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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.

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.  

 

Each season has its charm – summer is almost here.

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The contemplative art of Ikebana or Kado, Japanese flower arranging, brings together many elements so that we can have a more direct experience of all our sense perceptions. The practice cultivates an overall mindfulness/awareness and each arrangement becomes a reflection of our present state of mind.

Beginning Series with Eileen Kay – Sogetsu Somu Certificate Teacher
Summer Session: June 22 / July 6 & 20 / Aug. 3 &10
Time: 3 – 5 pm / Place: 100 Arapaho #6 Boulder

Classes cover the basics of Ikebana from how to cut a stem to how to place plant materials in a container. There will also be exercises on perception and contemplations to help us find joy, harmony and authentic expression in creating arrangements.
Class is open for each student, at their own pace, to explore materials, themes, Sogetsu curriculum, and individual curiosity.
There will be both beginners and more experienced students in the classes.

$100 – full session / $25 – drop in
Classes include: All flowers and plant materials, use of supplies: clipper, containers, demonstration, hands on instruction and critique.
Call or reply to register eileenkay1027@msn.com (303-440-0192)
You must let me know you’re coming so that I will have sufficient materials for you.

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 Programs and Events

JUNE 1st 5:30 PM
AFTER WORK FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL

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Please join us for our annual Nalandabodhi Boulder Social and Fundraiser
Beer & BBQ / Side Dishes and Vegetarian Offerings
Silent Auction/ Music and More!

$10 door entry that gets you the BBQ and drinks and auction fun!
All proceeds raised from the auction will benefit our on-going programs and scholarship fund
To donate an item or volunteer please email gillianchi@q.com
Nalandabodhi – 100 Arapahoe, #6, Boulder CO

We have a small online auction underway through Friday.  If you can’t make the event, take a look at our items.

See and bid on some of our auction items online …

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.

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 to send prayers to those who are ill or have recently died.

11:00 to 11:30.  All are welcome.

 

Kado Spring Session

April 6, 20 / May 4, 18 and June 1

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Spring is a wonderful time to practice the contemplative art of Ikebana or Kado, Japanese flower arranging.  It brings together many elements so that we can have a more direct experience of all our sense perceptions. The practice cultivates an overall mindfulness/awareness and each arrangement becomes a reflection of our present state of mind.

Classes cover the basics of Ikebana from how to cut a stem to how to place plant materials in a container. There will also be exercises on perception and contemplations to help us find joy, harmony and authentic expression in creating arrangements. Class is open for each student, at their own pace, to explore materials, themes, Sogetsu curriculum, and individual curiosity. There will be both beginners and more experienced students in the classes.

Beginning Series with Eileen Kay – Sogetsu Somu Certificate Teacher
Call or reply to register eileenkay1027@msn.com (303-440-0192)
You must let me know you’re coming so that I will have sufficient materials for you.

Spring Session: April 6, 20 / May 4, 18 and June 1
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Place: 100 Arapaho #6 Boulder

Classes include:
All flowers and plant materials,
use of supplies: clipper, container, etc.
demonstration, hands on instruction and critique.
$100 – full session / $25 – drop in

 

 

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 Open Meditation

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.

All are welcome!

Tara Practice from 11:00 to 12:30 on the 1st Sunday of the month

Introduction to Buddhism

The Life of the Buddha and the Spiritual Journey

Drop-In’s Welcome!

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS, APRIL 18  THROUGH MAY 9, 7:00 TO 8:30

The life of the Buddha and the spiritual journey is a contemporary look at the spiritual journey. Using the life of the Buddha as the template it examines fundamental ideas such as; what brings us to this journey, how do we really get started, what role does faith play in it and how do we tread this path with love and compassion. These are relevant to all traditions and for people of all faiths. The class is based on the teachings and talks of the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Rinpoche is a  contemporary Tibetan Buddhist teacher who has lived most of his life in the U.S. and is very acquainted with western culture, his take on this is delightful, fun and also full of simple, yet profound insight! So please come and join us!

The class runs for 4 sessions starting on Wed. April 18.

Location:  Nalandabodhi, 100 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 6,  Boulder, CO.

The cost is $25.00 plus $15.00 for a copy of the text.
If this is an issue please feel free to contact Steve Burden for other arrangements.

The class will be facilitated by two senior and very experienced teachers, Eileen Kay and Todd Amsted.

If you have questions please contact Steve Burden at sherablt@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Kado Spring Session

April 6, 20 / May 4, 18 and June 1

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Spring is a wonderful time to practice the contemplative art of Ikebana or Kado, Japanese flower arranging.  It brings together many elements so that we can have a more direct experience of all our sense perceptions. The practice cultivates an overall mindfulness/awareness and each arrangement becomes a reflection of our present state of mind.

Classes cover the basics of Ikebana from how to cut a stem to how to place plant materials in a container. There will also be exercises on perception and contemplations to help us find joy, harmony and authentic expression in creating arrangements. Class is open for each student, at their own pace, to explore materials, themes, Sogetsu curriculum, and individual curiosity. There will be both beginners and more experienced students in the classes.

Beginning Series with Eileen Kay – Sogetsu Somu Certificate Teacher
Call or reply to register eileenkay1027@msn.com (303-440-0192)
You must let me know you’re coming so that I will have sufficient materials for you.

Spring Session: April 6, 20 / May 4, 18 and June 1
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Place: 100 Arapaho #6 Boulder

Classes include:
All flowers and plant materials,
use of supplies: clipper, container, etc.
demonstration, hands on instruction and critique.
$100 – full session / $25 – drop in

 

 

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

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

Guided Meditations from 11:00 to 12:00 on 2nd and 3rd Sundays

LOSAR 2018

Celebration of the Tibetan New Year

Year of the Earth Dog

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LOSAR DAY CELEBRATION FEBRUARY 16

Please join us to celebrate the end of the Fire Rooster year and welcome the year of the Earth Dog

Three Nights of Protector Chants

Monday, 12 February, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday, 13 February, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday, 14 February, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

The period of transition around the end of one lunar year and the beginning of the new year is said to be a time of particular vulnerability to negative influences. Therefore, at this time we supplicate the dharma protectors and make offerings to them in order to purify any remaining negativity from the past year, to grant us their protection in the present, and to clear away obstacles in the coming year.

You are invited and encouraged to come together to supplicate the protectors on one, two, or all three nights. The atmosphere is charged with their fierce compassionate activity!

Thursday 15 February, New Moon — Neutral Day

Losar Day Celebration Friday 16 February 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Now is the time to make a fresh start — Renew your commitment to the Three Jewels. Make aspirations to open your hearts and minds

Let’s come together bright and early to celebrate the new beginnings and the opportunity to “refresh and renew” our Buddhist path together and our journey through the world around us.

On this day in particular we remember our precious teachers with gratitude through making monetary offerings in appreciation and support of their continued activity.

The day begins with a lhasang (smoke offering), followed by chants of praise, auspiciousness, and aspiration. A breakfast will be provided by Nalandabodhi Boulder.

Hope to see you at Odantapuri bright and early to rejoice in our good fortune and start the new year with positive energy and aspirations.

Introduction to the Mahayana: The Heart of Daring  

Crimson-Aspen-LeavesNalandabodhi Boulder is please to offer a series of courses covering the teachings of the Mahayana, often translated as the Greater Vehicle.  The first course introduces you to the Mahayana teachings on selflessness, compassion and the concept of selfless compassion, the stages of the Mahayana path, and the role of the spiritual friend in reaching enlightenment, the goal of the Mahayana path.   The Nalandabodhi study curriculum offers a complete study and education program on Buddhism +More

The sourcebook is from a collection of talks by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

Date/Time:  Tuesday evenings, March 13 through April 3, from 7:00 to 8:30.

more information and to register …

 

 

Winter Kado

Beginning Series with Eileen Kay, Sogetsu Somu Certificate Teacher

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The practice of ikebana or the path of flowers is a beautiful art form. It is also a contemplative discipline that brings focus to our mental, physical and spiritual being. With each arrangement, we use all our senses to come into the present moment to connect with space, color, form and our own state of mind.

Classes cover the basics of Ikebana from how to cut a stem to how to place plant materials in a container. There will also be exercises on perception and contemplation to help us find joy, harmony and authentic expression in creating arrangements. Class is open for each student at their own pace, exploring materials, themes, Sogetsu curriculum, and individual curiosity. There will be both beginners and more experienced students in the classes.

More information …

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

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

Guided Meditations from 11:00 to 12:00 on 2nd and 3rd Sundays

LOSAR 2018

Celebration of the Tibetan New Year

Year of the Earth Dog

37b9b56a74951be86d9535cbd3f1dd57

PROTECTOR CHANTS FEBRUARY 12-14
LOSAR DAY CELEBRATION FEBRUARY 16

Please join us to celebrate the end of the Fire Rooster year and welcome the year of the Earth Dog

Three Nights of Protector Chants

Monday, 12 February, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday, 13 February, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday, 14 February, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

The period of transition around the end of one lunar year and the beginning of the new year is said to be a time of particular vulnerability to negative influences. Therefore, at this time we supplicate the dharma protectors and make offerings to them in order to purify any remaining negativity from the past year, to grant us their protection in the present, and to clear away obstacles in the coming year.

You are invited and encouraged to come together to supplicate the protectors on one, two, or all three nights. The atmosphere is charged with their fierce compassionate activity!

Thursday 15 February, New Moon — Neutral Day

Losar Day Celebration Friday 16 February 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Now is the time to make a fresh start — Renew your commitment to the Three Jewels. Make aspirations to open your hearts and minds

Let’s come together bright and early to celebrate the new beginnings and the opportunity to “refresh and renew” our Buddhist path together and our journey through the world around us.

On this day in particular we remember our precious teachers with gratitude through making monetary offerings in appreciation and support of their continued activity.

The day begins with a lhasang (smoke offering), followed by chants of praise, auspiciousness, and aspiration. A breakfast will be provided by Nalandabodhi Boulder.

Hope to see you at Odantapuri bright and early to rejoice in our good fortune and start the new year with positive energy and aspirations.

 

Winter Kado

Beginning Series with Eileen Kay, Sogetsu Somu Certificate Teacher

winter kado

The practice of ikebana or the path of flowers is a beautiful art form. It is also a contemplative discipline that brings focus to our mental, physical and spiritual being. With each arrangement, we use all our senses to come into the present moment to connect with space, color, form and our own state of mind.

Classes cover the basics of Ikebana from how to cut a stem to how to place plant materials in a container. There will also be exercises on perception and contemplation to help us find joy, harmony and authentic expression in creating arrangements. Class is open for each student at their own pace, exploring materials, themes, Sogetsu curriculum, and individual curiosity. There will be both beginners and more experienced students in the classes.

More information …

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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