This Week At The Institute

This Week At The Institute,


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Sunday Program

Morning Meditation
Sunday, May 22, 9–9:45 AM
Instructor:
Santosh Philip
$5. Free to currently enrolled students.

An opportunity to deepen your meditation practice and to introduce your friends or family to the benefits of Nyingma meditation. Each session includes brief meditation instruction followed by silent sitting. No pre-registration or prior experience necessary.

 

Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) Relaxation
Sunday, May 22, 10 AM to Noon
Instructor: Santosh Philip

$15. Free to students in the Institute's Certificate Programs.

Discover the gentle movement exercises of Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga): effective techniques for relaxation, healing, relieving tension, and revitalizing body and mind. Both experienced and beginning students are welcome to attend this drop-in class.

 

Tibetan Chanting

Sundays, 5–5:45 PM

Free

For centuries mantras have been an integral part of Tibetan Buddhist spiritual practice. This tradition is continued at the Nyingma Institute, and every Sunday a Nyingma Institute senior student or faculty member leads participants in chanting a special mantra known as the “Vajra Guru Mantra.” Calling on the power of compassionate wisdom, the mantra is:

OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUM

(Pronounced: om ah hum vajra guru payma siddhee hum)

The mantra is chanted in a slow melodious way that helps deepen meditation and activate inner healing. Approximately thirty minutes of chanting is followed by ten to fifteen minutes of silent sitting.

Participating at the Nyingma Institute: The chant is held Sundays at 5 PM in the Institute’s main meditation room. Please plan on arriving a few minutes before 5 PM. Both cushions and chairs are available for participants. All are welcome to attend this free event.

Participating Online: You can participate in the chant online through this link: Sunday Chant. The link is activated from 5-5:45 PM, allowing you to follow the live-streaming audio. The chanting typically gets underway at a few minutes after 5 PM.

 

Sunday Talks
6–7 PM

A talk on Nyingma teachings is presented by a Nyingma Institute faculty member or visiting scholar every Sunday.

Free

Sunday, May 22:

Donna Morton on "Keeping the Brain Healthy."

We can take steps now to maintain the resilience and health of our mental function. Donna Morton, Tibetan Yoga instructor, physical therapist, and nutritional consultant will share ways from each of these disciplines that can help you to slow the aging process of the brain.