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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Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness 2022

What is reality? How do we realise the empty nature of all phenomena and integrate this into our practice? Hosted by Nalandabodhi Seattle, Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen will continue his teachings on Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness by discussing the Mind Only and Madhyamaka teachings on emptiness and present a means to realise these views through a series of meditation practices.

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Day-Long Practice: Chenrezig Nyinthün with Lama Rabten Tshering

“Doing the practice of Chenrezik means developing our love and compassion, and giving rise to bodhichitta. Accomplishment means being able to manifest [ourselves at] the level of Chenrezik.” – His Holiness the Karmapa.

Nalandabodhi Vancouver is offering a Nyinthün, a Day-Long Practice every first Sunday of the month. During this one-day meditation retreat, Lama Rabten Tshering will lead us in the practice of Chenrezig, also known as Avalokiteśvara. Please join this beautiful practice of love and compassion.

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MRC Annual Retreat. Bodhicitta: Discovering the Heart of Enlightenment

What is forever the cause of happiness? That we all seek happiness and wish to avoid suffering seems clear. However, are we really aware of the cause of happiness? Our Retreat Centre MRC is hosting Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen in their 3rd Annual Open Retreat. He will teach and guide us in how to discover the Heart of Awakening, the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, in Buddhism known as Bodhicitta. Please join in-person or online.

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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.

A follower of the scientific method discovers that studying the Buddha’s teachings leads to a surprising logical development.

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When I first heard “Be kind to yourself” I thought, “That sounds right.” But just agreeing didn’t stop my habitual grinding pace at work.

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A visual and performing artist shares how engaging with curiosity and sense of humor help her meet challenges with resilient joy.

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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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