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This Week At The Institute
August 15–26, Free Classes: Meditations on Breath
August 28: Open House
August 29: September Classes Begin
Sunday, August 28, 9–9:45 AM
Instructor: Santosh Phiip
$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, August 28, 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.
Sundays, 5–5:45 PM
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.
A talk on Nyingma teachings is presented by a Nyingma Institute faculty member or visiting scholar every Sunday.
Sunday, August 28:
Donna Morton on "Expanding Positive Feeling"
When positive or joyous feelings and attitudes pass through each organ and circulate throughout our whole system, our physical and chemical energies are transformed and balanced. Tarthang Tulku, Gesture of Balance.
When our senses are suffused by positive feeling, life seems richer and more interesting. Tibetan Yoga instructor Donna Morton will discuss ways to expand positive feelings using physical exercises, self-massage, and mindfulness practices.