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

Guided Meditations from 11:00 to 12:00 on 2nd and 3rd Sundays

LOSAR 2018

Celebration of the Tibetan New Year

Year of the Earth Dog

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PROTECTOR CHANTS FEBRUARY 12-14
LOSAR DAY CELEBRATION FEBRUARY 16

Please join us to celebrate the end of the Fire Rooster year and welcome the year of the Earth Dog

Three Nights of Protector Chants

Monday, 12 February, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday, 13 February, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday, 14 February, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

The period of transition around the end of one lunar year and the beginning of the new year is said to be a time of particular vulnerability to negative influences. Therefore, at this time we supplicate the dharma protectors and make offerings to them in order to purify any remaining negativity from the past year, to grant us their protection in the present, and to clear away obstacles in the coming year.

You are invited and encouraged to come together to supplicate the protectors on one, two, or all three nights. The atmosphere is charged with their fierce compassionate activity!

Thursday 15 February, New Moon — Neutral Day

Losar Day Celebration Friday 16 February 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Now is the time to make a fresh start — Renew your commitment to the Three Jewels. Make aspirations to open your hearts and minds

Let’s come together bright and early to celebrate the new beginnings and the opportunity to “refresh and renew” our Buddhist path together and our journey through the world around us.

On this day in particular we remember our precious teachers with gratitude through making monetary offerings in appreciation and support of their continued activity.

The day begins with a lhasang (smoke offering), followed by chants of praise, auspiciousness, and aspiration. A breakfast will be provided by Nalandabodhi Boulder.

Hope to see you at Odantapuri bright and early to rejoice in our good fortune and start the new year with positive energy and aspirations.

Introduction to the Mahayana: The Heart of Daring  

Crimson-Aspen-LeavesNalandabodhi Boulder is please to offer a series of courses covering the teachings of the Mahayana, often translated as the Greater Vehicle.  The first course introduces you to the Mahayana teachings on selflessness, compassion and the concept of selfless compassion, the stages of the Mahayana path, and the role of the spiritual friend in reaching enlightenment, the goal of the Mahayana path.   The Nalandabodhi study curriculum offers a complete study and education program on Buddhism +More

The sourcebook is from a collection of talks by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

Date/Time:  Tuesday evenings, March 13 through April 3, from 7:00 to 8:30.

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Winter Kado

Beginning Series with Eileen Kay, Sogetsu Somu Certificate Teacher

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The 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.

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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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