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

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Milarepa Tuesday

Tuesday, Dec. 17

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Open Meditation followed by a Reading of a story from The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa. Every Tuesday is a different story from the book The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa by Tsangnyön Heruka, translated by Christopher Stagg. Drop-ins welcome! No meditation experience needed. For more information, click here.


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.


2019/20 East Coast Winter Retreat

Copper Beech Institute
308 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT
Dec. 28, 2019 – Jan.1, 2020

We are pleased to announce the precious opportunity to attend the 5th annual East Coast Winter Retreat. This retreat is open to and suitable for all, beginners as well as experienced meditators. Some prior meditation experience is recommended. Choose 2-, 3-, or 4-night stays. For more information on the retreat program, click here.  To see all payment options and to register, click here. We hope to see you there!


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.


Book Club at Nalandabodhi New York
Friday, Dec. 20, 6:30-7:00 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 7.56 in the chapter titled “Enthusiasm” to verse 8.30 in 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, Dec. 16, 7:00-9:00 pm. For more information, click here.

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

New York City branch of Dharma Ocean Sangha. Next meeting is Sunday, Dec. 15, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Practice as taught by Reggie Ray, in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and lead by senior teachers Tina LaGreca and Marty Enright, and occasional visiting teachers. Sessions consist of guided body work, sitting and walking meditation. The first hour of practice is suitable for beginners. All are welcome! For more information, click here.


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  • To support and learn more about Mind Without Borders—our prison dharma program, please click here.



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