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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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Online Tara Drupchen

We joyfully announce the sixth annual Tara Drupchen to be held by the Nalandabodhi International sangha: September 24th – 26th. This weekend practice intensive includes sadhana or ritual practice, meditations, and teachings from Nalandabodhi teachers. All are welcome to attend online, make prayer requests, and offer positive aspirations by registering for this free event.

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Songs of Milarepa

In this online retreat, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, together with Lama Rabten Tshering and Mitra Tyler Dewar, will explore how the timeless wisdom treasure of the great Tibetan meditation master Milarepa applies to us today – by looking especially at Milarepa’s wonderful Songs of Realization.

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Milarepa’s Kungfu: Mahamudra with Mitra Dean Karl Brunnhölzl

The Tibetan master of yogīs, Milarepa taught Mahāmudrā through the song called Ultimate View, Meditation, Conduct, and Fruition, which is his culminating instruction to Rechungpa, his main disciple besides Gampopa. In this series Mitra Dean Karl Brunnhölzl will discuss Milarepa’s Mahāmudrā teachings by primarily looking at this song.

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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.

An email exchange prompts a psychotherapist to consider emotional reactivity and its storylines, and offers tips for self-reflection.

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Starting with the experience of boundless love for a child, a single father cultivates unconditional love for all beings amidst the joys and challenges of parenting, and offers a contemplation exercise to try.

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Hero image: Navigating the new normal

As we face and grieve losses related to the pandemic, the author offers questions to contemplate for help in adjusting to the “new normal” and moving forward.

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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.

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.

Go beyond words

How can reading a kungfu book lead to a leap into a Buddhist path and becoming a translator, while working in the world of high-tech business along the way? Tracy Tan shares how ancient wisdom is found in practice, beyond words.

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Express your heart: Taking a Leap with Katiana Rangel

When things fall apart in life, what do you do? How does meditation help us and others, from moment-to-moment? In this podcast Taking a Leap you can listen to the conversation with Katiana about these questions and how expressing our heart can transform our lives and those of others.

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Time to contemplate deeper and go in retreat?

Stay at Nalandabodhi's MRC to relax, let go and
explore your mind & heart in a supportive environment.

The story of MRC

Located in a peaceful environment & beautiful surrounding, Nalandabodhi’s Mahasiddha Retreat Centre (MRC) was established to offer a quiet, supportive space for contemplation and retreat – solo, with family & friends, or participating in a group program. You can fully relax 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 and explore 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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