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Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute, Current & Upcoming Courses

Please find the following list of upcoming, current and past course offerings at Saraha Nyingma Buddhist institute, including links to relevant resources.

The Heart Sutra

Starting in April 2016 : Readings in Tibetan and English: the Heart Sutra

The holy Buddhist text known as The Heart Sutra is the condensed essence of Buddha's teachings of transcendental wisdom, or Prajnaparamita. Starting Wednesday April 6 from 6-7 pm, and continuing at the same time each Wednesday thereafter, Saraha will host teachings and discussions of the Heart Sutra, including word-by-word analysis of the Tibetan language text, and commentary and translations from various English language sources. $5 per session suggested donations.  Everyone welcome to attend and welcome to join in at any time.

See online calendar for scheduled practice dates.

Viewsday Tuesday Book Group

Ongoing Tues. 6-7 pm Book Group : Current Book : A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar

Join our weekly Tuesday book group from 6-7 pm to discuss an ongoing series of selected books that emphasize the Buddhist view, or philosophical attitude, toward anything. Book group is free and open to the public. Participants should buy their own books, however. Some loaners may be available at the Saraha library. If you have questions about the group, you can email the group leader at for more info.

The current book under discussion is:  The Cascading Waterfall of Nectar, by HH Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. This book is available in the Saraha library and onsite bookstore.

Past Viewsday books have included: 

Archive of Past Courses and Events

For Archive of Posted Previous Special Teaching Events at Saraha, CLICK HERE...

For Online Recordings of Teachings at Saraha, CLICK HERE...

New Saraha Children's School Info

Saraha Children's School, grades K-8, resides on the grounds of,  and is part of, Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute.  For more information on the school, see its dedicated website at For some general updates, see below...

Saraha Summer of Work, Work and More Work

Preparing for the Advent of the newly-opening Saraha Children's School, with classes starting on Sept. 7,  this summer the Institute is maximally busy building, fixing and refurbishing its downstairs/lower level to accommodate the school's activities. There are a great many projects underway, and much of this is being undertaken by hard-working volunteers.  For more information on this effort, including a list of projects and ways that you can help, or if you would like to join the volunteer effort, please CLICK HERE...

Saraha Event Info



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