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Nan Tien Institute (NTI) offers a range of unique study opportunities via its diverse postgraduate program and courses, which incorporate contemplative education methods and meditation, whilst embracing Buddhist philosophy.

We offer students a unique, mindful educational experience with a strong focus on professional and personal development in the areas of Buddhism, health, wellbeing and mental health – a study experience like no other.

Semester 2, 2020

Applied Buddhist Studies

NTI900 Critical Inquiry (ONLINE)

Date: 13 July + 10 weeks
Subject Code: NTI900
Lecturer: Dr Diana Kelly
Census Date: 20 July
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

ABS901/ABS701 Introduction to Buddhism

Date: 3 – 7 August
Subject Code: ABS901/ABS701
Lecturer: Professor Bee Scherer
Census Date: 3 August
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital intensive classroom

ABS904/ABS704 Buddhist Ethics

Date: 15 – 16 August & 21 – 23 August
Subject Code: ABS904/ABS704
Lecturer: Venerable Dr Juewei
Census Date: 15 August
Duration: 5 weeks (including 5 days on-campus)
Delivery: Digital intensive classroom

ABS921/ABS721 Buddhism, Environment and Sustainability

Date: 28 September – 2 October
Subject Code: ABS921/ABS721
Lecturer: Professor Bee Scherer
Census Date: 28 September
Duration: 5 weeks (including 5 days on-campus)
Delivery: Digital intensive classroom

ABS902/ABS702 Mindfulness: Theory and Practice

Date: 7 – 11 December
Subject Code: ABS902/ABS702
Lecturer: Dr. Martin Kovacic
Census Date: 7 December
Duration: 5 weeks 
Delivery: Digital intensive classroom

Cross Program Electives

Can be chosen from HSW and HB.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELLBEING

NTI900 Critical Inquiry (ONLINE)

Date: 13 July + 10 weeks
Subject Code: NTI900
Lecturer: Dr Diana Kelly
Census Date: 20 July
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

HSW902/HSW702 NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFESPAN

Date: 27 – 31 July
Subject Code: HSW902/HSW702
Lecturer: Dr Rati Jani
Census Date: 27 July
Duration: 5 weeks (including 5 days on-campus)
Delivery: Digital intensive classroom

HSW901/HSW701 Mind-Body Wellness

Date: 24 – 28 August + 10 weeks
Subject Code: HSW901/HSW701
Lecturer: Leonie Hicks
Census Date: 24 August
Duration: 10 Weeks
Delivery: Online

HSW912 Coaching and Counselling for Health and Wellbeing

Date: 11 – 15 October
Subject Code: HSW912
Lecturer: Leonie Hicks
Census Date: 12 October
Duration: 5 weeks (including 5 days on-campus)
Delivery: Digital intensive classroom

HSW907 Applied Mindfulness for Professionals

Date: 9 – 13 November
Subject Code: HSW907
Lecturer: Dr. Nadine Levy
Census Date: 9 November
Duration: 5 weeks (including 5 days on-campus)
Delivery: Digital intensive classroom

HSW915/HSW715 Arts Therapy

Date: 23 – 27 November
Subject Code: HSW915/HSW715
Lecturer: Kerryn Coombes-Valeontis
Census Date: 23 November
Duration: 5 Weeks
Delivery: Digital intensive classroom

Cross program electives

HUMANISTIC BUDDHISM

NTI900 Critical Inquiry (ONLINE)

Date: 13 July + 10 weeks
Subject Code: NTI900
Lecturer: Dr Diana Kelly
Census Date: 20 July
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

HB901 Foundational Texts in Humanistic Buddhism

Date: 21 – 25 September
Subject Code: HB901
Lecturer: Venerable Dr Juewei
Census Date: 21 September
Duration: 5 weeks (including 5 days on-campus)
Delivery: Digital intensive classroom

HB902 Principles of Professional Engagement

Date: 26 – 30 October 2020
Subject Code: HB902
Lecturer: Venerable Dr Juewei
Census Date: 26 October 2020
Duration: 5 weeks (including 5 days on-campus)
Delivery: Digital Intensive Classroom

Cross Program Electives

MENTAL HEALTH

NTI900 Critical Inquiry (ONLINE)

Date: 13 July + 10 weeks
Subject Code: NTI900
Lecturer: Dr Diana Kelly
Census Date: 20 July
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

MH901 Mind-Body Wellness (Online)

Date: 20 Jul – 27 Sep 2020
Subject Code: MH901
Lecturer: Dr Susan Sumskis
Census Date: 27 Jul 2020
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

MH912 Coaching and Counselling for Health and Wellbeing

Date: 20 July – 27 September 2020 + 10 weeks
Subject Code:  MH912
Lecturer: Leonie Hicks
Census Date: 27 July 2020
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

MH913 Older Person’s Mental Health

Date: 28 September – 6 December 2020 + 10 weeks
Subject Code:  MH913
Lecturer: Dr Susan Sumskis
Census Date: 5 October 2020
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

MH916 Healing Traditions: Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Date: 6 October – 13 December 2020
Subject Code:  MH916
Lecturer: Dr Eng-Kong Tan
Census Date: 12 October 2020
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

Semester 1, 2021

Applied Buddhist Studies

NTI900/NTI700 Critical Inquiry (ONLINE)

Date: 25 January – 4 April
Subject Code: NTI900/NTI700
Lecturer: Dr Diana Kelly
Census Date: 1 February
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

 

ABS901/ABS701 Introduction to Buddhism

Date: 8 February – 14 March
Class week: 15 – 19 February
Subject Code: ABS901/ABS701
Lecturer: Dr Iain Sinclair
Census Date: 15 February 
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

ABS940 Naturalisation of Buddhism in China and Beyond

Date: 8 March – 11 April
Class week: 15 – 19 March
Subject Code: ABS940
Lecturer: Dr Iain Sinclair
Census Date: 15 March
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

ABS902/ABS702 Mindfulness: Theory and Practice

Date: 12 April – 16 May
Class week: 19 – 23 April

Subject Code: ABS902/ABS702
Lecturer: TBC
Census Date: 19 April
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

ABS930 Tradition and Change

Dates: 10 May – 13 June
Class week: 17 – 21 May
Subject Code: ABS930
Census date: 17 May
Lecturers: TBC
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

ABS903 Research Methods of Religious Studies

Date: 17 May – 20 June
Class week: 24- 28 May
Subject Code: ABS903
Lecturer: Professor Janet Hou
Census Date: 24 May
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

ABS923/ABS723 Health as Buddhist Practice

Dates: 31 May – 4 July
Class week: 7 – 11 June
Code: ABS923/ABS723
Census date: 7th June
Lecturers: Dr Jonathan Page
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

Cross Program Electives

Can be chosen from HSW.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELLBEING

NTI900/NTI700 Critical Inquiry (ONLINE)

Date: 25 January – 4 April
Subject Code: NTI900/NTI700
Lecturer: Dr Diana Kelly
Census Date: 1 February
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

HSW904 Social Policy, Health and Welfare

Date:  15 February – 21 March
Class week:  22- 26 February
Subject Code: HSW904
Lecturer: Elizabeth Kuzmanovska
Census Date: 22 February
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

HSW901/HSW701 Mind-Body Wellness

Date: 1 March – 4 April
Class week: 8 – 12 March
Subject Code: HSW901/HSW701
Lecturer: Leonie Hicks
Census Date: 8 March
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

HSW905/HSW705 Compassion at Work (Online)

Date: 12 April – 20 June
Subject Code: HSW905/HSW705
Lecturer: Dr. Nadine Levy
Census Date: 19 April
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

HSW903 RESEARCH METHODS AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

Date: 17 May – 20 June
Class week: 24 – 28 May
Subject Code:  HSW903
Lecturer: Dr Susan Sumskis
Census Date: 24 May
Duration: 5 weeks 
Delivery: Digital classroom

HSW916 Healing Traditions: Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Date: 24 May – 27 June
Class week: 31 May – 4 June
Subject Code: HSW916
Lecturer: Dr Eng-Kong Tan
Census Date: 31 May
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

 

Cross program electives

HUMANISTIC BUDDHISM

Cross Program Electives

MENTAL HEALTH

NTI900/NTI700 Critical Inquiry (ONLINE)

Date: 25 January – 4 April
Subject Code: NTI900/NTI700
Lecturer: Dr Diana Kelly
Census Date: 1 February
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

MH915 THERAPY THROUGH ART (ONLINE)

Date: 25 January – 4 April
Subject Code: MH915
Lecturer: Kerryn Coombs-Valeontis
Census Date: 1 February
Duration: 10 weeks
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elivery: Online

MH901 Mind-Body Wellness (Online)

Date: 1 February – 11 April
Subject Code: MH901
Lecturer: Dr Susan Sumskis
Census Date: 8 February
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

MH902 Nutrition and Mental Health (ONLINE)

Date: 1 February – 11 April
Subject Code: MH902
Lecturer:  Dr Rati Jani
Census Date: 8 February
Duration: 10 weeks
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elivery: Online

HSW905/HSW705 Compassion at Work (Online)

Date: 12 April – 20 June
Subject Code: HSW905/HSW705
Lecturer: Dr. Nadine Levy
Census Date: 19 April
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

MH904 Ethics, Mental Health and Buddhism (ONLINE)

Date: 12 April – 20 June
Subject Code: MH904
Lecturer: Jason Mills
Census Date: 19 April
Duration: 10 weeks
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elivery: Online

MH914 Mental Health and Wellness (ONLINE)

Date: 19 April – 27 June
Subject Code: MH914
Lecturer: Dr Susan Sumskis
Census Date: 26 April
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

MH921 Mindful Nature Connection (ONLINE)

Date: 19 April – 27 June
Subject Code: MH921
Lecturer: TBC
Census Date: 26 April
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

Semester 2, 2021

Applied Buddhist Studies

NTI900/NTI700 Critical Inquiry (ONLINE)

Date: 12 July – 19 September
Subject Code: NTI900
Lecturer: Dr Diana Kelly
Census Date: 19 July 2021
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

ABS901/ABS701 Introduction to Buddhism

Date: 26 July – 29 August
Class week: 2 – 6 August

Subject Code: ABS901/ABS701
Lecturer: Dr Lain Sinclair
Census Date: 2 August 
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

ABS904/ABS704 Buddhist Ethics

Date: 9 August – 12 September
Class week: 14 -15 August & 20 – 22 August

Subject Code: ABS904/ABS704
Lecturer: Venerable Dr Juewei
Census Date: 14 August
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

ABS921/ABS721 Buddhism, Environment and Sustainability

Date: 20 September – 24 October
Class week: 27 September – 1 October

Subject Code: ABS921/ABS721
Lecturer: TBC
Census Date: 27 September 
Duration: 5 weeks 
Delivery: Digital classroom

ABS933 Buddhist Art as Visual Communication

Date: 25 October – 28 November
Class week: 1 – 5 November

Subject Code: ABS933
Lecturer: Dr Lain Sinclair
Census Date: 1 November
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

ABS902/ABS702 Mindfulness: Theory and Practice

Date: 15 November – 19 December
Class week: 22 – 26 November
Subject Code: ABS902/ABS702
Lecturer: TBC
Census Date: 22 November
Duration: 5 weeks 
Delivery: Digital classroom

Cross Program Electives

Can be chosen from HSW and HB.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELLBEING

NTI900/NTI700 Critical Inquiry (ONLINE)

Date: 12 July – 19 September
Subject Code: NTI900/NTI700
Lecturer: Dr. Diana Kelly
Census Date: 19 July
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

HSW902/HSW702 NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFESPAN

Date: 19 July – 22 August
Class week: 26 – 30 July

Subject Code: HSW902/HSW702
Lecturer: Dr Rati Jani
Census Date: 26 July
Duration: 5 weeks 
Delivery: Digital classroom

HSW901/HSW701 Mind-Body Wellness

Date: 16 August – 19 September
Class week: 23 – 27 August

Subject Code: HSW901/HSW701
Lecturer: Leonie Hicks
Census Date: 23 August
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

HSW905/HSW705 Compassion at Work (Online)

Date: 30 August – 3 October
Class week: 6 – 10 September

Subject Code: HSW905/HSW705
Lecturer: Dr. Nadine Levy
Census Date: 6 September
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

HSW914/HSW714 MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Date: 13 September – 17 October
Class week: 20 – 24 September

Subject Code: HSW905/HSW705
Lecturer: Dr. Susan Sumskis
Census Date: 20 September
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

HSW912 Coaching and Counselling for Health and Wellbeing

Date: 5 October – 7 November
Class week: 11 – 15 October

Subject Code: HSW912
Lecturer: Leonie Hicks
Census Date: 11 October
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

HSW915/HSW715 Arts Therapy

Date: 18 October – 21 November
Class dates: 25  – 29 October 

Subject Code: HSW915/HSW715
Lecturer: Kerryn Coombs-Valeontis
Census Date: 25 October
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

 

HSW907/HSW707 Applied Mindfulness for Professionals

Date: 30 August – 3 October
Class week: 8 -12 November

Subject Code: HSW907/HSW707
Lecturer: Dr. Nadine Levy
Census Date: 8 November
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

Cross program electives

HUMANISTIC BUDDHISM

NTI900/NTI700 Critical Inquiry (ONLINE)

Date: 12 July -19 September
Subject Code: NTI900/NTI700
Lecturer: Dr Diana Kelly
Census Date: 19 July
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

HB901 Foundational Texts in Humanistic Buddhism

Date: 11 October – 14 November
Class week: 18 -22 October
Subject Code: HB901
Lecturer: Venerable Dr Juewei
Census Date: 18 October
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

HB902 Principles of Professional Engagement

Date: 22 November – 26 December
Class week: 29 November – 3 December
Subject Code: HB902
Lecturer: Venerable Dr Juewei
Census Date: 29 November
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

Cross Program Electives

MENTAL HEALTH

NTI900/NTI700 Critical Inquiry (ONLINE)

Date: 12 July – 19 September
Subject Code: NTI900/NTI700
Lecturer: Dr Diana Kelly
Census Date: 19 July
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

MH903 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice (ONLINE)

Date: 12 July – 19 September
Subject Code:  MH903
Lecturer: Dr Susan Sumskis
Census Date: 19 July 2021
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

MH912 Coaching and Counselling for Health and Wellbeing (ONLINE)

Date: 19 July – 26 September
Subject Code:  MH912
Lecturer: Leonie Hicks
Census Date: 26 July
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

HSW905/HSW705 Compassion at Work (ONLINE)

Date: 30 August – 3 October
Class week: 6 -10 September

Subject Code: HSW905/HSW705
Lecturer: Dr. Nadine Levy
Census Date: 6 September
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Digital classroom

MH913 Older Person’s Mental Health (ONLINE)

Date: 27 September – 5 December
Subject Code:  MH913
Lecturer: Jason Mills
Census Date: 5 October
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

MH916/MH716 Healing Traditions: Buddhism and Psychotherapy (ONLINE)

Date: 5 October – 12 December
Subject Code:  MH916/MH716 
Lecturer: Dr. Eng-Kong Tan
Census Date: 11 October
Duration: 10 weeks
Delivery: Online

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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.