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 and Programs

Teachings by Lama Tenpa on the 8 Verses of Mind Training, Tuesday Evenings from 6:30 to 8:30.  Details below.

Symbolizing the Awakened Heart:  Buddhist Visual Literacy.  A weekend program with Stephanie Johnston, November 17 & 18.  Details below.

New Mahayana Study Course.  Discovering Buddha Heart, starting Wednesday November 8, from 7:00 to 8:30.  Details below.

Revisiting the Holocaust, a Buddhist Perspective with Ellen Mains, Saturday December 2 from 1:30 to 4:30.  Details below.


Sunday Meditation

gong 300Shamatha (Calm Abiding) meditation practice, Sunday morning from 9:00 to 11:00

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

Starting in the Fall—A Guided Analytical Meditation Series with Jirka Hladis on the 2nd and 3rd Sunday

Using the Six Techniques of mindfulness of breathing from the Abhidharma tradition, we will train in the vipashyana—the “clear seeing” or “insight”—of selflessness. Each session will include instruction on one technique of mindfulness of breathing, first from the shamatha point of view. Then we will explore how this very same technique can be utilized for the cultivation of vipashyana.

These meditations sessions are open to all. No prior preparation or study is required. No need to attend all the sessions in sequence—these are drop-in guided meditation sessions.



Lama Tenpa Tuesday Evening Talks and Teachings on the Bodhisattva Path

Tuesday Evenings, 7:00 to 8:30

 Lama Tenpa will start a new series of teachings on Tuesday evenings at Nalandabodhi on the The Eight Verses of Mind Training by Langri Tanpa.  The teaching will be every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30, starting September 12.  Sitting is from 6:30 to 7:00.  All are welcome.

Date and Time:  Tuesday evening, starting September 12,  from 7:00 to 8:30.  Talks will start promptly at 7:00 PM but please join us for a brief mediation period from 6:30 to 7:00.

Suggested donation is $15.00 per evening.  The full series of teachings is available for $120.00  Donate via PayPal below, or bring a check or cash for the offering bowl.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.  Contact us about your situation and we will work with you on an affordable option.

Contact:  Eileen Kay at eileenkay1027@msn.com

More Information ….

Symbolizing the Awakened Heart: Buddhist Visual Literacy



On our dharma path, how can we connect with Tibetan Buddhist iconography in a meaningful and experiential way?

In this presentation, visiting teacher Stephanie Johnston will explore how symbols are essential to communicating the view in Tibetan Buddhism and their role in a practitioner’s path. Using principles of visual literacy, traditional Tibetan Buddhist iconography, and teachings on valid cognition, Stephanie will open the door to the Buddhist Science of Creativity and the Arts, and look into buddha nature as expressed through body, speech, and mind. Everyone’s welcome. No prerequisites required — just a sense of curiosity!

All sessions are accompanied by some lecture, slides, investigation, and dialog with participants.

Date/Time:  Friday November 17 from 7:00 to 8:30 and Saturday, November 18, from 9:30 to 5:00.  There will be 4 talks on Saturday with breaks.

Cost:  $20 for Friday night for non-members and $15 for members.  $65 for non-members for the weekend, and $50 for members

Contact:  Eileen Kay at eileenkay1027@msn.com



Stephanie Johnston teaches on a variety of Buddhist topics, with an emphasis on the experiential foundations of study and practice for Nalandabodhi and Nitartha Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies. Both organizations are under the direction of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

Stephanie is an avid practitioner who entered the Buddhist path in 1985 through Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Vajradhatu and then continued as a student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche since 1996. Her professional background is in graphic design and information technology.

Stephanie brings humour and clarity to a variety of Buddhist topics and has a special appreciation for art, qigong, and taiji.

Discovering the Buddha Heart


LotusFlowerWhat is Buddha Nature?  How is it that we have this innate Buddha Nature in our being?  How do we come to recognize Buddha Nature?  Our next course in the Mahayana series is on Buddha Nature teachings from the third turning of the wheel of dharma.  This course will cover the seven vajra points from one of the most important teachings — the Uttaratantra.  The course will also show the connections between teachings on Buddha Nature and the advanced practice of Mahamudra.  There are no prerequisites for the course although some exposure to Buddhist studies is important for understanding this material.

Audience: Best suited for people who have some Buddhist study. Contact Steve Burden for more information if you have a question.

Dates/Time: Wednesday evenings, starting November 8 , from 7:00 to 8:30pm

Location: 100 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 6

Cost: $75 for members and $90 for non members. This includes a sourcebook of teachings undertake direction of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.  Contact us about your situation and we will work with you on an affordable option.

More information and to register ….


Revisiting the Holocaust, A Buddhist Perspective

with Ellen Mains
Saturday, December 2, 1:30 to 4:30

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The daughter of Polish-born Jews who survived the Holocaust, Ellen Korman Mains became a close student of the Tibetan meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche in 1971. Early in her Buddhist training, Trungpa Rinpoche emphasized to Ellen the importance of maintaining a strong connection to her family and of working with this family karma. In 2006 she began exploring this legacy in the context of Buddhism and the teachings on basic goodness, and has spent extensive periods of time in Poland.

During this presentation and interactive workshop, Ellen will share some readings and perspectives on revisiting the Holocaust as both a Buddhist and a Jew, and the inspiration that can come from connecting with our ancestral legacies, whether traumatic or not.

Ellen Mains_DSC7016Ellen Korman Mains has taught within the Shambhala and Naropa communities for many years in both the U.S. and Europe. She is also a Focusing teacher and guide. Her upcoming memoir about this journey is called “Buried Rivers: A Survivor’s Daughter’s Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust.”

Date/Time:  Saturday, December 2 from 1:30 to 4:30

Suggested Donation:  Please plan on making a donation as an offering.   $10 donation/offering suggested.

Contact:  Eileen Kay at eileenkay1027@msn.com

Location:  Nalandabodhi, 100 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 6, Boulder CO.

Web Site:  boulder.nalandabodhi.org


Autumn Kado

Japanese Flower Arranging

image002The 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.

Beginning Series with Eileen Kay, Sogetsu Somu Certificate Teacher

Limited to 8 – call or reply to register eileenkay1027@msn.com / 303-449-0192

Fall Session I & II – 7 classes
September 15, 29 / October 13, 20 / November 3, 17 / December 1st
3:30 – 5:30 pm 100 Arapaho #6 Boulder

Classes include:
All flowers and plant materials, use of supplies: clipper, container, etc. demonstration, hands on instruction and critique.
(Purchase of curriculum text recommended)
$150 – full session sign up
$25 — drop in

 more information …


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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