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Past Events


Dream YogaSaturday, August 11
Dream Yoga with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal
Traditional Bön practice of dream yoga; training to recognize that all appearances are illusory.


Vajrayana IntroductionWednesday, August 1
Introduction to Vajrayana Buddhism
Vajrayana Foundation presents an exploration of the view and practices in Vajrayana.


Dhamma BrothersWednesday, July 25
The Dhamma Brothers
Film on transformative meditation program in Alabama prison.


Skillful MeansWednesday, July 11
Wisdom & Skillful Means
A filmed teaching with Lama Tharchin Rinpoche


Dalai Lama BirthayFriday, July 6
Dalai Lama Birthday Celebration
with Geshe Namgyal Rinpoche


Pushing HandsFriday, June 29
Wisdom Center Film Series: Pushing Hands
First feature film by director Ang Lee


Flight of the GarudaSaturday & Sunday, May 26 & 27
Lama Lena comes to teach on
The Flight of the Garuda


Horse BoyFriday, May 25
Wisdom Center Film Series: The Horse Boy
Amazing story of healing for autistic child and family


Nyung NaySaturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20
Retreat with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok
for a day of Nyung Nay and a day of Meditation


Four Noble TruthsSaturday, May 12
Four Noble Truths
with Geshe Namgyal


Dharma TalkWednesday, May 2
Dharma Talk on Khandro Norhla
with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche


The CupFriday, April 27
The Cup
Wisdom Center Movie Night


Earth DaySaturday, April 21
Earth Day
Geshe Namgyal and Kunsang Gar at San Lorenzo Park


Khandro NorhlaApril 14, 2018
Khandro Norhla
Sahdana & Treasure Ball Rolling


12 SentencesApril 7, 2018
The Changeless 12 Sentences
Bon Dzogchen Root Text
with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal


Khandro NorlhaApril 2, 2018
Khandro Norlha
A wealth and prosperity practice with empowerment
with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche


Ordinary Life Tuesday Evening Class (on break)
Ordinary Life, Extraordinary Living
Northern Treasure teachings with Michael Burroughs


Heart RecoveryMarch 31, 2018
Heart of Recovery
with Denice Everham


Zen NoirMarch 30, 2018
Wisdom Center Movie Series
Inaugural Night showing of Zen Noir


Transcending MadnessMarch 16-18, 2018
Transcending Madness
with Bill Scheffel
Fri. Mar 16 Free Public Talk


Interested in Buddhism? Wednesday Night Series
Interested in Buddhism?
Discussions with Elaine Jackson of the Vajrapani Institute
& Ven. Drimay of Land of Medicine Buddha


Pure Dzogchen March 9
Pure Dzogchen Book Signing
with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal


Great Mother March 5
Great Mother Transcendent Wisdom
with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche


Death Yoga TeachingFebruary 17-18, 2018
Death Yoga Teaching & Meditation for the Time of Death
with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal


LosarFebruary 16, 2018
LOSAR Tibetan New Year Sang (Smoke) Offering Ceremony
& Celebratory Pot Luck
with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal of Kunsang Gar


Meditate While ThinkingFebruary 9-10, 2018
How to Meditate While Thinking
with Lama Lena (Yeshe Kaytup)


Meditate While ThinkingFebruary 7, 2018
Medicine Buddha Teaching
with Lama Sonam Rinpoche of the Vajrayana Foundation


Northern TreasuresJanuary 19-20, 2018
Northern Treasures
with Michael Burroughs


Medicine BuddhaJanuary 17, 2018
Medicine Buddha Empowerment
with Lama Sonam Rinpoche of the Vajrayana Foundation


Transcending MadnessDecember 8-10, 2017
Transcending Madness
with Bill Scheffel
Friday evening - FREE Public Talk
Saturday & Sunday - Workshop


Tibetan Healing TechniquesDecember 6, 2017
Tibetan Buddhist Healing Techniques and Remedies
with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche


Mantra-thonNovember 10-12, 2017
7th Annual Mantra-thon for World Peace & Healing
with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok Rinpoche


12 LinksNovember 5-6, 2017
Bon SOUL RETRIEVAL
with Geshe Kunchap


Black Dakini ChodNovember 1, 2017
The Wrathful Black Dakini Chod
with Vajrayana Foundation


Open HouiseOctober 27, 2017
Wisdom Center Open House
All our affiliates participating


MahamudraOctober 14-15, 2017
MAHAMUDRA: Nature of Mind
with Lama Dudjom Dorgee


12 LinksOctober 8, 2017
Naga Healing Ceremony with Geshe Namgyal


Dakini Heart EssenceOctober 2, 2017
Empowerment of the Dakini Heart Essence of Yeshe Tsogyal with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche


Tulku OrgyenSeptember 22-23, 2017
Bodhisatva Vows & Chenrezig with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok Rinpoche


12 LinksSeptember 16-17, 2017
Three Words that Strike to the Heart of the Esential Point with Lama Lena


12 LinksSeptember 9, 2017
12 LINKS OF DEPENDENT ORIGINATION with Geshe Namgyal



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