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 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 ….

Tara Drupchen

Friday, October 13, 7:00 to 9:00
Saturday, October 14, 10:00 to 3:30



Tara Practice intensive this weekend at Nalandabodhi Boulder.   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.

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 …

Becoming Familiar with Dying

3rd Saturday of the Month
8:45 am – 11:00 am

Transforming Trauma

Meeting monthly this class will examine the dying process through the dissolution of the elements that constitute us as human beings: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Consciousness and Space.

Each class will be divided into two parts. We will begin each class with an overview and discussion of the element that we will concentrate on for the month. In this way, we will have a month to become more familiar with each of the fundamental elements of our existence. The second part of each class will be a guided meditation of the dissolution of the elements leading to medical & subtle body death. The meditation will be accompanied by the playing of Tibetan bowls, which provides a sound environment of safety and security.

Through this process of a month-long examination of each of the elements and the guided meditation of their dissolution we can become familiar with the dying process.

Seven Sessions: Class meets in Boulder, 8:45-11 am. third Saturday of the month; September 23, October 21, November 18, December 16, Jan 20, Feb 17, March 17.

Cost is$200 for all seven sessions. Please make check payable to  Dominie Cappadonna, PO Box 230, Boulder CO 80306. Payment requested by September 15, 2017.

We have had the privilege of offering One Year to Live and other seminars. We find it of great value personally and with others to prepare for our dying, as a skillful and kind way to feel less bewildered, overwhelmed, frightened or in pain at the time of our death.

Location:  Nalandabodhi Center, 100 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 6

Facilitators:  Dominie Cappadonna and Douglas Frank.  Contact Douglas Frank for more information at douglascfrank@comcast.net


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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