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Choose 3, 4, or 5-day retreat
DATES: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017 through Tues., Jan. 2, 2018
LOCATION: St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, CT

Affiliated groups can register at the discounted members rate. Current NYC affiliated groups include: NBNY members, IDP, Buddha Dharma, Dharma Ocean.

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For more retreat information, click here.


UPCOMING EVENTS AT NALANDABODHI NEW YORK

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The Practice of Mahamudra Investigations with Laura Kaufman

5 Thursdays: January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1
6:30-9:00 pm
For more information click here.

 


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January 5-7, 2018 with Acharya Lama Tenpa

We are delighted to let you know that Acharya Lama Tenpa is coming to NBNY after the East Coast Winter retreat. He will be teaching the weekend of January 5-7th. Lama Tenpa is a brilliant teacher and a close colleague and friend of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and we are very fortunate indeed to have him in NYC! Please stay tuned for the details to be announced.


We just signed a new Fulton Street lease!

Our new lease goes into effect January 1, 2018. In honor of this we’ll be giving a mini face-lift to our beloved space. The venerable Acharya Lhakpa will lead us in painting, cleaning and organizing. The dates for our renewal project will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

In the meantime we need your financial support to keep our center alive and kicking. Your donations are NBNY’s lifeblood. In fact, over 50% of our budget is funded by your giving. Help us celebrate and DONATE HERE! 


ONGOING NALANDABODHI MEDITATION OPPORTUNITIES

Settling the Mind
Tuesdays, weekly
6:30 -7:30 pm
An hour of guided shamatha (calm abiding) meditation practice for all to enjoy. Click here for more information.

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.

Tara Sadhana Practice
Nalandabodhi New York holds Tara practice sessions every other Wednesday from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Meditation instruction is available. Open to all. Click here for more information.

FRIENDS OF NALANDABODHI NEW YORK

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

New York Buddha Dharma meets weekly on Monday, 7-9 pm. For more information, click here.

Unconditional Healing Circle with Jeff Rubin. For more information, click here or email Jeff Rubin.

New York City branch of Dharma Ocean Sangha. Next meeting is Sunday, Dec. 17, 10:00 am to 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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