Upcoming Special Events


A two-day special teaching with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Geshe Dangsong Namgyal


APRIL 8-9, 2017
Please join us for this very special two-day teaching by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Geshe Dangsong Namgyal on the Yogas of Dream and Sleep as practiced in the Tibetan Dzogchen and Bon traditions.

It is said that the practice of dream yoga deepens our awareness during all our various experiences-the  dreams of the night, the dream-like experience of the waking life, and the bardo experience after death. Like lucid dreaming, dream yoga is a practice of maintaining consciousness during sleep, but with the intention of becoming “awake” to all illusory states. 

“Just as dream objects can be transformed in dreams, so emotional states and conceptual limitations can be transformed in waking life. With experience of the dreamy and malleable nature of experience, we can transform depression into happiness, fear into courage, anger into love, hopelessness into faith, distraction into presence. … Challenge the boundaries that constrict you. The purpose of these practices is to integrate lucidity and flexibility with every moment of life and to let go of the heavily conditioned way we have of ordering reality, of making meaning, of being trapped in delusion.” – Tenzin Wangyal Rimpoche

This teaching is designed for those just beginning the practice as well as more experienced practitioners. Instruction will be given in the “four preparations” for sleep as well as methods of lucid dreaming and clear light practices of sleep yoga. 

Pre-registration by March 31: $145
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Pre-registration by March 31, students and low-income: $115
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To register by mail:
Checks should be made out to Kunsang Gar Center, and mailed to:
 Kunsang Gar

P.O. Box 65
Freedom, CA 95019
Please be sure to include your name and contact information if different
from what appears on the check.

After April 1st and On-site registration : $185/$145

Location: Meeting Hall at Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave.,
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Date/Time: April 8th & 9th, 2017; 9am-5pm both days

For more information please email or call us:

Past Events

Losar 2017 – Year of the Female Firebird
February 27, 2017

firebirdHelp clear the air of misfortune by participating in a traditional
Sang (smoke) Offering for the Tibetan New Year! Heart Sutra and Long Life prayer for all of us. Join Geshe Dangsong Namgyal for this ceremony to draw blessings and bring the world into greater balance.
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2017

Time: 2-4pm
Cost: Free; dana gratefully accepted
Location: Twin Lakes State Beach
7th and East Cliff, Santa Cruz
Info: kunsanggarcenter@gmail.com or call 831-471-7883
Bring: Good intentions and positive thoughts for an auspicious beginning of the New Year!
Be prepared for the weather; bring hat, warm clothing, umbrella, etc.