Be Wise, Go Kind, Live Fully.

Nalandabodhi is a global community offering the timeless wisdom and boundless compassion of the Buddha to inspire individuals and create kind communities in today’s world, founded by the Buddhist master Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

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Visualization & Meditation with Stephanie Johnston

Visualization is a key meditation skill in Buddhist tradition. Yet, what does visualization refer to in the context of meditation? When does it apply? How does it support our Buddhist path?

Hosted by our MRC, Stephanie Johnston, an online workshop on visualization & meditation for Buddhist practitioners of any age and practice stage. Please join us and learn or strengthen this essential skill.

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Mind Without Borders: Winter Retreat 2022-2023

In our crazy world, it is all too easy to become overwhelmed with the global challenges and local issues facing us today, and decide there is nothing we can do. But like a pebble thrown into a pond, our individual actions create concentric circles that go beyond us, out into the world, and that is where we can make a difference — either positive or negative. But how?

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Tibetan Calendar 2023 – Water Rabbit Year

Bringing the common Gregorian dates and Tibetan lunar dates together, according to the ancient Tsurluk and Phukluk systems, this calendar shows the major world and traditional Buddhist holidays, as well as auspicious days and other astrological signs to look out for during the year. Published by Nitartha International and Nalandabodhi, and now available in our Nalanda Store.

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See all our events, and learn more about our international community here.

Curious how to integrate study & meditation in today's world?

Read our articles written by members of our community
contemplating their own life and offering practices to apply directly.

The author contemplates the meaning of devotion in the context of volunteer work and examines obstacles such as procrastination.

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Using Nalandabodhi’s tool of inquiry for transforming interpersonal conflict, the author unpacks long-held painful patterns in the context of practicing self-compassion.

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Taking inspiration from a song by the great Tibetan yogi Milarepa, the author contemplates the fluidity of life experience and offers a meditative exercise for loosening the habit of mental fixation.

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How can we let peace prevail?

In response to the war in Ukraine we share here contemplations and
resources for practice by our Karunikas. Let's co-create a loving world.

When faced with the stark reality of the sufferings of violence and war, such as we see in Ukraine and elsewhere in the world, our hearts cannot help but to tremble and break. We may feel great sadness and also great compassion. Many people are asking, “What can I do? How can I help peace prevail in this world?”

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What to do when our lives are disrupted, be it on a small or big scale?

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We can see that there is nothing that happens without the involvement of mind. What does that mean for cultivating peace?

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What happens with suffering when we open our hearts? Read instructions and find here a guided audio for Tonglen practice.

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When we engage in conversation with a loved one, or anyone really, who conveys beliefs – contrary to our own – what do we do?

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Please dispel all fears, without exception, of myself and all sentient beings. Watch a short video with a prayer for there to be peace on our earth.

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Want to break free of fear and search for timeless wisdom and meaning?

Nalandabodhi offers a genuine path to cultivate an awakened heart and peaceful
mind in order to be wise, go kind, and live fully.

Path of Study

Study helps you understand your life and the choices you make with greater precision and awareness.

Path of Meditation

Meditation opens your mind so you can get to know and accept yourself, and then experience the world with greater kindness and compassion.

Path of Mindful Activity

Mindful activity makes every moment meaningful, allowing you to find joy in every aspect of your life and interactions with others.

FInd here the Curriculum-courses offered by our local sanghas.

What makes for a meaningful life?

Listen to our podcast Taking a Leap on SoundCloud or read the conversations here about going on a spiritual journey and walking a Buddhist path to find freedom and genuine happiness.

Wish to explore teachings & practices from different wisdom traditions?

Connect with our contemplative center in Seattle
which offers programs that speak to our shared need for awakening.

The Story of Nalanda West

Selected and inaugurated by Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and founded by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche in 2004, Nalanda West became our contemplative center in Seattle offering programs from diverse wisdom traditions.

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Three Paths Residential Program

The path of awakening consists of Three Wheels: Study, meditation and mindful activity. Nalanda West offers an opportunity to train in these on campus. Interested in joining our Three Paths Residential Program?

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Time to contemplate deeply and go into retreat?

Visit MRC, Nalandabodhi's retreat center,
to relax, let go and explore your mind & heart.

The story of MRC

Located in a peaceful environment surrounded beauty, our Mahasiddha Retreat Centre (MRC) was established to offer a quiet, supportive space for contemplation and retreat. Go solo, with family & friends, or participate in a group program and return home refreshed and rejuvenated.

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Wonderful place to contemplate

Nestled in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, MRC is in the Columbia River Valley surrounded by the Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. It is a wonderful spot for going out and exploring nature as well as turning inward exploring your mind.

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Slowing down

“The whole purpose of mindfulness is to bring us back to this tiny spot of the present nature of ordinary mind.” (Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche). MRC offers many opportunities to take a break from the busyness of daily life, experience the present moment more vividly and practice mindfulness of body, speech & mind.

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