Sunday Programs

Every Sunday at the Nyingma Institute!

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Morning Meditation
9-9:45 AM
An opportunity to deepen your meditation practice and to introduce your friends or family to the benefits of Nyingma meditation. Each session includes brief meditation instruction followed by silent sitting. You are welcome to attend any Sunday session. No pre-registration or prior experience necessary.
Cost: $5. Free to currently enrolled students.

Kum Nye
10 AM to Noon
Discover the gentle movement exercises of Kum Nye: effective techniques for relaxation, healing, relieving tension, and revitalizing body and mind. Both experienced and beginning students are welcome to attend this drop-in class. To view the Nyingma Institute Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) video, click here
Cost: $15. Free to students in the Institute's Certificate Programs.

Tibetan Chanting
5-5:45 PM
The practice of mantra enables us to restore a natural balance and harmony in our lives. When we chant a mantra, we are free to transcend habitual reflexes. The sound of mantra can still the mind and senses, relax the body, and connect us with natural healing energy. - Tarthang Tulku, Hidden Mind of Freedom.
Every Sunday we invite the public to join us for almost an hour of Tibetan chanting and meditation.

Sunday Talks
6-7 PM
A talk on Nyingma teachings is presented by a Nyingma Institute faculty member or visiting scholar. Topics and dates are listed below.

2014 August Talks

August 3: Olivia Hurd on “Transforming Negative Mind.”

Skillful techniques from Nyingma Psychology have the power to transform the negative momentum of mind and feelings into a force for insight and compassion. Nyingma Psychology instructor Olivia Hurd will introduce analytic meditations that help to break free of painful patterns of mind.

 August 10: Ken McKeon on “Conducting Knowledge through Time.”

Breaking through what appear to be solid limitations, we can enter a different dimension of time, where freedom opens into the perfection of being. Time, Space, and Knowledge instructor Ken McKeon will lead participants in dialogue and introspective practices that illuminate this approach to knowledge.

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