Special Events


Community Gathering

An opportunity for members of our community to come together. We will hold them on the first Sunday of every month, starting on May 7th. Potluck lunch at 12:30PM, followed by Work Party. To RSVP, please stop by the front desk or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org. Please specify what you'll bring for lunch.


Open House

 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

Nyingma Institute 2017 Open House Dates: 

March 26

June 11

September 3

October 8

Full Moon Chant
7–8:30 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.

No registration is required. The chant starts promptly at 8 PM, please arrive a few minutes early.

Upcoming Full Moon Chant Dates 2017

  • February 10
  • March 12
  • April 11
  • May 10
  • June 9
  • July 9
  • August 7
  • September 6
  • October 5
  • November 4
  • December 3

Contact us at (510) 809–1000 or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org.