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Upcoming Events and Programs


Tara Drupchen at NBNY

Saturday, September 21

Nalandabodhi New York is pleased to invite you to the fourth annual Nalandabodhi Tara Drupchen. This is a very special practice intensive that serves as a long-life practice for Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and his family, for all of the members of the worldwide Nalandabodhi community, for our friends, families, loved ones, and for all sentient beings. For more information and the day’s schedule, click here.


Mother of all the Buddhas
with Mitra Lee Worley

Friday, September 27
7:00-9:00 pm

During this evening discussion we will investigate Tara’s long history and her on-going commitment to assist those of us who seek freedom from suffering and aspire to develop open hearts of compassion. For more information, click here.


Songs of Boundless Freedom
The Doha Tradition of the Indian Mahasiddhas with Mitra Karl Brunnholzl

Wed. Oct. 2 & Thurs. Oct. 3
7:00-9:00 pm

During these two evening talks, we will explore the life stories of some well-known and some not so well-known mahāsiddhas, both female and male (such as Saraha, Śavaripa, Maitrīpa, Niguma, Sukhasiddhi, and others) and sing a selection of their songs. For more information, click here.


Green Tara Practice

Wednesday, October 9
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. For more information, click here.

Please note: There will be no Tara Practice on Sept. 25.


The Meditation Mountain!
Mindfulness Activities for Children Ages 4-8
Our topic is Mindfulness Movement

Sunday, November 10
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The purpose of this class is to introduce and teach mindfulness skills to children. We’ll engage in a variety of activities ranging from buddhist-themed practices to traditional storytime readings. For more information, click here.


Mahamudra with Laura Kaufman

Mahamudra Essentials
Saturday Nov. 2, 1:00 -5:00 pm
You are invited to join this afternoon of meditation mingled with practical advice as to how to prepare ourselves and how to proceed to practice this treasured teaching of the Kagyu lineage. For more information, click here.

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.

Venerable Lama Samten

Saturday, Nov 23 and Sunday, Nov 24
10:00 am – 12 noon & 2:00 – 4:00 pm both days


2019 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, which begins on Saturday, December 28 and ends Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Please stay tuned for more information. We hope to see you there!


Book Club at Nalandabodhi New York
Friday, Oct. 11, 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 6:30-7:00 pm. This upcoming session, we will discuss from verse 6.111 in the chapter titled “Specific Situations for Practicing Patience; Patience, Part Two” and the chapter titled “Enthusiasm.” 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, Sept. 23, 7:00-9:00 pm. For more information, click here.

Unconditional Healing Circle with Jeff Rubin. Next meeting is Sunday, Sept. 22, 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, Sept. 22, 2:00-4:00 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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