Discussion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Boulder Teaching – see below
Sunday Morning Meditation
All Are Welcome
Calm Abiding Meditation every Sunday morning from 9:00 to 11:00
This Sunday, June 19 from 11:00 to 12:00, guided meditation on Mindful Gap, an experience of the 3 aspects of Feeling, Holding and Looking.
Guided Meditation Practice. The guided meditation sessions from 11:00 to 12:00 will resume July 10. The sessions will present various topics of meditation with guided instructions and short practice periods. Topics and exercises include overview of meditation, using different focal objects, effort and relaxation, other contemplative exercises.
The six paramitas, or six perfections, are qualities practiced on the Mahayana Buddhist path. They are: generosity, discipline, patience, joyful diligence, meditation, and wisdom. We highlight one of the paramitas each month. Ponlop Rinpoche suggests we include one paramita in our daily lives as a practice for the month. This month it is Wisdom (in sanskrit – Prajna). This month we practice our innate wisdom and whatever wisdom we have developed in helping other people and sentient beings.
Discussion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Boulder Teaching
Introduction to Buddhism: Karma, Rebirth, and Selflessness
Wednesdays, June 8 through June 29
The introductory courses in the Nalandabodhi Path of Study explore the basic principles of Buddhism. If you are new to Buddhism this is a good place to start. If you have been studying Buddhism, these courses could serve as refresher or bring new insight into the foundational teachings of the Buddha.
The courses are based on talks by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Senior Nalandabodhi students facilitate the discussion based on a sourcebooks of talks by Rinpoche.
The next course is Karma, Rebirth, and Selflessness
All are welcome! These classes may be attended as a course or on a drop-in basis.
Discussions are led by senior students, Steve Burden and Todd Anstead
The course is $25 and include the sourcebook. This option is for people interested in attending all of the classes.
For drop-in participation, a donation of $5 per evening is requested. You may attend any evening talk or discussion.
A short guided meditation will start each class.
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 8 through 29, 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Cost: $25 for the 4 classes, including the sourcebook. Othewise, a $5 donation is requested.
Contact: Steve Burden at email@example.com
Summer Kado Session
July 8, 22, 29, August 5, 19
It brings together many elements so that we can have a more direct experience of all our sense perceptions. The practice cultivates an overall mindfulness/awareness and each arrangement becomes a reflection of our present state of mind.
Classes cover the basics of Ikebana from how to cut a stem to how to place plant materials in a container. There will also be exercises on perception and contemplations to help us find joy, harmony and authentic expression in creating arrangements. Class is open for each student, at their own pace, to explore materials, themes, Sogetsu curriculum, and individual curiosity. There will be both beginners and more experienced students in the classes.
Beginning Series with Eileen Kay – Sogetsu Somu Certificate Teacher
Call or reply to register (firstname.lastname@example.org / 303-449-0192)
You must let me know you’re coming so that I will have sufficient materials for you.
Summer Session: July 8, 22, 29 and August 5, 19
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Place: 100 Arapaho #6 Boulder
Workshop and Discussion Group
Emotional Rescue, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s New Book
We are working on the details but anticipate that we will offer a workshop or discussion group on Emotional Rescue: How to Work With Your Emotions To Transform Hurt And Confusion Into Energy That Empowers You. In the meantime, visit the Emotional Rescue site for information, videos, and inspirations.