Hinayana Course Outlines

Here is a general overview of the Hinayana courses offered in Nalandabodhi Path of Study. The complete syllabus and selection of reading materials is available to Nalandabodhi members and participants enrolled in the Path of Study program. You can take these classes at Nalandabodhi Centers and Study Group locations, or through online courses

The Hinayana Series: The Path of the Noble Ones 

The Hinayana View (HIN 201)

Class 1: Freedom, Renunciation, and the Three Trainings
Class 2: History, Schools, and Main Elements of the Hinayana View (Part 1):
The Sixteen Aspects of the Four Noble Truths and the Five Skandhas
Class 3: The Main Elements of the Hinayana View (Part 2): Skandhas, Ayatanas, and Dhatus
Class 4: Dependent Origination (The Nidanas)
Class 5: Practicum – Analytical Meditation on the Sixteen Aspects of the Four Noble Truths
Class 6: The Views of the Vaibhashika and Sautrantika Schools

The Hinayana Path and its Fruitions (HIN 202)

Class 1: Setting Out on the Path and the Practice of Nonviolence
Class 2: Types and Techniques of Buddhist Meditation
Class 3: Practicum – Analytical Meditation on the Four Reminders
Class 4: The Foundations, Types, and Obstacles of Shamatha and Vipashyana
Class 5: Practicum – Analytical Meditation on the Five Skandhas Not Being a Personal Self
Class 6: The Paths of Shravakas and Pratyekabuddhas (Part 1)
Class 7: The Paths of Shravakas and Pratyekabuddhas (Part 2)