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Upcoming Events and Programs

Teachings by Lama Tenpa on the 8 Verses of Mind Training, Tuesday Evenings from 6:30 to 8:30.  Details below.

Symbolizing the Awakened Heart:  Buddhist Visual Literacy.  A weekend program with Stephanie Johnston, November 17 & 18.  Details below.

New Mahayana Study Course.  Discovering Buddha Heart, starting Wednesday November 8, from 7:00 to 8:30.  Details below.

Revisiting the Holocaust, a Buddhist Perspective with Ellen Mains, Saturday December 2 from 1:30 to 4:30.  Details below.

 

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

Starting in the Fall—A Guided Analytical Meditation Series with Jirka Hladis on the 2nd and 3rd Sunday

Using the Six Techniques of mindfulness of breathing from the Abhidharma tradition, we will train in the vipashyana—the “clear seeing” or “insight”—of selflessness. Each session will include instruction on one technique of mindfulness of breathing, first from the shamatha point of view. Then we will explore how this very same technique can be utilized for the cultivation of vipashyana.

These meditations sessions are open to all. No prior preparation or study is required. No need to attend all the sessions in sequence—these are drop-in guided meditation sessions.

 

 

Lama Tenpa Tuesday Evening Talks and Teachings on the Bodhisattva Path

Tuesday Evenings, 7:00 to 8:30

 Lama Tenpa will start a new series of teachings on Tuesday evenings at Nalandabodhi on the The Eight Verses of Mind Training by Langri Tanpa.  The teaching will be every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30, starting September 12.  Sitting is from 6:30 to 7:00.  All are welcome.

Date and Time:  Tuesday evening, starting September 12,  from 7:00 to 8:30.  Talks will start promptly at 7:00 PM but please join us for a brief mediation period from 6:30 to 7:00.

Suggested donation is $15.00 per evening.  The full series of teachings is available for $120.00  Donate via PayPal below, or bring a check or cash for the offering bowl.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.  Contact us about your situation and we will work with you on an affordable option.

Contact:  Eileen Kay at eileenkay1027@msn.com

More Information ….

Symbolizing the Awakened Heart: Buddhist Visual Literacy

NOVEMBER 17 AND NOVEMBER 18

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On our dharma path, how can we connect with Tibetan Buddhist iconography in a meaningful and experiential way?

In this presentation, visiting teacher Stephanie Johnston will explore how symbols are essential to communicating the view in Tibetan Buddhism and their role in a practitioner’s path. Using principles of visual literacy, traditional Tibetan Buddhist iconography, and teachings on valid cognition, Stephanie will open the door to the Buddhist Science of Creativity and the Arts, and look into buddha nature as expressed through body, speech, and mind. Everyone’s welcome. No prerequisites required — just a sense of curiosity!

All sessions are accompanied by some lecture, slides, investigation, and dialog with participants.

Date/Time:  Friday November 17 from 7:00 to 8:30 and Saturday, November 18, from 9:30 to 5:00.  There will be 4 talks on Saturday with breaks.

Cost:  $20 for Friday night for non-members and $15 for members.  $65 for non-members for the weekend, and $50 for members

Contact:  Eileen Kay at eileenkay1027@msn.com

ABOUT THE VISITING TEACHER

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Stephanie Johnston teaches on a variety of Buddhist topics, with an emphasis on the experiential foundations of study and practice for Nalandabodhi and Nitartha Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies. Both organizations are under the direction of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

Stephanie is an avid practitioner who entered the Buddhist path in 1985 through Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Vajradhatu and then continued as a student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche since 1996. Her professional background is in graphic design and information technology.

Stephanie brings humour and clarity to a variety of Buddhist topics and has a special appreciation for art, qigong, and taiji.

Discovering the Buddha Heart

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS, NOVEMBER 8 THROUGH DECEMBER 13

LotusFlowerWhat is Buddha Nature?  How is it that we have this innate Buddha Nature in our being?  How do we come to recognize Buddha Nature?  Our next course in the Mahayana series is on Buddha Nature teachings from the third turning of the wheel of dharma.  This course will cover the seven vajra points from one of the most important teachings — the Uttaratantra.  The course will also show the connections between teachings on Buddha Nature and the advanced practice of Mahamudra.  There are no prerequisites for the course although some exposure to Buddhist studies is important for understanding this material.

Audience: Best suited for people who have some Buddhist study. Contact Steve Burden for more information if you have a question.

Dates/Time: Wednesday evenings, starting November 8 , from 7:00 to 8:30pm

Location: 100 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 6

Cost: $75 for members and $90 for non members. This includes a sourcebook of teachings undertake direction of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.  Contact us about your situation and we will work with you on an affordable option.

More information and to register ….

 

Revisiting the Holocaust, A Buddhist Perspective

with Ellen Mains
Saturday, December 2, 1:30 to 4:30

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The daughter of Polish-born Jews who survived the Holocaust, Ellen Korman Mains became a close student of the Tibetan meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche in 1971. Early in her Buddhist training, Trungpa Rinpoche emphasized to Ellen the importance of maintaining a strong connection to her family and of working with this family karma. In 2006 she began exploring this legacy in the context of Buddhism and the teachings on basic goodness, and has spent extensive periods of time in Poland.

During this presentation and interactive workshop, Ellen will share some readings and perspectives on revisiting the Holocaust as both a Buddhist and a Jew, and the inspiration that can come from connecting with our ancestral legacies, whether traumatic or not.

Ellen Mains_DSC7016Ellen Korman Mains has taught within the Shambhala and Naropa communities for many years in both the U.S. and Europe. She is also a Focusing teacher and guide. Her upcoming memoir about this journey is called “Buried Rivers: A Survivor’s Daughter’s Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust.”

Date/Time:  Saturday, December 2 from 1:30 to 4:30

Suggested Donation:  Please plan on making a donation as an offering.   $10 donation/offering suggested.

Contact:  Eileen Kay at eileenkay1027@msn.com

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

Web Site:  boulder.nalandabodhi.org

 

Autumn Kado

Japanese Flower Arranging

image002The 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.

Beginning Series with Eileen Kay, Sogetsu Somu Certificate Teacher

Limited to 8 – call or reply to register eileenkay1027@msn.com / 303-449-0192

Fall Session I & II – 7 classes
September 15, 29 / October 13, 20 / November 3, 17 / December 1st
3:30 – 5:30 pm 100 Arapaho #6 Boulder

Classes include:
All flowers and plant materials, use of supplies: clipper, container, etc. demonstration, hands on instruction and critique.
(Purchase of curriculum text recommended)
$150 – full session sign up
$25 — drop in

 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

Starting in the Fall—A Guided Analytical Meditation Series with Jirka Hladis on the 2nd and 3rd Sunday
There will be seven meetings on consecutive 2nd & 3rd Sundays of the month.
Time: 11am-12pm at Odantapuri, following shamatha practice
Dates: 10 September, 17 September, 8 October, 15 October, 12 November, 19 November, 10 December

Using the Six Techniques of mindfulness of breathing from the Abhidharma tradition, we will train in the vipashyana—the “clear seeing” or “insight”—of selflessness. Each session will include instruction on one technique of mindfulness of breathing, first from the shamatha point of view. Then we will explore how this very same technique can be utilized for the cultivation of vipashyana.

These meditations sessions are open to all. No prior preparation or study is required. No need to attend all the sessions in sequence—these are drop-in guided meditation sessions.

 

 

Lama Tenpa Tuesday Evening Talks and Teachings on the Bodhisattva Path

Starting Tuesday, September 12

 Lama Tenpa will start a new series of teachings on Tuesday evenings at Nalandabodhi on the The Eight Verses of Mind Training by Langri Tanpa.  The teaching will be every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30, starting September 12.  Sitting is from 6:30 to 7:00.  All are welcome.

Date and Time:  Tuesday evening, starting September 12,  from 7:00 to 8:30.  Talks will start promptly at 7:00 PM but please join us for a brief mediation period from 6:30 to 7:00.

Suggested donation is $15.00 per evening.  The full series of teachings is available for $120.00  Donate via PayPal below, or bring a check or cash for the offering bowl.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.  Contact us about your situation and we will work with you on an affordable option.

Contact:  Eileen Kay at eileenkay1027@msn.com

More Information ….

Buddhist Study, Mahayana Series

Date/Time
Wednesdays, Starting September 13
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Yogachara, Mind Only, and Shentong

Buddhist Study Course on Wednesday Evenings, September 13 to November 1

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The path of wisdom and compassion in Buddhism is called the Mahayana (the great Vehicle). It builds on the foundational teachings of the Buddha by focusing on the Profound Views and Vast Conduct of the Bodhisattvas.

The next course in our series on the Mahayana are the teachings on Yogachara and Vast Conduct.  The “Vast Conduct” teachings focus on the experience of working with mind through meditation and virtuous conduct. This is about “Path” and skillful means! About actualizing!

Audience: Best suited for people who have some Buddhist study. Contact Steve Burden for more information if you have a question.

Dates/Time: Wednesday evenings, starting September 13, from 7:00 to 8:30pm

Location: 100 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 6

Cost: $75 for members and $90 for non members. This includes a sourcebook of teachings from Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.  Contact us about your situation and we will work with you on an affordable option.

Facilitators: Lee Worley and Steve Burden

Contact: Steve Burden at sherablt@gmail.com.  Please let Steve know your interest in attending so we can order the appropriate number of sourcebooks ahead of time.

More information and to register ….

Buddhist Study Program

The Hinayana View

Buddhism is not a religion in the usual sense of the word. It is a method of investigation that allows you to work skillfully with the positive potentials and negative energies of your own mind. The teachings of the Hinayana, the Foundational Vehicle, represent the most fundamental instructions of the Buddha, which are central to everything that follows. Hinayana studies are basic to any training in Buddhism.   While considered a foundational vehicle, it is a complete path that can lead to life free from suffering.

In the Nalandabodhi Path of Study, Hinayana studies introduce you to Buddhism as a science of mind, or method of investigation.  The Nalandabodhi study curriculum offers two Hinayana courses.  The first course covers the ground or view of Hinayana, and the second covers the Hinayana path and its results.

The Hinayana View
This course introduces you to the Hinayana as the indispensable foundation of the three-yana system of Buddhist study (Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana). Then you will learn the main elements of the Hinayana view, through a detailed examination of the building blocks of the Buddhist science of mind.

Audience: Open to the general public and any and all students of Buddhism.

When:  Monday Evenings, September 18 through October 23

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm

Where: Nalandabodhi Boulder, 100 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 6

Facilitators: David Makowski & Francis Sullivan

Price:  $50 for members and $65 for non-members.  The cost include a sourcebook from talks by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.   No one is turned away for lack of funds.  Contact us about your situation and we will work with you on an affordable option.

Contact:  Steve Burden at sherablt@gmail.com or David Makowski at djmakowski99@yahoo.com.  Please let us know if you plan to attend.  It’s important for us to order the right number of sourcebooks.

More information and to register ….

Autumn Kado

Japanese Flower Arranging

image002The 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.

Beginning Series with Eileen Kay, Sogetsu Somu Certificate Teacher

Limited to 8 – call or reply to register eileenkay1027@msn.com / 303-449-0192

Fall Session I & II – 7 classes
September 15, 29 / October 13, 20 / November 3, 17 / December 1st
3:30 – 5:30 pm 100 Arapaho #6 Boulder

Classes include:
All flowers and plant materials, use of supplies: clipper, container, etc. demonstration, hands on instruction and critique.
(Purchase of curriculum text recommended)
$150 – full session sign up
$25 — drop in

 more information …

Becoming Familiar with Dying

Date/Time
3rd Saturday of the Month
8:45 am – 11:00 am

Transforming Trauma

Meeting monthly this class will examine the dying process through the dissolution of the elements that constitute us as human beings: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Consciousness and Space.

Each class will be divided into two parts. We will begin each class with an overview and discussion of the element that we will concentrate on for the month. In this way, we will have a month to become more familiar with each of the fundamental elements of our existence. The second part of each class will be a guided meditation of the dissolution of the elements leading to medical & subtle body death. The meditation will be accompanied by the playing of Tibetan bowls, which provides a sound environment of safety and security.

Through this process of a month-long examination of each of the elements and the guided meditation of their dissolution we can become familiar with the dying process.

Seven Sessions: Class meets in Boulder, 8:45-11 am. third Saturday of the month; September 23, October 21, November 18, December 16, Jan 20, Feb 17, March 17.

Cost is$200 for all seven sessions. Please make check payable to  Dominie Cappadonna, PO Box 230, Boulder CO 80306. Payment requested by September 15, 2017.

We have had the privilege of offering One Year to Live and other seminars. We find it of great value personally and with others to prepare for our dying, as a skillful and kind way to feel less bewildered, overwhelmed, frightened or in pain at the time of our death.

Location:  Nalandabodhi Center, 100 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 6

Facilitators:  Dominie Cappadonna and Douglas Frank.  Contact Douglas Frank for more information at douglascfrank@comcast.net

 

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 for August

Sunday Meditation for August 27

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

Open Heart Circle Practice — 4th Sunday from 10:30 to 11:00.  We send prayers and best wishes to people who are ill or have recently died.  Open to all.

 

Monthly Community Meeting from 11:00 to 12:00

 

 

 

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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 Contemplative Meditation — 2nd and 3rd Sunday from 11:00 to 12:00.  

 

Sunday 9 July from 11:00-12:00 Contemplative Meditation

Loving Kindness: Meditative Exercises in developing compassion for self and others.  We will do three explorations on how to deepen our natural sense of compassion and love.
Facilitated by Steve Burden

Sunday 16 July from 11:00-12:00 Contemplative Meditation
This week is an exploration of “egolessness”, the lack of a solid, permanent self. Neil Kolwey will lead the session. He will say a few things about having a healthy “relative” sense of self in order to function in the world as an adult, but that grasping onto a “solid, absolute” sense of self, which we seem to do sometimes (like when we are upset, triggered) is painful and unnecessary. There is no solid sense of self to be found anywhere. We will explore this in a contemplative meditation and see what insights and experiences it leads to.

 

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!

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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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