Community Living

MTP Community


You will live at Nyingma Institute, Dharma College, or Mangalam Centers.

Most participants are housed in shared rooms at Nyingma Institute. Please expect one roommate and shared bathrooms and showers.

Vegetarian meals will be provided; students may share some of the cooking. There will be regular house jobs that you are responsible for, and a basic code of conduct you must agree to follow.

Community Living

Living in community is a vital part of the MTP. We will develop group projects and opportunities to work and relax together. We do not emphasize social interaction, but we encourage you to share and make connections with your fellow students.

Full participation in the program requires about 60 hours a week, which includes group meditation, classes and workshops and about 10-20 hours a week for private study and practice.