Special Events


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Celebrating the Institute's 42nd Anniversary!

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.

Free Classes
September 29-October 3, Monday through Friday,
7-7:45 PM and 8-9 PM (Details and descriptions to be announced.)

Free Workshop
Expanding Awareness: A Meditation Workshop
Saturday, October 4, 10 AM-4:45 PM (Details and descriptions to be announced).
Registration is required for this day-long workshop. To register, call 510-809-1000 or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org.

Nyingma Institute Open House

Upcoming Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014
3-5 PM.

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.

  • Prayer wheel and meditation garden tour
  • Tibetan Relaxation (Kum Nye yoga) demonstration
  • Talk on the Nyingma Institute, its programs and activities
  • Class and program counseling
  • Reception with light refreshments

Full Moon Chant
8-9:30 PM

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

  • Wednesday, October 8
  • Thursday, November 6
  • Saturday, December 6

Please feel free to contact us at (510) 809-1000 or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org.