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Life can be so hectic that we find ourselves longing for silence or space. We want a moment for ourselves, with nothing else to focus on but well-being. Here at Mangalam Center we have something for you: at lunchtime a mindfulness practice. We offer a half hour of Tibetan Yoga and a...

Kate Crosby from King’s College, London discusses a “pre-reformed” Theravada meditation tradition, which employs techniques involving initiations, offerings, and somatic properties, and has parallels with certain tantric practices. Using energies of the breath and body, the practitioner generates positive mental states, draws them in on the breath, experiences them in...

You might think that meditation is a simple practice. Anyway, you don’t need a Ph.D. to meditate, just discipline and focus. It’s simple, but it’s also very rich, for it has the capacity to still the mind, at least for some time. Many people find this state of stillness...

                         On behalf of the Mangalam Center, we are sending you all strength and ease for the new year that is upon us. As we look back at how we closed out our 2017 year...

For the second time this year, we merged the topics of mindfulness practice and social justice. This time, we looked at meditation within the confines of a state prison, through the film The Dhamma Brothers. In the film, two teachers within the Vipassana (Insight) meditation...

From September 22-24, 2017, Mangalam Center and Dharma College had the honor of hosting the 4th International Tipitaka Chanting Ceremony in Berkeley, California. Coordinated and sponsored by the Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International, the event began with a Peace Walk procession from the Nyingma Institute, through...

At the end of July 2017, the Mangalam Center hosted a weekend-long event to gather thought leaders at the intersection of social justice and Buddhism. The speakers on the culminating public panel of the event lent their commentary to the current trends of mainstream, white-dominant...

On Friday, March 31, Doug Chadwick gave an inspiring and educational presentation to an audience of over fifty people at Mangalam Center, followed by a book signing of Tracking Gobi Grizzlies. Painting a picture that swept all the way from the rugged deserts of the Gobi to the rivers and...