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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 4 – 8 weeks, and perhaps longer.

 

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

 

Beginning Meditation — A 5-week Introductory Course

** CANCELLED ** 

We look forward to offering it again in the Fall, or perhaps sooner if circumstances allow.

 

For now, in place of the course, we will offer basic calm abiding meditation instruction by phone to those wishing to find some peace and sanity during these uncertain times. If you would like basic individual instruction, contact Meg Miller, Nalandabodhi Boulder Head of Practice, meg.miller@icloud.com

 

Please stay safe, healthy, and inspired.

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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Upcoming Program & Events

Coronavirus COVID-19 Readiness at Nalandabodhi Boulder

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

 

Beginning Meditation — A 5-week Introductory Course

** CANCELLED ** 

We look forward to offering it again in the Fall, or perhaps sooner if circumstances allow.

 

For now, in place of the course, we will offer basic calm abiding meditation instruction by phone to those wishing to find some peace and sanity during these uncertain times. If you would like basic individual instruction, contact Meg Miller, Nalandabodhi Boulder Head of Practice, meg.miller@icloud.com

 

Please stay safe, healthy, and inspired.

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.
Refuge Vows will be bestowed on April 5th at Nalandabodhi Boulder

 

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

 

 

 

 

Sunday Open Meditation

Cancelled for the foreseeable future

Our sister organization is hosting online mediation.

NalandaWest  Meditation

https://www.nalandawest.org/events/sunday-open-meditation-and-brunch-2020-03-22/

 

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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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Medicine Buddha

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

Menla copy (1)

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!

Nashalla G Nyinda (2)

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




 

Nitartha Institute: Mind & Its World 1

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NITARTHA (SKT.): DEFINITIVE MEANING
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.

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

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche at Naropa University

Sanity within Chaos

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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.

To purchase tickets go to:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breeze-of-simplicity-sanity-within-chaos-tickets-67297830623

 

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

Karma, Rebirth & Selflessness

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When you say “it’s your karma” to someone, what are you really saying? Is it preordained fate or just a belief, or is there a scientific aspect to it?  How do we create our karma?
This class will discuss these ideas and the seminal topics of rebirth and selflessness from a Buddhist point of view. We will also examine how these ideas  effect our meditation and how they weave into the conduct our daily lives.
Come join us for some fun and intriguing discussion!
Date: Tuesday nights, November 5th - November 26th
Time:  7:00 – 8:30pm
Cost: $30 suggested for the whole series (text is $15)
Location: Nalandabodhi Boulder, 100 Arapahoe Ave. #6, Boulder, CO.
For more information or questions please contact Steve Burden sherablt@gmail.com
To register please go to:

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.

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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:  Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Nov. 7th – Dec. 12th (no class Nov. 28th)

Location:  100 Arapaho #6, Boulder

Suggested Price:  $5 per class

Suggested Materials:  Rebel Buddha by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

To register please go to:

Nitartha Institute: Mind & Its World 1

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NITARTHA (SKT.): DEFINITIVE MEANING
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

Registration details coming soon!

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/

Sunday Open Meditation

All are welcome!

gong 300

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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