Nan Tien Institute of Higher Education…

2022 Virtual Open Day


A Welcome Address from our President

Speaker: Professor Denise Kirkpatrick

President of Nan Tien Institute


A Short, Grounding Meditation

Speaker: Dr Nadine Levy

Head of Program (Health and Social Wellbeing)


NTI’s Unique Approach to Education through Contemplative Pedagogy

Speaker: Dr Sue Sumskis

Head of Program (Mental Health)
Senior Lecturer


The Importance of Compassion and G.R.A.C.E.

Speaker: Dr Jonathan Page

Sessional Lecturer


Graduate Dr Cecile Manikan Reflects on her NTI Experience

Graduate Certificate in Humanistic Buddhism
Graduate Diploma in Applies Buddhist Studies


Graduate Alana Blake Reflects on her NTI Experience

Master of Arts (Health and Social Wellbeing)


A Farewell and Thank You from our President

Speaker: Professor Denise Kirkpatrick

President of Nan Tien Institute

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 courses can be studied online or on campus, 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.