• Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m: Awareness & Compassion, a Two-Day Workshop with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Sponsored by Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, and Garden of Samadhi Mind Centre. “We don't have to look outside the present moment to experience wisdom, compassion, and the boundless purity of our true nature. Meditation enables us to recognize our basic goodness in the immediacy of the present moment, and then nurture this recognition until it seeps into the very core of our being.” – Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche (Contact Dipnkar Khanna at; 91-98451-78214.)
  • Friday, April 14, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m: Meditation in the Age of Anxiety: A Symposium Led by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Sponsored by Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, and Garden of Samadhi Mind Centre. “From the 2,500-year-old perspective of Buddhism,” every chapter in human history could be described as an ‘age of anxiety.’ The anxiety we feel now has been part of the human condition for centuries.” Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche (Contact Dipnkar Khanna at; 91-98451-78214.)
  • January 28 through 31, 2017: Cultivating Genuine Happiness and Well Being, led by Glen Svensson. School of Ancient Wisdom, Bangalore. (Contact Dipnkar Khanna at; 91-98451-78214.)
  • December 15, 2016: Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering, by Venerable Ani Thubten Chodron. In our world of hype and exaggeration, where many people want to look good but not be good, to look responsible but not be responsible, the Buddha's teachings get us to consider an alternative, a way to live a truly meaningful life. In this talk based on her latest book, Ven. Chodron discusses ways to identify and overcome our self-centered attitude that pretends to look out for our welfare, but is actually self-sabotaging and primes us to make unwise choices. By becoming aware of how our actions affect those around us as well as ourselves, we come to value having a genuinely kind approach, instead of a hypocritical one where we look good but manipulate others. Venerable Thubten Chodron’s Biography: Ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in 1977, Venerable Thubten Chodron is an author, teacher, and the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey. Sravasti Abbey is the only Tibetan Buddhist training monastery for Westerners in the U.S., and holds gender equality, social engagement, and care for the environment amongst its core values. Ven. Chodron teaches worldwide and is known for her practical (and humorous!) explanations of how to apply Buddhist teachings in daily life. She is also actively involved in prison outreach and interfaith dialogue. She has published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and has co-authored a book—Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions—with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with whom she has studied for nearly forty yearsVisit for a media library of her teachings, and to learn more about the Abbey. (Contact Dipnkar Khanna at; 91-98451-78214.) 2 to 4 p.m. Located in room 201, N5 Campus, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, 4th Cross Road, 5th Phase, KHB Colony, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore - 560 064
  • November 4, 2016: Reality and its Application in Daily Life, led by Glen Svensson. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. 5-8 p.m. (Contact Dipnkar Khanna at; 91-98451-78214.)