North Shattuck Association - Events & Classes


Culinary Walking & Tasting Tours
Thursdays 10am-2:15pm & Saturdays 10am-2pm
By Reservation ($88 per person), Presented by Edible Excursions

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North Berkeley All-Organic Farmer's Market
Thursdays,Year Round, Rain or Shine 2-7pm 
Shattuck Ave. (service road) from Vine to Rose St., Operated by The Ecology Center
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Art Exhibition and Opening Events
Monthly Gallery Openings and Events at local galleries and Cafes, including:
Berkeley Art Center
ACCI Gallery
Mythos Art Gallery

Wine Tasting at Vintage Berkeley
Samples from our globetrotting portfolio!
Monday-Friday from 4-7 pm, Saturdays from 2-4pm
2113 Vine Street, Tel: 510.665.8600

Kitchen on Fire: Cooking Classes at Epicurious Garden
Please check the website for a full schedule!
1509 Shattuck Ave. Tel: 510.548.COOK

YOGAKULA Healing Arts Studio
Lectures and Performances
Classes: Yoga – Tai Chi – Massage – Pilates
1700 Shattuck Ave., 2nd floor, Tel: 510.486.0264
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February 10th, 2016
- Wine Tasting Walk with local wineries pouring at eateries, shops and galleries
May 2016
With Berkeley Lions Club to benefit Community Fund - Restaurant Walk with sampling at eateries, shops and galleries

2016: TBA
Chocolate Menu Sampling at Area Shops, Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, Crafts Vendors, Kid’s Activities
October 18th 2015, 11am to 4pm
Open Streets event on Shattuck from Rose to Haste - FREE recreational and social activities, outdoor seating, special street food menus, business open houses and sales, live music. Also, Wine & Beer Garden with music and food on Vine St. til 5pm

November 2, 2015, 5-9pm
Community and Artist Remembrance Altars, Candlelight Procession, DIY Art Pojects, Free Skeletal Face Painting, Food trucks, Music, Beer & Wine Garden
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December 6, 2015, (Rain Date: Dec. 13)
Snow Play, Kids Activities, Merchant, Craft & Food Booths, Music


Balancing Emotions through Tibetan Yoga, Day-Long Retreat
7/2/2016 5:00:00 PM UTC - 7/2/2016 11:45:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Balancing Emotions through Tibetan Yoga Kum Nye exercises relax and heal both body and mind. Movement, massage, and breathing exercises restore emotional balance, easing the stress of everyday life. You will master exercises that are equally effective in formal practice and in the midst of activities. Cost: $80. Primary Instructor: Jack van der Meulen. Suitable for all levels of students.

Workshops (day-long retreats) offer a day of healing refreshment for body, mind and spirit. Saturday workshops begin at 10 AM, and conclude at 4:45 PM, and include a vegetarian buffet lunch, unless otherwise noted. Workshops are open to all levels of students unless a prerequisite is specified.

Extend the benefits of a workshop. Create a retreat, by arranging to stay overnight in one of the Institute's comfortable private guest rooms for an additional $45 per night. As a retreatant, overnight workshop guests are offered complimentary Sunday morning meditation and a Tibetan Yoga class.
Generating Happiness
7/8/2016 5:00:00 PM UTC - 7/10/2016 10:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Generating Happiness from Within 3 Day Retreat
July 8-10 Tibetan Yoga practices channel positive energy into body and mind as they release tension. This three-day retreat combines movement, self-massage, and breathing practices that generate joyful feelings, reorienting us toward happiness. We discover that we hold the key to satisfaction and inner peace, and we learn to appreciate the qualities that have placed the key in our hands and entitle us to use it. Cost: $235 (nonresidential, meals included); $320 (residential, two nights room and board).

Retreat begins Friday, 10 AM and concludes Sunday, 3 PM. Primary Instructor:

Santosh Philip. Suitable for all levels of students. Scheduled retreats offer a schedule of instruction, practice and integration that is carefully crafted so that participants may settle into experience in a way that allows relaxation to be a new set-point for reflection, action and a more open perspective from which to realize their true potential.

Residential retreats offer the benefit of full immersion within a sacred and peaceful environment, without the usual interuptions and distractions of everyday life. Enquire today about retreats at the Nyingma Institute. Retreats are open to all levels of students unless a prerequisite is specified. Contact us: Details, questions registration.

Call: (510) 809-1000
Visit: 1815 Highland Place, Berkeley
2 Great Ways to Learn about Buddhist Psychology
6/14/2016 1:15:00 AM UTC - 8/9/2016 2:45:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Buddhist psychology offers unique insight into the human situation and innovative ways to ease emotional distress.

The following two classes are great ways to find out how these teachings can help us to make our lives easier. We all know by now the effect of practicing mindfulness, meditation, yoga and psychology has on our minds, behavior and lives.  It's in the news practically every day, scientifically proven again and again. This is mind-mapping 2500 years in the making, these time tested teachings are being practiced to this very day with great success. Learn more now by enrolling in a class!

Nyingma Institute has been bringing the wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition to the West for over 40 years. Longer than most any other center of Buddhist education in the Bay area. Not ready for a class? Check out the free events on Sundays. Transforming Negative Emotions Mondays, 8–9:30 PM (June 6–August 8) Introspective practices and insights from the Buddhist tradition can transform the destructive power of “everyday” negative emotions. Mindfulness and analytic meditations provide specific antidotes to anger, fear, anxiety, and attachment. Cost: $162. Instructor: Sylvia Gretchen. No class will be held on July 4. Open to all levels of students.   Wholeness and Wellness on the Spiritual Path in the Modern World Thursdays, 1–2:30 PM (June 9–August 11) “While the goodness of Being is universal, unless we cultivate it, we may be unable to participate meaningfully in the joy that goodness brings into a human life.” Tarthang Tulku, TNMC Annals, Volume Six. Perhaps the greatest challenge we face in the world today is staying in touch with the living spiritual values that are basic to our humanity. So many activities foster distraction from goodness and the illusion that “one more thing” will be the key to our well-being. This class is about tapping into the resources of Being that are already at hand, or we could say in mind. Meditation, in all its many forms, will guide our inquiry, while insights from Nyingma Psychology and Buddhist teachings help reshape outworn attitudes, penetrating the hard shell of dogma and dichotomy. A wholeness and wellness emerges that takes us to the heart of the spiritual path, to our own true heart. Our goal is no less than to make each moment a celebration of blessing and infinite joy as well as a path toward the wisdom of the unbounded fullness of Being. The class will include discussion of how to live and work in a dynamic spiritual community dedicated to finding wholeness and wellness. Cost: $180, which includes the “Contemplating Awakened Heart” workshop on August 12–13. Instructor: Sylvia Gretchen. Based on Tarthang Tulku’s “Wholeness and Wellness on the Spiritual Path,” from the Nyingma Annals. No class will be held on July 7. Open to all students.

For Details:
Call: (510) 809-1000
Visit:1815 Highland Place, Berkeley