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Online Study and Practice Opportunities


Save the Date! Nalandabodhi’s First Online, Open Retreat

Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28, 2020
Join Nalandabodhi for an open, online retreat with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Acharya Lama Tenpa, and other Nalandabodhi Teachers. More details coming soon!

Nalandabodhi has centers around the world, as well as a vibrant online community. Everyone is welcome! To learn more, click here.

Essential Meditation

Mondays beginning May 18, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Essential Meditation introduces and explores techniques of calm-abiding (shamatha) meditation. Through this type of meditation practice, we develop a fundamental sense of getting to know our minds which over time leads to qualities of peace, joy, and the ability to be at ease in any situation.

This class is meant for those who are new to meditation as well as those who would like to reconnect with or reinforce their personal meditation practice. Class meetings will run for 9 weeks and will alternate between presentations (philosophy and technique, with discussion) and practice (meditation sessions with time for questions).

No experience required and all traditions are welcome.

As times and incomes are uncertain at the moment, this course is being offered by donation, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For questions or to register, please contact Mitch Owen.

Daily Morning Meditation

Monday – Saturday8:30-8:50 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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path-of-study-smallLogoIntroduction to Buddhism

Thursdays, Feb. 13 – June 18, 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. For further information, please contact Rob. This offering will be conducted via Zoom.

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Meeting ID: 225 446 218

To purchase the text, click here.


NI_logo_Small_LightRegister Now for Nitartha Summer Institute 2020!

July 10 – August 7, 2020
Nitartha’s Summer Institute is a month-long program divided into three 9-day sessions, with courses continuing from one session to another. You are welcome to join us for one, two, or all three sessions! For more information and to register, click here.

path-of-study-smallLogoWild Awakening: The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen

Tuesdays beginning May 19, 6:30 – 8:30 PM Eastern Time
Join Nalandabodhi Northern Virginia (NoVA) for a series of online dharma talks and discussions focused on Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s book, Wild Awakening: The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. Facilitated by Dan Hirshberg, Ph.D., these sessions will include meditation and will be conducted using the Zoom videoconferencing platform. You can register and learn more about this program here.

path-of-meditation-small_logoOpen 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.

path-of-meditation-small_logoOpen 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.

path-of-meditation-small_logoMeditation 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 meetings are on Zoom. For more information, click here.

Unconditional Healing Circle with Jeff Rubin. For virtual meeting 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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