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Upcoming Events and Programs

  Sunday Meditation Shamatha (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 […]

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The Basics of Buddhism

The Basics of Buddhism Evening Talks and Discussion Interested in learning more about Buddhism and meditation? Nalandabodhi is offering a talk and discussion every Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Different topics will be presented by senior students in the Nalandabodhi community. A short guided meditation will start each evening. The talk and discussion […]

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Introduction to Buddhism — A 4-Part Course

Introduction to Buddhism, A series of courses introducing the basic principles and practices of Buddhism   From the Sourcebook, The Life of the Buddha and a Spiritual Journey, by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche What the Buddha underwent himself and then taught to others is a personal journey into the depths of the heart and mind―an exploration […]

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Why Do We Meditate?

Why do we meditate?  What are the benefits of meditation? In our Hinayana course this past week, we delved into the benefits and obstacles to meditation practice.  We started by looking at the question of why we meditate. This quote from Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche was quite helpful to point out the benefits of meditation and […]

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The Qualities of Mind

In our Hinayana course this past week, we explored the purpose and types of meditation.  This quote from Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche was quite helpful to connect meditation practice with being in the world.   When we work with our mind in meditation, we deal with a variety of mental features and processes, but we primarily […]

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