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Four Foundations of Mindfulness — starting February 28, 2018

Whatever meditation practices we may do, they are all intended to increase our mindfulness and awareness, strengthen our sense of inner peace, and improve our ability to deal with our emotions as well.
— Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation Course

4 Wednesdays Evenings
February 28–March 21, 2018
7:00–8:30 PM


A meditation practice class for familiarizing with the variety of experience

What is the practice of mindfulness? Allowing our attention to rest closely with any given aspect of experience puts us in touch with the nature of our body, feelings, mind, and all phenomena. This particular mindfulness practice is simply the wisdom of relating with these four in a direct manner, without any barrier between ourselves as the experiencer and the object experienced. Having developed the ability to be present through shamatha, the practices of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness mark the natural transition from a state of stable resting to actively and directly looking into reality by investigating the variety of our experience.

Course fee

$65 General
$40 Nalandabodhi members

Any donation level is welcome, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation Practice Class

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Losar: Welcoming the Year of the Earth Dog — February 16, 2018

Friday 16 February — LOSAR Celebrations

Canis Major

During Losar, we celebrate the occurences of the previous year (whether we deem them as “good” or “bad” and then we let them go in order to make way for the upcoming year.

We will start the day at 7:00 AM with chanting and a light breakfast together and end the day at 7:00 PM with the evening chants and a social celebration afterward.

Please email us if you would to make an offering of song, dance, poetry or art or if you are interested in helping set up the dining room for the evening festivities.


7:00 AM — Losar morning chants followed by light breakfast

7:00 PM — Losar evening chants followed by social hour and celebration

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Quarterly Practice Day: A Sangha Day of Practice — February 17, 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2017
8 AM – 6 PM


Saturday, February 17, 2017
8 AM – 6 PM

Please join fellow sangha brothers and sisters in our quarterly day of practice including Shamatha/Silent Meditation and Cultivation of Relative & Ultimate Bodhicitta.

Ngondro, Vajrasattva, and Sadhana of Mahamudra practitioners will have the opportunity to engage in their specific practices. There will be a one-hour Vajrasattva session for new qualified practitioners.

We encourage you to attend the full retreat.

Lunch provided.

Silence until lunch.

The suggested offering is $25 is for the day.


Volunteers needed!

Coordinator: Don Ross dross11@earthlink.net



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Book Group: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s The Hundred Verses of Advice — starting March 5, 2018

Seeing the world with all the unspoiled simplicity of a young child, you are free from concepts of beauty and ugliness, good and evil, and no longer fall prey to conflicting tendencies driven by desire or repulsion.
― Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,  from The Hundred Verses of Advice

The Hundred Verses

The Hundred Verses of Advice

Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on What Matters Most

Monday Evenings, 7:00–8:30 PM
March 5–April 30, 2018

Join us for an informal weekly book discussion group. Pithy, provocative, and profound teachings, relevant for those newly interested in the dharma and seasoned practitioners alike. All are welcome.

About the authors

Padampa Sangye was an eleventh-century Indian yogi and spiritual master, known for his down-to-earth yet profound teachings. He was the teacher of the renown yogini Machig Labdrön, the founder of chöd.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was one of the most beloved and accomplished masters of the 20th century. Head of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, he was integral in bringing the buddhadharma to the West.


By donation.

Suggestion donations for all classes:
General: $50
Seniors, students, Nalandabodhi members: $30

Drop-in: $10 per class

No one turned away for lack of funds.

100 Verses Book Group

The book discussion group will be facilitated by Nick Vail, a long-time student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

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Support Warm Feet — February 24, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us in distributing socks to the homeless.

Warm Feet

We will have a sheet of recommended places to distribute with addresses, but if you have a place in mind, feel free to go there. We’re also recommending that people team up for the distribution.


10 AM Talk and meditation on Generosity and the Three Spheres
11 AM Distribute socks to homeless
3 PM Return to Nalanda West for debriefing, warm beverages, snacks and meditation

How you can contribute:
  • If you have socks to drop off before Feb 24, there is a box at Nalanda West.
  • If you purchase your own please buy Men’s Large or X-Large socks. Wool socks preferred.
  • The socks we are purchasing are about $4/pair.

If you’d like to contribute money for us to purchase socks by check, please send it to our address below with “For: warm socks”.

Nalandabodhi Seattle
3902 Woodland Park Ave N
Seattle WA 98103

If you would like to donate online by credit card, please use the PayPal button below. Write “warm socks” after “Add special instructions to seller”.

For more information, contact Jay Sacks sacksjg@comcast.net (253) 228-7249.

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