Welcome to Nalandabodhi Odantapuri!
Note to Website Users: the Navigation buttons to the right of the Flatiron mountains photo will direct you to the Nalandabodhi International website (NBI) . The navigation buttons below the photo will keep you within the Nalandabodhi Boulder website unless the link has "(NBI)" after it, in which case, it will refer you to the Nalandabodhi International website.
All events are open to the public unless otherwise noted. ( No one will be turned away from a Nalandabodhi program because of their financial situation. Please contact email@example.com to arrange a payment that is manageable for your personal situation.)
Nalandabodhi Boulder will be on a Summer schedule with many of our teaching and study programs on hiatus until the Fall. We will be offering a few evening dharma talks over the course of the summer. We will send email announcements out about the talks and post announcements on the web site.
Sunday morning mediation will continue through the summer. Please
join us on Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 for Shamatha
practice, and from 11:00 to 12:00 for special practices.
Boulder, The Birthplace of Nalandabodhi
Since 1996, Nalandabodhi Boulder has been offering opportunities for students to study and practice Buddhism under the guidance of The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche (NBI). Having grown from a small group to a center whose members meet weekly to practice meditation and discuss dharma, we offer community practice opportunities and guidance to those wishing to explore Buddhism. We also periodically host visiting teachers.
As part of Nalandabodhi, an organization dedicated to continuing the lineage of Tibetan Buddhism (NBI) internationally, we study and explore the teachings of The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and masters of the Kagyu (NBI) and Nyingma (NBI) traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Examples of these teachings can be found in Nalandabodhi International and also in recordings available from Vajra Echoes.
In 2010, Ponlop Rinpoche named our center Odantapuri after one of the 6 great buddhist universities in ancient India.
We hope you enjoy visiting our online home. Please contact us should you be interested in attending our activities for the first time.
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News & Upcoming Events
May 25, 2013
This holiday celebrates three great events in the life of Shakyamuni Buddha: his birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. We have the opportunity to reflect and connect with the continuity of the teachings. Click to learn more about the event.
June 02, 2013
Join us for discussion on selected books, once a month at Nalandabodhi Odantapuri.
Carrying on his teachings of the Mahayana path, Acharya Lama Tenpa will teach on the Lojong slogans, a rich and powerful collection of Mahayana teachings. The Lojong slogans are pith instructions for working with our mind in meditation and everyday situations as a way to awaken. We are taking a break for the winter holidays. Talks will resume in January 16, 2013.
Nalandabodhi Boulder holds meditation practice sessions every Sunday from 9:00am-12 noon at Nalandabodhi Odantapuri 100 Arapahoe Ave., #6. Everyone is welcome! See the Boulder Calendar page to confirm meditation practice schedule. If you would like meditation instruction, or if this is your first time practicing with us, please contact Michael Miller. (See Contact Page) [Click on "Meditation Practice" above or go to the "Practice" page for details]
Bodhi Heart serves to support the local community. It is part of the Path of Mindful Activity as taught by Ponlop Rinpoche. The Path of Mindful Activity integrates practices of mindfulness and the aspiration of bodhichitta (the intention to benefit all beings) with the activities of daily life. Here in Boulder we feed the homeless once a month and provide sangha members in need with rides to the sangha or around town, errands, household chores, food delivery, pet care, and when friends and family are ill or in the process of dying we have an advocacy support program. If you would like to contribute donations, energy, or ideas to Bodhi Heart please contact Trish.(See Contact Page)
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"BCBA's mission is to partner with local human service agencies in Boulder County to engage in the bodhisattva activity of helping people in need. BCBA provides both volunteer placement and support. This support includes encouraging volunteers to integrate their spiritual path and their service experiences." [Click on "Buddhist Coalition"..above for more information]