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Below is a list of our free programs. Click on the title or scroll down for details and descriptions.
The practice of mantra enables us to restore a natural balance and harmony in our lives. When we chant a mantra, we are free to transcend habitual reflexes. The sound of mantra can still the mind and senses, relax the body, and connect us with natural healing energy. - Tarthang Tulku, Hidden Mind of Freedom.
Every Sunday we invite the public to join us for an hour of Tibetan chanting and meditation.
Sunday Lecture Series
A talk on Nyingma teachings is presented by a Nyingma Institute faculty member or visiting scholar. For a schedule and description of these talks, click here.
Upcoming Date:Sunday, August 31, 2014
Quarterly open houses introduce Kum Nye, and meditation, and provide the opportunity to meet Institute faculty and staff. The open house program runs from 3-5 PM with light refreshments, followed by our regular Sunday chanting at 5 pm and talk at 6 PM. Come for some or all of the activities. All open house events are free.
In many Buddhist lands, the full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. We continue this tradition at the Nyingma Institute through holding a chanting ceremony on full moon nights. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra interspersed with periods of meditation. The chant is held in one of our classrooms and is led by a faculty member, from 8 - 9:30 PM.
Upcoming Full Moon Chants in 2014
In order to bring more people the benefits of meditation and Tibetan Yoga, the Institute will be offering a series of free classes or meditation sessions between our regularly scheduled quarterly courses. These sessions are free and are open to all.
The healing power of breath takes center stage during the two-week break between our Summer and September courses. Each evening participants will be led through gentle breathing exercises that relax and re-tune body and mind.
Monday, August 25: Santosh Philip
Tuesday, August 26: Hugh Joswick
Wednesday, August 27: Jack van der Meulen
Thursday, August 28: Ken McKeon
Friday, August 29: Donna Morton
On September 29, 1972 the Institute was founded by Tibetan master and visionary Tarthang Tulku. We celebrate this anniversary with a week of free classes followed by a free workshop to which our students, supporters, and the general public are invited.
September 29-October 3, Monday through Friday,
7-7:45 PM and 8-9 PM (Details and descriptions to be announced.)
Free Workshop, Saturday, October 4, 10 AM-4:45 PM (Details and descriptions to be announced).
Meditations on Joyfulness
December 15-17, Monday through Wednesday
Meditations from the Tibetan tradition will be presented that increase deep joyful feelings that are not dependent on external circumstances. (Details and descriptions to be announced.)
Note that the Institute will be closed for the winter holidays December 18-27.
Renewing Inner Energy through Tibetan Yoga
December 29, 2014-January 2, 2015, Monday through Friday
Tibetan Yoga practices to refresh and renew. (Details and descriptions to be announced.)
Celebrate the new year with chanting and meditation. Participants unable to stay for the entire chant may leave during short breaks held at hourly intervals.
Please feel free to contact us at (510) 809-1000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.