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Upcoming Events and Programs

songs of milarepa

Milarepa Tuesday

Tuesday, Nov. 19
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.


Lunchtime Meditation

Wednesday,  Nov. 20
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


Paramitas, Paths, and Fruitions: Mahayana 306

Thursdays, Nov. 14 – Dec. 19
No class Thanksgiving, Nov. 28
7:00 – 9:00 pm

The Mahayana motivation to help all sentient beings and its application are based on the crucial notion that all sentient beings possess buddha nature, the potential to become a perfect buddha. This final course of the Mahayana Series, presents one of the essential mind-training practices of the bodhisattva and the progression and fruition of the bodhisattva path. For more information and to register, click here.


Mahamudra with Laura Kaufman

Mahamudra Reunion
2 Saturdays: Nov. 16 & Dec. 7
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Mahamudra Investigators are warmly invited to come together for these afternoon sessions devoted to reviewing, refreshing and deepening their connection to this precious Kagyu meditation practice. For more information, click here.

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.


Green Tara Practice

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7:00 – 9:00 pm

Nalandabodhi New York holds Tara practice sessions every other Wednesday. Our Nalandabodhi Tara practice consists of visualizations, songs, and prayers composed by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Meditation instruction is available, and no prior experience is necessary. This practice is open to all.


Venerable Lama Samten

How to Deal with Conflicting Emotions
Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24
10:00 am – 12 noon & 2:00 – 4:00 pm both days

Whether we are religious or not, successful or not, however old or young we are and whatever culture we come from, emotions affect us all. There are positive and negative emotions and our emotions can make our life difficult. Lama Samten will explain how to identify positive and negative emotions and manage them more skillfully. For more information, click here.

What It Means to Be Human
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
There are 3 types of human being: 1) The Unfortunate human being; 2) The Fortunate human being; 3) The Supreme human being. Lama Samten will give a detailed explanation of these 3 categories according to Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy. 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!


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, Nov. 18, 7:00-9:00 pm. For more information, click here.

Unconditional Healing Circle with Jeff Rubin. Next meeting is Dec. 8 . For more information, click here or email Jeff Rubin.

New York City branch of Dharma Ocean Sangha. Next meeting is Sunday, Nov. 17, 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.


  • 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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