Nan Tien Institute of Higher Education…

2023 Virtual Open Day

2023 Virtual Open Day

Thursday 18 May, 4:30pm – 5:30pm AEST

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 Thursday 18 May, 4:30pm – 5:30pm AEST.

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.

2023 Virtual Open Day Schedule

4:30pm – 4:35pm
4:35pm – 4:40pm

Opening Guided Meditation by Venerable Dr Juewei

4:40pm – 4:50pm

Conversation Session and Q&A: A mental health success story by Elizabeth Kuzmanovska

4:40pm – 5:00pm

Conversational Session and Q&A: Alumni talk about the student experience

5:00pm – 5:10pm Conversational Session and Q&A: A personal journal by Dr Elizabeth McDougal ‘From Monastic to Academic’
5:10pm – 5:25pm

Course-Specific Information Breakout Sessions with Heads of Program

  • Study Buddhism at NTI
  • Study Mental Health at NTI
  • Study Health and Social Wellbeing at NTI
5:25pm – 5:30pm 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.