Overview & Hours

The Nyingma Institute offers courses, workshops and retreats to the public. We have seven fields of study, including Meditation, Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga, Nyingma Psychology, and more. Our mission is to share the healing wisdom of the Nyingma tradition and reveal a path of inner freedom.

“Nyingma” (pronounced Ning-ma) is the oldest school of Tibetan Buddhism. Nyingma Institute is one of the oldest schools of Tibetan Buddhism in the west, founded by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche in 1972. 

Please note that we are currently closed to the public due to health concerns and have suspended in-person instruction. Almost all programs are now available online. Learn more 

Our open hours are: 

  • Weekdays 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sundays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM


We offer multiple approaches or paths in order to serve the different orientations and needs of students: 


Our healing-oriented fields of study require no belief system or commitment to Buddhism. You will find support in our friendly and compassionate community and learn an array of practices to relax, heal and deeply nourish yourself. With a focus on developing wellness, our joyful, affirmative approach to meditation, Tibetan yoga, and self-knowledge fosters the development of the whole individual – body, mind, and senses. 

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Traditional Buddhist Practices

If you are looking for a traditional, sacred approach, you can immerse yourself in traditional Dharma studies, including the practices of mantra, visualization, and chanting of prayers and texts. 

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Path of Action

The Nyingma Institute is more than a center for classes and retreats. It is also the heart of a community of volunteers practicing the bodhisattva path of compassionate service. The Institute’s staff, faculty, and residents are all volunteers. Volunteering is an act of generosity, a path of practice, and a means to nurture enlightened community.

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