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Offering the timeless wisdom and boundless compassion of the Buddha to inspire individuals and create kind communities in today’s world

Introduction to Meditation 5-Week Class

Through meditation you come to know and become friends with your mind—you first learn to tame your mind so that later you can train it

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This 5 week class will introduce the basics of beginning a meditation practice at home. The classes will progress from proper body posture, mindfulness techniques, skill development and working with mind, through support in sustaining a practice at home.

Each class will include time for meditation practice, discussion and reflection. Topics related to meditation and obstacles to meditation will be covered. We will also address questions related to suggested readings from Rebel Buddha by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

We invite you to join us in discovering the timeless and practical wisdom of mindfulness meditation and how you can bring it into your daily life in a gentle and joyful way. The following topics of interest will be explored, plus much more…

  • Body posture
  • Wakefulness
  • Is meditation rebellious?
  • Benefits of mindfulness
  • Finding precision & balance
  • Present moment awareness
  • Thoughts & emotions
  • Letting go of assumptions – what are we really experiencing?
  • Analytical mediation – developing insight
  • Suffering & the self

Date & Time:  Thursdays, Sept. 5 – Oct. 3, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Location:  100 Arapaho #6, Boulder

Suggested Price:  $5 per class

Suggested Materials:  Rebel Buddha by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpohce.

*Handouts can also be provided upon request.

Facilitators:  Rachel Seely (rcseely@gmail.com) and Meg Miller (meg.miller@icloud.com) are senior students of Ponlop Rinpoche and share over 40 years of combined experience with meditation practice and study. Rachel is Co-Director of Nalandabodhi Boulder and Meg is currently the Practice Coordinator. Together they will introduce the essential points of developing or refreshing your meditation practice.


Traveling from Confusion to Original Sanity

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This class is about working with emotions in a practical and very doable way. The first class covers what is meant by Original Sanity and how we can tap into this basic ground.  The second class looks at how confusion and conflicting emotions develop and in the last two classes we learn exercises, and how mindfulness helps us to see the true nature of thoughts and emotions and how we can tame them.  This class is based on learning real world practices and solutions for improving and understanding our emotional life.
Date:  4 weeks, Sept. 10 – Oct. 1
Time:  7:00pm – 8:30-m
Cost:  $35, $15 for the text
Location:  Nalandabodhi, 100 Arapahoe #6, Boulder, CO 80302
Facilitators will be Francis Sullivan and Robbie Rettmer. Contact Steve Burden for more info. sherablt@gmail.com

Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen: Bodhicaryavatara

“The Way of the Bodhisattva”

We are pleased to announce the topic of Lama Tenpa’s fall series.  He will teach on Shantideva’s  “Bodhicaryavatara” otherwise known as “the Way of the Bodhisattva”.  This profound and classic text is from 700AD and was written at the famed Buddhist Center Nalanda in India. This text has been an inspiration for students down through the ages.
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Acharya Lama Tenpa is a faculty member at Naropa and a guiding member of the Nitartha Institute faculty.  He is a scholar and translator and is revered around the world for his ability to teach such profound and essential texts in a clear and direct manner.
Contact Steve sherablt@gmail.com  or Rachel rcseely@gmail.com for more info
Date: September 18 – December 4th
            No class November 27th for Thanksgiving Holiday
Time: Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: 100 Arapaho Ave #6, Boulder
Suggested Cost:  $15/class
* Online Zoom registration will be coming soon!

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche at Nalandabodhi Boulder

Teaching and Meditation Program!

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Tuesday, 10/8, 7:30pm – 9:00pm & Wednesday, 10/9, 8:30am – 4:30 pm

There will be meditation sessions as well as periods of silent practice throughout the day.

Tuesday, 10/8

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Teaching Session 1, Introduction

Wednesday, 10/9

8:30 – 10:15 am:  Meditation practice & Walking meditation
10:30 to Noon: Teaching Session 2
1:30 – 2:30 pm – Meditation practice
2:45 – 4:30 pm: Teaching Session 3

Location: 100 Arapaho, #6, Boulder

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist Master of the Kagyu order. He was trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters such as HH the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and HH Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche.  He has served as Professor of Tibetology in Sikkim for 17 years. His doctoral thesis was on the Ecumenical Movement in Tibet.

Since 1990 he has been traveling and teaching Buddhism and meditation at more than 50 universities, Institutes and Buddhist Centers in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. He has also participated in various interfaith dialogues.  For a  self-professed ‘lazy lama ‘ he has authored approximately 20 books on Buddhism as well as some children’s books, both in Tibetan and European languages!

He founded Bodhicharya, an international organization that coordinates the worldwide activities to preserve and transmit Buddhist teachings, to promote intercultural dialogues and educational and social projects. He also founded Rigul Trust which supports his projects in his birthplace, Rigul, Tibet.

Rinpoche is the Official Representative of his Holiness the 17th Karmapa for Europe and the founder of Karmapa Foundation Europe.


Nalandabodhi Tara Drupchen 2019

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Put it on your calendars now!
Arya Tara in Boulder!
Friday – Sunday, September 20 – 22
All are welcome!
Schedule of practice sessions and talks TBD.
Practice the full sadhana together with the Tara Drupchen at NalandaWest via Zoom.
To make a sangha-wide prayer request or an offering:

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche at Naropa University

Sanity within Chaos


Believe it or not, it is possible to dwell in a state of calmness even within the most intense periods of outer, or even inner, chaos. Fortunately for ourselves, the Buddha emphasized that we do not have to believe this; we can actually experience it for ourselves. According to the Buddhist approach to meditation, the possibility of “achieving” calmness exists because calmness is a quality of our mind’s native or natural state; it doesn’t need to be added. Once we connect with this inherent calmness even a little bit, we can recall it in flashes even in the most blustery of situations. During this program, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will share pith advice and instruction on how to access calmness as if it were in palm of the hand.

Friday night talk – 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Sat. morning sitting meditation – 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Sat. morning Rinpoche talk – 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
Lunch on your own – 12:00 -1:30 p.m.
Sat. afternoon – Discussion groups 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Sat. afternoon – Rinpoche talk 3:30- 5:00 p.m.
*Duplicate schedule for Sunday

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a widely celebrated Buddhist teacher and the author of Emotional Rescue, Rebel Buddha, and other books. A lover of music, art and urban culture, Rinpoche is a poet, photographer, accomplished calligrapher and visual artist, as well as a prolific author. Rinpoche is the founder, president, and spiritual director of Nalandabodhi, an international community of Buddhist centers.
Rinpoche is acknowledged as one of the foremost scholars and meditation masters of his generation in the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is known for his sharp intellect, humor, and easygoing teaching style, for launching the kindness initiative and for his outreach to communities internationally.

Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact Kristin Anderson-Bohan at 303-546-3593 or kbohan@naropa.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.

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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.

Green 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 from 11:00 – 11:30 to send prayers to those who are ill or have recently died.  

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