“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 different kind 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. Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) heals our bodies and minds, bringing their energies together to function smoothly and harmoniously. Components of the class include physical postures and movements as well as working with the breath. Class held in the Yoga Room
Yoga does not begin when we finally feel thin and flexible enough to twist ourselves into impossible pretzel shapes or acrobatic balancing postures. Yoga starts right now, just as we are, with whatever it is we bring to the table. This hour long session will guide you through Yin (passive) and Yang (active) postures, calming breathing techniques, and mindfulness based meditation to uncover the power of the present and the beauty of the body and spirit. Class held in the Yoga Room
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! In this one hour session, you will learn how to bring awareness to the way you work and interact so that you can defuse your habitual reaction to the things that cause you 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 Library
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.
We feel a strong dedication to our students. Our teachers teach even when there is but a single student. We do ask that everyone respond compassionately, be timely when possible, always act from a place of kindness and help us maintain the sacred environment that is Ratna Ling.