Nyingma Institute

Nyingma Institute

Berkeley, CA 94709
Tax ID94-3081194

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About this organization






Our mission is to share the healing wisdom of the Nyingma tradition and reveal a path of inner freedom.


The Nyingma Institute offers classes, workshops, seminars and residential retreats based upon the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Subjects include meditation; Nyingma psychology, which includes study of the nature of consciousness, patterns of thought, feeling and emotion, and more; Skillful Menas, which posters ways of working that inspire creative accomplishment and developing mastery through the transformation of awareness, concentration, and energy; traditional Buddhist studies; Kum Nye (Tibetan yoga); and Tibetan language and practices. Approximately 100 classes are offered per year; 50 workshops; 10 retreats; serving approximately 800 participants.

Interesting data from their 2019 990 filing

The filing documents outline the non-profit's mission as “The nyingma institute was founded in 1972 by tibetan teacher and author tarthang tulku to present the teachings of the tibetan tradition to the west. it strives to promote, foster, encourage, teach and disseminate the tibetan nyingma traditions of buddhism and to make those teachings available to western students in forms appropriate to the contemporary world.”.

When outlining the tasks it performs, they were referred to as: “The nyingma institute promotes, fosters, encourages, teaches and disseminates the tibetan nyingma traditions of buddhism and makes those teachings available to western students in forms appropriate to the contemporary world.”.

  • The non-profit's reported state of operation is CA as per legal requirements.
  • The filing reveals that the address of the non-profit in 2019 is 1815 Highland Place, Berkeley, CA, 94709.
  • As of 2019, the non-profit has 11 employees reported on their 990 form.
  • Does not operate a hospital.
  • Operates a school.
  • Does not collect art.
  • Does not provide credit counseling.
  • Has foreign activities.
  • Is not a donor advised fund.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are between $500,000 and $1,000,000+.
  • Revenue is between $500,000 and $1,000,000+.
  • Revenue less expenses is -$16,157.
  • The CEO compensation policy of the organization is not established through an independent review and approval process.
  • The organization has a written policy that describes how long it will retain documents.
  • The organization has 7 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 1972.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule B.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule O.
  • The organization pays $27,485 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $23,383 in fundraising expenses.
  • The organization provides Form 990 to its governing body.
  • The organization has minutes of its meetings.
  • The organization has a written whistleblower policy.
  • The organization has grants to organizations.

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