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Nalandabodhi Fourth Annual Winter Retreat

Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 – Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019
Copper Beech Institute, West Hartford, CT

Hoping to start the New Year with fresh insights and fresh mind? Join Nalandabodhi teachers for an open retreat offering time and space for reflection, study, and practice in support of bringing aspirations to life with kindness and skill. For more program information and to register, click here. The final registration deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 19. Scholarship support is available.


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The Practice of Mahamudra Investigations
with Laura Kaufman

6 Thursdays: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; February 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.


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, Jan. 18, 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 three chapters: “Developing a Clear Intention,”  “Preparing the Ground,” and “Transcending Hesitation.” 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, Dec. 17, 7:00-9:00 pm. For more information, click here.

Unconditional Healing Circle with Jeff Rubin. Next meeting is Sunday, Dec. 16, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. For more information, click here or email Jeff Rubin.

New York City branch of Dharma Ocean Sangha. Next meeting is Saturday, Dec. 15, 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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Thursday Nights with Acharya Lhakpa

 

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Thursday Nights with Acharya Lhakpa

A Series of Public Talks with Acharya Lhakpa
Nine Considerations and Criteria for Benefitting Beings by Patrul Rinpoche

Thursdays, Sept. 7 – Oct. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm

We are delighted to inform you that Acharya Lhakpa Tshering will begin a series of  Thursday evening teachings on the “Nine Considerations and Criteria for Benefitting Beings” by the famous Dzogchen Master Dza Patrul Rinpoche.

In this important guide to Mahayana ethics, Patrul Rinpoche elaborates upon nine points or criteria that a follower of the bodhisattva path should consider when seeking to act for others’ benefit. Acharya’s teachings will be based on a recent translation of this text by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

This is a series of evening talks. There is no need to register; drop-ins welcome. There is also no reading requirement.

7:00 – 7:15  Short meditation
7:15  – 8:15  Talk and Q&A
8:15 - 9:00   lite snacks and discussion

Acharya Lhakpa is a resident of  New York City and resident teacher at Nalandabodhi New York. He is particularly skilled at making the dharma accessible to students of all backgrounds. His gentle erudition and spontaneous humor have made him a much beloved member of the New York Nalandabodhi sangha.

Suggested Donation: $20 at the door. Special accomodations and work study available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

 

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Open Meditation

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OPEN MEDITATION
A Lunchtime Practice Opportunity
Wednesdays
12:30-1:30 pm


Join us for a real break at lunch!

Nalandabodhi New York is pleased to open our center for an hour of open meditation practice. 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.

Suggested donation: $10

If you have any questions, please contact Mitch Owen.

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Settling the Mind

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Settling the Mind
Tuesdays, weekly
6:30 -7:30 pm


This weekly session is an hour of guided shamatha (calm abiding) meditation practice for all to enjoy.

Using the techniques presented in the recently completed Fresh Heart: Deepening Meditation course (aka Knowing Oneself), we are  exploring different experiential practices of settling the mind. Each session will have a brief introduction to a technique followed by meditation practice. Previous meditation experience is not required and attendance of the meditation course is not a prerequisite – ALL ARE INVITED!

Whether you’ve never attempted meditation before or you’re a seasoned practitioner, these techniques provide an ever-fresh way of exploring the mind directly.

Suggested donation: $10.00

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Thursday Nights with Acharya Lhakpa

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Thursday Nights with Acharya Lhakpa

The Last of the Series of Public Talks with Acharya Lhakpa on Eight Verses of Training the Mind by Geshe Langri Thangpa

Thursdays  May 18th- June 1st,  7:00-9:00 pm


Don’t miss the last of Acharya Lhakpa’s Thursday evening teachings on the Eight Verses of training the Mind by Geshe Langri Thangpa (Langthangpa).

Langthangpa’s Eight Verses provide the essence of the Kadampa teachings on mind training, descending from the Lojong teachings of Atisha. 

We aspire to positive, meaningful, and helpful relationships with our family, colleagues, friends, sangha, and beyond. And yet often our experience of these relationships is characterized by strife and difficulty. This short text provides profound instructions for working with our mind, transforming our interactions with others, and on this basis, progressing on the path to awakening.”

This is the last of the series of evening talks. There is no need to register; drop-ins welcome. There is also no reading requirement.

7:00 – 7:15  Guided meditation.
7:15  – 8:30  Talk and Q&A
8:30 – 9:00   lite refreshments

Acharya Lhakpa is particularly skilled at making the dharma accessible to students of all backgrounds. His gentle erudition and spontaneous humor have made him a much beloved member of the New York Nalandabodhi sangha.

Special accommodations and work study opportunities are available.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  For more information, contact John Gunther (johngunthr@yahoo.com).

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