Membership in Nalandabodhi New York

Once you have visited our center or have participated with us online and explored our classes, you may wish to make a stronger connection to Nalandabodhi. In doing so, you can support the ongoing activities of Nalandabodhi, as well as enjoy being part of a community with which to continue your journey along the path. In becoming a member, please consider the three paths that we offer.


We encourage members to engage in a daily meditation practice with guidance from a Practice Instructor, an experienced practitioner and personal mentor who can suggest classes and readings to strengthen your meditation practice. Opportunities for group practice and instruction are also available weekly. For more information on the Nalandabodhi Path of Meditation, click here


Our study path provides a comprehensive introduction to Buddhism to deepen your understanding of the teachings. Members are encouraged to engage in the curriculum developed and taught by our teacher, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. For more information on the Nalandabodhi Path of Study, click here

Mindful Activity

The classes and events of Nalandabodhi are run by volunteers. Classes are taught by our senior students, and celebrations are planned by community members. There are many opportunities for members to engage and to make important contributions to the community as well as to their personal practice. For more information on the Nalandabodhi Path of Mindful Activity, click here.

Formal Membership

If you wish to support Nalandabodhi New York and participate as a full member, the dues are $40 per month and $32 per month for seniors (over 62). Your dues support our study curriculum, Rinpoche’s teachings, and our center’s activities. If this amount is not affordable, please contact our membership coordinator to discuss an alternate payment plan.

Membership benefits include discounts on classes and programs, participation in members-only teachings and events, and the assignment of a personal Practice Instructor to help guide your path.  Also, Nalandabodhi members who are in good standing with their local sanghas and who are also formal students of Rinpoche, are invited to attend our annual sangha retreat in Seattle, led by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and senior Nalandabodhi teachers.

If you wish to become a member or for more information about membership, please contact our membership coordinator

Open Participation

Formal membership is not required to participate in our community activities. If you are interested in developing a meditation practice or attending an event, we welcome your participation.

Please visit our Donation page to find other ways to contribute financially.