NTI
5:50pm – 6:00pm Closing Remarks


Learn Your Way

Learn about the services and supports available for you as a student.

Deeper Understanding

Understand the process for enrolling at NTI as a government accredited higher education provider.

A Gentle First Step

Receive a first-hand experience of contemplative/Buddhist education.

East-West cultural exchange

Contemplative online education

Our special position in the Australian higher education landscape is our focus on ‘Caring for the Carer’ where we provide opportunities for our students to develop greater resilience and ability to cope with the challenges of modern life.  We do this by offering students a combination of academic excellence and opportunities for personal development.
Launched in 2011, within the grounds of the Nan Tien Buddhist Temple, in Wollongong, Australia, Nan Tien Institute (NTI) is a private, not for profit, government accredited higher education provider offering courses in the areas of Buddhist studies, health and wellbeing.

Offering a high degree of flexibility, our online courses can be studied full or part-time. Our courses are designed for health and wellness professionals, counsellors, educators, and other leaders who are balancing a work schedule and already have an undergraduate degree. Enrol now or at a time that suits you.