Upcoming Program & Events

 

Approaching Mahamudra: Dealing with Life

A Public Program with Jim Scott

Everything we do centers around being happy and avoiding suffering.

What comprises the lasting happiness we seek?

It is the nature of mind.

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We need to sharpen our understanding of this nature and know the methods for realizing it.  To do that, learning how to use the suffering of illness, emotional disturbances, and the rest of our confusion is essential.  This is totally central to our lives, not to mention our path.  Nothing could be more relevant.

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How to approach Mahamudra by dealing with life’s difficulties skillfully is the main topic of a video in which Khenpo Rinpoche explains a song of realization by Gotsampa, one of Tibet’s great yogis renowned for his realization of Mahamudra. In addition to viewing the video, further clarification will be offered along with singing songs of realization, an essential ingredient in Khenpo Rinpoche’s practice method.

Jim Scott will teach on these issues which are at the heart of  instructions transmitted by Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and other great masters. They will be taught in a manner accessible to any level of practitioner.

This program is open to all.

Friday 2 November – 7 to 8:30 pm:  Introductory talk

Saturday 3 November – 9:30 to Noon; 1:30 to 4 pm.

Program Cost: Full weekend $55 members; $75 non-member / Friday only: $20

Please register ahead of time.

Registration is through PayPal at http://boulder.nalandabodhi.org/events/approaching-mahamudra-dealing-life

scott-01-2_1A senior student of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Jim is mostly familiar to us as the translator and arranger of most of the songs we sing from Milarepa, Gotsampa Dorje, and Khenpo Rinpoche. His translations of works by Maitreya and Chandrakirti have been used in teachings worldwide and he is particularly known for his explanations of The Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness. Residing in Denmark, he and his wife Birgit Scott, regularly present video teachings of Khenpo Rinpoche online to the Marpa Network.

Lama Tenpa Wednesday Evening Teachings

37 Practices of the Bodhisattva

September 12 through December 12, 6:30 to 8:30, with meditation from 6:30 to 7:00

Lama Tenpa will teach on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva, profound text by Togmey Zangpo on becoming a bodhisattva .  It’s a short text but timely and beautiful and practical.   The talks are Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30.  Please join us at 6:30 for a 30 minute mediation.   Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen is a professor of Buddhist studies and Tibetan language at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.  His teachings are joyful and insightful.

Audience:    Open to all.

Date and Time: Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30.  Join us at 6:30 for sitting meditation.  Talks will start promptly at 7:0o PM.  Every Wednesday from September 12 – December 12. No class on Oct. 31 or Nov. 21st.

Suggested donation $15 per evening.  Or, $125 for all of the talks.  Or, checks or cash at the door.

Contact:  Eileen Kay at eileenkay1027@msn.com or Steve Burden at sherablt@gmail.com

To register and donate go here … 

Mahayana Study Course

Not Even a Middle

Tuesdays, starting September 11 from 7:00 to 8:30

Path to EnlightenmentAnnouncing the next class in our Mahayana series! It is “Not even a Middle”!  This class covers the Madhyamaka or “Emptiness” teachings.  Ponlop Rinpoche has emphasized the importance of the Madhyamaka view and how it is crucial to truly understanding and practicing Mahamudra, Dzogchen, Yogachara and other aspects of Vajrayana as well as working with emotions and settling your mind.
The class will will cover the Five Great Reasonings, the two major Rangtong Madhyamaka schools, Relative and Absolute Truth and delve into the benefits and results of realizing emptiness.  There will be a meditation practicum and we discuss the compatibility of Madyamaka and Yogachara.  This class has a lot of practical and experiential aspectsand will taught with this in mind.
Date/Time:  Tuesday Sept. 11th through Nov. 13 (10 weeks) from 7:00 to 8:30
Cost:   $65 for members, $75 for  non-members and the text will run $15. If you have taken the class before you may retake it for free. If tuition is a issue please contact Steve.
Contact:  Steve Burden at sherablt@gmail.com
For more information and to register go here ….

 

SAVE THE DATE!  Karl Brunnhoelzl

Songs of Freedom: The Doha Tradition of the Indian Mahasiddhas

Nov. 30 – Dec. 2

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Sunday Open Meditation

All are welcome!

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The sitting practice of meditation is an invaluable tool!
Come join us any Sunday morning between 9:00 and 11:00 AM.
We offer basic instruction at 9 am and continue with mindful sitting and walking meditation.

Tara Practice from 11:00 to 12:30 on the 1st Sunday of the month

Lujong Practice from 11:00 to 12:30 on the 2nd Sunday of the month

On the 4th Sunday of the month, we have Open Heart Circle practice from 11:00 – 11:30 to send prayers to those who are ill or have recently died.  

Wisdom Body Lujong: Tibetan Yoga

11 am to Noon at Nalandabodhi – 100 Arapahoe #6

Those interested in doing lujong, please join us for a monthly practice session on second Sundays of the month following our regular Sunday sitting.

Guided group practice with time for discussion, questions and clarifications.

Hope to see you: Oct. 14 / Nov. 11 / Dec. 9 / Jan. 13 / Feb. 10…

Please contact Eileen Kay with any questions eileenkay1027@msn.com

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Offering the timeless wisdom and boundless compassion of the Buddha to inspire individuals and create kind communities in today’s world.

 

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