Scheduled Dates

11/11/2019   10:00 AM  04:45 PM
11/15/2019   10:00 AM  04:45 PM

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NPS508 Journey Through Mind: Teachings on Awakening by Tarthang Rinpoche

Dates: 11/11/2019 to 11/15/2019
Schedule: Mo Fr 10:00 AM - 04:45 PM

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Located in : New House, Main Classroom
Instructor: Pema Gellek

Regular Student: $475.00


5-Day Retreat

Tarthang Rinpoche is one of the foremost masters of Tibetan Buddhism alive today, a thinker of tremendous range and originality and a leader who has made a monumental contribution to the preservation of the Tibetan culture. Since his arrival in America in 1969, he introduced the Nyingma teachings, and authored over forty books in English that all speak to the power of mind at the center of the human condition. This retreat is a precious opportunity to take a journey across the breadth of Rinpoche’s thought to see the questions, methodologies, and insights he has offered to help us move from suffering and confusion into the natural freedom of our being.

We will embark on a quest across Rinpoche's major works, following in the footsteps of his passionate exploration of the power of mind. This retreat is an opportunity to engage a full range of teachings that reveal the extraordinary potential of mind, including topics such as:

1. Deep relaxation of mind, body and senses by attending to feeling and attuning to our sensory fields, to expand into more subtle fields of experience

2. The role of language, its limits and potentials; how mind engages the rules of language; how mind constructs and governs

3. The complex relationship between sense faculties and the distinguishing mind that makes identifications

4. Perspectives and practices that provoke a mind-opening vision of time, space and language

5. Accessible and effective practices that transform negativity, deepen caring, activate work as spiritual practice, and open up daily life as a path of awakening dedicated to all beings.

Instructors: Pema Gellek and Nyingma Institute faculty. 

Cost: $475 Non-Residential / $965 Residential. Enrollment closes 2 weeks in advance.

Please call to register for the residential option, so that we can book a room for you. At this time, online registration is available for nonresidential participation only.

Retreats must meet minimum enrollment to be held. Please sign up early in order to ensure that programs will be offered. 

Contact[email protected] or (510) 809-1000.



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