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Online Study and Practice Opportunities


Daily Morning Meditation

Beginning March 30, Monday – Saturday
8:30-8:50 AM Eastern Time

This will be a general, open sitting opportunity conducted via Zoom. There will be short introductory comments and/or instruction followed by silent meditation — approximately 20 minutes in total. All are welcome to join, regardless of background or experience. There is no cost for these sessions, though donations of any size are greatly appreciated: they allow us to offer programs such as this. Below are links and phone numbers to join the sessions. We ask that anyone joining us mute their zoom connection. We will not be having discussions during the meeting, but we will be happy to answer any questions or provide additional instruction on a one-on-one basis as desired. If you would like further information, please contact Mitch.

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Introduction to Buddhism

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

This introductory series of classes explores the basic principles of the Buddha’s teachings with practical advice for applying these teachings in our daily lives. Anyone may join this class — feel free to drop in for any session. Click here for further course description. To join the group or for further information, please contact Rob. This offering will be conducted via Zoom.

NBNY Book Club

Friday, April 17, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

An ongoing friendly and supportive discussion group of a selected book. The current book is No Time To Lose, A Timely Guide To The Way of the Bodhisattva by Pema Chodron. We will begin with a period of meditation. This upcoming session, we will discuss  verse 8.130 through the end of the chapter “Dissolving the Barriers – Meditation, Part Two.” Future club meeting dates and chapter readings will be determined at each session, roughly once a month. Feel free to drop in for any session. Please contact Gail for more information or to join the group. This offering will be conducted via Zoom.

Offerings originating from throughout the Nalandabodhi Mandala:

Open Meditation (NB Seattle)

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm Pacific Time
Practice begins on Facebook Live starting at 7:00 pm Pacific Time. No Facebook account needed. Please click here to connect.

Open Meditation (NB Connecticut)

Sundays, 9:00 – 10:20 am Eastern Time
Weekly online Shamatha conducted via Zoom, 9:00 – 10:20 am Eastern Time. To add yourself to NB Connecticut’s mailing list in order to receive login information and updates, please click here.

Tonglen Practice Workshop (NB Connecticut)

Sundays, 10:30 am -12:00 pm Eastern Time
A 6-week workshop with access to recordings of prior sessions, conducted via Zoom, 10:30 am-12:00 noon, Eastern Time. General information is available here. If you would like to join, email Pat Lee for access and for earlier recordings. There is a suggested donation for this event.

Meditation with the NB Akasha Sangha

Sundays, 12:00 – 1:15 pm Eastern Time
Online Shamatha, followed by a lively discussion of a lojong slogan: 12:00 noon Eastern Time. Emails go out with a Zoom link 30 minutes prior to practice. To register for access, click here.


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

New York Buddha Dharma. Virtual meeting is Monday, April 6, 7:00-9:00 pm on Zoom. For more information, click here.

Unconditional Healing Circle with Jeff Rubin. Next meeting is TBD. 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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