This Week At The Institute

This Week At The Institute

March 2 - 8, 2015


To receive the Nyingma Institute Email Newsletter for events and happenings at the Institute, email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org.

Our spring course and workshop schedules are available online and also at the Institute front desk.  Course and workshop schedules in pdf version.  Our spring program begins Monday, March 23. Join us for our open house on Sunday, March 22, 3-5 PM. Discover how the programs at the Institute can enrich your life.


Full Moon Chant
Thursday, March 5, 8-9:30 PM
Free

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 in March will be held in the New House classroom and is led by a faculty member. Call or email us if you are attending the first time. A copy of the mantra will be provided.

 

Communicating Well: A Skillful Means Workshop
Saturday, March 7, 10 AM - 4:45 PM
Instructor: Barr Rosenberg
Cost: $80, includes a vegetarian buffet lunch

We practice together, exploring communication experientially in a lighthearted way. We try out verbal and nonverbal communication, emphasizing differences of perspective while aiming for commonality. We seek to stand in each other’s shoes, sometimes speaking for each other. We learn to share knowledge to achieve agreed upon purposes and to develop fresh understanding. Suitable for all levels of students.

 

Morning Meditation
Sunday, March 8, 9-9:45 AM
Instructor: Jack van der Muelen
Cost: $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. You are welcome to attend any Sunday session. No pre-registration or prior experience necessary.

Click here for programs in Nyingma Meditation.  Meditation classes and workshops in spring quarter which begins Monday, March 23.
Free talks in March: Focus on Meditation. March talks explore some of the many doors to meditation and insight, utilizing analysis, movement, and introspective practices that open heart and mind. Click here for a complete list of free Sunday talks in March.


Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga)
Sunday, March 8, 10 AM to Noon
Instructor: Jack van der Meulen
Cost: $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. T  o view the Nyingma Institute Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) video, click here 

Kum Nye classes and workshops in spring quarter which begins Monday, March 23.  Click here for information about our Kum Nye Certificate Program. 

 

Tibetan Chanting
Sunday, March 8, 5-5:45 PM
Free.

The practice of mantra enables us to restore a natural balance and harmony in our lives. When we chant a mantra, we are free to transcend habitual reflexes. The sound of mantra can still the mind and senses, relax the body, and connect us with natural healing energy. - Tarthang Tulku, Hidden Mind of Freedom.

Every Sunday we invite the public to join us for almost an hour of Tibetan chanting and meditation.



Sunday Talks
Sunday, March 8, 6-7 PM
Free.

Olivia Hurd on "Meditations that Awaken the Heart."

An awakened heart, embodying our deepest knowledge of truth and love, can be the door to the spiritual path. Meditation instructor Olivia Hurd will discuss and present meditative practices designed to cultivate the ground for such awakening.

March Talks: Focus on Meditation. March talks explore some of the many doors to meditation and insight, utilizing analysis, movement, and introspective practices that open heart and mind. Click here for a complete list of talks in March.  For pdf version. 

 

Upcoming free classes:

Finding Inner Peace
Monday through Friday, March 16-20, 7-8:00 PM,
FREE

Each weeknight evening during our spring quarter break the Institute will offer free classes designed to increase inner peace and release tension. Each class will highlight movement and sitting practices that provide tools to break free of stress and deepen meditation. Everyone is welcome to attend the entire series, or to drop-in on any class session.

Monday, March 16, 7-8 PM: Meditation, the Key to Inner Peace

Tuesday, March 17, 7-8 PM: Cultivating a Loving Heart

Wednesday, March 18, 7-8 PM: Tibetan Yoga: Movement as Meditation

Thursday, March 19, 7-8 PM: Mantra: Healing Sound

Friday, March 20: 7-8 PM: Gentle Techniques for Releasing Stress

 

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


To receive the Nyingma Institute Email Newsletter for events and happenings at the Institute, email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org.