Tibetan Nyingma 
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Tibetan teacher and author Tarthang Tulku founded the Nyingma Institute in Berkeley in 1972 to present the teachings of the Tibetan tradition to the West. Since this time, the Nyingma Institute has offered a full schedule of evening and day classes, retreats, weekend seminars, and lectures on traditional Buddhist studies, meditation, Tibetan Yoga (Kum Nye), Skillful Means (integrating work with spiritual practice), and other teachings presented by Tarthang Tulku specifically for Western students. Over 150,000 students from throughout the world have participated in these programs and the Nyingma Institute is recognized as a major center for Buddhist education in the West. All of the Institute’s activities are guided by its mission statement and founding principles. These are: * To promote, foster, encourage, teach, and disseminate the Tibetan Nyingma traditions of Buddhism and to make those teachings available to the West in forms appropriate to the contemporary world. * To present the living spirit of Buddhism to the Western world through its programs by establishing a suitable environment for study and through the conduct of its staff. * To develop and present to the public educational programs—classes, seminars, workshops, talks, and retreats. * As consistent with the Institute’s purposes, to engage in endeavors such as publications, art projects, exhibitions, and volunteer programs. * To train teachers capable of presenting our educational programs. * To encourage and assist the related non-profit organizations founded by Tarthang Tulku which share similar goals.

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