Sunday Evenings

As of 3/11/2020, all our programs are online only. Learn more

If you’d like to attend Sunday Morning Kum Nye (10 am – Noon) or Sunday Evening Talk (6 pm – 7 pm) online via Zoom, please RSVP by 9 pm the night before by sending an email to

Sunday Morning Meditation (9 am – 10 am) and Sunday Evening Chant (5 pm – 6 pm) are temporarily on hiatus. 

On Sundays, our free programs are:  a chant from 5:00 – 5:45 PM, tea and light refreshments (5:45 – 6:00 PM), and a free Dharma talk from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. On the last week of each month, we hold a Women’s Meditation and Practice group instead of the talk.

6:00 – 7:00 PM / Dharma Talk or Gathering

March 15: Mark Henderson “Kamalashila and the Stages of Meditation”

Kamalashila played an important role in establishing Buddhism in Tibet at the time of King Trisongdetsen. Kamalashila’s text, “The Stages of Meditation” clarified for the Tibetan people the gradual path to enlightenment central to Indian Buddhism. In this talk, Institute Instructor Mark Henderson will introduce Kamalashila’s principal writing on the stages of meditation, the Bhavanakrama, bringing this key text in Tibetan history to life.

March 22: Santosh Philip “Body Psychology”

The movements of the body and physical feelings, and the flow of energies intimately relate to movements within the psyche. In this talk, Kum Nye Instructor Santosh Philip will discuss the relationship between the psyche and the body, giving practical suggestions on how to work with physical postures and feelings to increase well-being.

March 29: Women’s Meditation and Practice Evening at the Nyingma Institute

Join us for meditation followed by tea and discussion. Free and open to the Nyingma Community.

April 5: Donna Morton “The Art of Sitting Comfortably”

Instruction in how to sit comfortably for meditation is given by Nyingma instructor and physiotherapist Donna Morton. She will introduce a variety of sitting strategies and will discuss the benefits and challenges of each.



5:00 – 5:45 PM / Chant 


Approximately thirty minutes of chanting is followed by ten to fifteen minutes of silent sitting. The mantra is chanted in a slow melodious way that helps deepen meditation and activate inner healing. Cost: Free. 

Who's leading the chant this week? (Winter 2020 & Early Spring 2020)
Jan 12: Morris A.
Jan 19: Donna P.
Jan 26: Olivia H.
Feb 2: Bob B.
Feb 9: *Closed for community retreat. No chant*
Feb 16: Donna P.
Feb 23: Olivia H.
March 1: Linda D.
March 8: Bob B.
March 15: Donna P.
March 22: Linda D.
March 29: Linda D.
April 5: Donna P.