Knowing & Reasoning

Open up to a deep understanding of the mind and its world. Through the application of logic we become able to clearly see and examine the concepts that make up our life experience. This Field of Knowledge includes, but is not limited to:

  • Analytical meditation
  • Valid cognition
  • Logic
  • Debate

In-depth courses in this Field of Knowledge are taught at Nitartha Institute, founded by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

Over 1000 years ago at the historic Nalanda University in Bihar, India, studies were organized according to the Five Sciences, or Five Fields of Knowledge.

Like Nalanda University, NalandaWest is committed to exploring these Five Fields, each one a different window through which we can contemplate our relationship with ourselves, with others, and with the world. Every program at NalandaWest is inspired by a passion for awakening mindfulness and awareness through the Five Fields of Knowledge.