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 Events at Nalandabodhi

 Sunday Morning Meditation

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All Are Welcome

Calm Abiding Meditation every Sunday morning from 9:00 to 11:00

Guided Meditation, first 3 Sundays of the month from 11:00 to 12:00

Tara Practice, 1st Sunday, 12:30 to 2:00

Guided Meditation Practice  The guided meditation sessions from 11:00 to 12:00 are resuming for July  and August, first 3 Sundays.  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 Patience.   This is the practice of gentleness and kindness, especially when we are faced with someone else’s anger and aggression.   more ….



Lama Tenpa Friday Evening Talks, the Paramita of Prajna or Wisdom

Lama Tenpa will start a new series of Friday evening practices and talks in September.  The talks are on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 7:00 to 8:30.

Lama Tenpa will continue with teachings on Six Pāramitās and focusing on the last of the parmatias – prajna or wisdom or complete knowing.  Often translated as the Six Perfections, these are are the supreme qualities of the bodhisattva on the path towards enlightenment.  On a more every-day basis, they are qualities that we cultivate in our practice and in our relationships with others.  The are generosity, discipline, patience, joyful exertion, meditation, and wisdom.  Please join use to learn more about how we can apply the teachings in our lives to benefit others as well as ourselves.

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Four Foundations of Mindfulness

A 4 week course starting Monday, September 19

Nalandabodhi is offering a course on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

The course on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness uses a sourcebook from talks by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.  The Four Foundations are mindfulness of body, feeling, mind, and phenomena. Rinpoche discusses each foundation at three levels: according to general buddhist practice, subtle practice, and the Mahayana approach.   As such, it is both a comprehensive and unique presentation of this traditional teaching on the Four Foundations.

The course will be of value for beginners as well as advanced students of buddhism.

Mixing guided meditation practices with study, one will develop a deeper understanding of the nature of self, the nature of mind, and the nature of phenomena.  It serves as a basis for further study.

Audience:  This class is open to public and everyone is welcome.  The class is recommended for beginners as well as advanced practitioners.

Dates and Time:  Monday Evenings, September 19  through October 10, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Cost:  $25 for members and $30 for non-members

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Autumn Kado Session

September 23, October 7 & 21, and November 11 & 18

kado-autumnThe contemplative practice of Ikebana or Kado, the Japanese art of flower arranging, 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 / 303-449-0192)
You must let me know you’re coming so that I will have sufficient materials for you.

Autumn Session: Fridays, September 23, October 7 & 21, and November 11 & 18
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
Please let others know who you think may be interested in joining in this practice.

Nitartha Institute

Mind and Its World I and Clear Thinking

22341_281394294760_979680_sNalandabodhi Boulder is pleased to host the Nitartha Institute courses, Mind and Its World I and the companion course Clear Thinking.   These are the first courses in the comprehensive foundational curriculum of the Nitartha Institute.  It’s a great opportunity to further your studies of Buddhism.  At Nitartha Institute, everyday thought and speech serve as tools for discovering definitive meaning, the unconditioned wisdom and spontaneous compassion of the buddhadharma. Combining an in-depth course of study with training in meditation and analysis, the Institute introduces 21st century students to the complete Tibetan Buddhist science of mind.


Mind and Its World – Tuesday evenings, 6:00pm-8:00pm MT, October 25, 2016 – January 31, 2017 (12 classes)

Clear Thinking – Sunday afternoons, 1:00pm-4:00pm MT, October 30, 2016 – January 22, 2017 (12 classes)

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Emotional Rescue Book Group


 Sept 29, Oct 1, Oct 2, and Oct 6


POSTPONED —  Now scheduled for December.  More details later.




Nalandabodhi Boulder is hosting a book group on Emotional Rescue: How to Work With Your Emotions To Transform Hurt And Confusion Into Energy That Empowers You by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.  In this life-changing book, acclaimed Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche shows how to free yourself from being a victim of your emotions by gaining the awareness and understanding that will help you harness their power.


We will discuss readings from the book, and engage in powerful and transformative experiential exercises individually and in groups.


The Emotional Rescue Book Group will be facilitated by two long-time students of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.


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