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Mind Without Borders


Mind Without Borders is a prison dharma program organized by the New York City Nalandabodhi sangha. We provide Buddhist study through correspondence courses, dharma pen pals and practice instructors. We are able to nurture Buddhist study and meditation groups within some prisons and send DVDs for the inmates to view and discuss together. When possible, we make personal visits to the prisoners with whom we are working.

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche has told us, in general, that those of us who have been fortunate enough to hear, contemplate and meditate upon the Buddhadharma have a responsibility to share it with others, especially those who are in the greatest need. Specifically, with respect to prisoners and the dharma, he says, “Prisoners should have the same opportunity as any one of us.”

For more information or to send a donation, please contact co-directors Julia Grace, Jonathan Swann or Isabel Kirsch.  Visit the Mind Without Borders Facebook group by clicking here.

Donations can also be made here via Paypal:




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Songs and Stories of Milarepa

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Singing and instruction led by Christopher Stagg

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Session 1 – 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Session 2 – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Milarepa (c. 1052-1135 CE) is perhaps Tibet’s most renowned Buddhist yogi and saint, and Milarepa’s songs are filled with expressions of his great realization. They cut right to the heart of the wisdom which leads to liberation.

Chris Stagg will lead us in a day of singing and instruction on the life and lessons of Milarepa, starting with his life story. We will both learn about and get a taste of Milarepa’s tradition of singing dohas through Chris’s exposition and our own direct experience of singing.

Chris is an accomplished Tibetan translator and professional musician and music teacher. He is the translator of the forthcoming The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa (available on Sept. 5, 2017 from Amazon or Shambhala Publications)

“Milarepa and his songs have been perhaps the greatest source of spiritual inspiration for all Tibetan Buddhists. For a long time, there has been a need for a new and accessible translation of these extraordinary songs. Christopher Stagg has worked with contemporary masters of the lineage and his translation is accurate, lucid, and inspiring.” —Ringu Tulku (from the Shambhala Publications book page)

Suggested Donation:
$50 for 2 sessions or
$25 for 1 session

For Information:
Contact Sasha Persits

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March for Science – Earth Day Saturday April 22nd

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9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Meditate + March for Science

Co Presented by Nalandabodhi New York and The Interdependence Project

We’ll meet for meditation and intention setting at Nalandabodhi New York with David Booz and Caitlin Grace Bailey from The Interdependence Project, then travel together to the march.

The NYC March For Science Facebook event can be found here.

If you’re joining us for meditation, you must email caitlin@theidproject.org to save your seat.

The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.


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Hinayana Practice Path Meditation Class: Knowing Oneself








Tuesdays, April 4 – May 9, 2017
6:30pm – 7:30pm

It is of primary importance in meditation practice to develop a quality of knowing oneself. This fundamental sense of getting to know our mind develops within the practice of shamatha-calm abiding.

Nalandabodhi NYC
64 Fulton St
New York, NY

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Losar Celebration at NBNY









Monday, February 27, 2017, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The new year is upon us! Please join us at NBNY TONIGHT, to celebrate Losar, the Tibetan Lunar New Year.

We will be gathering to practice, view video wishes from Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, and celebrate with music and light refreshments of wine, cheese, and fruit.

Schedule of events:
7:00pm Welcome and begin Nalandabodhi Losar Liturgy
7:45pm (approximate) Video greeting from Rinpoche
8:00pm Casual celebration, music, and light refreshments
9:00pm Begin cleanup

Come help us usher in this new year with joy and set the tone for the year to come!

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