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

Discussion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Boulder Teaching – see below

Sunday Morning Meditation

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All Are Welcome

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

This Sunday, June 19 from 11:00 to 12:00, guided meditation on Mindful Gap, an experience of the 3 aspects of Feeling, Holding and Looking.

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

Guided Meditation Practice.  The guided meditation sessions from 11:00 to 12:00 will resume  July 10.   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 Wisdom (in sanskrit – Prajna).  This month we practice our innate wisdom and whatever wisdom we have developed in helping other people and sentient beings.

 

Discussion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Boulder Teaching

On Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00-8:30 PM, Nalandabodhi will host an evening of meditation and discussion based on His Dalailama1_20121014_4639Holiness the Dalai Lama’s morning teaching session in Boulder on Thur., June 23. After a short meditation and brief summary of His Holiness’ talk, we will facilitate a lively discussion. Please feel free to attend, even if you were not able to be at His Holiness’ talk.
Open to the public; suggested donation of $5.
Contact:  Neil Kolwey at neil.kolwey@yahoo.com

 

Introduction to Buddhism:  Karma, Rebirth, and Selflessness

Wednesdays, June 8 through June 29

blue flower centerNalandabodhi is offering a series of talks and courses on foundational Buddhist topics beginning Wednesday, June 8, for 4 weeks.

The introductory courses in the Nalandabodhi Path of Study explore the basic principles of Buddhism.  If you are new to Buddhism this is a good place to start.  If you have been studying Buddhism, these courses could serve as refresher or bring new insight into the foundational teachings of the Buddha.

The courses are based on talks by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.  Senior Nalandabodhi students facilitate the discussion based on a sourcebooks of talks by Rinpoche.

The next course is Karma, Rebirth, and Selflessness

All are welcome! These classes may be attended as a course or on a drop-in basis.

Discussions are led by senior students, Steve Burden and Todd Anstead

The course is $25 and include the sourcebook. This option is for people interested in attending all of the classes.

For drop-in participation, a donation of $5 per evening is requested. You may attend any evening talk or discussion.

A short guided meditation will start each class.

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 8 through  29, 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Cost: $25 for the 4 classes, including the sourcebook. Othewise, a $5 donation is requested.

Contact:  Steve Burden at sherablt@gmail.com

for more information and to register ….

Summer Kado Session

July 8, 22, 29, August 5, 19

IMG_0115[3]Summer is a wonderful time to practice t he 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 / 303-449-0192)
You must let me know you’re coming so that I will have sufficient materials for you.

Summer Session: July 8, 22, 29 and August 5, 19
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Place: 100 Arapaho #6 Boulder

 more information …

Workshop and Discussion Group

Emotional Rescue, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s New Book

ercoverWe are working on the details but anticipate that we will offer a workshop or discussion group on Emotional Rescue:  How to Work With Your Emotions To Transform Hurt And Confusion Into Energy That Empowers You.  In the meantime, visit the Emotional Rescue site for information, videos, and inspirations.

 

 

 

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