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.

July Events at Nalandabodhi

Sunday Morning Meditation.  All Are Welcome

unnamedShamatha Meditation every Sunday morning from 9:00 to 11:00

1st Sunday.  Tara Practice 11:00 to 12:00.  

2nd Sunday.  Medicine Buddha

3rd Sunday.  Special Program this month (see below)  11:00 to 12:00

4th Sunday.  Open Heart Circle, 10:30 to 11:00.  Prayers and Practice for people who have recently died or are ill.

On the 3rd Sunday, there will be a celebration of Chokhor Duchen, the first turning of the Buddha’s teachings, from 11 – 12 on Sunday July 19th. We will do some chanting, singing , and share some goodies and refreshments. All are welcome.

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Compassion in Action 


In this three-evening book group, we will discuss how we can nourish the seeds of compassion in ourselves and expand our open-heartedness from ourselves to our local community and beyond.

The three informal meetings will feature lively and engaging discussions, based on two books by modern Tibetan buddhist masters (see below).

The book group will meet on the following Thursday evenings in July/August, at the Nalandabodhi Boulder Center (at least for the first meeting).

Time:  7:00 to 8:30

July 9    Contemplating the Journey

July 23    Transforming the View: Anger to Kindness

Aug. 13    Turning Aspiration into Action

The facilitators are Robbie Rettmer and Neil Kolwey.  Contact Neil Kolwey for more information, neil.kolwey@yahoo.com

If you can, please read the first several chapters of each book for the first meeting.

There is no charge, but donations are welcome.

The books are available locally and through online book sellers.

The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out by Ogyen Trinley Dorje Karmapa

For those who wish to take up its challenge, this book can serve as a guide to being a friend to this planet and to all of us who share it. The Karmapa describes how to see the world as a global community, in which people are linked by their shared concerns for humanity—and their wish to bring about real change. While acknowledging the magnitude of this undertaking, the Karmapa shows us how to go about it, using the inner resources we have already.

Rebel Buddha by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

There’s a rebel within you. It’s the part of you that already knows how to break free of fear and unhappiness. This rebel is the voice of your own awakened mind. It’s your rebel buddha— the vibrant, insightful energy that compels you to seek the truth.


490Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

with  Eileen Kay
Sogetsu Somu Certificate Teacher

Summer Series
July 3, 17, 31
August 7, 21

The contemplative art of flowers, ikebana or kado (the way of the flower), inspires us to pause and appreciate the immediacy of the seasons and our own state of mind.  We can awaken our senses through arranging branches, flowers, water & space and uplift ourselves and others.

Everyone welcome, new or with experience. The classes will cover the basics of Ikebana from how to cut a stem to how to place plant materials in a container. There will be both beginners and more experienced students in the classes.

Classes include:
all flowers and plant materials
use of supplies: clipper, container, etc.
demonstration, hands on instruction and critique

$100 – full session sign up
$25 –   drop in
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Summer Series
July 3, 17, 31
August 7, 21

Please bring small bucket to transport arrangements at the end of the workshop.

To help in planning for the class, please pre-register by emailing Eileen at eileenkay1027@msn.com or call

Class will be at Nalandabodhi Boulder
100 Arapahoe Avenue #6
Boulder, CO

6808404345_27d6945c42Kundalini Yoga at Nalandabodhi

Kundalini Yoga is for everyone.  It is practical and very powerful.  It works quickly to give you grace, balance and most of all the ability to remain calm, centered and clear through life’s challenges. As you practice Kundalini Yoga you will grow.  You will gain new perspectives and capacities, as well as habits that support a healthy lifestyle.  The best part is that you don’t need any previous experience in yoga to achieve results with your very first class.

Kundalini Yoga Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Please join us on a regular basis or on a drop-in basis.

Our group will help choose the appropriate kinds of practices we will do that will be most beneficial.

The suggested donation is $12 – $20.

Please bring your own mat.

Instructor:  Tansy Foster

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Serving the Homeless

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Please consider serving the homeless on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.   We need 5-6 volunteers for our monthly commitment to Community table. Hope you can join us at the Mtn. View Methodist Church 355 Ponca Place, Boulder, CO 80303, by Frazier Meadows.

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