Welcome. In the 21st century we have an ocean of resources. We’re not lacking information, knowledge, or wisdom. What we need is a mind that is capable of processing it all.

Upcoming Programs and Events

Sunday Open Meditation

All are welcome!

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The sitting practice of meditation is an invaluable tool!
Come join us any Sunday morning between 9:00 and 11:00 AM.
We offer basic instruction at 9 am and continue with mindful sitting and walking meditation.

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

On the 4th Sunday of the month, we have Open Heart Circle practice to send prayers to those who are ill or have recently died.

11:00 to 11:30.  All are welcome.

Shakyamuni Festival

Tuesday May 29 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM

tomass-buddha-1.2Shakyamuni Festival (also known as Saka Dawa) is celebrated by Buddhist communities world wide. It is that time of year where we recollect the birth, enlightenment, and death of Shakyamuni, the historical buddha who taught the dharma in northern India 2600 years ago. At this time, we not only remember these activities in his life, but reflect on their meaning and how that can impact and inspire us on our own journeys now in 2018.

At Nalandabodhi, there will have a session of chanting and singing 7 – 8:00 pm. We will do special chants that invoke and praise Shakyamuni Buddha and all the teachers and lineage who guide us on this path. At this time, we make offerings of generosity and appreciation. In keeping with our new tradition, you can make offerings of fruit to our shrine, or offerings of money to the center or to teachers. We will offer a toast to the Buddha and reflect on the meaning of his birth and enlightenment in our lives. Do you have a story to tell from Shakyamuni Buddha’s life? Or a story to share how the Buddha has touched your life? This evening program is open to the public.  We will be collecting food and perishables for a local non-profit.  Please bring your non-perishable food item or toiletries!

Save the Date!

JUNE 1st 5:30 PM
AFTER WORK FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL
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Please join us for our annual Nalandabodhi Boulder Social and Fundraiser
Beer & BBQ / Side Dishes and Vegetarian Offerings
Silent Auction/ Music and More!
All proceeds raised from the auction will benefit our on-going programs and scholarship fund
To donate an item or volunteer please email gillianchi@q.com
Nalandabodhi – 100 Arapahoe, #6, Boulder CO
More details to follow!

Kado Spring Session

April 6, 20 / May 4, 18 and June 1

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Spring is a wonderful time to practice the contemplative art of Ikebana or Kado, Japanese flower arranging.  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 eileenkay1027@msn.com (303-440-0192)
You must let me know you’re coming so that I will have sufficient materials for you.

Spring Session: April 6, 20 / May 4, 18 and June 1
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Place: 100 Arapaho #6 Boulder

Classes include:
All flowers and plant materials,
use of supplies: clipper, container, etc.
demonstration, hands on instruction and critique.
$100 – full session / $25 – drop in

 

 

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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