Author Archives: Nick Vail

Tara Practice

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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

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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

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  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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Yoga for Meditators

All levels are welcome to participate; no yoga experience necessary! Smooth sequences of asanas (poses) for more easeful meditation. When: Every Sunday  8:00 am– 9:00 am Where: Vajra Spot (North Building at NalandaWest) Free for Nalandabodhi Sangha Members  Donations kindly accepted to benefit Nalandabodhi Led by: Nick Janelle Barry       Yoga Alliance Certified Instructors Questions? Email […]

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Paramita of the Month: Discipline

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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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