Mark Henderson


Mark Henderson, Instructor

Mark Henderson, J.D., LL.M., currently works full-time on sacred art projects with the Nyingma Mandala of organizations as a project manager and has helped create over one hundred thousand prayer wheels. He first encountered several great masters of the Nyingma lineage in the mid-1970s and is an avid student of Buddhism, with great appreciation for its vast and rich collection of texts. In his professional career, Mark was a practicing attorney, recognized by the California State Bar as a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law. In the nonprofit sector, he served as both a Board Director and as an Executive Director. At the Nyingma Institute, he teaches classes in Tibetan Language, Tibetan Chanting, and Buddhist Studies.

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Barr Rosenberg


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Barr Rosenberg, Instructor

Barr Rosenberg, Ph.D., has been a student of Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku since the early 1970’s. He is a member of the Yeshe De translation team, and is a successful entrepreneur. Barr taught for many years at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, has taught at the Nyingma Institute since 1982, and served as Co-Dean of the Nyingma Institute from 1999-2016. He regularly teaches courses at the Institute in Nyingma Meditation, Buddhist Studies, and Tibetan Art and Language.

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Mollie Hughes


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Mollie Hughes, Instructor

Mollie Hughes has trained in Nyingma studies at the Nyingma Institute since 2007, with a focus on Dharma Studies, Meditation, and Tibetan Language. Before her studies at the Institute she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1966 with a BA in English and worked in the publishing field as an editor and proofreader until 1984, when she changed fields to work with children with mental disorders. In 1991 she completed a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and was later hired by Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (Berkeley, California) to do social work for homeless adults with severe mental disorders and drug abuse issues. She is now retired from this position and teaches Intermediate Tibetan Language classes at the Nyingma Institute.

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