Coming next: Monday, May 30, 2022, 12 noon New York time: Science & Spirituality Dialog, “Can Virtual Reality Support Your Meditation Practice?” A live online conversation with Linda Carlson, Sid Desai, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal, and host Alejandro Chaoul-Reich.
Learn more & view live

With the beginning of the Tibetan New Year (Year of the Water Tiger), we have launched a new online program of 24-Hour Full Moon Practices, plus related live teachings and science/spirituality dialogs with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and invited guests.

Every offering of this yearlong program is free and open to all. See the full schedule below.

In the Tibetan tradition, body, speech, and mind are known as the three doors to enlightenment, for they are considered the only tools we have for progressing on the spiritual path. Through these doors we either exit and become separated from our true nature, or we enter into the fullness of being, realizing and manifesting our capacities in this life for the benefit of others.

Our 2021 program helped us discover a sense of peace within. This year, from that foundation of peacefulness we bring the practice to life — awakening clear, positive action; realizing our true voice; and manifesting qualities for the benefit of others. Whether you are a longtime meditation practitioner or a novice, you are welcome to attend any or all live broadcasts throughout the year. Except for the 24-Hour full moon practices, no advance registration is required. Simply view on the Facebook page of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche or via the “Learn more” links in the Yearlong Schedule, below.
More tips for participating

 

Monthly Topics

Each full moon of the yearlong program marks the beginning of a full month of related practices, teachings, and dialogs. The Month of the Body begins on March 17, followed on April 16 by the Month of Speech, and on May 15 by the Month of the Mind. This three-month cycle of body, speech, and mind will then repeat through the end of the yearlong program.

The Month of the Body. Body refers not only to our physical body and the tangible world around us, but also to our individual sense of identity as a human being. The teachings, discussions, and practices explored during the Month of the Body help us to connect to the door of the body, clearing obstacles to health and well-being through movement and stillness. Resting our awareness on the stillness of the body opens the door to the clear, open, unchanging experience of our true nature and awakens clear, positive action.

The Month of Speech. Speech refers not only to the words we speak, but also to the energy carried by our voice and our breath. The teachings, discussions, and practices of this month explore using speech, mantra, other forms of sound, and/or breathing practices to support us to connect with the pure, unceasing awareness of our true nature. Through allowing our voice to rest in silence, we draw attention to inner silence and continue to release effort that separates us from being fully present. A doorway to deep inner peace, resting in silence allows the light of pure awareness to dawn, awareness that illuminates the source of positive qualities within us and all beings. It helps us to realize our true voice.

The Month of the Mind. Mind refers to our disturbing emotions and other distracted movements of the mind, as well as to the vast, open nature of mind — the source of all positive qualities — and the capacity to distinguish the difference. As we deepen our familiarity with resting in a state of spacious awareness, the obstacles and obscurations of our habitual patterns naturally dissolve into the openness of our true nature and our positive qualities spontaneously arise from this source to benefit others.

Each month features:

  1. A teaching and guided meditation with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, to introduce the practices for the month. View live on the Facebook page of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, or via the “Learn more” links on this page.
  2. A 24-Hour Full Moon Practice, beginning at 10 a.m. New York time on the day of the full moon and continuing until 10 a.m. the following day. Each 24-hour online session begins with a guided meditation related to the monthly topic (body, speech, or mind), and is followed by alternating periods of mantra recitation and silent contemplation, as well as additional periodic guided meditations. Each 24-hour full moon practice takes place via Zoom, in an online meeting space; there is no cost to participate, but registration is required.
  3. A Science & Spirituality Dialog related to wellness of body, breath or mind, with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and other featured presenters hosted by Alejandro Chaoul-Reich. These dialogs will explore what happens and why when we bring our attention to our body, our breath, and our mind. How does our relationship to sensations, thoughts, and perceptions change through spiritual or energetic practices? Can science and medicine inform what and how we practice meditation? These live online conversations will explore such questions and more. Viewable live on the Facebook page of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, or via the “Learn more” links on this page.
Yearlong Schedule

Schedule is subject to change. For updates, revisit this section in coming days and weeks. If you miss a live broadcast, recordings will be available (does not apply to Full Moon Practices). To receive email reminders, subscribe to the CyberSangha News email list.

MONTH OF THE BODY (March 16 – April 14)

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 10 a.m. New York time through Friday, March 18, 10 a.m.:  24-Hour Full Moon Practice, “Through Stillness, Awaken Clear, Positive Action.” Opens with a teaching and meditation guided by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.
Registration closed

Wednesday, March 23, 11 a.m. New York time: Science & Spirituality Dialog, “Embodied Emotions: New Pathways to Freedom.” A live online discussion with Eve Ekman, Bessel van der Kolk, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal, and host Alejandro Chaoul-Reich.
View recording


MONTH OF SPEECH (April 15 – May 13)

Friday, April 15, 2022, 12 noon New York time: “Realizing the Power of Your True Voice,” a teaching and guided meditation with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.
View recording

Saturday, April 16, 2022, 10 a.m. New York time: 24-Hour Full Moon Practice, “Through Silence, Realize Your True Voice”
Registration closed

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 12 noon New York time: Science & Spirituality Dialog, “Biocognition and Breath: Cultivating Health and Longevity.” A live online discussion with Mario Martinez, Willa Blythe Baker, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal, and host Alejandro Chaoul-Reich.
View recording


MONTH OF THE MIND (May 14 – June 11)

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 12 noon New York time: “Realizing the Power of Boundless Creativity,” a teaching and guided meditation with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.
View recording

Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10 a.m. New York time: 24-Hour Full Moon Practice, “Through Spaciousness, Manifest Qualities That Benefit Others”
Registration closed

Monday, May 30, 2022, 12 noon New York time: Science & Spirituality Dialog, “Can Virtual Reality Support Your Meditation Practice?.” A live online conversation with Linda Carlson, Sid Desai, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal, and host Alejandro Chaoul-Reich.
Learn more & view live


MONTH OF THE BODY (June 12 – July 11)

Sunday, June 12, 2022, 12 noon New York time: Teaching and guided meditation with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. More information to come.

Monday, June 13, 2022, 10 a.m. New York time: 24-Hour Full Moon Practice, “Through Stillness, Awaken Clear, Positive Action.”
Learn more & register now

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 12 noon New York time: Science & Spirituality Dialog related to longevity, with Stephan Rechtschaffen, M.D., Tibetan Dr. Phuntsok Wangmo, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal, and host Alejandro Chaoul-Reich. More information to come.


MONTH OF SPEECH (July 12 – August 9)

Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 12 noon New York time: Teaching and guided meditation with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. More information to come.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 10 a.m. New York time: 24-Hour Full Moon Practice, “Through Silence, Realize Your True Voice”
Registration opens after June 14


MONTH OF THE MIND (August 10 – September 7)

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 12 noon New York time: Teaching and guided meditation with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. More information to come.

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 10 a.m. New York time: 24-Hour Full Moon Practice, “Through Spaciousness, Manifest Qualities That Benefit Others”
Registration opens after July 14


MONTH OF THE BODY (September 8 – October 7)

Thursday, September 8, 2022, 12 noon New York time: Teaching and guided meditation with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. More information to come.

Friday, September 9, 2022, 10 a.m. New York time: 24-Hour Full Moon Practice, “Through Stillness, Awaken Clear, Positive Action.”
Registration opens after August 12


MONTH OF SPEECH (October 8 – November 5)

Saturday, October 8, 2022, 12 noon New York time: Teaching and guided meditation with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. More information to come.

Sunday, October 9, 2022, 10 a.m. New York time: 24-Hour Full Moon Practice, “Through Silence, Realize Your True Voice”
Registration opens after September 10


MONTH OF THE MIND (November 6 – December 5)

Sunday, November 6, 2022, 12 noon New York time: Teaching and guided meditation with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. More information to come.

Monday, November 7, 2022, 10 a.m. New York time: 24-Hour Full Moon Practice, “Through Spaciousness, Manifest Qualities That Benefit Others”
Registration opens after October 10

Note: In the United States, daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 13, 2022, and ends on Sunday, November 6, 2022, so be sure to take this one-hour difference into account when determining the time conversion for scheduled events.


MONTH OF THE BODY (December 6 – January 4)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 12 noon New York time: Teaching and guided meditation with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. More information to come.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 10 a.m. New York time: 24-Hour Full Moon Practice, “Through Stillness, Awaken Clear, Positive Action.”
Registration opens after November 8


MONTH OF SPEECH (January 5 – February 3)

Thursday, January 5, 2023, 12 noon New York time: Teaching and guided meditation with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. More information to come.

Friday, January 6, 2023, 10 a.m. New York time: 24-Hour Full Moon Practice, “Through Silence, Realize Your True Voice”
Registration opens after December 8


MONTH OF THE MIND (February 4 – March 7)

Saturday, February 4, 2023, 12 noon New York time: Teaching and guided meditation with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. More information to come.

Sunday, February 5, 2023, 10 a.m. New York time: 24-Hour Full Moon Practice, “Through Spaciousness, Manifest Qualities That Benefit Others”
Registration opens after January 7

Resources to Support Your Practice
  • Self-guided meditations in multiple languages, related to body | speech | mind
  • “A Year of Body, Speech & Mind.” Here, you can find links to recordings of all teachings and science/spirituality dialogs offered in our 2021-2 online program.
  • Awakening the Luminous Mind, by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Hay House, 2012. Rinpoche’s book offers in-depth discussion of the stillness of the body, silence of speech, spaciousness of the mind, and related practices.
  • “Starting a Meditation Practice.” This free, self-paced online course instructed by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is designed for people who would like to begin meditating on a daily basis.