Upcoming Events and Programs

 

Upcoming Events and Programs

Sunday Meditation

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

Tara Practice from 11:00 to 12:30

 

Introduction to Buddhism:  Karma, Rebirth, and Selflessness

NEW DATES!

 Wednesdays, April 5- April 26

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The Nalandabodhi Boulder Center for American Buddhism is offering a series of courses on foundational Buddhist topics based on talks by the beloved teacher and scholar Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

The introductory courses in the Nalandabodhi Path of Study explore the basic principles of Buddhism and serve as a foundation for further classes in the study curriculum. These classes are a great place to start for newly interested Buddhists. For those who have been studying Buddhism, they are a wonderful way to strengthen insight, gain further clarity on the teachings of the Buddha, and connect with a genuine modern lineage community.

Courses are led by senior Nalandabodhi students accompanied by a sourcebook of talks by Ponlop Rinpoche. Classes are offered on a progressive and ongoing basis, giving students a chance to study the Buddhist path from an introductory level through to teachings on Mahayana and Vajrayana topics.

The next course is Karma, Rebirth, and Selflessness.  

More information below …

 

Mahayana Study Course:  Not Even a Middle

Mondays, April 3 through June 12

“With little hearing, you are blind to the ways of meditation.
Without hearing, what could you contemplate?
Therefore, exert yourself in hearing:
From that cause you will gain the vast knowledge of contemplation and meditation.”  –  Ashvaghosha

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With this quote from the text, the importance of Prajna is emphasized. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche states in the text that “Prajna or insight is the root of enlightenment and liberation.”

Rinpoche has also said the study of Madhyamaka is is crucial for understanding Mahamudra and other Vajrayana practices. Without insight into the nature of phenomena we can easily be misled by appearances both inner and outer.

This class will examine the nature of phenomena through analysis and reasoning, but also through the Prajna of experience.  Rinpoche states that Madhyamaka and Yogachara are compatible and work well to give us a complete understanding of the ideas of ultimate and relative reality.

More information below ….

Introduction to Buddhism:  Karma, Rebirth, and Selflessness

NEW DATES!

 Wednesdays, April 5- April 26

The Nalandabodhi Boulder Center for American Buddhism is offering a series of courses on foundational Buddhist topics based on talks by the beloved teacher and scholar Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

The introductory courses in the Nalandabodhi Path of Study explore the basic principles of Buddhism and serve as a foundation for further classes in the study curriculum. These classes are a great place to start for newly interested Buddhists. For those who have been studying Buddhism, they are a wonderful way to strengthen insight, gain further clarity on the teachings of the Buddha, and connect with a genuine modern lineage community.

Courses are led by senior Nalandabodhi students accompanied by a sourcebook of talks by Ponlop Rinpoche. Classes are offered on a progressive and ongoing basis, giving students a chance to study the Buddhist path from an introductory level through to teachings on Mahayana and Vajrayana topics.

The next course is Karma, Rebirth, and Selflessness.  

All are welcome! These classes may be attended as a 4-week course or on a drop-in basis.

The course is $25 and includes 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: April 5 through April 26, 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.  We need a count of people so we have a count of the sourcebooks needed.

More Information and to Register …

Mahayana Study Course:  Not Even a Middle

Mondays, April 3 through June 12

“With little hearing, you are blind to the ways of meditation.
Without hearing, what could you contemplate?
Therefore, exert yourself in hearing:
From that cause you will gain the vast knowledge of contemplation and meditation.”  –  Ashvaghosha

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With this quote from the text, the importance of Prajna is emphasized. Ponlop Rinpoche states in the text that “Prajna or insight is the root of enlightenment and liberation.”

Rinpoche has also said the study of Madhyamaka is is crucial for understanding Mahamudra and other Vajrayana practices. Without insight into the nature of phenomena we can easily be misled by appearances both inner and outer.

This class will examine the nature of phenomena through analysis and reasoning, but also through the Prajna of experience.  Rinpoche states that Madhyamaka and Yogachara are compatible and work well to give us a complete understanding of the ideas of ultimate and relative reality.

The core of Madhyamaka is the study of the “Five Great Reasonings”. We examine the the nature of phenomena through the lens of these reasonings, but also explore why and how this can profoundly effect our daily practice.

When: Starting Monday April 3rd and will run for 11 weeks. 7 to 8:30PM

Where: Odantapuri (our NB center in Boulder) at 100 Arapahoe #6.

Cost: $75 for members and $90 for non-members.

While this may seem daunting, to understand Madhyamaka is to understand the Prajnaparamitra Sutra also known as  the Heart Sutra. This understanding is said to be the motherof all the Buddhas.

Come join us for a fun and challenging class! Open to all levels of meditation experience.  If you have taken the class before you may take this new, revised class again for free. The material will be presented in a non technical style and  will be approachable for new and advanced students.  Ample time for questions and discussion will be part of   each class. Texts will be available. Members of other sanghas are welcome as always!

Contact:  Steve Burden at sherablt@gmail.com.  Please let Steve know if you plan to attend so we’ll have the right number of sourcebooks.

Registration via Pay Pal (or bring a check or cash on the first night)

 

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Non-members $90.00 USD

 

 

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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