Welcome. In the 21st century we have an ocean of resources. We’re not lacking information, knowledge, or wisdom. What we need is a mind that is capable of processing it all.

Upcoming Events and Programs


The Seven Points of Mind Training

Video Teachings by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
on Lojong Practice

6 Thursdays, April 4 to May 9
6:30 – 9:00 pm

Rinpoche’s presentation is accessible and profound and includes powerful guided meditation practice. This is perhaps one of the clearest and most detailed teaching currently available on these classic Mahayana practices. The basic notion of Lojong is that we can make friends with what we reject in ourselves and with other people. It is called “bodhicitta” or “awakened heart”. These recordings are open to everyone. For more information, click here.

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Meditation Practice Retreat

Sunday, April 28
10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Practice day will include offerings of guided meditation, readings from Rebel Buddha and contemplative meditation. There is tremendous joy and power in Sangha practicing together. No prerequisite of practice required. All are welcome. For more information, click here.


NBNY Community Meeting

Wednesday, May 8
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please join us for a Spring into Summer Sangha Gathering. We will meet to discuss community news, programs, and special events. Following some short presentations and discussions, we will enjoy some light refreshments and each other’s company. We hope to see you there!


Nitartha Summer Institute

Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
July 5 – August 3, 2019

“Deepen Your Meditation, Enrich Your View” with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen. Registration is now open – reserve your spot! For more information and to register, click here.


Book Club at Nalandabodhi New York
Friday, May 3, 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 part of chapter 5 (from verse 5.31 to the end of chapter 5) and chapter 6. 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, April 22, 7:00-9:00 pm. For more information, click here.

Unconditional Healing Circle with Jeff Rubin. Next meeting is Sunday, May 12, 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, April 21, 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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