Yoga for Healthy Aging Intensive with Baxter Bell

April 15–22, 2018  |  Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, MA

For yoga practitioners at all levels and yoga teachers. Join Baxter Bell and Melina Meza for an enlightening and informative program that focuses on practical strategies for a lifetime of vitality and well-being. This intensive includes expert medical information and therapeutic yoga postures for maintaining physical, mental, and emotional wellness throughout life. Practitioners learn to set themselves up for a lifetime of healthy living; 200-hour yoga teachers have the opportunity to receive Yoga for Healthy Aging certification. Come learn: Daily...

A Guided Tour of Hell Art Exhibit

April 18–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...

Chod Retreat with Sangye Khando and Lama Chonam

April 18–27, 2018  |  Nyima Tashi Buddhist Centre | Auckland, New Zealand

Sangye Khando and Lama Chonam will lead the Throma Nagmo Retreat.

Samten Tse with Khandro Rinpoche

April 19–22, 2018  |  Samten Tse Czech Republic | Prague, Czech Republic

The Buddhist Meditation Group Samten Tse Prague operates under the auspices of the Mindrolling International organization led by Her Eminence Mindrolling Dzhecun Khandro Rinpoche. The Samten Tse Prague Meditation Group is open to all those interested in a serious study of Tibetan Buddhism.

Boundless Heart, Boundless Mind: Tonglen & Wind Energy Retreat with Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

April 19–22, 2018  |  Orgyen Khamdroling Buddhist Meditation Centre | Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec

Join Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo as they teach on the practice of tonglen and wind energy. These powerful methods develop Bodhicitta, using breath and visualization, to cut through self-attachment and the afflictive emotions that cause us so much suffering.

I’ve Been Thinking . . . An Evening with Maria Shriver, Trudy Goodman & Jack Kornfield

April 19, 2018 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Saban Theater | Beverly Hills, CA

Join Maria Shriver, Trudy Goodman & Jack Kornfield on stage together at The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills for an evening of friendship and conversation celebrating Maria’s new book, I’ve Been Thinking . . . Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life.

Yoga Mama! Prenatal Teacher Training with Linda Sparrowe

April 20–22, 2018  |  All That Matters Yoga & Holistic Health Center | South Kingston, RI

Yoga Mama prenatal training is for yoga teachers and healthcare providers who wish to expand their current offerings to support women on their journey into motherhood. Grounded in ancient wisdom, contemporary knowledge, and practical advice, Linda Sparrowe’s weekend workshop covers each trimester, labor and birth, and postpartum. CEUs available. This 16-hour training will cover: Anatomical, hormonal, and muscular changes happening in each trimester How to create sequences that emphasize self-awareness and promote strength, flexibility, and balance—with the yoga mama’s comfort in...

The Jeweled Path Book Talk and Signing with Karen Johnson

April 21, 2018 | 6:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Mary Ward House | London, UK

How does a spiritual tradition arise? We rarely have the opportunity to ask the founder of a spiritual path that question, but this meeting offers such an opportunity. Karen Johnson, who joined forces with A. H. Almaas, was the cradle of the Diamond Approach. They will tell frankly how their personal and spiritual experiences created a path of growth and transformation that now appeals to people worldwide. In her new book The Jeweled Path, Karen Johnson gives a warm, personal,...

Mingyur Rinpoche: Daylong Event To Be Announced

April 21, 2018  |  Karma Ling, Birmingham

Daylong Event To Be Announced

Mingyur Rinpoche in Wales

April 22–25, 2018  |  Palpung Wales | Wales, UK

Palpung Changchub Dargyeling April 22 Public Talk April 23-25 Meditation Retreat – Mahamudra Aspiration Prayer

Festival of Faiths: The Sacred Feminine featuring Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

April 24–28, 2018  |  The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts | Louisville, KY

Elizabeth will speak at the Center for Interfaith Relation’s 23rd annual Festival of Faiths. It is a five-day nationally acclaimed multi-faith celebration of music, poetry, art, film, and dialogue with spiritual leaders, practitioners and teachers. The 2018 Festival of Faith explores practices, teachings, and insight rooted in feminine wisdom.

Buddhist Evening Lecture with Khandro Rinpoche

April 24–25, 2018  |  Dharma Mati Rigpa | Berlin, Germany

Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche is one of the outstanding meditation teachers of our time. She holds the Nyingma and Kagyu lines and is known for her penetrating wisdom and humor. The Buddhist teachings convey them in a concise and lively manner, enriched with personal anecdotes and examples, which are particulary relevant to our modern, sometimes fast-paced world. Both lectures are open to the public. The lectures can be attended together or individually. Prices: One lecture: 17 € /...

Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid Suffering, public talk with Ven. Thubten Chodron

April 25, 2018 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Tibetan Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Why do things happen the way they do in our lives? How do we create the causes for a happy life? The Buddhist practice of mind training gives us the answer to these questions: it involves overcoming our self-centered attitude and replacing it with an attitude that cherishes others. This, in turn, leads us to act in ways that naturally lead away from suffering and toward happiness—in short, to create good karma. Venerable Thubten Chodron offers a commentary on one...

Dying With Confidence Training Level II (Pre-requisite DWC I) & Phowa Retreat with Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

April 25–29, 2018  |  Tibet House NY | New York, NY

Application is Required. For those who have completed Level 1 of Anyen Rinpoche’s Dying with Confidence program. We are pleased to announce the Dying With Confidence Level II, a 5-day training beginning April 25, 2018 at Tibet House – New York and a Phowa Retreat, which is open to the public. Anyen Rinpoche will be traveling from his home in Denver to give this unique set of teachings. Anyen Rinpoche has been teaching westerners on the important topic of death and...

Teachings of Khandro Rinpoche

April 26, 2018 | 7:30–9:00 p.m.  |  Bodhicharya | Berlin, Germany

Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche is one of the outstanding Dharma teachers of our time. She is the daughter of His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen, who until the time of his death in February 2008 was the head of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche was born into the Mindrolling lineage and recognized by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa as the rebirth of the “Great Dakini of Tsurphu,” Khandro Ugyen Tsomo, one of the most famous teachers...

Leigh Brasington on the Jhānas and Dependent Origination

April 27 - May 6  |  Buddha Haus

Teacher: Leigh Brasington Topic: Jhānas and Dependent Origination Dates: 27 April – 6 May 2018 Place: Buddha Haus near Kempten, Germany   Photos

Ayurvedic Cooking Immersion: The Sattvic Diet with Kate O’Donnell

April 27–29, 2018  |  Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health | Stockbridge, MA

For everyone. Sattva, a state of calm, sustainable clarity, can be cultivated through an Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle. Roll up your sleeves in the kitchen this weekend as you learn to make simple, balancing meals that you can easily recreate at home, and explore the flavors and healthful qualities of many sattvic foods in the process. This program also includes basic Ayurvedic philosophy and lifestyle techniques for balancing mind and body. Come learn how to: Set up your Ayurvedic pantry...

Mindrolling Teaching with Khandro Rinpoche

April 28–29, 2018  |  Kamalashila Institute | Langenfeld, Germany

Khandro Rinpoche will host a Mindrolling session.

Mingyur Rinpoche in Scotland: Gampopa’s Precious Garland

May 1–4, 2018  |  Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery | Langholm, UK

Kagyu Samye Ling May 1-4 Gampopa’s “The Precious Garland of the Supreme Path”

Living with an Open Heart: An Introduction, public talk with Ven. Thubten Chodron

May 2, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.  |  Ripa Center | Moscow, Russia

Speaking on the guiding principles of love and compassion that allow us to wisely structure our own lives while progressing toward both personal well­-being and the happiness of others, Venerable Chodron will present the Russian edition of her book, An Open-Hearted Life: Transformative Methods for Compassionate Living from a Clinical Psychologist and a Buddhist Nun (co­authored with Dr. Russel Kolts).

Amitabha recitation residential retreat with Ven. Thubten Chodron

May 3–6, 2018  |  North Kunsangar, Moscow, Russia

The practice of meditation on the body, speech, and mind of the Buddha of Boundless Light (Amitabha) is equally widespread in the Tibetan and Chinese traditions and serves as the key element of the Pure Land tradition of Buddhism. Participants of this retreat will focus on different ways of applying this practice (including walking meditation) for the sake of purifying and calming the mind. Venerable Chodron will also give teachings on how Amitabha’s practice can serve as the basis for...

Way of the Bodhisattva Retreat with Anyen Rinpoche

May 3–6, 2018  |  Orgyen Khamdroling | Denver, CO

Anyen Rinpoche will offer five days of teachings and practice on one of the most important Buddhist texts, Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva. This is a very special opportunity, we hope that all of Rinpoche’s students will make every effort to attend. All those interested are welcome!

The Sound of Cherry Blossoms: Talk & Book Signing with Martin Hakubai Mosko & Alxe Noden

May 3, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.  |  Boulder Book Store | Boulder, CO

Martin Hakubai Mosko & Alxe Noden will speak about and sign their new book, The Sound of Cherry Blossoms, on Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Vouchers to attend will be $5. Vouchers are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance at the store, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.

Yantra Drawing and Coloring with Sarah Tomlinson

May 4, 2018 | 1:00–5:00 p.m.  |  Yoga Union, New York, NY

A brilliant visual meditation with Sarah Tomlinson, one of the few Americans trained to teach this material in the West. As with asana, pranayama, and meditation, Yantra painting alters the internal landscape, changes the vibratory content of one’s being, and can bring about profound healing. This is a rare occasion to spend time focused on the beauty and precision of line and color while experiencing the transformative effects of this ancient practice. Sarah Tomlinson studied with Harish Johari, one of...

Throma Nagmo Chod Retreat with Sangye Khandro and Lama Chonam

May 4–8, 2018  |  Maitripa Centre | Victoria, Australia

This retreat will introduce the Chod of the Dudjom Lineage. Sangye Khandro and Lama Chonam will provide the history and background of this practice in addition to teachings and practice on Chod. The ngundro practice and feast practices will also be introduced. The retreat will conclude with a Ganachakra feast. This retreat includes the Dudjom Troma Chod empowerment. A endees will be required to participate in the entire retreat and obtain the relevant ritual instruments and texts.

Three Day Ashtanga Immersion with Kino MacGregor

May 5–7, 2018  |  Seymour Leisure Centre

Delve deeply into the Ashtanga Yoga method with expert teacher Kino MacGregor. Classes are designed to be both useful independently and as a set upon which to build. Each morning practice will have ample time to include breakdowns and discussion of specific asanas as well as give crucial information about the Ashtanga Yoga method. Each day will be slightly different with focus shifting based on the students’ needs and the workshop topics. Drop in for one session or dive into...

Courage and Compassion Retreat with Pema Chödrön

May 5–6, 2018  |  Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling | Vershire, VT

Don’t miss this opportunity to join an intimate retreat with Pema. She will be teaching on Courage and Compassion, and seating is very limited.

Teaching on a Text of the 9th Karmapa, Dorje Ouangchouk with Khandro Rinpoche

May 5–10, 2018  |  Dachang Vajradharaling | Aubry-le-Panthou, France

In parallel with her seminar Miling Dorsem, where she approaches the Tantric way of awakening, it is a great opportunity for us to be able to receive the explanation of her Eminence Khandro Rinpoche on this text. In revealing the mysteries, she will show us that the Mahamudra’s instructions are certainly the best adapted to our 21 st century.

Benefits of Bodhichitta, public talk with Ven. Thubten Chodron

May 6, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.  |  North Kunsangar, Moscow, Russia

Continuing with the exploration of open heart and exceptional levels of kindness and compassion, Venerable Thubten Chodron will describe the benefits of bodhichitta—an altruistic aspiration for awakening for the benefit of all sentient beings. She will also briefly talk on the practice of mahayana thought ­transformation based on the “41 Prayers for Developing Bodhicitta.”

The Jeweled Path Book Talk and Signing with Karen Johnson

May 6, 2018 | 2:30–5:30 p.m.  |  Amstelkerk | Amsterdam, Netherlands

How does a spiritual tradition arise? We rarely have the opportunity to ask the founder of a spiritual path that question, but this meeting offers such an opportunity. Karen Johnson, who joined forces with A. H. Almaas, was the cradle of the Diamond Approach. They will tell frankly how their personal and spiritual experiences created a path of growth and transformation that now appeals to people worldwide. In her new book The Jeweled Path, Karen Johnson gives a warm, personal,...

Ashtanga Yoga Immersion with Kino MacGregor

May 10–13, 2018  |  Jivamukti Yoga Berlin

We are very grateful to welcome Kino MacGregor back to Berlin in 2018 for the 4th time in a row for a 4-day Ashtanga Yoga Immersion. Kino is known by many as one of the foremost Ashtanga Yoga teachers worldwide and as the youngest woman to receive (at the age of 29) certification as an Ashtanga Yoga teacher from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois directly. Don’t miss this one and only chance to study with this very special teacher in Germany...

The Women in Buddha’s Life: Stories and Reflections. A Weekend Residential Workshop Retreat with Wendy Garling

May 11–13, 2018  |  Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

Who were the women in Buddha’s life? What do we know about them? The conventional Buddha biography tells us very little, but casting a wider net we find an abundance of wonderful stories that flowed from early oral traditions to now overlooked Pali and Sanskrit sources. During this weekend course we will discuss and reflect on the stories of Maya, Gotami, Yashodhara and the harem wives, Sujata, Visakha, and others whose lives were inextricably bound with the Buddha’s, first as...

The Uttaratantra Shatra: Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche in Japan

May 12–13, 2018  |  MSN Kyoto | Kyoto, Japan

Buddha Nature Teachings, Year 9

Spring Retreat with Khandro Rinpoche

May 12–16, 2018  |  Buddhist Community Samten Tse e. V. | Oberlethe, Germany

Khandro Rinpoche will host a spring retreat.

Moving From the Organs with Judith Hanson Lasater

May 14–18, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Prairie Yoga

Moving From the Organs: Deep and Therapeutic Asana Practice from the Inner Body We often focus on practicing our poses from the spine, arms and legs. But the ancient teachings of yoga also dealt with the opening and quieting of the organs of the body, like the heart, kidneys and liver that are found in the “kunda” or vessel holding these organs. During this workshop we will focus on specific poses that create a healthy balance for the organs in...

Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat with Sharon Salzberg, Mark Coleman, and Oren J. Sofer

May 16–23, 2018  |  Insight Retreat Center

A lottery will be conducted for this retreat. Registrations are due by October 31, 2017. Metta is the Pali word for friendship or lovingkindness. It is taught as a meditation that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. With its roots in practices said to have been taught by the Buddha himself, metta is traditionally offered along with meditations that enrich compassion, joy in the happiness of others and equanimity. These practices lead to the development of concentration,...

Ringu Tulku in Huttenreid, Germany

May 18–20, 2018  |  Dharma-Tor Centre | Huttenreid, Germany

Ringu Tulku will speak at Dharma-Tor Centre. This teaching will be given in English and translated into German.

Teachings of Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

May 19–20, 2018  |  Dag Shang Kagyu | Panillo, Spain

Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoché is the eldest daughter of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Gyurme Künzang Wangyal, the eleventh holder of the Mindrolling lineage, one of the six main Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness the sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa as the reincarnation of the great Dakini of Tshurphu, Khandro Orgyen Tsomo, the consort of the fifteenth Karmapa, and a respected and revered teacher who devoted most of his life to being in...

Training in Tenderness with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

May 19, 2018 | 7:00 PM–9:00 PM EDT  |  Easthampton Congregational Church | Easthampton, MA

Tibetan Buddhist teacher Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will be in Easthampton, MA for a rare teaching and book signing to celebrate the release of his new book Training in Tenderness: Buddhist Teachings on Tsewa, the Radical Openness of Heart that Can Change the World. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at the door. Registration includes $5 voucher good toward Rinpoche’s new book. Your registration kindly supports the funding of this event and contributes toward a donation of thanks to Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche,...

Retreat with Khandro Rinpoche

May 21–23, 2018  |  Dag Shang Kagyu | Panillo, Spain

Khandro Rinpoche will host a retreat in Spain.

Buddhist Ethics, Prayer, and Meditation with Ringu Tulku

May 21–26, 2018  |  Bodhicharya Deutschland | Berlin, Germany

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will hold a teaching on Buddhist ethics, prayer, meditation, compassion, and wisdom.

Real Freedom – Retreat with Joan Halifax & Sharon Salzberg

May 25–28, 2018  |  Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM

In this weekend retreat, we learn how to distinguish skillful habits that lead to awareness and a sense of deep connection, and free ourselves from unskillful habits that reinforce a sense of separation. Mindfulness allows us to reach into our hearts and open them, reorienting to compassion. Through lovingkindness practice, we can cultivate courage by taking risks to break free of the limits and expectations of love that we habitually carry for so long. In doing so, we can gradually...

Heartwork: The Path of Self-Compassion Retreat with Radhule Weininger

May 26, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  Insight LA | Santa Monica, CA

In this day-long retreat, you will discover how to emerge from a sense of unworthiness and self-blame 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 habits of self-limitation into making friends with yourself. Doing so will allow you to feel grounded and strong even in these uncertain times. When you set yourself free at last you will be able to participate courageously...

Finding Freedom in Illness–Weekend Meditation Workshop with Peter Fernando

May 26–27, 2018  |  Te Ngakau Waiora Mercy Spirituality Centre | Auckland, NZ

Peter Fernando will lead a two day weekend meditation workshop in association with Mindfulness Auckland.

Leigh Brasington in London

May 27, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  King Alfred School | London, UK

The Buddha said, “He who sees dependent origination sees the Dhamma; he who sees the Dhamma sees dependent origination.” This teaching on the interdependence of phenomena is the heart of the Buddha’s wisdom teachings. It is often described as a chain of twelve links—which we will look at in detail, but it also has many other important implications which we will discuss.

Ringu Tulku in Brussels, Belgium

May 27–31, 2018  |  Bodhicharya Brussels | Brussles, Belgium

Ringu Tulku will speak at Bodhicharya Brussels.

Bodhicitta: Wisdom and Compassion with Khandro Rinpoche

May 28–30, 2018  |  Ganden Chökhor | Churwalden, Switzerland

We are pleased that your Eminence Mindrolling Jetün Khandro Rinpoche will teach again this year in Ganden Chökhor with her heart power and wisdom. She will continue with the cycle Spirit of Enlightenment, Bodhicitta–Wisdom and Compassion, for the sixth time in a row. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche is explaining the 37 exercises of the bodhisattvas. There will be an inauguration of the Buddha Avalokithesvara Buddha of Compassion–Mantra practice from the Kriyatantra and permission to recite the Mantra OM MANI PADME HUNG....

Ringu Tulku in Lusse, France

June 1–3, 2018  |  Bodhicharya France | Lusse, France

Ringu Tulku will hold a retreat in Lusse, France.

Throma Nagmo Retreat with Sangye Khandro and Lama Chonam

June 1–9, 2018  |  Pema Osel Ling | Watsonville, CA

Sangye Khandro and Lama Chonam will host a retreat.

Leigh Brasington on the Jhānas and Dependent Origination

June 1–10, 2018  |  Gaia House | Devon, UK

Leigh Brasington will speak on the Jhānas and Dependent Origination.


June 1–3, 2018  |  Writer's Guild Theater | Beverly Hills, CA

BuddhaFest embraces the principles of mindfulness and compassion through a unique mix of inspiring films, modern wisdom teachings, meditation and live music. This year’s festival features an extraordinary lineup of presenters, including: Lama Surya Das Lama Tsultrim Allione Jack Kornfield Trudy Goodman Sharon Salzberg JoAnna Harper Tenzin Choegyal Ram Dass (via live stream from Hawaii) Highlights include a one-time only major event on opening night: a concert performance of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, featuring Tibetan singer-songwriter Tenzin Choegyal, Lama...

Engaging Cultural Difference and Human Diversity with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

June 2–8, 2018  |  Mind & Life Institute | Garrison, NY

Elizabeth will join the faculty of the 2018 Mind & Life Summer Research Institute. This year’s program extends the arc from the 2016 and 2017 programs that addressed themes of context, social connectivity, and intersubjectivity by engaging critical topics relevant to cultural difference and human diversity. The weeklong immersive program will examine social and psychological patterns, both implicit and explicit, to discuss how difference is constructed at personal, interpersonal, and socio-structural levels. Scientific, humanistic, and first-person contemplative perspectives will give...

Taming the Mind II with Khandro Rinpoche

June 2–5, 2018  |  Karma Tashi Ling | Oslo, Norway

This year’s teaching is a continuation from last year’s course and part of a series that will continue in the years to come. There is a rare opportunity and privilege to receive this teaching from Khandro Rinpoche.

The Art of Japanese Pine Trimming with Alxe Noden & Martin Hakubai Mosko

June 2–3, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.  |  Hakubai Temple | Boulder, CO

Alxe Noden and Martin Hakubai Mosko will lead a two day workshop on the art of Japanese pine trimming.

Ringu Tulku in Copenhagen, Denmark

June 4–6, 2018  |  Sangye Tashi Ling | Copenhagen, Denmark

Ringu Tulku will speak at Sangye Tashi Ling.

Ringu Tulku in Hamburg, Germany

June 7–10, 2018  |  Theksum Tashi Choling | Hamburg, Germany

Ringu Tulku will speak at Theksum Tashi Choling.

Stone Setting and the Art of Placement with Alxe Noden & Martin Hakubai Mosko

June 9–10, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Hakubai Temple | Boulder, CO

Alxe Noden and Martin Hakubai Mosko will lead a two day workshop on stone setting and the art of placement.

Ringu Tulku in Oslo, Norway

June 11–12, 2018  |  Karma Tashi Ling | Oslo, Norway

Ringu Tulku will speak at Karma Tashi Ling.

Evening Teachings with Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

June 12–13, 2018  |  Rigpa | London, UK

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche will give a series of evening teachings

Loving Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Meditators with Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman Kornfield

June 14–17, 2018  |  Insight Retreat Center

A lottery will be conducted for this course. Registrations are due by November 7, 2017. Loving Awareness, practiced as mindfulness and metta, is the gateway to liberation. During this meditation retreat, we will join together as experienced practitioners to quiet the mind, open the heart and see our human life with the eyes of wisdom. The daily schedule for this course will follow a different format from other IMS retreats: in addition to guided meditations and alternate sitting and walking practice...

Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo “A Gradual Path on the Heart of Wisdom” with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

June 15–17, 2018  |  Rangjung Yeshe Gomde | Leggett, CA

We are thrilled to announce that Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will return to Gomde California this summer to begin a series of teachings on Chokgyur Lingpa’s profound terma, the Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo. The root text for Gomde California’s core practices, this profound teaching of Padmasambhava offers detailed instruction on the entire Buddhist path, including the preliminary practices, the generation stage and completion stage practices, and the practice of Dzogchen. Heavy with pith instructions, the Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo can only be taught...

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...

Ringu Tulku in Helsinki, Finland

June 15–17, 2018  |  Palpung Yeshe Gatshal | Helsinki, Finland

Ringu Tulku will speak at Palpung Yeshe Gatshal.

Medicine Buddha Empowerment & Monlam (Prayer Gathering) with Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

June 15–16, 2018  |  Orgyen Khamdroling | Denver, CO

The purpose of the Medicine Buddha Monlam is to gather as many spiritual practitioners together as possible for three days, and to use our combined motivation and act of reciting and praying Ju Mipham’s “Condensed Sadhana of the Medicine Buddha: An Excellent Vase of Nectar” as a way to bring healing energy to ourselves and to beings suffering everywhere. By focusing ourselves completely on this practice, not only do we gathered increase our love, compassion and abiltity to benefit others...

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 towards the...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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....

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.

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.

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

Ringu Tulku in Bosham, England

September 17, 2018  |  Bodhicharya Bosham | Bosham, UK

Ringu Tulku will speak at Bodhicharya Bosham.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

Mahayana Essentials with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

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

Elizabeth will offer three talks during this Mahayana Essentials weekend.