Upcoming Program & Events

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

Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen: Bodhicaryavatara

“The Way of the Bodhisattva”

We are pleased to announce the topic of Lama Tenpa’s fall series.  He will teach on Shantideva’s  “Bodhicaryavatara” otherwise known as “the Way of the Bodhisattva”.  This profound and classic text is from 700AD and was written at the famed Buddhist Center Nalanda in India. This text has been an inspiration for students down through the ages.
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Acharya Lama Tenpa is a faculty member at Naropa and a guiding member of the Nitartha Institute faculty.  He is a scholar and translator and is revered around the world for his ability to teach such profound and essential texts in a clear and direct manner.
Contact Steve sherablt@gmail.com  or Rachel rcseely@gmail.com for more info
Date: September 18 – December 4th
            No class November 27th for Thanksgiving Holiday
Time: Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: 100 Arapaho Ave #6, Boulder
Suggested Cost:  $15/class in person or $120 for the series + audio recordings
Video Streaming: $95 + audio recordings (instructions for streaming will be sent following registration)
Follow the link to register and pay via paypal

Nalandabodhi Tara Drupchen 2019

Tara Drupchen 2019
Friday — Sunday, 20-22 September
With bells and drums, chants and songs, mantras and mudras
we will practice the complete Green Tara Sadhana
together with the Seattle Drupchen via webcast
We offer our praise and supplication to noble Tara, mother of buddhas, the embodiment of compassion, who acts swiftly to protect us from harm, to dispel our fears and anxieties, and to clear away obstacles. Through her vow of enlightened activity, she leads beings to liberation; through her practice we arouse our own fearless compassion and wisdom.
Everyone is welcome 
to participate or simply to be present
Friday & Saturday
10 am – 12 noon Green Tara Sadhana
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Green Tara Sadhana
8 pm – 9:30 pm Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche teaching session
Please arrive early–sessions will begin at the stated time.
Rinpoche will be teaching in support of the Tara Drupchen practice.
10 am – 12 noon Green Tara Sadhana
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Green Tara Sadhana with feast offering
Arya Tara, may we always do your practice.
May we never be separated from you. May we see your face.

To make a sangha-wide prayer request or an offering:

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche at Nalandabodhi Boulder

Buddhism in the 21st Century: Sustaining Devotion & Sacred Outlook in a Confused World

Ringu Tulku

There will be meditation sessions as well as periods of silent practice throughout the day.

Tuesday, 10/8

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Teaching Session 1, Introduction

Wednesday, 10/9

8:30 – 10:15 am:  Meditation practice & Walking meditation
10:30 to Noon: Teaching Session 2
1:30 – 2:30 pm – Meditation practice
2:45 – 4:30 pm: Teaching Session 3

Location: 100 Arapaho, #6, Boulder

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist Master of the Kagyu order. He was trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters such as HH the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and HH Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche.  He has served as Professor of Tibetology in Sikkim for 17 years. His doctoral thesis was on the Ecumenical Movement in Tibet.

Since 1990 he has been traveling and teaching Buddhism and meditation at more than 50 universities, Institutes and Buddhist Centers in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. He has also participated in various interfaith dialogues.  For a  self-professed ‘lazy lama ‘ he has authored approximately 20 books on Buddhism as well as some children’s books, both in Tibetan and European languages!

He founded Bodhicharya, an international organization that coordinates the worldwide activities to preserve and transmit Buddhist teachings, to promote intercultural dialogues and educational and social projects. He also founded Rigul Trust which supports his projects in his birthplace, Rigul, Tibet.

Rinpoche is the Official Representative of his Holiness the 17th Karmapa for Europe and the founder of Karmapa Foundation Europe.

Suggested Price: $15/members, $20/nonmembers per talk, Entire program $45/members, $55 nonmembers

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche at Naropa University

Sanity within Chaos


Believe it or not, it is possible to dwell in a state of calmness even within the most intense periods of outer, or even inner, chaos. Fortunately for ourselves, the Buddha emphasized that we do not have to believe this; we can actually experience it for ourselves. According to the Buddhist approach to meditation, the possibility of “achieving” calmness exists because calmness is a quality of our mind’s native or natural state; it doesn’t need to be added. Once we connect with this inherent calmness even a little bit, we can recall it in flashes even in the most blustery of situations. During this program, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will share pith advice and instruction on how to access calmness as if it were in palm of the hand.

October 18 – 20th!

Friday night talk – 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Sat. morning sitting meditation – 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Sat. morning Rinpoche talk – 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
Lunch on your own – 12:00 -1:30 p.m.
Sat. afternoon – Discussion groups 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Sat. afternoon – Rinpoche talk 3:30- 5:00 p.m.
*Duplicate schedule for Sunday

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a widely celebrated Buddhist teacher and the author of Emotional Rescue, Rebel Buddha, and other books. A lover of music, art and urban culture, Rinpoche is a poet, photographer, accomplished calligrapher and visual artist, as well as a prolific author. Rinpoche is the founder, president, and spiritual director of Nalandabodhi, an international community of Buddhist centers.
Rinpoche is acknowledged as one of the foremost scholars and meditation masters of his generation in the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is known for his sharp intellect, humor, and easygoing teaching style, for launching the kindness initiative and for his outreach to communities internationally.

Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact Kristin Anderson-Bohan at 303-546-3593 or kbohan@naropa.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.

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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.

Green Tara Practice from 11:00 to 12:30 on the 1st 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.  

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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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