Front Page Intro

Happy Holidays! Please note, the Nyingma Institute will be closed from December 12–26, we will re-open on Tuesday December 27th for our annual holiday retreat, "Tasting Relaxation".

With an emphasis on joyful engagement in life, the Nyingma Institute in Berkeley, California has been bringing the riches of the Tibetan tradition to the Western world since 1972. We offer training in meditation, Buddhist studies, and Tibetan language in ways that blend cognitive and experiential learning. Tibetan Yoga, Nyingma Psychology, and the Time, Space, and Knowledge vision were all developed here by our founder Tarthang Tulku. These unique fields of study provide effective ways to counteract tension, clear the mind, and open body and mind to new dimensions of feeling.

Our meditation garden is open  9 AM to 6 PM daily.