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The following is a list of special events.
BeginsThursday, September 29, 8:00-9:00 AM, starting from the Nyingma Institute
Early in the morning of September 29th, eminent Buddhist monks and nuns from California’s Burmese, Cambodian, Laotian, Thai, Shri Lankan, and Vietnamese Buddhist temples will assemble at the Nyingma Institute. At 8:00 AM, amidst flowers, incense, and prayer they will circumambulate the Stupa in the Institute’s meditation garden and then descend the Institute’s front staircase, bound for Mangalam Center in downtown Berkeley. Their walking meditation will be dedicated to easing discord and bringing all beings to a path of inner peace.
The Peace Walk will be conducted in silence with lay people following the Buddhist monastics. The route will be clearly marked with flowers and flags, and participants will be guided by volunteers stationed along the way. All lay people will receive a button to wear identifying them as being part of the procession. The walk is approximately 1.1 miles, all downhill, through the heart of the U.C. Berkeley campus and then on to Mangalam Center at 2018 Allston Way.
Students and friends of the Nyingma Institute as well as the general public are welcome to join the Inner Peace Walk, bringing their silent prayers and wishes for healing and peace to this beautiful walking meditation.
Please plan on arriving at the Institute’s main lobby by 8:00 AM. There will be tea and coffee available.
Note: We will not be able to provide parking at the Institute so please consider public transportation and car-pooling.
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.
Upcoming Open House Dates:
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.
No registration is required. The chant starts promptly at 8 PM, so please arrive a few minutes earlier.
Upcoming Full Moon Chant Dates
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