Workshops (1 day) & Weekend Retreats (2-3 day) 

Workshops & group retreats provide refuge from everyday life, immersing participants in a healing process of insight and tranquility. 

Saturday workshops begin at 10 AM and conclude at 4:45 PM unless otherwise noted, and include a vegetarian buffet lunch.  Workshops and group retreats are open to all levels of students unless a prerequisite is specified. 

Workshop participants may arrange to stay overnight in one of the Institute’s comfortable guest rooms. Overnight guests are offered complimentary Sunday morning meditation and Tibetan Yoga class. Learn about our rooms and rates.

Sat, Aug. 31, 10 AM – 1 PM, Tibetan Yoga

Art of Sitting Comfortably (KNR420) A half-day of guided self-exploration, supportive practices, and practical problem solving.  You will be introduced to a variety of sitting strategies. A personal home program of Kum Nye exercises will be tailored for each student to address specific motion limitations. Instructor(s): Donna Morton. Cost: $40, includes lunch. 

Sat, Sept.7, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Tibetan Yoga

Inner Alchemy (KNR412) Remarkable transformation occurs through Kum Nye, mobilizing the body’s natural healing as it literally remakes the physical body. The movement exercises introduced in this workshop stimulate the flow of subtle energy that can lead to amazing changes in body and mind. Instructor(s): Santosh Philip. Cost: $80, includes vegetarian lunch. 

Sat, Sept.14, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Buddhist Studies

Tara the Liberator (DHS413) As we practice vivid visualization and recite powerful prayers and mantras, we learn how to invoke Tara with deep and urgent devotion.  We join in an unbroken lineage of enlightened masters who, through Tara practice, found unshakeable confidence, awe, and belonging in the face of ultimate reality. Instructor(s): Lama Palzang, Pema Gellek. Cost: $80, includes vegetarian lunch.

Sat, Sept.21, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Nyingma Psychology

Delving Deep into Caring (NPS416) We live in a remarkable time in history when we have developed massive technical power but are losing our humanity to deep routines that control us and dictate where to focus our energy. Through caring we can experience a greater depth of love for ourselves and others, shift from reactivity to responsiveness, and awaken to being fully present in all situations. Instructor(s): Pema Gellek, Hugh Joswick. Cost: $80, includes vegetarian lunch. 

Sat, Sept.28, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Nyingma Psychology

Transforming Negative Emotions (NPS401) When we quiet mind and calm the body, we are able to look more clearly and directly at what transpires during an emotional experience. We will apply traditional Buddhist meditations to challenge and transform the hold negative emotions have over us, pacifying them rather than suppressing them. Instructor(s): Olivia Hurd. Cost: $80, includes lunch. 

Sat, Aug. 31, 10 AM – 1 PM, Tibetan Yoga

Art of Sitting Comfortably (KNR420) A half-day of guided self-exploration, supportive practices, and practical problem solving.  You will be introduced to a variety of sitting strategies. A personal home program of Kum Nye exercises will be tailored for each student to address specific motion limitations. Instructor(s): Donna Morton. Cost: $40, includes lunch. 

Learn more / Online registration: https://register.asapconnected.com/classdetail.aspx?org=4698&pk=1473813 

 

Sat, Sept.7, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Tibetan Yoga

Inner Alchemy (KNR412) Remarkable transformation occurs through Kum Nye, mobilizing the body’s natural healing as it literally remakes the physical body. The movement exercises introduced in this workshop stimulate the flow of subtle energy that can lead to amazing changes in body and mind. Instructor(s): Santosh Philip. Cost: $80, includes vegetarian lunch. 

Learn more / Online registration: https://register.asapconnected.com/classdetail.aspx?org=4698&pk=1532157

 

Sat, Sept.14, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Buddhist Studies

Tara the Liberator (DHS413) As we practice vivid visualization and recite powerful prayers and mantras, we learn how to invoke Tara with deep and urgent devotion.  We join in an unbroken lineage of enlightened masters who, through Tara practice, found unshakeable confidence, awe, and belonging in the face of ultimate reality. Instructor(s): Lama Palzang, Pema Gellek. Cost: $80, includes vegetarian lunch.

Learn more / Online registration: https://register.asapconnected.com/classdetail.aspx?org=4698&pk=1532867 

 

Sat, Sept.21, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Nyingma Psychology

Delving Deep into Caring (NPS416) We live in a remarkable time in history when we have developed massive technical power but are losing our humanity to deep routines that control us and dictate where to focus our energy. Through caring we can experience a greater depth of love for ourselves and others, shift from reactivity to responsiveness, and awaken to being fully present in all situations. Instructor(s): Pema Gellek, Hugh Joswick. Cost: $80, includes vegetarian lunch. 

Learn more / Online registration: https://register.asapconnected.com/classdetail.aspx?org=4698&pk=1532873 

 

Sat, Sept.28, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Nyingma Psychology

Transforming Negative Emotions (NPS401) When we quiet mind and calm the body, we are able to look more clearly and directly at what transpires during an emotional experience. We will apply traditional Buddhist meditations to challenge and transform the hold negative emotions have over us, pacifying them rather than suppressing them. Instructor(s): Olivia Hurd. Cost: $80, includes lunch. 

Learn more / Online registration: https://register.asapconnected.com/classdetail.aspx?org=4698&pk=1532890 

 

Sat, Oct.12, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Skillful Means

Meditation in Action: Where Work, Play, and Success Coalesce (SKM409) Engaging transformative exercises from Tarthang Tulku’s Mastering Successful Work, this workshop will provide practical, incisive tools to enlighten and accomplish your work. Activating a higher level of awareness, concentration, and energy, we open up the treasures of meditation in every situation. Instructor(s): Mark Henderson. Cost: $80, includes lunch. 

Learn more / Online registration: https://register.asapconnected.com/classdetail.aspx?org=4698&pk=1532892 

 

Sat, Oct.19, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Buddhist Studies

The Question of Identity (DHS405) Who creates, controls, enjoys, defiles, or purifies experience? Experiential exercises will shed light on these questions, while lecture will examine the ten kinds of self as described by the Bodhisattva Maitreya and the Nyingma master Lama Mipham. Instructor(s): Mark Henderson, Hugh Joswick. Cost: $80, includes vegetarian lunch. 

Learn more / Online registration: https://register.asapconnected.com/classdetail.aspx?org=4698&pk=1532894 

 

Sat, Oct.26, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Tibetan Yoga

Joy and Spaciousness (KNR406) Tibetan Yoga (Kum Nye) movement and breathing practices enhance a sense of spaciousness and develop joyous feelings. Through contacting the subtle energies in the body through breath, we can expand and foster inner joy. Instructor(s): Santosh Philip. Cost: $80, includes vegetarian lunch. 

Learn more / Online registration: https://register.asapconnected.com/classdetail.aspx?org=4698&pk=1532896 

Sat, Nov.2, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Nyingma Practices

Medicine Buddha (NPR406) Tibetan healing mantras and visualizations that evoke the blessings of the Medicine Buddha have been used for centuries to cure illness and increase well-being. This retreat offers instructions in traditional Medicine Buddha practices. Instructor(s): Lama Palzang, Pema Gellek. Cost: $80, includes lunch. 

Learn more / Online registration: https://register.asapconnected.com/classdetail.aspx?org=4698&pk=1532899 

 

Sat, Nov.9, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Meditation

Healing Sound (MED402) There is an art of deep listening that hears all sounds as music and recognizes a vast healing silence at the very heart of sound. This workshop blends music, mantra, and silence to inspire realization. Instructor(s): Santosh Philip. Cost: $80, includes vegetarian lunch.

Learn more / Online registration: https://register.asapconnected.com/classdetail.aspx?org=4698&pk=1532904 

 

Sat, Nov.16, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Nyingma Psychology

Activating Joyous Feeling (NPS406) Meditation, awareness, and movement practices awaken and expand joyous feelings. You will learn exercises that distribute deep feelings of joy through both body and mind. Instructor(s): Donna Morton. Cost: $80, includes vegetarian lunch.

Learn more / Online registration: https://register.asapconnected.com/classdetail.aspx?org=4698&pk=1532905 

 

Sat, Nov.23, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Nyingma Psychology

Transforming Personal History (NPS407) Habits and patterns intertwined with painful memories often prevent us from enjoying the freedom and beauty offered by our human body and mind. It is possible to skillfully touch memories in ways that cut through their power to restrict us. Instructor(s): Olivia Hurd. Cost: $80, includes lunch.

Learn more / Online registration: https://register.asapconnected.com/classdetail.aspx?org=4698&pk=1532908 

 

Fri, Nov.29 at 10 AM – Sun, Nov.31 at 3 PM, Nyingma Practices

Cultivating Compassionate Love (NPR402) We can learn to love ourselves and others more deeply through actively cultivating compassionate love. This kind of love heals the painful divisions between living beings, allowing us to forgive others and to cleanse ourselves of ill-will. The retreat introduces gentle visualization, mantra, and meditation practices given by the Buddha. Instructor(s): Santosh Philip. Cost: $235 Non-Residential / $475 Residential. Online registration available for non-res only; for residential enrollment, please contact us directly. 

Learn more / Online registration: https://nyingmainstitute.asapconnected.com/classdetail.aspx?org=4698&pk=1536044

Sat, Dec.7, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Buddhist Studies

The Four Immeasurables (DHS406) Cultivating the “four immeasurable” states of mind—love, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity—is a classic Buddhist practice that teaches us to transcend our ordinary way of being and our limited ways of understanding. Inner serenity can help foster the realization of selflessness. Instructor(s): Mark Henderson, Hugh Joswick. Cost: $80, includes lunch.

Learn more / Online registration: https://register.asapconnected.com/classdetail.aspx?org=4698&pk=1532929 

 

Sat, Dec.14, 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Meditation

Silent Mind, Peaceful Mind (MED409) Mind can become silent, peaceful, and aware through sustained meditation. This day of meditation practices and instruction shows how to release expectations and find serenity. Instructor(s): Hugh Joswick. Cost: $80, includes lunch. 

Learn more / Online registration: https://register.asapconnected.com/classdetail.aspx?org=4698&pk=1532930 

Sample Schedule

  • 10:00 AM Instruction Session
  • 11:30 AM Tea Break
  • 12:00 PM Instruction Session
  • 1:00 PM Vegetarian Lunch
  • 2:00 PM Instruction Session
  • 3:30 PM Tea Break
  • 4:00 PM Instruction Session
  • 4:45 PM Workshop Concludes