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Upcoming Events with Robert A.F. Thurman & Friends

Kalachalra 2017 Study and Practice Group EventsLearn about upcoming events, teachings & appearances with Robert A.F. Thurman both in-person and online, please visit: Robert A.F. Thurman Upcoming Events.
Feb
27
Thu
Ati Yoga : The Mirror of Light
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm

Literally meaning the ‘utmost yoga,’ Ati Yoga (Tibetan: Dzogchen) is the pinnacle of Buddhist Vajrayana practice. It is the most simple, direct and profound path to reveal the primordial wisdom, which is our basic nature.

In this three day practice-centered retreat, Dr. Nida offers Ati Yoga instruction according to Tibet’s great 12th century physician and meditation adept Yuthok Yönten Gönpo’s teachings entitled “The Great Self-Liberation of Samsara-Nirvana of the Great Perfection of Yuthok”.

This year’s program focuses on Ati Yoga preliminary practices and trekchöd, ‘cutting through hardness’ and includes the essential empowerment of the Yuthok Nyingthig cycle of teachings.

The text we will study is Dr. Nida’s Mirror of Light: A Commentary on Yuthok’s Ati Yoga.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1016009258745319/

Mar
2
Mon
Tsaloong Trulkhor : Tibetan Channels and Winds Yoga
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm

Tsaloong trulkhor, meaning the ‘magic wheel of channels and winds,’ refers to a system of Tibetan classical yogic practices that work with visualization, breath, and physical exercises. It awakens the channels, energy, and consciousness (body, energy, and mind) designed to awaken your deepest truest nature.

For the first time in the United States, Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, lineage holder of the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition of practice, will teach Yuthok’s system of tsaloong practice consisting of eighteen exercises (eight preliminary and ten actual practices).

These practices were transmitted by the great Tibetan yogi-physician Yuthok Yönten Gönpo in the 12th Century in order to train students physically, energetically and mentally for the tummo and karmamudra (inner heat and bliss) practices.

This is an excellent course for both Vajrayana Buddhist practitioners or for hatha yogi/nis to deepen their practice.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1052103041787900/

Mar
5
Thu
Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa : The Renaissance Man of Tibet
Mar 5 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am

Join Robert A.F. Thurman for an all levels series of talks on the Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa Wednesdays; 7-9 PM – March 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th at Tibet House US in New York City and online via live webcast!

2019 has been a big year for Lama Tsong Khapa, or Jey Rinpochey, as the Tibetans affectionately call him. In the first of these classes, March 4, 11, 18 & 25, Robert Thurman will teach Tsong Khapa’s foundational vision of reality, “emptiness the womb of compassion,” and detail the history of how he follows on Shakyamuni, Bagarjuna, Chandrakirti, and Atisha in doing so. He will also touh on how the present Great Fourteenth Dalai Lama” is once again leading the planet in this direction. In the latter two classes, he will teach on the way in which Jey Tsong Khapa unified that basic treaching with the higthest lefel of the esoteric tantras, with a fresh look at tantgri practice and how it can be implemented once the foundation has been stabilized.

Wednesdays; 7-9PM – March 4, 11, 18 & 25

REGISTRATION:
To attend in person:
General:$25/Members:$22.50 to attend one class
General:$90/Members:$81 to attend all four classes
REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/2sgdcZS

To attend via webcast (no member discount on live webcast):
To attend one class: $10 | To attend all four classes: $40
REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/2Ncjj8T

https://www.facebook.com/events/751451892032239/

Mar
6
Fri
Kālachakra Study & Practice Intensive
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm

Robert Thurman brilliantly elucidates and vividly brings to life the many dimensions of the Kālachakra Tantra in this special series of study and practice Intensives.

In this Kālachakra Intensive, Dr. Thurman will focus discussion and contemplation-based lectures on unpacking the very center of the mandala, the Mind Mandala, within the larger context of the Kalachakra and pulling from several textual sources to enrich our remembrance of our experience of the initiation and of entering the mandala and beholding Kālachakra-Vishvamata. While emphasis is on working with students to ensure they understand all the symbolic elements of the practice and iconography, plenty of time for actual practice and mantra accumulation is allotted.

Afternoons will include free time after lunch for spa treatments, further personal practice, and optional student-led discussions. The retreat will conclude with an instructional puja and celebration lead by Thurman.

Join us in the breathtaking hidden mountain valley of Tibet House’s Menla retreat and spa, for this personally transformative and very inspiring retreat intended to help initiates, from total novices to more advanced practitioners, deepen their connection to, their understanding of, and ultimately their embodiment of the magnificent reality of Kālachakra-Vishvamata.

Please bring your own vajra, bell, damaru, and inner offering vessel (ritual skullcup).

https://www.facebook.com/events/544475972768727/

Mar
11
Wed
Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa : The Renaissance Man of Tibet
Mar 11 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 1:00 am

Join Robert A.F. Thurman for an all levels series of talks on the Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa Wednesdays; 7-9 PM – March 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th at Tibet House US in New York City and online via live webcast!

2019 has been a big year for Lama Tsong Khapa, or Jey Rinpochey, as the Tibetans affectionately call him. In the first of these classes, March 4, 11, 18 & 25, Robert Thurman will teach Tsong Khapa’s foundational vision of reality, “emptiness the womb of compassion,” and detail the history of how he follows on Shakyamuni, Bagarjuna, Chandrakirti, and Atisha in doing so. He will also touh on how the present Great Fourteenth Dalai Lama” is once again leading the planet in this direction. In the latter two classes, he will teach on the way in which Jey Tsong Khapa unified that basic treaching with the higthest lefel of the esoteric tantras, with a fresh look at tantgri practice and how it can be implemented once the foundation has been stabilized.

Wednesdays; 7-9PM – March 4, 11, 18 & 25

REGISTRATION:
To attend in person:
General:$25/Members:$22.50 to attend one class
General:$90/Members:$81 to attend all four classes
REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/2sgdcZS

To attend via webcast (no member discount on live webcast):
To attend one class: $10 | To attend all four classes: $40
REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/2Ncjj8T

https://www.facebook.com/events/751451892032239/?event_time_id=751451902032238

Mar
18
Wed
Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa : The Renaissance Man of Tibet
Mar 18 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 19 @ 1:00 am

Join Robert A.F. Thurman for an all levels series of talks on the Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa Wednesdays; 7-9 PM – March 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th at Tibet House US in New York City and online via live webcast!

2019 has been a big year for Lama Tsong Khapa, or Jey Rinpochey, as the Tibetans affectionately call him. In the first of these classes, March 4, 11, 18 & 25, Robert Thurman will teach Tsong Khapa’s foundational vision of reality, “emptiness the womb of compassion,” and detail the history of how he follows on Shakyamuni, Bagarjuna, Chandrakirti, and Atisha in doing so. He will also touh on how the present Great Fourteenth Dalai Lama” is once again leading the planet in this direction. In the latter two classes, he will teach on the way in which Jey Tsong Khapa unified that basic treaching with the higthest lefel of the esoteric tantras, with a fresh look at tantgri practice and how it can be implemented once the foundation has been stabilized.

Wednesdays; 7-9PM – March 4, 11, 18 & 25

REGISTRATION:
To attend in person:
General:$25/Members:$22.50 to attend one class
General:$90/Members:$81 to attend all four classes
REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/2sgdcZS

To attend via webcast (no member discount on live webcast):
To attend one class: $10 | To attend all four classes: $40
REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/2Ncjj8T

https://www.facebook.com/events/751451892032239/?event_time_id=751451905365571

Mar
25
Wed
Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa : The Renaissance Man of Tibet
Mar 25 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 26 @ 1:00 am

Join Robert A.F. Thurman for an all levels series of talks on the Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa Wednesdays; 7-9 PM – March 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th at Tibet House US in New York City and online via live webcast!

2019 has been a big year for Lama Tsong Khapa, or Jey Rinpochey, as the Tibetans affectionately call him. In the first of these classes, March 4, 11, 18 & 25, Robert Thurman will teach Tsong Khapa’s foundational vision of reality, “emptiness the womb of compassion,” and detail the history of how he follows on Shakyamuni, Bagarjuna, Chandrakirti, and Atisha in doing so. He will also touh on how the present Great Fourteenth Dalai Lama” is once again leading the planet in this direction. In the latter two classes, he will teach on the way in which Jey Tsong Khapa unified that basic treaching with the higthest lefel of the esoteric tantras, with a fresh look at tantgri practice and how it can be implemented once the foundation has been stabilized.

Wednesdays; 7-9PM – March 4, 11, 18 & 25

REGISTRATION:
To attend in person:
General:$25/Members:$22.50 to attend one class
General:$90/Members:$81 to attend all four classes
REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/2sgdcZS

To attend via webcast (no member discount on live webcast):
To attend one class: $10 | To attend all four classes: $40
REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/2Ncjj8T

https://www.facebook.com/events/751451892032239/?event_time_id=751451898698905

Jun
28
Sun
Buddha and the Yogis : Freedom on the Path to Compassion
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm

Join Richard Freeman, Mary Taylor & Robert A.F. Thurman for an all levels yoga and meditation intensive sponsored by Tibet House US Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa this June 28th – July 3rd, 2020 in Phoenicia, New York!

Diving deeply into the complementary teachings of Mahayana Buddhism and classical Indian thought, we find at the core the common ground of cultivating compassion within the context of daily life. This turns out to be an essential step toward peeling away layers of confusion and habitual ways of thinking and acting that keep us stuck and unable to experience the interpenetrating nature of all things.

During this week of yoga, meditation, storytelling, chanting and lively discussions, we will explore how these two traditions are profoundly relevant to life in the 21st Century.

As a backdrop to the practices, we will study sections of the Amrta Siddhi, Yogavaśiṣta, Vimalakirti Sūtra, Narada Bhakti Sūtra and Heart Sūtra, exploring how these practices and teachings stimulate our creative imagination for problem solving as well as how they ignite the intuitive sense of who we really are as part of the ecosystem we call life.

To learn more please visit our website!

https://www.facebook.com/events/125470375358677/

Aug
14
Fri
Getting Over Yourself: The Best of Buddhism & Psychotherapy
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm

Join Mark Epstein, M.D. and Robert A.F. Thurman this August 14th – 16th, 2020 for the weekend retreat “Getting Over Yourself : The Best of Buddhism and Psychotherapy” at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York!

What does it mean to heal? Buddhist and Western psychotherapists have different visions of healing. In Buddhism, the emphasis is often on taming the mind in order to bring out underlying qualities of wisdom and compassion.

In psychotherapy, there is a much greater concern with excavating childhood difficulties and working through emotional blockages so as to free a person from the vestiges of the past. Can these two approaches be reconciled? What can Buddhism learn from therapy, and what can therapists learn from Buddhism? Those of us who have grown up in the West, struggling personally with issues like anxiety or addiction, often benefit from aspects of each tradition.

This weekend’s workshop, through lectures, discussion, meditation and questions and answers, will explore what an integrated approach to healing actually looks like.

Join Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein and Professor Robert Thurman as they explore what it means to heal your mind.

https://www.facebook.com/events/198865284848298/

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