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Upcoming Events and Programs


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The Practice of Mahamudra Investigations
with Laura Kaufman

6 Thursdays: Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7
6:30 – 9:00 pm

Once again we are offering this special winter meditation program. 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. These sessions are open to all. For more information and to register, click here.


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Mahayana Course 303

Tuesdays, Jan.15 – Mar. 26
(no class Feb. 5, Lunar New Year)

7:00 – 9:00 pm

In order to qualify for this course, you must have completed the Naladabodhi Hinayana Courses and Mahayana 301 and 302. We are happy to invite past graduates of the Nalanabodhi Mahayana Course curriculum to audit these courses tuition-free. To register, click here.


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Celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year, Year of the Earth Pig

Sunday, Feb. 3, 6-7:30 pm
Protector Chants

The purpose of these protector practices is to purify any remaining negativity from the past year and clear away obstacles for the new year to come.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 8-8:30 am, Losar Chants
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7-9 pm, Losar Celebration

Traditionally, Losar liturgies are chanted in the morning with celebrations following later in the day. All are welcome to join us as we kick off the new year with morning chants at 8:00 am. And in the evening, everyone is invited to join for socializing and celebrating our wonderful teachers and sangha! We will have some light fare — samosas, momos, and dessert — and celebrate with music and camaraderie.

Join us for any or all of these events and help us lay the groundwork for a fantastic year to come! For more information or questions, please contact Mitch Owen.


ONGOING NALANDABODHI MEDITATION OPPORTUNITIES

Open Meditation has been suspended until the new year
Due to scheduling conflicts and upcoming holidays, we will be suspending the Wednesday lunchtime open meditation offering for the next few weeks. Please stay tuned for schedule information after the New Year.

Book Club at Nalandabodhi New York
Friday, Feb. 15, 6:30 – 9:00 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 from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. Please read the first four chapters: “Developing a Clear Intention,”  “Preparing the Ground,” “Transcending Hesitation,” and “Using Our Intelligence.” 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!

FRIENDS OF NALANDABODHI NEW YORK

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

New York Buddha Dharma. Next meeting is Monday, Jan.21, 7:00-9:00 pm. For more information, click here.

Unconditional Healing Circle with Jeff Rubin. Next meeting is Sunday, Jan. 20, 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, Jan. 27, 10:00 am-1:00 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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