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Menla Online Event | Turning the Wheel of Time – Jai Dev Singh and Robert Thurman | 12-9PM


12:01 pm – 9:00 pm

MENLA ONLINE EVENT | APRIL 18 – APRIL 18, 2020 | See below for full schedule


In times of great uncertainty, we are given a great opportunity. It’s as if the veils have thinned, and our ability to connect to what is true and real is amplified.In the great traditions of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist inner science, esoteric and exoteric, reality is nirvana. What is real is true freedom from suffering and from limitation of love. Therefore, the more we confront and know reality, the more confident and free we feel. We suffer mainly because we are intimidated by authorities into believing that we neither have the power to understand nor have the right to be happy.During this retreat (an advance within the necessary retreat we’re all experiencing!), we will deepen our experiential sense of the goodness of reality, seeing past our inbred fear of it. We will discover together more deeply and clearly that ignorance is not bliss. Knowing, being, feeling the real in its natural goodness—wisdom is bliss! And bliss easily shares itself in love and caring.Worry and fear are not innately negative. They are emotions that can help us access our most tender and vulnerable heart. From that space, genuine love and courage can prevail. We can use this time to up-level our life in ways that may have been previously unimaginable.Using elevating yogic exercises and blissful meditations, we will revitalize the body, bring the mind into peaceful clarity, and connect our heart to its natural wisdom and purpose.

PRICING:Regular Price – $329Special Discount: (For Life-Force Academy Members + Tibet House + Menla Members)$195 (or 2 payments of $97)



Saturday, April 18th (Free Live Stream Webcast)
1pm Pacific / 4pm Eastern

Friday, April 24th (Paid Content)
Evening: 4-5:30pm PT/7-8:30pm ET

Saturday, April 25th (Paid Content)
Morning: 9am-11am PT/12-2pm ET for AM class with Jai Dev
Afternoon: 1:00-3:00pm PT/4-6pm ET for PM class with Bob
Evening: 4-6pm PT/7-9pm ET with Bob & Jai Dev

Sunday, April 26th (Paid Content)
Morning: 9am-11am PT/12-2pm ET for AM class with Jai Dev
Afternoon: 1:00-3:00pm PT/4-6pm ET for PM class with BobEvening: 4-6pm PT/7-9pm ET with Bob & Jai Dev

PRICING:Regular Price – $329Special Discount: (For Life-Force Academy Members + Tibet House + Menla Members)$195 (or 2 payments of $97)


About the Presenters

Jai Dev Singh

Jai Dev Singh is a yogi and internationally renowned teacher. He is the founder and principal teacher of the Life-Force Academy - a global community for yogic teachings and practices with thousands of students in over 60 countries around the world. Jai Dev has also authored numerous courses on Kundalini Yoga & Ayurveda.  He is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and formerly served as the Clinical Director at the California College of Ayurveda. He travels all over the world sharing the ancient yogic teachings in a uniquely accessible way that is relevant to our times.

Robert A. F. Thurman

Robert Thurman is a recognized worldwide authority on mind science and spirituality, Asian history, philosophy, Tibetan Buddhism, and H. H. the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman is an advocate of the relevance of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist sciences, arts, and practices in our daily lives. He is a leading voice for the value of reason, wisdom, peace and compassion. He was named one of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans and has been profiled by The New York Times and People Magazine. He recently has been awarded the Padma Shri Award, the President of India’s fourth highest civilian honor for achievement in enriching Indian education and literature. An author and Jey Tsong Khapa Professor Emeritus of Indo-Tibetan Buddhology at Columbia University, Thurman lectures internationally at universities, companies, conferences and think-tanks. His many books include Inner Revolution, a ground-breaking history of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism and a call for an enlightened ethics and politics; The Central Philosophy of Tibet, on Buddhist science; Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet, on Buddhist art; Essential Tibetan Buddhism, an anthology of key works of Tibetan authors; Infinite Life, a yogic commentary on Shantideva’s Bodhisattva Career; and The Tibetan Book of the Dead, a study of the Tibetan science and art of dying and navigating the rebirth process; Why the Dalai Lama Matters, a win-win plan to solve China’s Tibet catastrophe; Man of Peace, a 300 page fully-illustrated graphic novel of the XIV Dalai Lama’s life and the true story of the invasion of Tibet; The Brilliantly Illuminating Lamp, a study and translation of Tsong Khapa’s masterwork on the most advanced yogas for mastering the process of conscious evolution; and his latest, forthcoming, The Esoteric Community Tantra with its Illuminating Lamp Commentary, an introduction with translations to the unexcelled yoga tantras; and Buddha Bliss, a study of the eightfold path as an evolutionary core curriculum. At the request of H.H. the Dalai Lama, Thurman co-founded Tibet House US in 1987 with Tenzin Namgyal Tethong and Philip Glass, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and renaissance of Tibetan civilization. It maintains a lively museum and cultural center in New York city, affiliates with Tibet Houses in New Delhi and other national capitals around the world. In 2002 he founded Menla Retreat & Dewa Healing Spa in the Catskill Mountains to advance the practical wisdom and healing arts of Tibetan medicine traditions.  Working with the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, an international network of universities, and Indian Buddhist partners, he is currently engaged in establishing the Dharmachakra Buddhist Classics Translation Center in Andhra Pradesh, to complete the multi-generational task of translating from the Tibetan Tengyur the 5000+ originally Sanskrit works from India’s long lost “Library of Alexandria,” the Ratnodadhi Library of Nālandā University, into English and other modern Indian and world languages, creating a necessary database for the 21st century collaboration of the Indian and Tibetan Inner Sciences (adhyātmavidyā) with modern, “outer,” materialist sciences. Inspired by H. H. the Dalai Lama, Thurman's public presentations take a stand on Buddhism's open ground and thence transport audiences into an expanded vision of the world—the sweep of history, the subtleties of the inner science of the psyche, or the depths of the life of the heart. They help clear away shrouds of confusion and tend to evoke the cheerfulness of an enriched present, with the realistic hope for a peaceful future. Suggested Books & Audio by Robert AF Thurman: Man of Peace: Illustrated Life Story of Tibet’s Dalai Lama (Book), Infinite Life: Awakening to Bliss Within(Book), Anger: The Seven Deadly Sins (Book), Inner Revolution (Book), Circling the Sacred Mountain : A Spiritual Adventure Through the Himalayas (Book),  Essential Tibetan Buddhism (Book), The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between(Book)  The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment Engine of Tibetan Buddhism (Book),  The Central Philosophy of Tibet (Book),  The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti: A Mahayana Scripture (Book), Life & Teachings of Tsong Khapa (Book), Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World (Book) & Liberation Upon Hearing in the Between: Living with the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Audio). To Learn More About Robert AF Thurman please visit: WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram