Upcoming Programs & Events

*** Ring in the New Year with Blessings of Health & Healing ***

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Meditation and the Healing Guru: Medicine Buddha’s Outer, Inner & Secret Practices for Attaining the Two Truths

The Healing Guru ~ Medicine Buddha, is so powerful a practice it is said innumerable benefits arise just by hearing his name or mantra, including enhancement of healing practices and the infusing of medicines.

In this weekend, transmission and practice instructions will be given to help you engage in the embodiment of your innate healing potential. This concise yet simple healing practice is founded in generation and embodiment of the Medicine Buddha’s characteristics and compassion practice.

Tools to transform poisonous emotions and illness into healing energy for self and others benefits those experiencing pain of any kind, illness, as well as those dying. All can experience relative and ultimate truth as gifted by this practice of embodied compassion.

Those new to meditation and healing practices, as well as those seeking deeper Medicine Buddha will benefit. Participants may bring any fresh, unopened medicine for blessings and will learn how to use this practice with healing substances.

Open to everyone & especially helpful for those in the healing arts!

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Gwyn Nyinda Menpa TMD, LMT began studying Tibetan Medicine in 1999 and treating with permission in 2004. At the encouragement of her root teacher, Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche she moved to Darjeeling, India to study at the Chagpori Tibetan Medical Institute. Nashalla earned her Menpa degree (Doctor of Tibetan Medicine) from Qinghai Tibetan Medical College, Tibet and The Shang Shung Institute of Tibetan Medicine in 2009. She holds an Interdisciplinary Studies BA from Naropa University, with a focus on Asian Medicines and Buddhist Psychology. Nashalla has published and taught Tibetan Medicine techniques worldwide to Tibetan and Western students, practitioners, and doctors. An Adjunct Professor at Naropa, she teaches Anatomy and Nutrition, and has developed training manuals for Tibetan Medicine in English. She founded the Sowa Birthing Method for late stage pregnancy and postpartum care. Acting director of the Nyinda Clinic for Tibetan Medicine & Holistic Healing in Boulder, Colorado, she and husband, Dr. Tsundu S. Nyinda, offer classes, consults and internships in Tibetan Medicine and the Sowa Birthing Method.

Friday, 1/3:  7:00pm – 8:30pm (transmission will be given – requirement for the program)

Saturday, 1/4:  9:30-12:00 & 2:00-4:30pm

Location: 100 Arapaho Ave, #100

Cost: Suggested donation $60


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At Nitartha Institute, everyday thought and speech serve as tools for discovering definitive meaning, the unconditioned wisdom and spontaneous compassion of the buddhadharma. Combining an in-depth course of study with training in meditation and analysis, the Institute introduces 21st century students to the complete Tibetan Buddhist science of mind.

Course Description:

This course explores the criteria of a valid cognition and its various classifications, based on the teachings of the Pramana tradition, or Buddhist epistemology and cognitive psychology. We will analyze our consciousness and determine to what degree it is in agreement with its observed object or not; when our mind is direct or not; what the difference is between deceiving and non-deceiving, mistaken and non-mistaken, conceptual and non-conceptual types of awareness. We will also study the objects of perceiving subjects.

Date:  Mondays, January 6th – March 30th

Time:  7:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: Nalandabodhi Boulder, 100 Arapaho Ave, #6

Cost: $200 (discounts are available if needed at the time you register under the PPFA section)

Registration form: (click here),

For registration questions contact

Francis Sullivan Francis.Sullivan@arraybiopharma.com or

Elena Weiss at eweiss@nitarthainstitute.org

Texts:  To order please contact Karen Wallace at bookstore@nitarthainstitute.org

Mind and its World I Sourcebook    $56.74

Lorik root text  $23.46

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche founded Nitartha Institute in 1996, under the guidance of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. The parent organization is Nitartha International, an educational organization dedicated to the preservation of Tibet’s heritage of religious and philosophical texts. Though the focus of our curriculum is the Kagyü and Nyingma understanding of the Dharma, the Institute upholds the importance of non-sectarianism and appreciation of the many forms of Buddhism. Students of any background are welcome and encouraged to attend—the Institute is open to all who are interested in deepening their study and practice of Buddhism.  https://nitarthainstitute.org/

Introduction to Meditation 5-Week Class

Through meditation you come to know and become friends with your mind—you first learn to tame your mind so that later you can train it.


This 5 week class will introduce the basics of beginning a meditation practice at home. The classes will progress from proper body posture, mindfulness techniques, skill development and working with mind, through support in sustaining a practice at home.

Each class will include time for meditation practice, discussion and reflection. Topics related to meditation and obstacles to meditation will be covered. We will also address questions related to suggested readings from Rebel Buddha by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

We invite you to join us in discovering the timeless and practical wisdom of mindfulness meditation and how you can bring it into your daily life in a gentle and joyful way. The following topics of interest will be explored, plus much more…

  • Body posture
  • Wakefulness
  • Is meditation rebellious?
  • Benefits of mindfulness
  • Finding precision & balance
  • Present moment awareness
  • Thoughts & emotions
  • Letting go of assumptions – what are we really experiencing?
  • Analytical mediation – developing insight
  • Suffering & the self

Date & Time:  TBD

Location:  100 Arapaho #6, Boulder

Suggested Price:  $5 per class

Suggested Materials:  Rebel Buddha by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

To register please go to:

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.  

Nalandabodhi Mission Statement

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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