Nyingma Institute courses are offered in 8 week semesters, with the exception of shorter terms in January and Summer. Most courses are scheduled in the evening, with a few courses during the day.
Semesters: Winter (4 weeks), Early Spring (8 weeks), Late Spring (8 weeks), Summer (7 weeks), Early Fall (8 weeks), Late Fall (8 weeks).
Workshops & Group Retreats
Workshops and group retreats offer healing refreshment for body, mind and spirit. Saturday workshops begin at 10 AM, include a vegetarian buffet-style lunch, and conclude at 4:45 PM unless otherwise noted. Retreats also usually start at 10 AM but last for multiple days. Workshop and retreats are open to all levels of students unless a prerequisite is specified.
Extend the benefits of a workshop by arranging to stay overnight in one of the Institute’s comfortable private guest rooms for an additional fee. As a retreatant, overnight guests are offered complimentary Sunday morning meditation and a Tibetan Yoga class.
Personal retreats may be scheduled throughout the year. During a personal retreat you may join in selected class sessions, workshops, and community meditation as well as pursuing your own meditation or mind-body practice. Groups of seven or more may also arrange for instruction in meditation or Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga tailored to their level of experience.
Residential retreats offer the benefit of full immersion within a sacred and peaceful environment, without the usual interruptions and distractions of everyday life. You receive a comfortable private room, and vegetarian meals.
Two and Four Month Retreats
These long retreats provide students with an intense period of study and practice of Nyingma teachings. Retreatants develop insight into the nature of consciousness, emotion, thought, embodiment, and feeling. Exercises release the hold of negative habitual patterning within body and mind, allowing previously untapped human qualities to emerge. Participants are instructed in how to integrate their new knowledge and way of being within daily life so that what is learned in the retreat continues to unfold and develop.