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Mitra Tyler Dewar

Relative Bodhicitta Meditations

May 17-19th

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Join us for a program of talks and guided meditation sessions led by Mitra Tyler Dewar. Tyler will present pithy teachings and provide meditation techniques for two sets of relative bodhicitta meditations: the “four immeasurables” and the “seven cause-and-effect stages of bodhicitta.”

The four immeasurables focus on developing—in a step-by-step way that honors and does not push us away from the place we are in right now—unconditional love, compassion, joy, and impartiality in relation to ourselves and others, all sentient beings. The seven cause-and-effect stages of bodhicitta provide a contemplative framework for gradually developing and sustaining the wish to achieve awakening for the benefit of others. Joined with the wisdom that investigates reality and its nature, bodhicitta becomes the main engine of the path to awakening according to the Mahayana tradition. Doing bodhicitta meditations such as the ones we will do here provide an opportunity to make bodhicitta more experience-based and evident in our day-to-day lives.

Schedule:
May 17-19th
Friday night 7-8:30pm.
Saturday 10am-noon and 2-4pm
Sunday 1-3pm.

Cost:
Friday night $20
Weekend: Members $75
Weekend: Non-members $90

Location:  100 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 6, Boulder CO 80302

More information and to register …..

 

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Shakyamuni Festival 

Saturday, 18 May

6:00 pm 

A short practice session 
with chants of praise and gratitude to Buddha Shakyamuni
and for aspiration on our path
followed by
a celebratory potluck dinner
 
Let’s come together to celebrate 
 the birth, life, enlightenment, and teachings
of Gautama Buddha,
to enjoy our sangha and fellowship 
and meet and greet Mitra Tyler!
 
Everyone welcome!
 
If you wish, bring fruits and flowers to offer the Buddha and ornament the shrine. 
Bring a dish to share.  
We honor the day by making offerings of generosity. These can be material offerings to our teachers or our center. We can donate to local or international causes, or we can donate our time, in the name of the Buddha. It is an auspicious time to make such offerings of gratitude and appreciation. 

Annual NBB Social/Fundraiser

Friday, May 31st – Doors open at 6:00, bidding closes at 8:00

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It’s that time of year again when we gather together to raise fun and funds.  Proceeds will go to support Odantapuri / Maintaining the Mandala / DPR Boulder visit / Scholarships for Sangha Retreat and Nitartha 2019.

Please consider donating something of value and bringing a valued friend.
$15 entry includes dinner, 1 drink, music and silent auction deals.  Cash bar and dessert bar extra.

To donate an auction item contact: Gillianchi@q.com
If you are unable to attend, please consider making any donation
Volunteer opportunities to waive entry fee.

Hope See you there!
Our Fun-draiser team

AND, SPEAKING OF FUND RAISING!

 

Dear Nalandabodhi members and Friends,

I just enrolled in the new version of King Soopers Community Rewards program! This is a fast and easy way for Nalandabodhi to benefit every time you use your King Soopers card. In the past we had to use a gift card and refill it, now it is much easier, once enrolled you just swipe you KS card when shopping and it is all automatic from there. You will still get your discounts on items and still get gas points. This program could greatly help us with rent increases and expenses. I am encouraging everyone to pass this on to friends and family so they can support our center and our offerings to the community! Membership in Nalandabodhi is not required and no one will be contacted by us. It only took me a few minutes to enroll, so please do it soon!  After you set up an account you will see and account summary and to the left of that click on community rewards and search for Nalandabodhi. Once you click on us you are all done! Thanks to all for taking part in this!

http://www.kingsoopers.com

Yours, Steve Burden and Rachel Seely, Nalandabodhi Directors

Mahayana Study Course

Paramitas, Paths and Fruition

Tuesdays, starting May 14 from 7:00 to 8:30

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Our next Mahayana class is entitled “Paramitas, Paths and Fruition” otherwise known and “Paths and Bhumis”.  We will have a in depth discussion of the 6 paramitas of generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, meditation(dhyana) and insight(prajna). The five Paths and how they develop merit and wisdom and lead to complete enlightenment will be covered. The ten Bhumis or the ten grounds of awakening which include the Paths of Seeing and Meditation are essential Mahayana teachings on the realizations of the Bodhisattvas and how they become Buddhas. This might sound heady, but the text by The Dzogchen Ponlop, Rinpoche puts great focus on how these teaching can benefit us in daily life and in ourpractice of meditation.

Members of the public and other Sanghas are welcome to come and join in.

Date/Time:  7 to 8:30 pm on Tuesdays starting May 14th and runs for 6 classes.
Cost:   $65 for members, $75 for  non-members and the text will run $15.  If you have taken the class before you may retake it for free.  If you have questions or concerns about the cost please contact Steve Bruden.  We want everyone who is interested to be able to come.
Contact:  Steve Burden at sherablt@gmail.com
Place: Nalandabodhi, 100 Arapahoe Suite 5, Boulder, CO

 

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

Lujong Practice from 11:00 to 12:30 on the 2nd 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.  

Wisdom Body Lujong: Tibetan Yoga

2nd Sundays, 11:00

CANCELLED – Eileen will be out of town in May and June

11 am to Noon at Nalandabodhi – 100 Arapahoe #6

Those interested in doing lujong, please join us for a monthly practice session on second Sundays of the month following our regular Sunday sitting.

Guided group practice with time for discussion, questions and clarifications.

Hope to see you: Nov. 11 / Dec. 9 / Jan. 13 / Feb. 10…

Please contact Eileen Kay with any questions eileenkay1027@msn.com

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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Abhidharmakosha
with Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi
December 31 – January 12

Join us for Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi’s fourth year of teachings on the Eighth Karmapa’s commentary for Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Higher Knowledge (Abhidharmakośa) in Boulder or online, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 through Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019!

This course is an in-depth study of Abhidharmakośa – the seminal work of Buddhist Abhidharma tradition – based on the commentary by the Eight Karmapa, Mikyö Dorje (1507-1554). Abhidharmakośa consists of eight chapters. The first six chapters, taught in three previous retreats, cover topics of phenomenology (skandhas, āyatanas, dhātus); the truth of suffering; the outer vessel (the world) and its inner contents (sentient beings); and karma, from which the world and its beings arise; mental afflictions, as well as the path of relinquishing afflictions.This time, Acharya Kelzang will be teaching the last two chapters, seven and eight, covering topics of wisdoms gained on the path, and absorptions from which the wisdoms arise.Acharya Kelzang will teach in Tibetan, with oral translation by Jules Levinson. The teachings will be presented in the format of an intensive two-week retreat.
Lama K - NI
Context:
These teachings are part of Nitartha Institute’s Advanced Curriculum and Vasubandhu’s text is one of two final texts we need taught to complete the translation of oral teachings into English for all the major texts of the Tibetan monastic college (shedra) curriculum. After 20 years of such teaching and translation effort, we are now just about to finish the first set of teachings on all these major texts, so this is another huge milestone for Nitartha!Acharya Kelzang Wangdi teaches for practitioners, so, while the material can be detailed, he regularly connects the material to practice. However, given the specialized, detailed nature of these materials and the limited time, students who have not completed the Intermediate curriculum are kindly requested to refrain from asking questions.
Who can attend?
This course is offered for residential and online students. Everyone is welcome to attend the live talks for free at the Nalandabodhi center in Boulder, Colorado. It is suggested that students offer a donation for attending talks.This course is also offered online, which makes the course recordings and any handouts available online for both residential and online students for a fee (see below). The lectures will be available in real-time webcast with the option to view or listen to the archived lectures later.Cost & Registration:
Students choosing to access the course online (live or archived):
$100 regular ($50 for Students and Seniors)
In-person only students (without online access): Free
Daily Schedule:
Dec. 31, 2018 – Jan. 12, 2019
No class on Sunday, January 6.Class:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch break:  12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Class:  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
You are warmly invited to attend any session of the course that fits your schedule!
Required text:
Jewels from the Treasury: Vasubandhu’s Verses on the Treasury of Abhidharma and Its Commentary Youthful Play by the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje, translated by David Karma Choephel, 2012, KTD Publications.
You can order this text directly from the KTD Bookstore or on Amazon.
Location:
Odantapuri, Nalandabodhi Boulder, 100 Arapahoe Ave, #6, Boulder CO
Questions? Email us at info@nitarthainstitute.org or call us at 720-310-0422!

To Register …

Winter Kado

The practice of ikebana or the path of flowers is a beautiful practice and contemplative path.

It teaches us that everyone has the instinct and courage for artistic talent.

Skill develops with curiosity, receptivity, guidance from a trained instructor, and practice.

Please join us for the opportunity to learn basic patterns of harmony and mindfulness in working with branches, flowers, water, space, intuition and elegance.

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 readings and exercises on perception and contemplation to allow for reflection and appreciation while new perspectives and creativity flourish.

Class is always open for each student at their own pace, exploring varied materials, themes and the Sogetsu curriculum.

There will be both beginners and more experienced students in the classes.

     Winter Series with Eileen Kay, Sogetsu Somu Certificate Teacher

   Limited to 8 - eileenkay1027@msn.com / 303-449-0192

Winter Session

November 30 / December 14 / January 4, 18 / February 1, 15 

3 – 5 pm   100 Arapaho #6 Boulder

Classes include: flowers and plant materials, use of supplies: clipper, container, etc., demonstration, hands on instruction and critique.

Purchase of a text is recommended ($25), $125 – full 6 class session, $25 drop in

Mahayana 304

Yogachara, Mind Only, and Shentong

January. 22 – March 5, 7:00-8:30pm

This class is based on developing an experiential understanding of how mind functions. We will look at the Three Natures or the three levels of operation according to the Yogacharya.  This will involve looking at mind’s endless projections and how they create delusion and suffering.  We will contrast Madhyamaka and Yogacharya and see how Shentong approaches the qualities of Buddha Nature. Two meditation practicums will be included with the themes of “The Four Yogic Practices” and “Resting in Mind’s Natural Luminosity”.  This class looks at how we get caught in our web of confusion and gives us a practical path to overcoming our mistaken views.
When: Jan.22 – March 5,  7 Tuesdays from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.
Cost:  $60 for members and $70 for non members. The text is $15.
Location: 100 Arapahoe Ave., #6, Boulder, CO.
Please come and join us for this very profound class!
If you have any questions or payment issues please contact Steve Burden at sherablt@gmail.com

Awakening of Faith with Venerable Dammadipa

Five practices in the awakening of faith with samatha/vipassana

Friday, January 25th & Saturday, January 26th

Venerable Dammadipa will present teachings on the Mahayana-sharaddhotpada-shastra – Treatise on the Awakening of Faith.  This is a brief but influential exposition of the fundamentals of Mahayana Buddhism from the Sanskrit poet Ashvaghosa.  There are not references, texts or commentaries originating in Sanskrit about this text, but the book contains one of the clearest presentations of the doctrine of the trikaya of the Buddha.  It discusses the transitory physical body (nirmanakaya), the glorious ‘bliss body’ (sambhogakaya), and the celestial body of the Buddha, (dharmakaya).

Friday, January 25th: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Saturday, January 26th:  9:30am – 12:00pm & 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Friday evening $20 or $50 for the full program (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Location: Odantapuri, Nalandabodhi Boulder,  100 Arapahoe, #6

Over the years Venerable has presented dharma teachings and led meditation retreats around the world. Personally, he has a gentle and easy-going manner. He teaches that the knowledge of the Buddhist way should be applied in practice and verified first hand through direct experience. Venerable Dhammadipa is a rare gem in contemporary Buddhism and a foremost Western teacher with many unique insights.

Ven. Dhammadipa image (2)

Biography - Venerable Dhammadipa (lay name Thomas Peter Gutman) was born in Czechoslovakia in 1949. He studied Chinese Literature and Philosophy at Prague Karl University, studied Russian literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in the late seventies began his Buddhist studies in Berlin, where he had immigrated as a refugee after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.  He received a master’s degree in Chinese literature and philosophy at the University of Paris and has taught French and German while enrolled at Nalanda University in India where he also studied Sanskrit and Buddhist Philosophy. After receiving a degree at Nalanda in 1984, he served as the Associate Librarian at Berlin University.  He has also studied in Japan under Zen Master Harada Serrei Roshi.

In 1987 he ordained as a monk in Meetirigala and was given a Dharma name as Dhammadipa (island of Buddhism or Dharma). He received the full Theravada Bhiksu ordination in Sri Lanka. In 1989, he received the Three-Fold ordination as a Mahayana Monk in Hsi Lai Temple, Los Angeles and began Dharma teaching in US, Germany and Taiwan.  In 1996, Venerable went to Myanmar to practice meditation with the contemporary master Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw and was recognized as the first of his Western disciples to teach meditation. He has since been teaching Samatha (tranquil mental states) and Vipassana (direct seeing of the Dharma) meditation at monasteries and universities worldwide.

Venerable Dhammadipa speaks Czech, French, German, English, Russian, and fluent Chinese. He reads and translates Buddhist texts from Pali and Sanskrit. His translated various works in French and Czech and his teachings in Taiwan have been compiled and printed in Chinese.

 

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

Lujong Practice from 11:00 to 12:30 on the 2nd 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.  

Wisdom Body Lujong: Tibetan Yoga

11 am to Noon at Nalandabodhi – 100 Arapahoe #6

Those interested in doing lujong, please join us for a monthly practice session on second Sundays of the month following our regular Sunday sitting.

Guided group practice with time for discussion, questions and clarifications.

Hope to see you: Nov. 11 / Dec. 9 / Jan. 13 / Feb. 10…

Please contact Eileen Kay with any questions eileenkay1027@msn.com

Nalandabodhi Mission Statement

Offering the timeless wisdom and boundless compassion of the Buddha to inspire individuals and create kind communities in today’s world.
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Upcoming Program & Events

Nitartha Institiute Logo

Abhidharmakosha
with Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi
December 31 – January 12

Join us for Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi’s fourth year of teachings on the Eighth Karmapa’s commentary for Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Higher Knowledge (Abhidharmakośa) in Boulder or online, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 through Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019!

This course is an in-depth study of Abhidharmakośa – the seminal work of Buddhist Abhidharma tradition – based on the commentary by the Eight Karmapa, Mikyö Dorje (1507-1554). Abhidharmakośa consists of eight chapters. The first six chapters, taught in three previous retreats, cover topics of phenomenology (skandhas, āyatanas, dhātus); the truth of suffering; the outer vessel (the world) and its inner contents (sentient beings); and karma, from which the world and its beings arise; mental afflictions, as well as the path of relinquishing afflictions.This time, Acharya Kelzang will be teaching the last two chapters, seven and eight, covering topics of wisdoms gained on the path, and absorptions from which the wisdoms arise.Acharya Kelzang will teach in Tibetan, with oral translation by Jules Levinson. The teachings will be presented in the format of an intensive two-week retreat.
Lama K - NI
Context:
These teachings are part of Nitartha Institute’s Advanced Curriculum and Vasubandhu’s text is one of two final texts we need taught to complete the translation of oral teachings into English for all the major texts of the Tibetan monastic college (shedra) curriculum. After 20 years of such teaching and translation effort, we are now just about to finish the first set of teachings on all these major texts, so this is another huge milestone for Nitartha!Acharya Kelzang Wangdi teaches for practitioners, so, while the material can be detailed, he regularly connects the material to practice. However, given the specialized, detailed nature of these materials and the limited time, students who have not completed the Intermediate curriculum are kindly requested to refrain from asking questions.
Who can attend?
This course is offered for residential and online students. Everyone is welcome to attend the live talks for free at the Nalandabodhi center in Boulder, Colorado. It is suggested that students offer a donation for attending talks.This course is also offered online, which makes the course recordings and any handouts available online for both residential and online students for a fee (see below). The lectures will be available in real-time webcast with the option to view or listen to the archived lectures later.Cost & Registration:
Students choosing to access the course online (live or archived):
$100 regular ($50 for Students and Seniors)
In-person only students (without online access): Free
Daily Schedule:
Dec. 31, 2018 – Jan. 12, 2019
No class on Sunday, January 6.Class:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch break:  12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Class:  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
You are warmly invited to attend any session of the course that fits your schedule!
Required text:
Jewels from the Treasury: Vasubandhu’s Verses on the Treasury of Abhidharma and Its Commentary Youthful Play by the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje, translated by David Karma Choephel, 2012, KTD Publications.
You can order this text directly from the KTD Bookstore or on Amazon.
Location:
Odantapuri, Nalandabodhi Boulder, 100 Arapahoe Ave, #6, Boulder CO
Questions? Email us at info@nitarthainstitute.org or call us at 720-310-0422!

To Register …

Winter Kado

The practice of ikebana or the path of flowers is a beautiful practice and contemplative path.

It teaches us that everyone has the instinct and courage for artistic talent.

Skill develops with curiosity, receptivity, guidance from a trained instructor, and practice.

Please join us for the opportunity to learn basic patterns of harmony and mindfulness in working with branches, flowers, water, space, intuition and elegance.

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 readings and exercises on perception and contemplation to allow for reflection and appreciation while new perspectives and creativity flourish.

Class is always open for each student at their own pace, exploring varied materials, themes and the Sogetsu curriculum.

There will be both beginners and more experienced students in the classes.

     Winter Series with Eileen Kay, Sogetsu Somu Certificate Teacher

   Limited to 8 - eileenkay1027@msn.com / 303-449-0192

Winter Session

November 30 / December 14 / January 4, 18 / February 1, 15 

3 – 5 pm   100 Arapaho #6 Boulder

Classes include: flowers and plant materials, use of supplies: clipper, container, etc., demonstration, hands on instruction and critique.

Purchase of a text is recommended ($25), $125 – full 6 class session, $25 drop in

Mahayana 304

Yogachara, Mind Only, and Shentong

January. 22 – March 5, 7:00-8:30pm

This class is based on developing an experiential understanding of how mind functions. We will look at the Three Natures or the three levels of operation according to the Yogacharya.  This will involve looking at mind’s endless projections and how they create delusion and suffering.  We will contrast Madhyamaka and Yogacharya and see how Shentong approaches the qualities of Buddha Nature. Two meditation practicums will be included with the themes of “The Four Yogic Practices” and “Resting in Mind’s Natural Luminosity”.  This class looks at how we get caught in our web of confusion and gives us a practical path to overcoming our mistaken views.
When: Jan.22 – March 5,  7 Tuesdays from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.
Cost:  $60 for members and $70 for non members. The text is $15.
Location: 100 Arapahoe Ave., #6, Boulder, CO.
Please come and join us for this very profound class!
If you have any questions or payment issues please contact Steve Burden at sherablt@gmail.com

Awakening of Faith with Venerable Dammadipa

Five practices in the awakening of faith with samatha/vipassana

Friday, January 25th & Saturday, January 26th

Venerable Dammadipa will present teachings on the Mahayana-sharaddhotpada-shastra – Treatise on the Awakening of Faith.  This is a brief but influential exposition of the fundamentals of Mahayana Buddhism from the Sanskrit poet Ashvaghosa.  There are not references, texts or commentaries originating in Sanskrit about this text, but the book contains one of the clearest presentations of the doctrine of the trikaya of the Buddha.  It discusses the transitory physical body (nirmanakaya), the glorious ‘bliss body’ (sambhogakaya), and the celestial body of the Buddha, (dharmakaya).

Friday, January 25th: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Saturday, January 26th:  9:30am – 12:00pm & 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Friday evening $20 or $50 for the full program (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Location: Odantapuri, Nalandabodhi Boulder,  100 Arapahoe, #6

Over the years Venerable has presented dharma teachings and led meditation retreats around the world. Personally, he has a gentle and easy-going manner. He teaches that the knowledge of the Buddhist way should be applied in practice and verified first hand through direct experience. Venerable Dhammadipa is a rare gem in contemporary Buddhism and a foremost Western teacher with many unique insights.

Ven. Dhammadipa image (2)

Biography - Venerable Dhammadipa (lay name Thomas Peter Gutman) was born in Czechoslovakia in 1949. He studied Chinese Literature and Philosophy at Prague Karl University, studied Russian literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in the late seventies began his Buddhist studies in Berlin, where he had immigrated as a refugee after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.  He received a master’s degree in Chinese literature and philosophy at the University of Paris and has taught French and German while enrolled at Nalanda University in India where he also studied Sanskrit and Buddhist Philosophy. After receiving a degree at Nalanda in 1984, he served as the Associate Librarian at Berlin University.  He has also studied in Japan under Zen Master Harada Serrei Roshi.

In 1987 he ordained as a monk in Meetirigala and was given a Dharma name as Dhammadipa (island of Buddhism or Dharma). He received the full Theravada Bhiksu ordination in Sri Lanka. In 1989, he received the Three-Fold ordination as a Mahayana Monk in Hsi Lai Temple, Los Angeles and began Dharma teaching in US, Germany and Taiwan.  In 1996, Venerable went to Myanmar to practice meditation with the contemporary master Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw and was recognized as the first of his Western disciples to teach meditation. He has since been teaching Samatha (tranquil mental states) and Vipassana (direct seeing of the Dharma) meditation at monasteries and universities worldwide.

Venerable Dhammadipa speaks Czech, French, German, English, Russian, and fluent Chinese. He reads and translates Buddhist texts from Pali and Sanskrit. His translated various works in French and Czech and his teachings in Taiwan have been compiled and printed in Chinese.

 

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

Lujong Practice from 11:00 to 12:30 on the 2nd 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.  

Wisdom Body Lujong: Tibetan Yoga

11 am to Noon at Nalandabodhi – 100 Arapahoe #6

Those interested in doing lujong, please join us for a monthly practice session on second Sundays of the month following our regular Sunday sitting.

Guided group practice with time for discussion, questions and clarifications.

Hope to see you: Nov. 11 / Dec. 9 / Jan. 13 / Feb. 10…

Please contact Eileen Kay with any questions eileenkay1027@msn.com

Nalandabodhi Mission Statement

Offering the timeless wisdom and boundless compassion of the Buddha to inspire individuals and create kind communities in today’s world.
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Upcoming Program & Events

Winter Kado

The practice of ikebana or the path of flowers is a beautiful practice and contemplative path. It teaches us that everyone has the instinct and courage for artistic talent. Skill develops with curiosity, receptivity, and guidance from a trained instructor, and practice. Please join us for the opportunity to learn basic patterns of harmony and mindfulness in working with branches, flowers, water, space, intuition and elegance.

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 readings and exercises on perception and contemplation to allow for reflection and appreciation while new perspectives and creativity flourish.

Class is always open for each student at their own pace, exploring varied materials, themes and the Sogetsu curriculum.

There will be both beginners and more experienced students in the classes.

     Winter Series with Eileen Kay, Sogetsu Somu Certificate Teacher

   Limited to 8 - eileenkay1027@msn.com / 303-449-0192

Winter Session 

November 30 / December 14 / January 4, 18 / February 1, 15 

3 – 5 pm   100 Arapaho #6 Boulder

Classes include:

flowers and plant materials,

use of supplies: clipper, container, etc.

demonstration, hands on instruction and critique.

Purchase of a text is recommended ($25)

$125 – full 6 class session

$25 drop in

Please contact Eileen Kay eileenkay1027@msn.com  to register so she will have sufficient materials for you.

And, please forward to whomever you think may be interested in joining in this practice.

 

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

Lujong Practice from 11:00 to 12:30 on the 2nd 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.  

Wisdom Body Lujong: Tibetan Yoga

11 am to Noon at Nalandabodhi – 100 Arapahoe #6

Those interested in doing lujong, please join us for a monthly practice session on second Sundays of the month following our regular Sunday sitting.

Guided group practice with time for discussion, questions and clarifications.

Hope to see you: Nov. 11 / Dec. 9 / Jan. 13 / Feb. 10…

Please contact Eileen Kay with any questions eileenkay1027@msn.com

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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Songs of Boundless Freedom: The Doha Tradition of the Indian Mahasiddhas

Nov. 30th – Dec. 2nd

 During this weekend, we will explore the life stories of some well-known mahāsiddhas (such as Saraha, Śavaripa, Tilopa, und Maitrīpa) and sing a selection of their songs.

Tilopa

Every Tibetan Buddhist knows the life story and the songs of realization of the great Tibetan yogī Milarepa. The many songs of awakening by his Indian predecessors, most famously the eighty-four mahāsiddhas, are much less known but equally profound, beautiful, and inspiring.

Most of these songs were uttered spontaneously on the spot. And many are quite unconventional and outrageous in thinking and conduct. They often use rich symbolism and profound metaphors. Their style is more like modern poetry or song lyrics than traditional Buddhist texts, creating an evocative rather than systematic atmosphere.

The songs are a rhetoric of paradox, attempting to beat the dualistic mind with its own weapons and directing the mind beyond usual black-and-white thinking. It is a scent of boundless freedom, openness, and bliss, paired with a deep caring for suffering beings, that wafts through these songs as expressions of supreme awakening.

Friday, November 30th:  7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, December 1st:  10:00am -12:00pm & 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Sunday, December 2nd: 11:00am – 12:30pm

$65 for the weekend, $50 webcast(more info to come), $20/talk

We want everyone to experience this special event so please talk to the registrar if payment is a concern.

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Karl was originally trained, and worked, as a physician in Germany. Since 1988, he received his Buddhist and Tibetan language training mainly at Marpa Institute For Translators in Kathmandu, Nepal (director: Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche) and also studied Tibetology, Buddhology, and Sanskrit at Hamburg University, Germany. Since 1989, Karl served as a translator, interpreter, and Buddhist teacher mainly in Europe, India, and Nepal. Since 1999, he is one of the senior translators and teachers at Nalandabodhi and Nitartha Institute (director: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche) in North America, Asia, and Europe. In addition, he regularly taught at Gampo Abbey’s Vidyadhara Institute from 2000–2007. He is the author and translator of about twenty books on Buddhism, some translated into several languages, such as The Center of the Sunlit SkyStraight from the HeartWhen the Clouds PartThe Heart Attack Sutra (all Snow Lion Publications), and A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart (Wisdom Publications). Karl lives and teaches in Seattle and currently works on translating the Seventh Karmapa’s collection of Indian Mahāmudrā texts.

Lama Tenpa Wednesday Evening Teachings

37 Practices of the Bodhisattva

September 12 through December 12, 6:30 to 8:30, with meditation from 6:30 to 7:00

Lama Tenpa will teach on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva, profound text by Togmey Zangpo on becoming a bodhisattva .  It’s a short text but timely and beautiful and practical.   The talks are Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30.  Please join us at 6:30 for a 30 minute mediation.   Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen is a professor of Buddhist studies and Tibetan language at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.  His teachings are joyful and insightful.

Audience:    Open to all.

Date and Time: Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30.  Join us at 6:30 for sitting meditation.  Talks will start promptly at 7:0o PM.  Every Wednesday from September 12 – December 12. No class on Oct. 31 or Nov. 21st.

Suggested donation $15 per evening.  Or, $125 for all of the talks.  Or, checks or cash at the door.

Contact:  Eileen Kay at eileenkay1027@msn.com or Steve Burden at sherablt@gmail.com

To register and donate go here … 

 

Mahayana Study Course

Not Even a Middle

Tuesdays, starting September 11 from 7:00 to 8:30

Path to EnlightenmentAnnouncing the next class in our Mahayana series! It is “Not even a Middle”!  This class covers the Madhyamaka or “Emptiness” teachings.  Ponlop Rinpoche has emphasized the importance of the Madhyamaka view and how it is crucial to truly understanding and practicing Mahamudra, Dzogchen, Yogachara and other aspects of Vajrayana as well as working with emotions and settling your mind.
The class will will cover the Five Great Reasonings, the two major Rangtong Madhyamaka schools, Relative and Absolute Truth and delve into the benefits and results of realizing emptiness.  There will be a meditation practicum and we discuss the compatibility of Madyamaka and Yogachara.  This class has a lot of practical and experiential aspectsand will taught with this in mind.
Date/Time:  Tuesday Sept. 11th through Nov. 13 (10 weeks) from 7:00 to 8:30
Cost:   $65 for members, $75 for  non-members and the text will run $15. If you have taken the class before you may retake it for free. If tuition is a issue please contact Steve.
Contact:  Steve Burden at sherablt@gmail.com
For more information and to register go here ….

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

Lujong Practice from 11:00 to 12:30 on the 2nd 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.  

Wisdom Body Lujong: Tibetan Yoga

11 am to Noon at Nalandabodhi – 100 Arapahoe #6

Those interested in doing lujong, please join us for a monthly practice session on second Sundays of the month following our regular Sunday sitting.

Guided group practice with time for discussion, questions and clarifications.

Hope to see you: Nov. 11 / Dec. 9 / Jan. 13 / Feb. 10…

Please contact Eileen Kay with any questions eileenkay1027@msn.com

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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