Author Archives: Nick Vail

Tara Practice


The practice of Green Tara can help overcome fear and anxiety, enabling one to open up to one’s own heart of compassion. The practice consists of visualizations, songs, and prayers, composed by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Nalandabodhi, Center for American Buddhism Seattle holds Tara practice sessions most Thursdays from 7:00 pm […]

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Sunday Morning Meditation


New Schedule for Sunday Morning Meditation Starting February 14th we have a new format for the Sunday morning meditation at Nalanda West. Everyone is welcome, and meditation instruction is available. 10:00 – 10:30 AM : Shamatha/calm abiding meditation with instruction 10:30 – 12:00 PM : Meditation practice (sitting & walking) 12 Noon : Open house with brunch […]

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The Mahayana Series: Compassion Without Limit


  Monday evenings from 7 – 8.30 pm In the Nalandabodhi Path of Study, your studies of selflessness in the Hinayana are the jumping off point for understanding Mahayana selflessness, which broadens the notion beyond personal selflessness into the vastness of mahashunyata, or the “great emptiness.” The Mahayana Courses begin with an introductory course called “The […]

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Paramita of the Month: Discipline


The month of August is finally here. Although the weather of late is almost unseasonably warm, the days are growing shorter, as if to remind us that summer is as fleeting and impermanent as are all other things and experiences. Bearing the ever-changing nature of phenomena in mind, we should get down to the practice […]

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The Noble Rebel – Book Group


Q: Where do The Heart Is Noble and Rebel Buddha meet? A: At a four-week book group. Nalandabodhi Seattle| Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30pm—May 20, 27, June 3 & 17 Together, we’ll find the intersections & applications of these two great books. For those who wish to take up its challenge, this book can serve as […]

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