Special Events


The following is a list of special events. 

Meditations on Breath

Mondays through Fridays, August 15-26, 7-8 PM
Free Classes

The healing power of breath takes center stage during the two-week break following the Nyingma Institute’s Summer quarter. Each weekday evening participants will be led through gentle breathing exercises that relax and re-tune body and mind.


Nyingma Institute Open House 
August 28, (September Classes begin August 29th)

 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

Upcoming Open House Dates:

  • August 28
  • October 2
  • December 4


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.

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

Upcoming Full Moon Chant Dates

  • September 16
  • October 16
  • November 14

Upcoming Free classes (all scheduled during Quarter breaks):

August 15–26, Mondays through Fridays, 7–8 PM, see top of this page.

September 26–30, with free workshop on October 1

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