“To begin to know something new, we must first realize that there is something we do not know.” -Tarthang Tulku, Knowledge of Freedom
We welcome guests of all levels of experience to join us in spiritual study and practice. Classes are deeply rooted in Tibetan Buddhist teachings and are designed to create the conditions for the exploration of your inner environment. Curiosity and an open mind is all that is required. Beginner and expert level students welcome. Remember, different classes occur on different days, so plan your visit accordingly. No prior registration necessary. Class Schedule and location is subject to change.
Experience a completely different style of yoga, one designed to reconnect your body, mind, and senses. Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) is a gentle healing system that relieves stress, transforms negative patterns, and helps us to be balanced and healthy. Components of the class include simple (though not necessarily easy) postures and mindful movements, as well as working with the breath and meditation. Perfect for those who enjoy a slow, meditative, and relaxing path to balance and harmony. Class held in the Yoga Room
The Tibetan tradition offers many ways to help calm the mind. One of the most effective ways is viewing sacred art images while chanting the mantras that correspond to them. In each class, a form of the Buddha or other enlightened being will be shown and the symbolism explored, followed by chanting the associated mantra. Afterwards, some silent meditation time allows for an integration of body, breath and mind in a gentler, deeper way. Class held in the Yoga Room
Tension is normal, stress in not! Seventy five percent of Americans say they are stressed out at work. If you’re not in the lucky 25%, learn what steps you can take so that you can be! During this interactive and exploratory session, we will open a discussion about bringing awareness to the way we work and interact so that we can defuse our habitual reaction to the things that cause us stress. Based on Skillful Means teachings from Tarthang Tulku, you will get a taste for an approach to work and life that is not just a ‘how-to’ method, but a potential transformation into a new way of being. Class held in the Medicine Buddha Classroom
Meditation is an ongoing practice of self-knowledge that attunes us to our true inner nature. Once we experience even a glimpse of this nature, we naturally begin to live more meaningful and harmonious lives – lives that benefit ourselves and others. This class will introduce the basic components of sitting meditation: posture, relaxation of the body, awareness of the breath, and neutrality toward thoughts and other mental activity. Based on Hidden Mind of Freedom by Tarthang Tulku. Class held in the Library