A Guided Tour of Hell Art Exhibit

April 20–September 16, 2018  |  Asian Art Museum | San Francisco, CA

A guided tour of one man’s harrowing descent into the Tibetan Buddhist realms of hell encourages us to contemplate the meaning of life and the consequences of negative action. After collapsing in the hospital following heart surgery, longtime Buddhist teacher Sam Bercholz felt himself being pulled violently down into a realm beyond life, where he witnessed dramatic suffering. Bercholz recounted the nightmarish imagery and intense sensations of this near-death experience to Tibetan-American artist Pema Namdol Thaye. The artist drew on...

The Profound Treasury Retreat with Judy Lief

June 15–24, 2018  |  Ferry Beach Conference Center | Saco, ME

This will be the sixth Profound Treasury Retreat based on the teachings of the venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and taught by Judy Lief. She is the editor of the extensive three-volume set, The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, which gives a penetrating overview of the three-yana journey from beginning to end. Over the years, the retreat and the sangha have evolved and matured. Our retreat environment is infused with the spirit of beginner’s mind where curious minds come...

Awaken the Heart—Open the Mind with Ringu Tulku

June 19–24, 2018  |  Lerab Ling | Roqueredonde, France

A retreat with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche on how wisdom and compassion can transform our life. The wisdom or philosophy of Buddhism is a complete revolution in the way we relate to our thoughts and emotions, to the world around us, and to others. Based on this understanding, it offers a wealth of very practical tools to make our life happier by bringing compassion and wisdom into all its aspects—the key being to turn our mind and our actions toward the benefit...

From Mindfulness to Pristine Mind Retreat at Omega with Orgyen Chowang

June 22–24, 2018  |  Omega Institute | Rhinebeck, NY

When we experience mental and emotional agitation, unhappiness, and stress, it is because our minds are in a distorted state. Pristine Mind is free from stress. It is filled with unconditional happiness. It is our natural state of mind. To find happiness within ourselves, first we need to uncover our own Pristine Mind and learn how to maintain it through meditation and live with it throughout our everyday lives. In this in-depth weekend retreat, renowned meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche...

Book Talk & Author Signing with Kelly DiNardo

June 23, 2018 | 3:30–4:30 p.m.  |  Politics & Prose Bookstore | Washington D.C.

Kelly DiNardo will give a talk based on her new book, Living the Sutras: A Guide to Yoga Wisdom Beyond the Mat. This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Ringu Tulku in Bern, Switzerland

June 25–26, 2018  |  Rigpe Dorje Schweiz | Bern, Switzerland

Ringu Tulku will speak at Rigpe Dorje Schweiz.

Ringu Tulku in Heidelberg, Germany

June 27–28, 2018  |  Karma Changchub Choephel Ling | Heidelberg, Germany

Ringu Tulku will speak at Karma Changchub Choephel Ling.

Ringu Tulku in Halscheid, Germany

June 29–July 1, 2018  |  Halscheid Retreat Zentrum | Halsheid, Germany

Ringu Tulku will speak at Halscheid Retreat Zentrum.

Awaken Yourself, Transform the World: The Heart of Buddhist Psychology with Jack Kornfield

July 1, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  The Institute of Education, Logan Hall | London, UK

The great contemplative traditions remind us that it is possible to live more wakefully, with a wise heart, greater well being, courage and joy. Today, in his first UK event since 1999, Jack Kornfield will teach transformative practices and powerful tools from Buddhist psychology that foster this spirit of awakening, freedom and joy. During times of uncertainty and confusion, we arrive at the perfect place to deepen our practice of awakening. With this spirit we can tend and transform the...

The Buddhist Poetry Festival

July 5–8, 2018  |  Zen Mountain Monastery | Mt. Tremper, NY

Throughout the ages, practitioners have explored the elasticity of language to express understanding of dharma, proximity to the present, realization of impermanence, and encounters with the mind, just to name a few. The Buddhist Poetry Festival was created in celebration of this impulse to creatively share those personal experiences that seem to touch upon the universal. The Buddhist Poetry Festival is designed for anyone who resonates with Buddhist teachings, regardless of their own level of engagement with any particular tradition....

Buddhist Arts and Film Festival

July 6–8, 2018  |  Dairy Arts Center | Boulder, CO

The arts provide powerful platforms through which ideas are shared and creativity is explored. Films have the power to amplify unique and important perspectives unlike any other medium. These creative expressions can transform, confuse, and enlighten us. The founders of the festival believe the practice of Buddhist principles affects how we look at everything and how this practice expands our creativity. These relationships will be explored. We believe Boulder provides a unique and supportive environment to host the festival and...

Natalie Goldberg at Northshire Bookstore (Saratoga Springs, NY)

Saturday, July 7 | 7:00 pm  |  Northshire Bookstore | Saratoga Springs, NY

Tickets are required for this event and space is limited. Tickets for are now available in our Saratoga Springs, NY location, by phone at 518-682-4200, and here on Northshire’s website. Join longtime Zen practitioner and world-renowned writing teacher Natalie Goldberg as she presents her moving and clear-looking memoir on being in love with your life even when life brings illness. “When you go through extreme sickness, when everything you know and lived is tossed out the window and glass shatters...

Natalie Goldberg at The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar in Lenox, MA

Sunday, June 8, 2018 | 3:00 pm  |  The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar | Lenox, MA

Join Natalie Goldberg as she presents her newest memoir about her brush with cancer. Book signing to follow.  

Natalie Goldberg at the Narrative Medicine Conference | Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

July 8–13, 2018  |  Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health | Stockbridge, MA

Narrative Medicine: A Cutting-Edge Approach to Healthcare For caregivers, doctors, nurses, yoga teachers, writers, and anyone interested in personal narrative as a healing path to recovery. Unlock the power of personal storytelling and compassionate listening to amplify the healing process. This trailblazing program is a full-body and full-spirit immersion with literary lions, innovative medical practitioners, spiritual leaders, and yoga teachers.

Teachers Intensive with Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

July 9–August 3, 2018  |  Yoga Workshop, Boulder, CO

We offer monthlong Teachers Intensives through the Yoga Workshop. The purpose of the course is to begin an exploration of the internal principles and forms of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga at a level that will deepen one’s practice and make teaching a natural outcome of practice. Always returning to our own personal experience, we will explore the practices and philosophies of yoga, their contexts, purposes, patterns, and limitations. Examining the tradition from multiple viewpoints should give depth and sophistication to the...

Heart of the Brush Calligraphy Workshop with Kazuaki Tanahashi

July 13–15, 2018  |  Upaya Zen Center | Santa Fe, NM

The practice of calligraphy teaches us that anyone can be creative. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced calligrapher, any one of you can expand your creativity and enjoy making artwork. You can apply your creativity in your daily activity, whether you are a student, teacher, parent, scientist, or artist. We will begin by exploring the 1700 year old wisdom of East Asian calligraphy as we look at ancient Chinese masterpieces. Then we will engage the heart of the...

Residential Meditation Retreat with Anam Thubten

July 13–18, 2018  |  Dordogne, France

Anam Thubten will host a residential meditation retreat in Dordogne, France. For more information, please contact: dharmatafrance@gmail.com

Nyingma Summer Seminar

July 14–22, 2018  |  Phuntsok Choling | Ward, CO

Kongtrul Rinpoche has often called this much-loved annual event our “Thanksgiving” as a community in Mangala Shri Bhuti, a time when we gather to appreciate the richness that Buddhadharma brings into our lives. The lovely outdoor setting of the seminar under a large shrine tent offers a perfect contemplative environment. We invite you to join us in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Enroll in the whole program, come for individual days, or attend from anywhere in the world...

Relax and Renew®: Learning How to Teach Restorative Yoga: Level 1 with Judith Hanson Lasater

July 16–20, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Yoga Tree Castro

We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative Yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited, and a few of the measurable results of relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure and the improvement of immune function, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, and the reduction of muscle tension and generalized...

Relax and Renew Level 1 with Judith Hanson Lasater

July 16–20, 2018  |  Yoga Tree | San Francisco, CA

We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative Yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited, and a few of the measurable results of relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure and the improvement of immune function, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, and the reduction of muscle tension and generalized...

Book Talk & Signing with Kelly DiNardo & Amy Pearce-Hayden

July 17, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.  |  A Room of One's Own | Madison, WI

Kelly DiNardo and Amy Pearce-Hayden will give a talk based on her new book, Living the Sutras: A Guide to Yoga Wisdom Beyond the Mat.

Mindrol Lekshey Summer Program 2018

July 20–August 26, 2018  |  Mindrolling Lotus Garden | Stanley, VA

Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche Natural Ease (year 2) Friday, July 20 – Tuesday, July 24 His Eminence Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche Guhyagarbha *RESTRICTED* Friday, July 27 – Tuesday, July 31 Language and Ritual Instruction Taught by Senior Teachers from Mindrolling Monastery Saturday, August 1 – August 26 Month-long intensive training in Tibetan textual recitation, Tibetan grammar and language, rituals, melodies, ritual instruments and torma making with Ven. Minling Uchen Ngawang Jigdral Kunga Rinpoche, Ven. Khenpo Namdrol, and Dorje Lopön...

Public Talk and Daylong Meditation Retreat with Anam Thubten

July 27–28, 2018  |  Madrid, Spain

Anam Thubten will give a public talk and host a daylong meditation retreat in Madrid, Spain. Contact Pilar Melis at pilar_melis@efsyp.com with any questions.

An Evening with Roshi Joan Halifax & Natalie Goldberg | Santa Fe, NM

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 6:00 pm  |  Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse | Santa Fe, NM

Join renowned authors, Roshi Joan Halifax and Natalie Goldberg, for an evening of reading and conversation. Please note this event is taking place at Santa Fe Preparatory School in their Auditorium – 1101 Camino De Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, NM 87505.

Ringu Tulku in Portugal: Summer Camp

August 1–7, 2018  |  Casa da Torre | Soutelo, Portugal

In 2018, the Bodhicharya Summer Camp will again be held in Portugal. The chosen place is a Christian retreat house, in the North of Portugal. The facilities are excellent, with single and double rooms with twin beds. Vegetables and fruit are grown by the community itself and taste absolutely delicious. There is a river, at a short walking distance away, where one can swim or just refresh oneself. There is a fluvial beach and a small terrace, perfect to sit,...

Stories of Buddhism and Psychology with Dr. Pilar Jennings

August 2, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.  |  California Institute of Integral Studies | San Francisco, CA

Dr. Jennings new book To Heal a Wounded Heart: The Transformative Power of Buddhism and Psychotherapy in Action presents this healing journey taken by Dr. Jennings, Lama Pema, and the young girl as a fascinating case study at the intersection of Western psychology and Buddhist teachings. It is a story for therapists, parents, Buddhists, or any of us who hold out the hope that even the deepest childhood wounds can be the portal to our capacity to love and be...

Yoga Retreat with Judith Hanson Lasater

August 3–13, 2018 | 5:00 p.m.  |  Feathered Pipe Ranch

Active and quiet practice yoga retreat – all levels.

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche on the 9th Chapter of the Way of the Bodhisattva

August 4–5, 2018  |  Jurys Inn | Brighton, UK

Rinpoche will continue teaching on the Wisdom Chapter from Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva.

Ringu Tulku in Huesca, Spain

August 8–12, 2018  |  Dag Shang Kagyu Buddhist Center | Huesca, Spain

Ringu Tulku will speak at Dag Shang Kagyu Buddhist Center.

Modern Day Bodhisattva Seminar with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche (Dublin, Ireland)

August 11–12, 2018  |  Ireland

Dzigar Kongtrul will speak in Dublin, Ireland.

Khandro Rinpoche at Mindrol Ösel Ling

August 16–19, 2018  |  Mindrol Ösel Ling | Evanston, IL

Khandro Rinpoche will be giving a talk at Mindrol Ösel Ling.

Heartwork: Path to Self-Compassion Retreat with Radhule Weininger

August 17–19, 2018  |  Mount Calvary Monestary & Guest House | Santa Barbara, CA

In this weekend retreat and workshop you will discover how to heal the illusion of unworthiness and self-criticism so you can heal the relationship with yourself. Through the practices of mindful and loving awareness, self-compassion, self-forgiveness, and gratitude you will learn how to transform self-limitation into the freedom needed to blossom fully in your life and out into the world in creative and life-giving ways. An excellent opportunity for those new to retreat practice, and also ideal for experienced practitioners...

Ringu Tulku in Gutenstein, Austria

August 17–19, 2018  |  Maitreya Institute | Gutenstein, Austria

Ringu Tulku will speak at the Maitreya Institute.

Relax and Renew®: Therapeutic Applications of Restorative Yoga: Level 2 with Judith Hanson Lasater

August 20–24, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Yoga Tree

Participants must have completed Relax & Renew®: Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga: Level 1 with Judith Hanson Lasater and currently hold a Relax and Renew® Trainer certificate before registering for the Level 2 course. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS PREREQUISITE. Those who teach Restorative Yoga frequently discover the amazing power of this practice. Building on the basics you learned in Level 1, this 25-hour training will cover the more complex and therapeutic aspects of teaching Restorative yoga. The workshop...

The Four Dharmas of the Gampopa & Chenrezig Empowerment with Ringu Tulku

August 21–23, 2018  |  Kamalashila Institute | Langenfeld, Germany

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will dedicate his teaching at the Kamalashila Institute to the Four Dharmas of Gampopa this year. These short lines, which Gampopa once addressed in a prayer to his teacher Milarepa, sound simple and yet embrace the whole teaching of the Mahayana. In his Four Dharmas, Gampopa summarizes nothing less than the entire gradual path according to the Kagyu tradition as detailed in his major work, the Precious Precious Ornament of Liberation. Turning our mind to Dharma above all means that we appreciate our precious human existence and decide...

Dharma Talk & Book Signing with Natalie Goldberg at Clouds in Water Zen Center

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 7:00 pm  |  Clouds in Water Zen Center | St. Paul, MN

Chenrezig Empowerment with Ringu Tulku

August 23, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  |  Kamalashila Institute | Langenfeld, Germany

As an embodiment of the universal compassion of all Buddhas Chenrezig applies in Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara. With his benevolent eyes he sees the suffering of the beings and relieves it by the power of his six syllable mantras OM MA NI PAD ME HUM. This acts as a kaleidoscope of the universal work of Chenrezig and carries virtually the whole meaning of the Buddha Dharma in itself. Not least because of this, it is one of the most widely used meditation practices in Tibetan Buddhism....

Brush Mind with Kazuaki Tanahashi

August 23–28, 2018  |  Tassajara Zen Mountain Center | Carmel Valley, CA

No previous experience with brushwork is necessary. Explore the inner dimensions of brushwork practice and the joy of mindfulness. We will learn the basic skills of brushwork by reproducing ideograms from ancient Chinese masterpieces. We will also interpret these works, improvise, and witness mindfulness, surprise, and joy while exploring healing and how it works in our body, mind, and the environment.

Khandro Rinpoche at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde

August 24–26, 2018  |  Rangjung Yeshe Gomde | Leggett, CA

Khandro Rinpoche will be giving a talk at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde.

Prayers for Peace in the World—The Eighth Kagyu Mönlam Germany with Ringu Tulku

August 24–26, 2018  |  Kamalashila Institute | Langenfeld, Germany

This year, the Karma Kagyu Community celebrates the eighth Kagyu Monlam Germany, organized by the Kamalashila Institute, the European seat of His Holiness the XVII. Karmapa, with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, the representative of His Holiness in Europe. According to Karmapa’s wishes, Kagyu Monlam Germany is an event of the entire Karma Kagyu and Kagyu sangha, regardless of the organization to which they belong. Therefore, we invite all ordained as well as lay practitioners to come together to recite common prayers for peace...

Ringu Tulku in Hantum, Netherlands

August 29, 2018  |  Karma Deleg Chö Phel Ling | Hantum, Netherlands

Ringu Tulku will speak at Karma Deleg Chö Phel Ling.

Kagyu Monlam France with Ringu Tulku

August 30–September 2, 2018  |  Great Pagoda of Vincennes | Paris, France

Ringu Tulku will speak at Great Pagoda of Vincennes.

From Mindfulness to Pristine Mind: Journeying Into Your Natural State of Mind through Meditation Retreat with Orgyen Chowang

August 31–September 2, 2018  |  Shambhala Mountain Center | Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Join renowned meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche for this special meditation retreat designed to take us through a progression of the true human experience of happiness and a sense of well-being to the total transformation of our world. The retreat will focus on practical meditation instructions and will experientially introduce the way these methods fit together to reconnect us with the unconditional happiness that lies within us. Through instruction and guided meditation, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will present methods from ancient masters of...

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche on the Source of Mahamudra

September 1–2, 2018  |  Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling | Vershire, VT

Dzigar Kongtrul will speak on the source of the Mahamudra.

Ringu Tulku in Ljubljana, Slovenia

September 3–5, 2018  |  Parinama Center | Ljubljana

Ringu Tulku will speak at the Parinama Center.

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

September 4–7, 2018  |  His Holiness Dalai Lama Main Temple | Dharamsala, HP, India

His Holiness will give four days of teachings and continue last year’s topic on Buddhapalita’s Commentary on the Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (drel-pa Buddhapalita) in the mornings at the request of a group from Asia including Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Ringu Tulku in Barcelona, Spain

September 6, 2018  |  Rigpa Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain

Ringu Tulku will speak at Rigpa Barcelona.

Shedra with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche: Way of the Bodhisattva

September 7–16, 2018  |  Phuntsok Choling | Ward, CO

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will teach the revered ninth chapter of Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacarayavatara in Mangala Shri Bhuti’s Shedra which takes place over two weekends in September. The Bodhisattvacarayavatara (The Bodhisattva’s way of life) is one of the most illustrious and renowned Mahayana classics. In particular, the 9th chapter, which elucidates the meaning of the Transcendent Wisdom of Emptiness, lies at the very heart of all Buddhist practice and realization. Shantideva himself says in the very first verse of this chapter: “This entire preparation the Sage taught...

Vajrayana Retreat 2018 with Khandro Rinpoche

September 7–24, 2018  |  Mindrolling Lotus Garden | Stanley, VA

Vajrayana 1 Yeshe Lama Friday, September 7–Thursday, September 13 Vajrayana II Chö gar and Practice of the Six Yogas Saturday, September 15–Monday, September 24

Ringu Tulku in Barcelona, Spain

September 7–9, 2018  |  Kagyu Samye Dzong Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain

Ringu Tulku will speak at Kagyu Samye Dzong Barcelona.

Ringu Tulku in Dublin, Ireland

September 10–13, 2018  |  Bodhicharya Dublin | Dublin, Ireland

Ringu Tulku will speak at Bodhicharya Dublin.

An Introduction to the Jhanas with Leight Brasington

September 12, 2018  |  Cambridge Insight | Cambridge, MA

Leight Brasington will give an introduction to the Jhanas.

Ringu Tulku in County Cork, Ireland

September 14–16, 2018  |  Dzogchen Beara Meditation Retreat Centre | Co. Cork, Ireland

Ringu Tulku will speak at Dzogchen Beara Meditation Retreat Centre.

Jhānas, Satipatthana and Dependent Origination with Leigh Brasington

September 15–29, 2018  |  Insight Meditation Society | Barre, MA

Teacher: Leigh Brasington Topic: Jhānas, Satipatthana and Dependent Origination Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

Zen Brush Workshop with Kazuaki Tanahashi

September 15–16, 2018  |  Sonoma County, CA

Once a year Kazuaki Tanahashi, Sensei comes to Sonoma County to give a two day workshop, exploring all aspects of Asian calligraphy. Tanahashi, Sensei is a painter, calligrapher, writer and peace activist, whose early training was in Japan. Theme for 2018: Practice Cost for the two day workshop is $190, or if you want to only participate one day the cost is $110. Lodging If you need lodging for Saturday night, there are several B & B’s in the area....

Public Talk in Rotterdam, The Netherlands with H.H. the Dalai Lama

September 16, 2018  |  Ahoy Rotterdam | Rotterdam, The Netherlands

His Holiness will give a public talk on Why Compassion is Essential in our Troubled World in the morning organized by Stichting Bezoek Zijne Heiligheid Dalai Lama at Ahoy Rotterdam.

Ringu Tulku in Bosham, England

September 17, 2018  |  Bodhicharya Bosham | Bosham, UK

Ringu Tulku will speak at Bodhicharya Bosham.

Teaching in Rotterdam, The Netherlands with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

September 17, 2018  |  Ahoy Rotterdam | Rotterdam, The Netherlands

His Holiness will give a teaching on Geshe Langri Thangpa’s Eight Verses of Mind Training (lojong tsik gyema) in the morning organized by Stichting Bezoek Zijne Heiligheid Dalai Lama at Ahoy Rotterdam.

Ringu Tulku in Bryn Mawr, Wales

September 19–20, 2018  |  Palpung Changchub Dargye Ling | Bryn Mawr, Wales

Ringu Tulku will speak at Palpung Changchub Dargye Ling.

Conference in Darmstadt, Germany with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

September 19, 2018  |  Darmstadt, Germany

His Holiness will participate in a conference on Non-Violence and Peace in the morning organized by Tibet Initiative Deutschland and Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama at Congress Center Darmstadtium.

Symposium in Heidelberg, Germany with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

September 20, 2018  |  Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg | Heidelberg, Germany

His Holiness will participate in a symposium on Happiness & Respect in the morning organized by the City of Heidelberg and the University of Heidelberg at Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg.

Celebration in Rikon, Switzerland with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

September 21, 2018  |  Tibet Institute Rikon | Rikon, Switzerland

His Holiness will participate in a religious ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Tibet Institute Rikon in the morning at Tibet Institute Rikon. Due to limited space, public will be accommodated outside.

Ringu Tulku in London

September 22–23, 2018  |  Kagyu Samye Dzong London Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre | London, UK

Ringu Tulku will speak at Kagyu Samye Dzong London Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre.

Celebration in Winterthur, Switzerland with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

September 22, 2018  |  Eulachhallen Winterthur | Winterthur, Switzerland

His Holiness will participate in an official function to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Tibet Institute Rikon in the morning at Eulachhalle Winterthur.

Teaching in Zurich, Switzerland with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

September 23, 2018  |  Hallenstadion | Zurich, Switzerland

His Holiness will give a teaching on Nagarjuna’s The Precious Garland of the Middle Way (uma rinchen trengwa), Kamalshila’s The Middling Stages of Meditation (gomrim barpa), & Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (laklen sodunma) in the morning organized by the Tibet Institute Rikon and the Tibetan Community of Switzerland & Liechtenstein at Zurich Hallenstadion.

Ringu Tulku in Ibiza, Spain

September 27–30, 2018  |  Bokar Thubten Ling | Ibiza, Spain

Ringu Tulku will speak at Bokar Thubten Ling. This will be the first Kagyu Monlam in Spanish.

Experiential Anatomy with Judith Hanson Lasater

October 1–5, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  You and the Mat Yoga Studio

Experiential Anatomy for yoga teachers and serious students is unlike most anatomy classes. We do not start with learning lists of anatomical facts; instead we start with what you already know: asana practice. From asana, we extrapolate the anatomical and kinesiological priciples that you have experienced in your body. We just give names to what you already have felt and “know in your bones”. This 25-hour course is all about practical knowledge. We focus on learning what helps us practice...

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

October 3–6, 2018  |  His Holiness Dalai Lama Main Temple | Dharamsala, HP, India

His Holiness will give four days of teachings and continue last year’s topic on Chandrakirti’s Entering the Middle Way (uma jukpa) at the request of the Taiwanese.

Drupchö (Practice Intensive)

October 6–13, 2018  |  Samten Ling | Crestone, CO

In the Dechen Gyalmo drupcho, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and MSB members practice the dakini sadhana from the Longchen Nyingthik tradition. The focus of these practice intensives is on accumulating 100,000 tsok offering prayers. The merit, or positive intention and action, of the drupcho is dedicated to world peace, the longevity of masters who are teaching in the world, greater compassion towards all beings, genuine spiritual progress on the path, and harmony both within the sangha and the larger community of...

The Jhānas and Vipassana with Leigh Brasington

October 11–21, 2018  |  Southern Dharma Retreat Center | Hot Springs, NC

This retreat will emphasize the application of the Jhanas (Meditative Absorptions) in a regular sitting practice and is suitable only for experienced meditators with prior retreat experience. The Jhanas are a method of one-pointed concentration taught in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition. The retreat will focus on the teaching of this technique and the application of the jhanas for enhancing insight practice. The retreat will be held in Noble Silence with sitting and walking meditation and personal interviews. Prerequist: A regular sitting...

Teaching in Manali, HP, India with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

October 12–14, 2018  |  Himvalley Amusement & Cultural Park | Manali, HP, India

In the mornings of October 12 and 13, His Holiness will give teachings on Geshe Chekawa’s Training the Mind in Seven Points (lojong dondunma). In the morning of October 14, His Holiness will confer a long life empowerment (tsewang). The teachings are organized by Von Ngari Monastery, Manali at Himvalley Amusement & Cultural Park, Bahang (Manali).

Step by Step: Balancing, Reframing, Opening, and Letting Go Retreat with Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

October 14–24, 2018  |  Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand

For Ashtanga practitioners, sometimes the most difficult—if not dreaded—part of the practice is sitting still. Yet taking time to cultivate finishing postures, pranayama forms, as well as meditation practice can enliven and bring a whole new depth to our daily asana practice. In this 10-day retreat, we will focus on the balancing combination of asana, meditation, and breathing practices. Each day we will sit, practice Mysore style, chant, explore postures in depth in guided sessions, and work with the philosophical...

Actualizing a Realizational Practice: Buddhist Meditation & Psychoanalysis with Pilar Jennings, PhD

October 19–21, 2018  |  Garrison Institute | Garrison, NY

Meditation functions as the core practice and direct expression of the foundational teachings of the major Buddhist traditions. This silent retreat will be an opportunity for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, mental health professionals and interested individuals to engage in intense and extended meditation practice in the Soto Zen and the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Experience with meditation practice is not necessary. Individual and group instructions will be available. People from all meditative backgrounds – experienced or with little or no experience- are welcome....

Loving Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Meditators at Spirit Rock with Jack Kornfield

October 25–29, 2018  |  Spirit Rock | Woodacre, CA

Register: Will open for registration on 5/23/2018 Prerequisite: Completion of two silent 5–7 night residential retreats and five years of meditation practice. Loving Awareness: practiced as mindfulness and metta is the gateway to liberation. During this meditation retreat, as experienced practitioners, we will join together to quiet the mind, open the heart and see our human life with the eyes of wisdom. This is a new retreat form which will alternate sitting, walking, guided meditations and frequent periods of dialogue,...

The Jhānas and Insight with Leigh Brasington

October 31–November 9, 2018  |  Galilee Episcopal Camp and Retreat Center | Glenbrook, NV

Teacher: Leigh Brasington Topic: Jhānas and Insight Dates: 31 Oct – 9 Nov 2018 Place: Galilee Episcopal Camp and Retreat Center, on the shore of Lake Tahoe, 1776 Hwy 50, Glenbrook, NV Sponsor: Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community The jhanas are eight progressive altered states of consciousness that can be identified with the aspect of the Buddha’s Eightfold Path called right concentration. Training in concentration leads to these states, each of which yields a deeper and subtler state of awareness than the previous one. The jhanas are not...

Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Morality with Alxe Noden & Martin Hakubai Mosko

November 5, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Patagonia, AZ

We’ll look at the philosophies of Hegel, Dewey, and Dogen Zenji and the aesthetic that is generated by each philosophy. In each of these philosophies, aesthetics is a way of practice.

Introduction to Zen Design with Alxe Noden & Martin Hakubai Mosko

November 12–16, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Patagonia, AZ

Alxe Noden and Martin Hakubai Mosko will be teaching an introductory course on Zen design.

Zen Design Level 2 with Alxe Noden & Martin Hakubai Mosko

November 19–23, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Patagonia, AZ

Alxe Noden and Martin Hakubai Mosko are teaching a course on Zen design.

Teachings with Anam Thubten

November 29–December 4, 2018  |  Hong Kong, China

Anam Thubten will be giving a series of teachings. Contact Wincy Wong at wise83@gmail.com with any questions.

Mahayana Essentials with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

December 1–2, 2018  |  Phuntsok Choling | Ward, CO

Elizabeth will offer three talks during this Mahayana Essentials weekend.

Rohatsu: One and Many

December 1–8, 2018  |  Upaya Zen Center | Santa Fe, New Mexico

Instructors: Roshi Enkyo O’Hara; Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD; Sensei Kaz Tanahashi Rohatsu Sesshin marks the enlightenment of the Buddha. It is a powerful gathering of practitioners and friends who are dedicated to realizing the way. Roshis Joan Halifax and Enkyo O’Hara, and Sensei Kaz Tanahashi explore the enlightenment of the Buddha, the story and its meaning in our lives today, during this powerful annual retreat. The retreat is in silence, with sitting and walking meditation, eating formally as a community, daily...

Teachings with Anam Thubten

December 6–14, 2018  |  South Korea

Anam Thubten will be giving a series of teachings. Contact Ngawang Ludup​ at seoultibet@gmail.com​ with any questions.

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

February 19, 2019  |  His Holiness Dalai Lama Main Temple | Dharamsala, HP, India

His Holiness will give a short teaching from the Jataka Tales in the morning at the Main Tibetan Temple.