Upcoming Events and Programs

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SAVE THE DATES! 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. More program information coming soon. Scholarship support is available. 

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The Altruistic Heart: Training in Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Contentment

4 Thursdays: Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Join co-facilitators Rosemary Bakker and Mario Figueroa as we meditate, listen to teachings, and engage in lively discussions on how to bring these teachings into our everyday world. For more information and to register, click here.


Tara Drupchen at NBNY

Saturday, Oct. 20, 11:00 am -4:30 pm

Please join us as we gather simultaneously with other Tara practice events taking place at Nalandabodhi centers and study groups around the world, creating a global mandala of practice. We will join the main event being held at Nalanda West in Seattle, via webcast, for the first Tara Sadhana Practice Session at 11:30 am to 1:00 pm and for the Teaching Session at 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. We will end by reciting the Nalandabodhi Tara Sadhana from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. All sessions are open to everyone. For more details, click here.

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Mindfulness For Awakening, Mindfulness for Everyday Difficulties with Jim Scott

Friday, Oct 26, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Sat & Sun, Oct 27 & 28, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

How illness, emotional disturbance and all the rest of our confusion can be an essential part of the solution. For more information and to register, click here.

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Critical Intelligence as the Ground for Opening the Heart with Acharya Judy Lief

Friday, Nov. 9, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Sat. & Sun., Nov. 10 & 11, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

What does it mean to be a genuine practitioner? What are some of the pitfalls both personally and institutionally to developing transformative dharma communities in the modern world? Within that practice container, we will explore together some of the tough issues facing practitioners and sanghas in current times. For more information and to register, click here.

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2 Saturdays: Nov.17 & Dec. 8, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Come together to review, refresh and deepen your connection to this precious Kagyu meditation practice. While basic introduction to Mahamudra Investigations is assumed, all are welcome. For more information and to register, click here.

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Mindfulness Activities for Children Ages 4 – 6
Working with Anger

2 Sundays, Dec. 2 & 9, 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 and to register, click here.


Open Meditation
Wednesdays, weekly.
12:30-1:30 pm
A Lunchtime Practice Opportunity. Join us for a real break at lunch! Click here for more information.


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

New York Buddha Dharma. Next meeting is Monday, Oct. 15, 7-9 pm. For more information, click here.

Unconditional Healing Circle with Jeff Rubin. Next meeting is Sunday, Oct. 21, 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 Sunday, Nov. 4, 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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