Sunday Talks

Each Sunday 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.


February 3 – Abbe Blum on “Embodying Care: Body, Speech, and Mind”

How might we nurture ourselves, opening our vulnerable hearts and strengthening awareness so that we can cultivate caring, love, appreciation, and flexibility—and eventually develop the ability to help others? Any one of these qualities is helpful, but what about the combination? This talk by Nyingma Institute instructor, Abbe Blum, includes contemplation and Tibetan yoga exercises.

February 10 – Bob Byrne on “Reading the Avatamsaka Sutra”

Nyingma Institute instructor Bob Byrne will introduce the Avatamsaka, or Flower Ornament Sutra. He will read passages from this revered Mahayana text and will discuss their importance.

February 17 – Mark Henderson on “The Importance of Refuge: An Introduction to Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha”

In these turbulent and distracted times, where do we take our stand? What is reliable for the long-term? What is essential? Nyingma Institute Instructor, Mark Henderson will talk on the importance and nature of refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, as described by the renowned Nyingma master, Patrul Rinpoche. 


February 24 – Santosh Philip on “Moving with Awareness”

All too often we ignore the process of moving from one place to another. We pay little attention to our physical movement or the time we spend in getting from ‘here’ to ‘there’. Kum Nye instructor, Santosh Philip, discusses how to integrate motion with breath and awareness, and activate a greater sense of well-being and wholeness within every moment.