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Menla Online

Menla Online offers you a chance to expand your awareness, learn to live more fully and authentically, and stay connected with a community of fellow seekers, without needing to travel from home. Choose from single session webinars, weekly series, and full weekend retreats on a variety of timely and valuable topics, including Buddhism, yoga, holistic health and wellness, the sacred feminine, shamanism, conscious dying, addiction recovery, cooking and nutrition, the environment, and much more.


Tibet House US Online Events

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Tibet House US, Menla's mother organization is dedicated to preserving Tibet’s unique culture at a time when it is confronted with extinction on its own soil. By presenting Tibetan civilization and its profound wisdom, beauty, and special art of freedom to the people of the world, we hope to inspire others to join the effort […]

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Menla Online: Classical Qigong with Paul Bloom

Paul Bloom

Apr 18 - Jun 20, 2020

This class is offered ONLINE Saturdays, April 18, May 16, and June 20 from 10am-12:30pm ET and 2-5pm ET To attend one day: General:$50/Members:$45 To attend all three days: General:$135/Members: $121.50 Over 1500 years ago the Indian monk Bodhidharma brought Chan/Zen Buddhism to China.  He created and taught 3 Buddhist Qigong practices to the Shaolin […]

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Menla Online: Death and the Art of Dying, a Journey into the Bardos of Life and Beyond - Full Two Weekend Stream

Andrew Holecek & Robert A.F. Thurman

May 29 - Jun 05, 2020

Join Andrew Holecek and guest lecturer Robert Thurman at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York for "The Art of Dying: A Journey into the Bardos of Life and Beyond", an all-levels week-long retreat.

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Menla Online: Vimalakīrti's Silence - Sci-Fi Feast and Buddhaverse Infrastructure

Robert A.F. Thurman

May 30 - Jun 20, 2020

In this weekly class series, Robert A.F. Thurman will guide students through a close reading of “The Noble Teaching of Vimalakīrti”. Thurman will use the classic text to introduce basic Buddhist meditation, history, philosophy, and realization with relevant digressions bringing Vimalakirti's wisdom alive today! Thurman's translation of the text is available for free download from www.84000.co, […]

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Menla Online: Further Reflections Arising from Running Toward Mystery

Tenzin Priyadarshi & Robert A.F. Thurman

Jun 02 - Jun 02, 2020

Join us for "Further Reflections Arising from Running Toward Mystery" with Robert A.F. Thurman and Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi presented by Tibet House US | Menla Online this June 2nd, 2020 via Zoom. In these conversations Professor Thurman and the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi will expand on issues raised in the book "Running Toward Mystery: The Adventure […]

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Menla Online: The Tibetan Art Of Rejuvenation

Christiana Polites & Pure Land Farms

Jun 02 - Jun 30, 2020

The Tibetan medical and spiritual traditions contain profound teachings on how to rejuvenate the body, energy, and mind for the purpose of preventing illness, extending lifespan, and transforming one’s subtle energy channels to in order to deeply transform one’s mind. In this experiential class we will study the basic theory behind Tibetan anti-aging practices and […]

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Menla Online: Introduction to Forest Bathing - How to Guide Wellness and Nature Connection Experiences

Alex Gesse, Nicole Elmgart, Shirley Gleeson & Oskar Elmgart

Jun 05 - Jun 05, 2020

In the last years, a great number of scientific research has shown the different health benefits of spending time in nature. Forest Bathing is the wellness and preventive medicine practice originated in Japan which effectively acts on stress reduction and preventing diseases like depression, insomnia, and burnout. On the other hand, Forest Therapy consists of […]

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Menla Online: Nourishing Your Divine Self - Wednesday Event Only

Jill Pettijohn

Jun 10 - Jun 10, 2020

Through nurturing ourselves from our very core, we can become whole and part of life, finding a profound sense of belonging to Mother Earth. Transforming ourselves through everything that we take into our bodies--be it be the food we eat, what we listen to, what we look at and read, what we hear and listen […]

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Menla Online: Igniting Your Inner Fire - Tummo Retreat

Robert A.F. Thurman, Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, Dr. James Bae & Pure Land Farms

Jun 11 - Jun 14, 2020

Stories of cotton clad monks melting snow while practicing Tummo--or inner fire-meditation--first ignited imaginations through the writings of Alexandra David-Néel and Lama Govinda, giving the world a glimpse of unlocking human potential through the study of the wisdom, compassion and yoga practices of Buddhism. Join us for this rare and precious offering, as Bob and […]

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Menla Online: Nourishing Your Divine Self

Jill Pettijohn

Jun 16 - Jun 18, 2020

Through nurturing ourselves from our very core in all directions we can become whole and part of life, belonging to Mother Earth. Transforming ourselves through everything that we take into our bodies on all levels whether it be the food we eat, what we listen too, what we look at, read, what we hear or […]

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Menla Online: Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy as a Contemplative Practice for Healing

Elizabeth Nielson, PhD

Jun 26 - Jun 26, 2020

After decades of stalled progress, a new wave of clinical research involving psychedelic compounds shows promising results for treating depression, addiction, PTSD, and other mental health conditions. Evidence shows that psychedelics given in clinical therapeutic settings can engender mystical experiences akin to those had in spiritual contexts, and that these may be key to improvements […]

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Menla Online: Clear Light Yoga Nidra Enlightened Sleep Meditation Retreat

Michele Loew

Jun 26 - Jun 28, 2020

This Transformational & Deeply Restorative Training will cover the incredible meditative yoga science of Yoga Nidra, the awakening practice of enlightened sleep. Yoga Nidra is a practice that works on profoundly healing all the layers of the body/mind/heart complex.  It also creates an opening to pure consciousness as we learn how to enter into dream […]

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Menla Online: Clear Light Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Intensive

Michele Loew

Jul 06 - Jul 10, 2020

This training will provide teachers of yoga and meditation, as well as students and seekers on the path to freedom, enough information to develop a home practice of Yoga Nidra and begin sharing Nidras with others intelligently.  It is a deeply informative synthesis of the yoga nidra practices.  We will study and practice the transformational […]

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Menla Online: Integrating Freedom: Meditation and Self-Inquiry for a Balanced Spiritual Life

Kelly Boys

Jul 16 - Jul 16, 2020

Spiritual freedom can bring with it a release from attachment to our own suffering and a deep sense of ease and belonging. Yet that same freedom can become a hindrance to the important work of integrating our psychological conditioning. When we take refuge in spiritual freedom and avoid the challenges and relational hurts we face, we lack […]

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