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Cross-Institutional Studies

We offer cross-institutional study opportunities to students from other Australian universities, allowing subjects undertaken at Nan Tien Institute (NTI) to count towards your degree. 

Why study at NTI? 

Experience a more mindful approach to education, including an innovative and serene study environment that’s more like a community than a classroom:

 

  • Each subject is completed in 5 weeks
  • Only 5 days on-campus (9am-5pm) + supported online study
  • Government-accredited subjects with highly qualified lecturers
  • Beautiful new South Coast Campus near Wollongong 
  • Available to both domestic and international students
  • FEE-HELP assistance is available for eligible domestic students

Subjects Available

Semester 1 2021

Critical Inquiry

Lecture dates: 25 January-4 April

Strengthen your existing academic abilities and literacies, and review contemporary topics to develop critical thinking, research and communication skills essential for success in postgraduate studies. 

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Nan Tien Institute

 

Introduction to Buddhism

Lecture dates: 8 February-14 March

Discover ideas around the origin and development of Buddhism, key Buddhist doctrines, and the basic concepts of Buddhist philosophy and practice across various traditions. 

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Study Buddhism Online

 

Mindfulness: Theory and Practice 

Lecture dates: 12 April – 16 May

Discover the theoretical foundations for meditative practice as well as the practical methods and techniques of meditation and look into the variety of applications of mindfulness in new contexts and environments.

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Study Buddhism in Austria Online

 

Health as Buddhist Practice

Lecture dates: 31 May – 4 July

This subject begins with an exploration of the notion of “Health as Buddhist Practice as Health”, reflecting the spiral pattern of open spiritual engagement.
 

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Study Buddhism in Austria Online

 

Naturalisation of Buddhism in China and Beyond

Lecture dates: 8 March-11 April

This subject provides a historical survey of the impact of Buddhism in Chinese culture, exploring its growth and transformation through significant people, doctrines, practices and institutions from the turn of the Common Era to the present.

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Study Buddhism in Austria Online

Semester 2 2021

Introduction to Buddhism

Lecture dates: 26 July-29 August

‘Introduction to Buddhism’ outlines and explores the fundamentals of Buddhist thought. Students examine ideas around the origin and development of Buddhism, key Buddhist doctrines, and the basic concepts of Buddhist philosophy across various traditions.

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Study Buddhism in Australia

Mindfulness: Theory and Practice

Lecture dates: 15 November-19 December

Discover the theoretical foundations for meditative practice as well as the practical methods and techniques of meditation and look into the variety of applications of mindfulness in new contexts and environments.

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Study Buddhism in Austria Online

 

Buddhist Ethics

Lecture dates: 9 August – 12 September

Review contemporary issues through the lens of Buddhist ethical traditions including the environment, sustainability, war, gender and sexuality, economics, social responsibility, and more.

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Study Buddhism in Austria Online

 

Buddhism, Environment and Sustainability 

Lecture dates: 20 September – 24 October

Explore both classic and new sources of Buddhist environmentalism, as well as other Spiritual traditions that have a key role in engaging creative responses to environmental and associated social challenges.

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Institute of Buddhism in Australia

 

Buddist Art and Visual Communication

Lecture dates: 25 October – 28 November

The aim of this subject is to teach the knowledge and interpretative skills necessary to fully engage with Buddhist material culture. The subject will be structured thematically across 4 days, with the fifth day for presentations during an excursion to the Art Gallery of NSW.

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Study Buddhism in Austria Online

 

 

 

Studying at Nan Tien Institute

Our study format is that you complete one subject at a time. Each subject takes 5 weeks as follows:

Week 1: Preliminary reading to familiarise yourself with the key subject topics (offsite)

Week 2: Digital Intensive Classroom where you will interact with the lecturer and fellow students. (5 days x 8 hrs./day)

Weeks 3-5: Independent learning – undertake research and complete your assignments, supported by the subject coordinator and online resources (offsite).

University of Wollongong (UOW) Students

University of Wollongong (UOW) Students

Step 1: Start your application online via our website or using the button below.

Step 2: Complete a UOW ‘Application for Cross Institutional Study at another University’ form and submit it to your Department Head. You will also need to attach this completed form to finalise your online application.

Western Sydney University (WSU) Students

Step 1: Start your application online via our website or using the button below.

Step 2: Complete a WSU ‘Academic Approval Request for Cross Institutional studies’ form and submit it to your School. You will also need to attach this completed form to finalise your online application.

Other Australian Universities

Step 1: Start your application online via our website or using the button below.

Step 2: Complete an ‘Academic Approval Request for Cross Institutional studies’ form or equivalent from your university and submit it to your Head of Program. You will also need to attach this completed form to finalise your online application.

 

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ABOUT NAN TIEN INSTITUTE

Nan Tien Institute (NTI) is a private, not for profit, government accredited higher education provider offering studies in the areas of Buddhist studies, health and wellbeing, within an environment that incorporates contemplative education.

NTI offers postgraduate programs in Applied Buddhist Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing, Humanistic Buddhism, and Mental Health as well as customised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs and special interest subjects across the areas of meditation, mindfulness and health.