“Meditation, as well as practice (meditation in action), are vehicles to develop our mind—directing it to its highest potential. Which is to say, to bring our mind to its most pure and purposeful natural state of awareness. To achieve this, we must be guided and supported by an authentic teacher of the lineage.
Throughout the process of settling our mind [through meditation], we begin to experience many changes, specifically the beneficial impact on our health, happiness and general well-being. We may become amazed at our newfound capacity to share this benefit with others.”
—Lama Chödak Gyatso Nubpa
Ari Bhöd offers programs for those who:
- Are interested in a traditional approach to Tibetan meditation and ceremonial practice
- Want to continue to expand and deepen their foundational Tibetan practices
- Are inspired to dedicate their time and energy to supporting a peaceful model of being in the world, even if they maintain no formal meditation practice, or
- Want to participate in a community of diverse individuals who are united by positive motivation and a commitment to preserving this unique world heritage
Ari Bhöd offers a multitude of opportunities to support varied forms of practice, ranging from daily practice, full-time solitary retreat to volunteering.
Every year, Ari Bhöd hosts numerous traditional Tibetan meditation retreats and ceremonies led by eminent Nyingma meditation masters from Tibet, India, Nepal and Bhutan.