October 21, 2022 6:30pm

The Dharma of Engaged Practice | Weekend Workshop

Cyndi Lee




Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23, 2022
Full class schedule below
In-person at Tibet House US

The Dharma of Engaged Practice is a vibrant approach to meditation and movement practice which flows from the understanding that all beings everywhere are interdependent. What we say and what we do has consequences; acknowledging this is the foundation of Engaged Practice and a path to growing our own capacity as full human beings.

This special weekend workshop with world-renowned yoga and meditation teacher Cyndi Lee will explore embodied movement through accessible stretching, restorative yoga, pranayama, body scanning and grounding touch. The reading, writing, discussion, and dharma talks are drawn from traditional yoga and Mahayana Buddhist teachings of compassion, ethics, sustainability, radical inclusivity, motivation, and dedication. Each session will include meditation practice and Q&A. This work is about presence, stability, nimbleness, curiosity and nourishment; it is not goal-oriented or performative, and is available to every body and every person.

This class is for anybody who wants to:

  • integrate body and mind
  • integrate awareness into their relationship with themselves and others
  • integrate compassion into their relationship with themselves and others
  • develop or deepen their meditation and movement practice
  • further their Buddhist studies and practice
  • enhance their work as a yoga or meditation teacher.

Yoga teachers can earn 30 CEUs toward Yoga Alliance Continuing Ed requirement by completing this workshop in full.


Class schedule

Friday 10/21
6:30–8:30pm ET

Saturday 10/22
10am–4:30pm ET (lunch break from 12:30–2pm)

Sunday 10/23
10am-12:30pm ET

Teacher Bios

Cyndi Lee

Cyndi Lee began teaching meditation 30 years ago with the blessing of her root guru, the great Tibetan master, Gelek Rimpoche. In 2018 she was ordained as a Buddhist Chaplain, under the guidance of Roshi Joan Halifax of Upaya Zen Center. She is also the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. From 1998-2012, she founded and ran the renowned OM yoga Center, a yoga studio and dharma center. One of the most influential teachers in the U.S., Cyndi has trained thousands of meditators and yogis worldwide. OM yoga Center was the first NYC studio to offer Buddhist meditation classes. Cyndi’s favorite student was her dad, Allan Lee, who took a 6-week meditation class at the age of 75.

Cyndi is the author of five books including the classic yoga text: Yoga Body Buddha Mind. Other books are the The New York Times critically acclaimed May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind and OM yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice. Cyndi is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal, Lion’s Roar, Real Simple, and has written for Yoga International, Tricyle, and Natural Health. Recent articles include “My Slow Fashion Practice is Yoga, Too” (YJ), and “The Practice of Self-Caring” (LR).