Welcome. In the 21st century we have an ocean of resources. We’re not lacking information, knowledge, or wisdom. What we need is a mind that is capable of processing it all.

Upcoming Events and Programs


Lunchtime Open Meditation is Back!

12:30-1:30 pm

Drop in for a lunchtime breather! Nalandabodhi New York is pleased to open our center for an hour of open meditation. Come for part of the time, or stay for the whole hour. All traditions and experience levels are welcome. For those with no experience, guidance will be available. If you have any questions, please contact Katiana Rangel or Mitch Owen. Suggested donation: $10


Mahamudra with Laura Kaufman

The Practice of Mahamudra Investigations
6 Thursdays: Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6
6:30 – 9:00 pm

Our sessions will be based upon the text by Karmapa IX Wangchuk Dorje, Pointing Out the Dharmakaya as well as on Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s book, Wild Awakening. For more information, click here.

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Practice Day

Sunday, January 26, 2020
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Practice Day will include meditation, walking meditation, tea breaks, readings, and group discussion. Everyone is welcome, at all levels of experience, including beginners who are interested in learning to meditate. For more information, click here.


Transcending Madness:
Realms, Bardos, and the Possibility of Awakening
with Acharya Judy Lief

Friday, Jan. 31, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Sat. & Sun., Feb. 1 & 2, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The more we familiarize ourselves and make friends with our own mind in all its varieties and extremes, the more we can learn to accommodate others and work with them without fear. In this program, we will be working with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s discussion of the realms and bardos, found in his book Transcending Madness. For more information, click here.


Introduction to Buddhism

Thursdays, Feb. 13 – June 11
7:00 – 9:00 pm

The introductory series of classes explores the basic principles of the Buddha’s teachings. They provide practical advice for applying these teachings in our lives and broadening our understanding of the world around us, all the while laying the groundwork for later courses. For more information, click here.


Book Club at Nalandabodhi New York
Sunday, Feb. 9, 2:00-4:00 pm

Discussing a selected book in a friendly and supportive group setting helps to develop a deep understanding and familiarity with the material. The book we are discussing is No Time To Lose, A Timely Guide To The Way of the Bodhisattva by Pema Chodron. Pema Chodron guides us through The Way of the Bodhisattva, a classic Buddhist Mahayana text composed by Shantideva. The procedure of our book club is to rotate discussion leadership. We will begin with a period of meditation. This upcoming session, we will discuss from verse 8.25 to the end of the “Heartbreak with Samsara” chapter. Future club meeting dates and chapter readings will be determined at each session, roughly once a month. Drop-ins are welcome. Suggested donation is $5.00. We look forward to seeing you!


(Other groups’ activities and meetings at our Center that might interest you.)

New York Buddha Dharma. Next meeting is Monday, Jan. 20, 7:00-9:00 pm. For more information, click here.

Unconditional Healing Circle with Jeff Rubin. Next meeting is Sunday, Feb. 16, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. For more information, click here or email Jeff Rubin.


  • To make a monthly donation to support our resident teacher Acharya Lhakpa, please click here.
  • To support and learn more about Mind Without Borders—our prison dharma program, please click here.



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