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    the Dalai Lama’s Cultural Center in NYC

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

Ongoing

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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Vajra Yoga Teacher Training Online

Michele Loew & Robert A.F. Thurman

Sep 07 - Mar 31, 2021

We are excited to announce a Menla online/ livestream Indo-Tibetan Yogas Training with Dr. Robert Thurman, & Michele Loew. Join us for this totally unique yoga teacher training, exploring the philosophical and experiential interface between Hatha Yoga and Indo-Tibetan Vajra Yoga traditions. Now Available Online to people in all time zones! Indo-Tibetan Yogas Intensive Studies […]

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Graceful Entry: Preparing for a Good Birth

Andrew Holecek & Robert A.F. Thurman

Oct 02 - Oct 11, 2020

This retreat will examine the karmic bardo of becoming, which constitutes the majority of our after-death experience. It’s a fluid and volatile time, when the winds of habit blow us involuntarily into our next birth. With preparation, it transforms into the bardo of opportunity, where we can become anything we want by waking up to the experience and […]

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Kālachakra Tantra Study & Practice Intensive

Robert A.F. Thurman, Michele Loew & Michael G. Burbank

Oct 05 - Oct 11, 2020

This is a hybrid retreat with both in-person and online participation options. If you would like to attend in person and stay at Menla during this retreat, please use this link to register for the residential option. Robert Thurman brilliantly elucidates and vividly brings to life the many dimensions of the Kālachakra Tantra in this […]

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The Resilience of Inner Revolution: De-Conditioning the Colonial Mind - Introduction

Larry Ward & Robert A.F. Thurman

Oct 08 - Oct 08, 2020

Join Larry Ward and Robert Thurman for a fascinating discussion centered on the de-conditioning of the colonial mind. Saturday Morning Session 1 Getting Acquainted with your Colonized Mind:  an introduction to naming and recognizing the energies of colonization in your mind and body through meditative practice. Saturday Afternoon Session 2 Liberating Colonial Formations: meditative practices to […]

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Buddha and the Yogis: Freedom on the Path to Compassion

Richard Freeman, Mary Taylor & Robert A.F. Thurman

Oct 12 - Oct 17, 2020

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 […]

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Yoga Nidra & Lucid Dreaming

Dr. Nick Atlas

Oct 14 - Oct 14, 2020

Join pioneering dream researcher, psychologist, author, and educator, Dr. Nick Atlas for a very special, free, online event exploring the difference between Yoga Nidra (dynamic sleep) and lucid dreaming. The event will feature a brief introduction to Nick's forthcoming program, Lucid Dreaming & The Transformative Self (October 24th), as well as a lengthy, guided Yoga […]

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Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism: Introduction

Pamela Weiss & Robert A.F. Thurman

Oct 15 - Oct 15, 2020

Like all true spiritual teachings, Buddhism offers a radical shift: from me to we, fracture to unity, and fear to love. But like most institutionalized religions, Buddhism developed under systems of hierarchy, patriarchy, and power that have become interwoven into its structure. This workshop will share teachings, reflections and practices that reweave feminine qualities—of embodiment, […]

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The Resilience of Inner Revolution: De-Conditioning the Colonial Mind

Larry Ward & Robert A.F. Thurman

Oct 18 - Oct 18, 2020

Join Larry Ward and Robert Thurman for a fascinating discussion centered on the de-conditioning of the colonial mind. Saturday Morning Session 1 Getting Acquainted with your Colonized Mind:  an introduction to naming and recognizing the energies of colonization in your mind and body through meditative practice. Saturday Afternoon Session 2 Liberating Colonial Formations: meditative practices to […]

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Compassion Off the Cushion: Engaged Bodhicitta for Westerners

Lama Tsomo & Robert A.F. Thurman

Oct 22 - Oct 22, 2020

How are you meeting this moment? This particular moment in time is calling forth from us the ability to feel on behalf of everyone—and to respond on behalf of everyone. But where do we even begin? These days there’s no shortage of confusion, shame and suffering—even if you’re not feeling it personally, it’s evident all […]

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Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism

Pamela Weiss & Robert A.F. Thurman

Oct 24 - Oct 25, 2020

Like all true spiritual teachings, Buddhism offers a radical shift: from me to we, fracture to unity, and fear to love. But like most institutionalized religions, Buddhism developed under systems of hierarchy, patriarchy, and power that have become interwoven into its structure.  This weekend workshop will share teachings, reflections and practices that reweave feminine qualities—of […]

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Saturday Night Live Q & A Dialogue

Sharon Salzberg & Robert A.F. Thurman

Oct 24 - Oct 24, 2020

Join us for an evening of dialogue and contemplation with two pioneers of contemporary Buddhism. Questions can be submitted beforehand via the link provided in your registration confirmation email and during the live event through the Zoom "Q&A" function. "The Buddha encouraged his followers to take the initiative not simply to take his teachings on […]

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Lucid Dreaming & The Transformative Self

Dr. Nick Atlas

Oct 24 - Oct 25, 2020

Lucid dreaming, or awareness that we are dreaming while we are dreaming, is widely regarded as an extraordinary state of consciousness. While yogic and shamanic cultures throughout the world have long-revered the intrinsic value of realizing lucidity and honoring the wisdom of dreams, the West remains largely "in the dark" as to the potential of lucid […]

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The Power of Shamanism to Heal Emotional and Physical Illness

Sandra Ingerman

Nov 04 - Nov 05, 2020

Shamanism is the most ancient universal spiritual practice known to humankind. Many anthropologists believe that the practice dates back over 100,000 years.  The word “shaman” comes from the Tungus tribe in Siberia and it means spiritual healer, or one who sees in the dark, one who knows. Shamanism has been practiced in Siberia, Asia, Europe, […]

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Integrating the Money Shadow into Your Spiritual Life: Introduction

Karen McAllister, BEcon, CMC, Co-Active Coach®

Nov 12 - Nov 12, 2020

With a little assistance, you can bring to light hidden sensitivities and less-than-conscious constructs that prevent a healthy relationship to money and life. By exploring archetypes and identifying patterns, we can both step outside ourselves and examine the inner boundaries of our current comfort zone, allowing for new expansion. Through seeing more clearly, we become […]

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Integrating the Money Shadow into Your Spiritual Life

Karen McAllister, BEcon, CMC, Co-Active Coach®

Nov 21 - Nov 22, 2020

With a little assistance, you can bring to light hidden sensitivities and less-than-conscious constructs that prevent a healthy relationship to money and life. By exploring archetypes and identifying patterns, we can both step outside ourselves and examine the inner boundaries of our current comfort zone, allowing for new expansion. Through seeing more clearly, we become […]

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Living with An Undefended Heart

Mary Stancavage

Dec 04 - Dec 04, 2020

Many of us go through life with defenses around our heart that we’re not aware of. We have spent a lifetime protecting ourselves from reality especially if we think it will hurt us. We don’t want to relive past harms or we want to prevent the possibility of future pain. We live a defended life and […]

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