Sunday Talks & Gatherings

Sundays from 6-7 PM, a free talk on Nyingma teachings or related topics is presented by a Nyingma Institute faculty member, guest lecturer, or long-time student. 

On the last week of each month, a Women’s Meditation and Practice group is held during this time instead. 

May 26 Monthly Women’s Meditation and Practice

The Nyingma Women’s Meditation and Practice Group will meet regularly at this time, 6-7 pm, on the last Sunday of each month.* Tea and refreshments, along with discussion of selected topics of interest, will follow practice. This is an excellent opportunity to build community and share interests and study. Future Sundays include June 30, July 28, and August 25.

*This event is in lieu of the Dharma talk once a month. 

 

June 2 Ron Purser on “Questioning the Knower and the Known: Opening the Field of Time, Space and Knowledge”

 
In this talk, Ron Purser, long-time student of the TSK vision and professor of Management at San Francisco State University, will explore our conventional ways of knowing and the presuppositions that give rise to the sense of a separate self that supposedly is the knower of its world. Drawing from the Time, Space and Knowledge (TSK) vision, we will investigate this fundamental positioning, inviting a critical intelligence to shine forth.
 

June 9 Hugh Joswick on “Taking the Teachings to Heart”

Once we reflect on how easily we substitute words for experience, we may begin to realize how much this affects our ability to touch the living quality of experience itself. If we can open our hearts to a deeper way of knowing, we may begin to extract a richer juice from our perceptions and experience. Nyingma Institute instructor, Hugh Joswick, will present meditation exercises from Tarthang Tulku’s writings that can open the heart to deeper meaning for our lives.

June 16 Steve Randall on “Linear Time and the Flow of Experience: Time in Tarthang Tulku’s Time, Space, Knowledge Vision”

Steve Randall, a long-time student of Tarthang Rinpoche, continues his three-part series on the transpersonal approach of the Time, Space, Knowledge (TSK) vision and how TSK can enhance our experience. In this second class, Steve will explore aspects of time that constrict our lives: pressure, time poverty, time’s flow, seeking, and anxiety. He’ll lead the Going without Going exercise so participants can experiment with time’s flow. The final talk of this series will be held in July when Steve will discuss how knowledge of time and space can awaken peak experience. If you are interested in the fundamental transformation that TSK can bring, this is the series for you.

June 23 TBA 

June 30 Women and Meditation

The Nyingma Women’s Meditation and Practice Group will meet regularly at this time, 6-7 pm, on the last Sunday of each month during the summer in lieu of the regular Dharma talk. Tea and refreshments, along with discussion of selected topics of interest, will follow practice. This is an excellent opportunity to build community and share interests and study. Future Sundays include July 28, and August 25.