Updates for Nalandabodhi Boulder

Coronavirus COVID-19 Readiness at Nalandabodhi Boulder

To protect the Nalandabodhi Boulder community, and to mindfully and compassionately protect the wider community in which we live, we are suspending all activities at Odantapuri as of Wednesday, March 18. We anticipate that the center may be closed for 6 – 8 weeks, and perhaps longer.

 

For more information about Nalandabodhi Boulder’s response to COVID-19 ….

 

Hinayana Path and Its Fruition

Nalandabodhi Study Course, online via Zoom

Starting April 7 and Weekly for 8 weeks

In this time of Corona virus it seems fitting to look to the Path for dealing with suffering, adverse conditions, fear and also explore the Fruition of the Path. While this class will not be directly about the virus, it will be easy to see the correlation in terms of how we work with our body, speech and mind.

In the Hinayana View class we looked at the constituent parts of our existence and our attitudes toward them, much like how an architect would look at the site and materials in planning a building.  In this class we will begin to lay the actual foundation for bringing this view into our practice and into our daily lives. This foundation is the crucial support needed for continuing into Mahayana and Vajrayana. The future quality of Vajrayana and Mahayana practice will be enhanced and rely on our efforts here.

We will examine what it means to take refuge, what it means to develop discipline, samadhi or meditation and prajna or insight.  We will have analytical meditation practicums on Shamatha, Vipsashyana and the four reminders. The 37 factors of enlightenment will include the 4 correct efforts and the 4 powers. These all will be covered in practical and useful ways to enhance your daily practice. This is a how to do it class, it is how we bring the vision into life.

When: April 7th at 7 to 8:30pm, for 8 weeks.

Where: Any where you can Zoom from. It is entirely a online class. It will be interactive with discussion.

Cost: We are suggesting $40 (including text) to help cover Center costs but no one will be excluded due to finances.  Please contact  me regarding financial problems and everyone should let us know if joining so we can get the text to you.

Class will be facilitated by Steve Burden and David Makowski

Please contact me with questions about the class. Hope to see on Zoom!

Steve Burden, Study Dept. Nalandabodhi Boulder

sherablt@gmail.com

Please register via PayPal.  Or contact Steve if you need to make an alternative arrangement for payment and receipt of the text.

To register and more information:

https://boulder.nalandabodhi.org/events/hinayana-path-fruition-2020-04-07/

REFUGE VOWS

Have you considered formally entering the Buddhist path by making a commitment and receiving Refuge Vows from a qualified Preceptor?

Anyone who wishes to take Refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha is welcome. There are no prerequisites except a genuine heart desire to make the commitment to enter the Buddhist path.

If you would like to receive Refuge Vows, or would like to know more about it, please contact Meg Miller, Nalandabodhi Boulder Practice Coordinator, meg.miller@icloud.com

Refuge Vows will be bestowed in person, at a date to be determined.

Sunday Open Meditation

Cancelled for the foreseeable future

Our sister organization is hosting online mediation

We encourage all individuals to join our online community, Nalandabodhi Akasha, via Zoom at 9:00 am Pacific Time (10:am Mountain Time). We may extend this through the rest of March.

Here is the information:

Practice is from 9:00 to 10:00 am PST. Please mute your microphone. Opening chants will be screen shared. Only the umdze will have audio to prevent feedback. Meeting ID: 120 632 885

https://zoom.us/j/120632885

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16465588656,,120632885# or +14086380968,,120632885#

Or Telephone:

Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

New to ZOOM? It’s easy. Just follow the instructions on this link: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

 

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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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