Classes

Please find the day-by-day class listings below. For the full descriptions, please visit our online registration site.

Fall Quarter: 10/7/19 – 12/14/19

Monday

 

Advanced Meditation:  Cultivating Self-Understanding Through Shamatha and Vipashyana (MED313)

Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, 10/7 – 12/9 (10 classes), Meditation 

Drawing from his background and training in Nyingma studies and practices in Tibet, Lama Palzang highlights techniques for stabilizing and deepening meditation in order to continually renew one’s commitment to cultivating wisdom on the path.Instructor(s): Lama Palzang. Cost: $180.

 

Listening to the Body:  Healing Body and Mind (KNR105)

Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, 10/7 – 12/9 (10 classes), Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga

This is the first semester of a year-long introduction to Kum Nye Tibetan yoga, a gentle healing system adapted by Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku for the West. We learn to listen to our bodies, opening our senses and touching our feelings directly. Instructor(s): Abbe Blum. Cost: $180. This class can be joined either in person or online. Please contact us to let us know if you will be joining online. 

 

Intermediate Meditation:  Unfolding Meditation (MED214) 

Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, 10/7 – 12/9 (10 classes), Meditation 

Through meditation practice, we gain inner confidence to handle whatever comes our way. This class develops the meaning of meditation as a practice for every moment. Instructor(s): Bob Byrne.  Cost: $180. This class can be joined either in person or online. Please contact us to let us know if you will be joining online. 

 

Tuesday

 

Evening Chant / Tuesdays, 6:15 – 6:45 PM

Tibetan prayer, chanting, and meditation for spiritual growth. Open to all. Cost: Free.

 

Who Owns Mind? (DHS203)

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, 10/8 – 12/10 (10 classes), Buddhist Studies 

Using classical insight meditations, students will be guided in a search for an independent self who controls and owns the mind and experience, glimpsing how mind, free of the confines of self, might function. Instructor(s): Hugh Joswick, Mark Henderson. Path of Liberation program. Cost: $180.

 

Advanced Kum Nye: 

Transforming Inner Energy (KNR305)

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, 10/15 – 12/10 (9 classes), Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga 

Intensity in the practice of Kum Nye loosens inner blockages so that vitality circulates freely through body and mind. This intermediate/advanced course introduces exercises that challenge and inspire. Instructor(s): Santosh Philip. Cost: $162. Please note that this class starts a week late. 

 

Transforming Negative Emotions (NPS102)

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, 10/8 – 12/10 (10 classes), Nyingma Psychology 

Introspective practices and insights from the Buddhist tradition can transform the destructive power of ‘everyday’ negative emotions. This course gives specific antidotes for anger, fear, anxiety, and attachment. Instructor(s): Olivia Hurd, Pauline Yu. Cost: $180.

 

Wednesday

 

In the Words of the Buddha (DHS101)

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, 10/9 – 12/11 (9 classes), Buddhist Studies 

An introduction to the essential sutras in the Buddhist tradition. We examine first, second, and third turning teachings in order to give a general overview of the Mahayana approach to the sutras. Recitation, reflection, and study of sutras. Instructor(s): Pema Gellek, Hugh Joswick, and other faculty. Cost: $162. No class on 11/27.

 

Beginning Meditation:  Quieting the Mind (MED101)

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, 10/9 – 12/11 (9 classes), Meditation 

Traditional meditation practices, including body movement (Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga), breath awareness, chanting, and visualization, begin to quiet distracting thoughts and movements of mind, opening mind to a clearer experience.  Instructor(s): Santosh Philip. Cost: $162. No class on 11/27.

 

 Big Space, Open Sky (TSK111)

Wednesdays, 6:15 – 7:45 PM, 10/9 – 12/11 (9 classes), Time, Space, and Knowledge (TSK) 

Space welcomes us each moment of our lives. Without its presence, how could we move from chair to door or, more subtly, from thought to thought, or sound to recognition? Come explore new options and new ways of being and human being as presented in Tarthang Tulku’s visionary path of Time, Space, and Knowledge. Instructor(s): Ken McKeon. Cost: $20/class or $162 for all 9. No class on 11/27.

 

Thursday

 

Guide to Chanting Tibetan Prayers (DHS113)

Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:00 PM, 10/10 – 12/12 (9 classes), Buddhist Studies 

Practice chanting traditional Tibetan prayers without prior knowledge of the Tibetan language. Practice materials show the Tibetan text, phonetic pronunciation, and English translation. Instructor(s): Lama Palzang, Mark Henderson. Cost: $162. No class on Thanksgiving (11/28). 

 

Skillful Means . . . Caring (NPS116)

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, 10/10 – 12/12 (9 classes), Nyingma Psychology 

Caring invites us to cultivate a fresh attunement and deeper connection with self and others, and points us towards inhabiting pure being. Instructor(s): Pema Gellek, Hugh Joswick. Cost: $162. No class on Thanksgiving (11/28).

 

Kum Nye Joy of Being: How to Change the Pattern Through Relieving Busyness and Attuning to What Supports the Whole of Our Being (KNR208)

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, 10/10 – 12/12 (9 classes), Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga 

Asking how to change the pattern of what limits beauty, clarity, and ease, the second year of this ongoing Joy of Being class continues to tune and deeply relax body, breath, and mind. Instructor(s): Abbe Blum. Cost: $162. No class on Thanksgiving (11/28).

 

Beginning Tibetan: Level I (TIB 101)

Thursdays, 6:15 – 7:45 PM, 10/10 – 12/12 (9 classes), Tibetan Language

Introduction to basic Tibetan for reading and translating classical Tibetan texts. Instructor(s): Mark Henderson. Cost: $162. No class on Thanksgiving (11/28). This class can be joined either in person or online. Please contact us to let us know if you will be joining online. 

 

Friday

 

Advanced Tibetan Tutorial (TIB301) 

Fridays, 4:30 – 5:45 PM, 10/11 – 12/13 (10 classes), Tibetan Language 

Ongoing Tibetan translation and study. Knowledge of Tibetan or consent of the instructor required. Instructor(s): Barr Rosenberg. Cost: $180.

 

Kum Nye Self Massage: The Healing Power of Touch (KNR106)

Fridays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, 10/25 – 11/15 (4 classes), Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga 

A four-week hands-on class in Kum Nye self-massage. You will be led through slow massage routines that promote relaxation and deepen your sense of physical presence.  Instructor(s): Santosh Philip. Cost: $72. 

Intermediate Tibetan (TIB205)

Fridays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, 10/11 – 12/13 (10 classes), Tibetan Language 

Translation of selected readings with grammar instruction for translating classical Tibetan texts at an intermediate level. Instructor(s): Mollie Hughes. Cost: $180.

Saturday

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Sunday

9:00 – 9:45 AM / Meditation. Drop-in: $5

10:00 – Noon / Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga.  Drop-in: $15

5:00 – 5:45 PM / Chanting.  Cost: Free

6:00 – 7:00 PM / Dharma Talk or Sunday Gathering. This program varies each week, please find details here — Talks!  Cost: Free