Upcoming Events and Programs

Teachings by Lama Tenpa on the 8 Verses of Mind Training, Tuesday Evenings from 6:30 to 8:30.  Cancelled for November 21 and 28.  Resumes December 5. 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 ….

 

 

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

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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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