Nan Tien Institute of Higher Education…

Your Journey
Your Way


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.

Event Calendar


Welcome to the Open Day and Acknowledgement of Country

Host: Dr Nadine Levy
Time: 4:00pm – 4:05pm AEST
Area: Main room


Breakout Session A

Select One:

Keeping yourself and others well through mindfulness
Host: Dr Nadine Levy
Time: 4:10pm – 4:30pm AEST

Basics of Buddhism in 20 minutes
Host: Dr Iain Sinclair
Time: 4:10pm – 4:30pm AEST



Opening guided meditation

Host: Ven. Juewei
Time: 4:35pm – 4:45pm AEST
Area: Room 2


A message from the President

Host: Denise Kirkpatrick
Time: 4:50pm – 5:00pm AEST
Area: Main room



Alumni talk about the student experience

Host: Jane Wang & Anthony Rewak
Time: 5:00pm – 5:15pm AEST
Area: Main room


Introduction to contemplative education

Host: Dr Sue Sumskis
Time: 5:15pm – 5:25pm AEST
Area: Main room


Breakout Session B: Course specific information

Select One:

Study Buddhism at NTI
Host: Dr Iain Sinclair & Ven Dr Juewei
Time: 5:30pm – 5:45pm AEST
Area: Room 1 

Study Health at NTI
Host: Dr Nadine Levy & Dr Sue Sumskis
Time: 5:30pm – 5:45pm AEST
Area: Room  2



Closing remarks

Host: Denise Kirkpatrick
Time: 5:50pm – 6:00pm AEST
Area: Main room


Optional Q&A session

This optional session is your opportunity to ask any questions, meet our staff, and find out more about studying at NTI.

Host: NTI Staff
Time: 6.00 – 6.30pm
Area: Main room plus rooms 1 & 2



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.