Special Events


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Below is a list of special events. Click on the title of the event or scroll down for descriptions.

Nyingma Institute Open House

Full Moon Chant

Nyingma Institute Open House

Upcoming Dates in 2015:
3:00-5:00 PM

Sunday, June 7
Sunday, August 30
Sunday, October 4
Sunday, December 6
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 2015

  • Saturday, Apr 4
  • Sunday, May 3
  • Tuesday, Jun 2
  • Thursday, Jul 2
  • Friday, July 31
  • Saturday, Aug 29
  • Monday, Sep 28
  • Tuesday, Oct 27

Please note that there will be no full moon chants in November and December.

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