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Upcoming Events and Programs

Sunday Meditation

gong 300Shamatha (Calm Abiding) meditation practice, Sunday morning from 9:00 to 10:00.  We have a program this weekend.  Our shamatha meditation will be  from 9:00 to 10:00 only.    

Open Heart Circle practice is canceled for this Sunday.

Tara Practice from 11:00 to 12:30 on the 1st Sunday of the month.

 

 

Evening Discussion this Thursday February 22, hosted by Neil Kolwey and Douglas Frank

Please join us for an informal discussion of “politics, emotions, and compassionate activity” on Thur., Feb. 22, from 7 – 8:30 PM at Odantapuri. For many of us, these are difficult times in a world that feels polarized and harsh. Let’s come together and talk about how we are personally relating to the current political environment. We will sit briefly, share tea, beer and snacks, and explore two main questions/topics:

  1. We invite you to consider watching at least a few minutes of the State of the Union speech on Jan. 30.  (If you do) how did it make you feel? How do you work with the emotions that come up around national, state, and local issues? What are you doing, if anything, to take political action in these difficult times?
  2. There are many ways to contribute our time and energy towards helping others. What are each of us doing to help make our sangha community or the larger community a better place? How do you feel about these contributions?

Please come and join in the discussion.

Mark Your Calendars

Introduction to the Mahayana: The Heart of Daring  

Tuesday Evenings, March 13 through April 3

Crimson-Aspen-LeavesNalandabodhi Boulder is please to offer a series of courses covering the teachings of the Mahayana, often translated as the Greater Vehicle.  The first course introduces you to the Mahayana teachings on selflessness, compassion and the concept of selfless compassion, the stages of the Mahayana path, and the role of the spiritual friend in reaching enlightenment, the goal of the Mahayana path.   The Nalandabodhi study curriculum offers a complete study and education program on Buddhism +More

The sourcebook is from a collection of talks by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

Date/Time:  Tuesday evenings, March 13 through April 3, from 7:00 to 8:30.

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Milarepa, His Disciples, and the Yogic Tradition

A WEEKEND PROGRAM, APRIL 6TH – 8TH

 

 

 

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Nalandabodhi Boulder is pleased to host Christopher Stagg for a weekend of talks and songs from a new translation of The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa.  Shambhala Publications has just published Chris’ translation of the songs.  We’ll have a book signing on Friday night as part of the weekend.

Milarepa is the most well known practitioner of the yogic tradition in Tibet’s history, attaining the greatest potential of a human in a single lifetime. Though he lived over 1,000 years ago, his life example and the methods he employed on his path to awakening are still relevant to us today. In this weekend program, Christopher Stagg will discuss the relevance of Milarepa’s life through his narrative and songs. In particular, Chris will explore Milarepa’s encounters with male and female disciples as presented in the Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa.  And, no doubt, we will have a lot of singing during the weekend!

 

Schedule:
Friday, April 6, 7:00 to 9:00
Saturday, April 7, 10:00 to 12:00 and 2:00 to 4:00
Sunday, April 8, 2:00 to 4:00
Location:  Nalandabodhi Boulder, 100 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 6, Boulder CO

 

Chris Stagg Photo smallChristopher Stagg is a Tibetan translator and interpreter for Nalandabodhi and the Nitartha Institute who has studied at Vajra Vidya Institute in Varanasi, India, and at Namo Buddha in Nepal. He recently translated The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa (Shambhala, 2018) under the direction of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. He sings the songs of Milarepa and has degrees in voice performance and music education.

 

 

 

Cost & Registration:

Friday Night:  $15 members, $20 non members
Weekend:  $75 members, $90 non-members

Registration is via PayPal or bring check or cash to the event.  Please let us know if you’re attending however.  It helps with our planning.

Contact:   David Makowski at djmakowski99@yahoo.com

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Winter Kado

Beginning Series with Eileen Kay, Sogetsu Somu Certificate Teacher

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The practice of ikebana or the path of flowers is a beautiful art form. It is also a contemplative discipline that brings focus to our mental, physical and spiritual being. With each arrangement, we use all our senses to come into the present moment to connect with space, color, form and our own 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 contemplation to help us find joy, harmony and authentic expression in creating arrangements. Class is open for each student at their own pace, exploring materials, themes, Sogetsu curriculum, and individual curiosity. There will be both beginners and more experienced students in the classes.

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Nalandabodhi Mission

Provide a complete curriculum of study, meditation, and mindful activity, based on an authentic lineage of Buddhist teachings, that is accessible and relevant to everyday life.

Offer a supportive environment for exploring and applying these teachings, with people who understand the challenges of creating a meaningful life in the 21st century.

 

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