Workshops (Online)

Please note that due to health concerns, we are holding all programs online. Please register as early as possible in order to ensure that your workshop will run, as programs must meet minimum enrollment conditions. Our suggested registration deadline for workshops is one week in advance. After you enroll, a faculty member will send you the link to join online — usually this is sent about a day before the date of the workshop. 

LATE SPRING & SUMMER WORKSHOPS

 

May 14, 2022 (Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, PT) 

The Wheel of Life and Dependent Origination (DHS408) 

The symbolism of the Tibetan Wheel of Life demonstrates fundamental Buddhist teachings about the chain of causality and how mental patterns evolve and take form. Reading: “Dependent Origination,” Gateway to Knowledge, Volume I, pages 51-60.

Instructors:  Mark Henderson & Hugh Joswick. Cost: $50. 

Register: https://go.asapconnected.com/?org=4698#EventID=2120682 

 

May 14, 2022 (Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, PT) 

Aging as a Spiritual Practice (NPS471) 

In this workshop we will explore the rich shift in life’s journey as elders, through contemplative meditation practices, walking meditation, and wisdom teachings from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Tarthang Tulku writes, “Impermanence and death are integral parts of being alive; this realization can vibrate within us and wake us up; we realize that at this very moment we are actually alive!”  We can expand our perspective, mine this chapter of life as an opportunity to grow; let go of attachments; find peace of mind.  

Instructor:  Olivia Hurd. Cost: $50. All ages welcome. Some meditation experience is helpful. 

Register: https://go.asapconnected.com/?org=4698#EventID=2120678 

 

June 4, 2022 (Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, PT) 

Cutting off Negative Thoughts (MED415) 

The aim is to turn the mind around, to put an end to self-delusion and unending confusion, to transcend all limited views and limitations on the heart’s natural capacity for love and joy. Tarthang Tulku, Path of Heroes. Through meditative action, even adverse conditions can fuel our search for wisdom. In this advanced meditation workshop, we cut off negative thoughts as they arise through applying potent antidotes that protect heart and mind. Reading: Gateway to Knowledge, Volume II, pages 121–139.

Instructors:  Mark Henderson & Hugh Joswick. Cost: $50. 

Register: https://go.asapconnected.com/?org=4698#EventID=2120684

 

June 11, 2022 (Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, PT) 

Kum Nye Healing (KNR441) 

“We realize that we have the resources we need to be both balanced and happy, for our bodies and minds are the vehicles for our learning and growth. By slowing down, relaxing and opening the senses, we can learn to develop these resources. We then discover that we can heal our bodies and minds with feeling channeled through the physical body” Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga, p.9

Kum Nye is a profound body/mind practice that integrates and balances our entire being.We will work with movement, postures, breath and visualization to explore the healing aspects of this practice to reduce stress, increase relaxation and enjoyment of our lives.

Instructor: Anita Mcnulty. Cost: $50. 

Register: https://go.asapconnected.com/?org=4698#EventID=2120697 

 

July 9, 2022 (Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, PT) 

Opening the Heart Chakra (MED425)

In this workshop we will focus on practices to connect and expand the energy of the heart through sitting meditation, chanting, and gentle, slow Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga.  Tarthang Tulku writes, “We do not need to think about ‘me’ or ‘you’ or what we are gaining or losing; we can just expand our feelings, our relaxation, our calmness, and our joy.” We may find that following this road inward,  “to our inner sanctuary, our own home”,  takes us on a surprising journey, beyond the confines of the self, to sense others’ hearts  more deeply.  Olivia Hurd, meditation instructor, welcomes students with some meditation experience. 

Instructor: Olivia Hurd. Cost: $50. 

Register: https://go.asapconnected.com/?org=4698#EventID=2121007 

 

July 9, 2022 (Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, PT) 

The Perfections of Patience and Strength (DHS413) 

Based on the Bodhicaryavatara and its Tibetan commentaries, students will study the perfections of patience (ksanti) and strength (virya). Readings: Bodhicharyavatara, chapters 6 and 7. 

Instructors: Mark Henderson & Hugh Joswick. Cost: $50.  

Register: https://go.asapconnected.com/?org=4698#EventID=2120700 

 

July 30, 2022 (Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, PT) 

The Perfections of Meditation and Wisdom (DHS414)

Returning to complete the reading of the Bodihcharyavatara, we study the verses on perfecting meditation and wisdom along with some Tibetan commentaries that describe meditations associated with the Bodhisattva path. We will also study verses from chapter 9 of the Bodhicharyavatara, “The Perfection of Wisdom,” that allow us to glimpse the profound wisdom that underlies the compassionate way of life. Readings: Bodhicharyavatara, chapters 8 & 9. 

Instructors: Mark Henderson & Hugh Joswick. Cost: $50.  

Register: https://go.asapconnected.com/?org=4698#EventID=2120711