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Nitartha Summer Institute 2024

Please join Nitartha’s Summer Institute online for Mahamudra lineage Chitchat with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Mahamudra shamatha and vipashyana with Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen and Nitartha’s Western teachers, as well as Buddhist philosophy courses and more. Registration deadline: June 7, 2024.

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The passing of Honorable Karma Dhondup, father of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa

Nalandabodhi learned the somber news that Honorable Karma Dhondup, the father of His Holiness 17th Karmapa, passed away on 23 May 2024. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche shared the news that day with the sangha who gathered to observe Saga Dawa Düchen.

Rinpoche expressed sadness regarding Honorable Karma Dhondup’s passing, and also pointed out the sacredness of his having passed on the anniversary of the Buddha’s parinirvana; Rinpoche indicated that this is surely a sign of the high character and merit of His Holiness’s father. In observation of the passing of Honorable Karma Dhondup, Rinpoche and the lamas began offering the Vajrasattva Sadhana Puja and prayers right upon hearing the sad news. The wider Nalandabodhi sangha will gather together for prayers in the coming days.

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Practicing in the Present Moment

“All there is, really, is the present moment. The past and future are both things that our thoughts can play with, but it is important to not get stuck in ideas of the past or the future. We need to focus on simply doing one thing right now.”

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