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Sunday Meditation

gong 300Shamatha (Calm Abiding) meditation practice, Sunday morning from 9:00 to 11:00

Open Heart Circle Practice — 4th Sundays, 10:30 to 11:00.  Practices for the ill and recently died.

 

Beginning Meditation Course, Tuesday Evenings, 7:00 to 8:30

Meditation is a transformative experience, learned over time, by repetition, personal discovery, and flexibility. In this class we will explore purpose, method, and results of meditation using different methods and focal objects to deepen our understanding.  The course has started but drop-in’s are welcome.  No experience necessary.

5 classes, Tuesday night 7-8:30, May 2 – May 30.  More information …

Four Foundations of Mindfulness

A 4 week course, May 17 through June 7

white tulipNalandabodhi is offering a course on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.  The Four Foundations are mindfulness of body, feeling, mind, and phenomena.  The course on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness uses a sourcebook from talks by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.  The Four Foundations are a traditional Buddhist teaching on the nature of self and phenomena.  More information …

 

 

 

The Ketaka Jewel

with Khenpo Gawang

THREE TALKS ON MAY 26, 27, 28

Ketaka JewelKhenpo Gawang will be giving 3 talks on the Ketaka Jewel by Ju Mipham Rinpoche. The Ketaka Jewel is Ju Mipham’s commentary on the Prajna Chapter of the Bodhisattvacharyavatara. The Bodhisattvacharyavatara is Shantideva’s classic guide to the Mahayana path. It is one of the great texts from India that forms the core of the curriculum for Buddhist studies.  Ju Mipham Rinpoche felt it important to compose a commentary making the words and meaning of the Prajna Chapter easy to understand. As a result, he named his commentary, The Ketaka Jewel after the mythical jewel that has the capability to clarify water.

Dates and Times: Friday Evening, May 26 from 7:00 to 8:30, Saturday, 10:00 to 12:00, and Sunday 2:00 to 3:30

Cost: $20 Friday night, $60 for the weekend, $50 for Nalandabodhi Members

Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Pema Karpo Meditation Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

More information and to register …

Nalandabodhi Mission

Provide a complete curriculum of study, meditation, and mindful activity, based on an authentic lineage of Buddhist teachings, that is accessible and relevant to everyday life.

Offer a supportive environment for exploring and applying these teachings, with people who understand the challenges of creating a meaningful life in the 21st century.

 

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Upcoming Events and Programs

 

Sunday Meditation

gong 300Shamatha (Calm Abiding) meditation practice, Sunday morning from 9:00 to 11:00

Please note, no practice this week from 11:00 to 12:00

 

Beginning Meditation Course, starting Tuesday May 2

Meditation is a transformative experience, learned over time, by repetition, personal discovery, and flexibility. In this class we will explore purpose, method, and results of meditation using different methods and focal objects to deepen our understanding.

5 classes, Tuesday night 7-8:30, May 2 – May 30.  More information …

Evening Meditation Practice, starting Wednesday May 3

Looking for a nice, quiet meditation time after work and in the early evening?

Nalandabodhi is offering an open meditation practice from 5:30 to 6:30 on Wednesday evenings.  We are practicing a simple calm abiding meditation. All are welcome.  More information …

 

Nalandabodhi Boulder Silent Auction and Social!

NBB Entry Way

Please join us for our annual Nalandabodhi Boulder silent auction and fundraiser this Saturday night.  The proceeds will go to scholarships for sangha retreat, and ongoing support for Odantapuri, our Nalandabodhi center. We’ll have light refreshments, drinks and live music. With a $10 entry offering, you receive a drink coupon for the cash bar. Come see friends and meet new ones!

 

We have some great items to bid on: books, exceptional skin care products, various gift cards for services and many products from our local shops, plants, and yummy baked goods. We have a Vajrayogini thanka from Sogyal Rinpoche. It comes with a brocade case and a card with its origin and history. There’s several nice ngondro practice implements and instruments. Come check out the offerings and go home with a great deal!

 

This year we will include a special event: The Great Salsa Taste-off. Anyone wanting to share that special salsa recipe you’ve been making, please consider bringing a pint for the judging. Another pint to sell at the auction would be good to have as well. Prizes for the one voted best!

 

How can you resist all this? Connect with members and friends of Nalandabodhi – all are invited!

 

Please bring friends and family. Hope to see you there!

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 29, 7:00 to 9:30

Donation Requested of $10 per person.

 

Nalandabodhi Mission

Provide a complete curriculum of study, meditation, and mindful activity, based on an authentic lineage of Buddhist teachings, that is accessible and relevant to everyday life.

Offer a supportive environment for exploring and applying these teachings, with people who understand the challenges of creating a meaningful life in the 21st century.

 

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Upcoming Events and Programs

 

Sunday Meditation

gong 300Shamatha (Calm Abiding) meditation practice, Sunday morning from 9:00 to 10:30

Open Heart Circle Practice for people who are ill or have recently died.  10:30 t0 11:00

 

Nalandabodhi Boulder Silent Auction and Social!

NBB Entry WayPlease save the date! We hope you’ll join us for our annual Nalandabodhi Boulder silent auction and fundraiser. The proceeds will go to scholarships for Sangha Retreat, and to help with ongoing support for Odantapuri, our Nalandabodhi center.

This year we will include a special event: The Great Salsa Taste-off. Anyone wanting to share that special salsa recipe you’ve been making, please consider bringing a pint for the judging. Another pint to sell at the auction would be good to have as well. Prizes for the one voted best!

We need support in many ways. Please consider helping with: bar / door check in and out / take down. If you are available please contact Eileen at eileenkay1027@msn.com.

Another way to support the event is to offer an item or service. Ask for a donation at places you frequent or give your own service certificate. Please contact Trish with your donations or if you’re unsure of what to offer, she can help with some creative ideas: tflastersprint@earthlink.net

Connect with members and friends of Nalandabodhi.  All are invited.

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 29, 7:00 to 9:30

Donation Requested of $10 per person.

 

Nalandabodhi Mission

Provide a complete curriculum of study, meditation, and mindful activity, based on an authentic lineage of Buddhist teachings, that is accessible and relevant to everyday life.

Offer a supportive environment for exploring and applying these teachings, with people who understand the challenges of creating a meaningful life in the 21st century.

 

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Upcoming Events and Programs

 

Sunday Meditation

gong 300Shamatha (Calm Abiding) meditation practice, Sunday morning from 9:00 to 11:00

Guided Meditation for Beginning Meditators, 11:00 to 12:00

 

Nalandabodhi Boulder Silent Auction and Social!

NBB Entry WayPlease save the date! We hope you’ll join us for our annual Nalandabodhi Boulder silent auction and fundraiser. The proceeds will go to scholarships for Sangha Retreat, and to help with ongoing support for Odantapuri, our Nalandabodhi center.

This year we will include a special event: The Great Salsa Taste-off. Anyone wanting to share that special salsa recipe you’ve been making, please consider bringing a pint for the judging. Another pint to sell at the auction would be good to have as well. Prizes for the one voted best!

We need support in many ways. Please consider helping with: bar / door check in and out / take down. If you are available please contact Eileen at eileenkay1027@msn.com.

Another way to support the event is to offer an item or service. Ask for a donation at places you frequent or give your own service certificate. Please contact Trish with your donations or if you’re unsure of what to offer, she can help with some creative ideas: tflastersprint@earthlink.net

Connect with members and friends of Nalandabodhi.  All are invited.

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 29, 7:00 to 9:30

Donation Requested of $10 per person.

 

Nalandabodhi Mission

Provide a complete curriculum of study, meditation, and mindful activity, based on an authentic lineage of Buddhist teachings, that is accessible and relevant to everyday life.

Offer a supportive environment for exploring and applying these teachings, with people who understand the challenges of creating a meaningful life in the 21st century.

 

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Upcoming Events and Programs

 

Upcoming Events and Programs

Sunday Meditation

gong 300Shamatha (Calm Abiding) meditation practice, Sunday morning from 9:00 to 11:00

Tara Practice from 11:00 to 12:30

 

Introduction to Buddhism:  Karma, Rebirth, and Selflessness

NEW DATES!

 Wednesdays, April 5- April 26

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The Nalandabodhi Boulder Center for American Buddhism is offering a series of courses on foundational Buddhist topics based on talks by the beloved teacher and scholar Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

The introductory courses in the Nalandabodhi Path of Study explore the basic principles of Buddhism and serve as a foundation for further classes in the study curriculum. These classes are a great place to start for newly interested Buddhists. For those who have been studying Buddhism, they are a wonderful way to strengthen insight, gain further clarity on the teachings of the Buddha, and connect with a genuine modern lineage community.

Courses are led by senior Nalandabodhi students accompanied by a sourcebook of talks by Ponlop Rinpoche. Classes are offered on a progressive and ongoing basis, giving students a chance to study the Buddhist path from an introductory level through to teachings on Mahayana and Vajrayana topics.

The next course is Karma, Rebirth, and Selflessness.  

More information below …

 

Mahayana Study Course:  Not Even a Middle

Mondays, April 3 through June 12

“With little hearing, you are blind to the ways of meditation.
Without hearing, what could you contemplate?
Therefore, exert yourself in hearing:
From that cause you will gain the vast knowledge of contemplation and meditation.”  –  Ashvaghosha

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With this quote from the text, the importance of Prajna is emphasized. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche states in the text that “Prajna or insight is the root of enlightenment and liberation.”

Rinpoche has also said the study of Madhyamaka is is crucial for understanding Mahamudra and other Vajrayana practices. Without insight into the nature of phenomena we can easily be misled by appearances both inner and outer.

This class will examine the nature of phenomena through analysis and reasoning, but also through the Prajna of experience.  Rinpoche states that Madhyamaka and Yogachara are compatible and work well to give us a complete understanding of the ideas of ultimate and relative reality.

More information below ….

Introduction to Buddhism:  Karma, Rebirth, and Selflessness

NEW DATES!

 Wednesdays, April 5- April 26

The Nalandabodhi Boulder Center for American Buddhism is offering a series of courses on foundational Buddhist topics based on talks by the beloved teacher and scholar Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

The introductory courses in the Nalandabodhi Path of Study explore the basic principles of Buddhism and serve as a foundation for further classes in the study curriculum. These classes are a great place to start for newly interested Buddhists. For those who have been studying Buddhism, they are a wonderful way to strengthen insight, gain further clarity on the teachings of the Buddha, and connect with a genuine modern lineage community.

Courses are led by senior Nalandabodhi students accompanied by a sourcebook of talks by Ponlop Rinpoche. Classes are offered on a progressive and ongoing basis, giving students a chance to study the Buddhist path from an introductory level through to teachings on Mahayana and Vajrayana topics.

The next course is Karma, Rebirth, and Selflessness.  

All are welcome! These classes may be attended as a 4-week course or on a drop-in basis.

The course is $25 and includes the sourcebook. This option is for people interested in attending all of the classes.

For drop-in participation, a donation of $5 per evening is requested. You may attend any evening talk or discussion.

A short guided meditation will start each class.

Date/Time: April 5 through April 26, 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Cost: $25 for the 4 classes, including the sourcebook. Othewise, a $5 donation is requested.

Contact:  Steve Burden at sherablt@gmail.com.  We need a count of people so we have a count of the sourcebooks needed.

More Information and to Register …

Mahayana Study Course:  Not Even a Middle

Mondays, April 3 through June 12

“With little hearing, you are blind to the ways of meditation.
Without hearing, what could you contemplate?
Therefore, exert yourself in hearing:
From that cause you will gain the vast knowledge of contemplation and meditation.”  –  Ashvaghosha

31456144531_76b5ecd54b

With this quote from the text, the importance of Prajna is emphasized. Ponlop Rinpoche states in the text that “Prajna or insight is the root of enlightenment and liberation.”

Rinpoche has also said the study of Madhyamaka is is crucial for understanding Mahamudra and other Vajrayana practices. Without insight into the nature of phenomena we can easily be misled by appearances both inner and outer.

This class will examine the nature of phenomena through analysis and reasoning, but also through the Prajna of experience.  Rinpoche states that Madhyamaka and Yogachara are compatible and work well to give us a complete understanding of the ideas of ultimate and relative reality.

The core of Madhyamaka is the study of the “Five Great Reasonings”. We examine the the nature of phenomena through the lens of these reasonings, but also explore why and how this can profoundly effect our daily practice.

When: Starting Monday April 3rd and will run for 11 weeks. 7 to 8:30PM

Where: Odantapuri (our NB center in Boulder) at 100 Arapahoe #6.

Cost: $75 for members and $90 for non-members.

While this may seem daunting, to understand Madhyamaka is to understand the Prajnaparamitra Sutra also known as  the Heart Sutra. This understanding is said to be the motherof all the Buddhas.

Come join us for a fun and challenging class! Open to all levels of meditation experience.  If you have taken the class before you may take this new, revised class again for free. The material will be presented in a non technical style and  will be approachable for new and advanced students.  Ample time for questions and discussion will be part of   each class. Texts will be available. Members of other sanghas are welcome as always!

Contact:  Steve Burden at sherablt@gmail.com.  Please let Steve know if you plan to attend so we’ll have the right number of sourcebooks.

Registration via Pay Pal (or bring a check or cash on the first night)

 

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Non-members $90.00 USD

 

 

Nalandabodhi Mission

Provide a complete curriculum of study, meditation, and mindful activity, based on an authentic lineage of Buddhist teachings, that is accessible and relevant to everyday life.

Offer a supportive environment for exploring and applying these teachings, with people who understand the challenges of creating a meaningful life in the 21st century.

 

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