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Chotrul Düchen — Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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Liturgies and chants in the Mahabodhi shrine room, followed by celebration in the community room.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

6:00–7:00pm Liturgies and Chants

All are welcome!

On Tuesday, February 19th Nalandabodhi engages in joyful celebration of Chotrul Düchen, the second Buddhist holiday that occurs in what is known as the “month of miracles”. Chotrul Düchen celebrates the Buddha Shakyamuni’s display of 15 days of miracles. It is said that the Buddha displayed a different miracle each day to spur devotion and to increase the merit of his current and future disciples.

As students of Buddhism in the 21st century, Chotrul Düchen gives us a joyful opportunity to appreciate Buddha Shakyamuni, whose wisdom lives on in the minds and hearts of our kind teachers, and in all practitioners wishing to discover their genuine heart of compassion. It is a celebration of wisdom and kindness beyond measure.

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Losar 2019 — Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Losar 2019

Losar is the Tibetan New Year.  “Lo” means “year” or “age” and “sar” means  “fresh” or “new.” Losar is a time to start with a new outlook   as we set the tone for the coming year. It is a time to come together as a sangha, share our heartfelt aspirations, mark transitions in leadership roles, and honor our teachers.

It is the custom at Nalandabodhi to host three evenings of protector chants during the three nights that precede the day before Losar,  the lunar new year. The purpose of these gatherings is to purify any remaining negativity from the past year and clear away obstacles for the coming year.

If you would like to help support the Losar celebrations, please contact Darcey or Eric.


Schedule

7:00 am - Morning Liturgy
8:30 am – Lite breakfast

6:00  pm - Evening Liturgy
7:30 pm - Social event

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Taking Everyday Life as the Path: Tools for Awakening — January 26, 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019
10 AM-4 PM 

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Path of Mindful Activity presents a pre-Losar workshop of teachings, reflections, guided meditations, and experiential exercises for practitioners of all levels based on the 3rd, 4th, and 6th of DPR’s Six Cornerstones of Our Practices on the Path of Awakening. The first 3 cornerstones presented last year will be reviewed.

Acharya Tashi Wangchuk will teach and guide us. Midori Nakamura and Jay Sacks will assist.

So if such [a] thing is irritating us all the time, then its time for us to reflect and not go under the influence or power of our habitual mind, the usual routine. Instead, we should say “I’m going to approach this differently; this time I’m going to look at it, and see it and then let go, gradually.” This necessity for us to gradually let go in small stages and transform our habitual tendencies seems to be a key instruction for how to travel the Path.

— Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Six Cornerstones of the Practice of Awakening, 2014

Please click here to register.


Contacts

Jay Sacks sacksjg@comcast.net, Midori Nakamura green.nakamura@gmail.com, Acharya Tashi

Place

Vajra Spot

Suggested donation

$20

Registration

click here to register

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The Four Dharmas of Gampopa with Acharya Kelzang Wangdi — January 20, 2019

GampopaAcharya Kelzang Wangdi is visiting from the Kamalashila Institute, the European seat of His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje near Cologne, Germany. He will teach on the Four Dharmas of Gampopa with emphasis on how they relate to the three yanas: Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana.

Schedule:

10:00–10:30 sitting meditation
10:30–12:00 Four Dharmas of Gampopa with Acharya Kelzang

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Winter Retreat 2018 for Seattle Nalandabodhi Sangha

December 21–26, 2018

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Sangha members are invited to join us for the annual Nalandabodhi Seattle Winter Retreat. This retreat is an opportunity to deepen your practice and accumulate merit during the darkest days of the year. Except for chanting and individual practices, the morning sessions will be in silence.

Sangha members are invited to join us for a Guru Rinpoche feast on Saturday, 22 December 2018 at 6:45 PM. If you would like to umdze or help with the Guru Rinpoche Feast preparations, please contact Karen Wallace wallace.karen.l@att.net.

We will be be watching Ponlop Rinpoche’s teachings Mind Beyond Death during our DVD viewing session at 2pm on Sunday, 23–26 December 2018.

Schedule

F, 12/21

7:00–8:30pm

Aspiration of Samatabhadra (and other chants)

Sa, 12/22

6:00–8:00am

Sitatārā Practice [restricted]

8:00–8:30am

Tea Break/Breakfast

8:30–9:30am

Opening Chants & Shamatha (or other silent meditation)

9:30–10:00am

Tea Break

10:00am–12:00noon

Breakout Practice Session (Shamatha/silent meditation, Ngöndro [restricted], Vajrasattva [restricted])

12:00–2:00pm

Lunch Break

2:00–4:00pm

Chenrezig and Perfect Purity Practice

4:00–6:45pm

GR Feast Prep: Tsok/Torma making, Shrine set up, Dinner Break

6:45–10:00pm

Guru Rinpoche Feast (open to all NB members)
Please register here [check your email for the password].

Su, 12/23

6:00–8:00am

Sitatārā Practice [restricted]

8:00–8:30am

Tea Break/Breakfast

8:30–9:30am

Opening Chants & Shamatha (or other silent meditation)

9:30–10:00am

Tea Break

10:00am–12:00noon

Breakout Practice Session (Shamatha/silent meditation, Ngöndro [restricted], Vajrasattva [restricted])

12:00–2:00pm

Lunch Break

2:00–3:30pm

DPR DVD (TBD)

3:30–4:00pm

Tea Break

4:00–5:30pm

Training the Mind: Relative & Ultimate Bodhicitta (Guided 4 Immeasurables practice and KTGR’s Perfect Purities)

5:30–7:00pm

Dinner Break

7:00–8:30pm

Nalandabodhi Tara Practice (open to all NB members)

M, 12/24

6:00–8:00am

Sitatārā Practice [restricted]

8:00–8:30am

Tea Break/Breakfast

8:30–9:30am

Opening Chants & Shamatha (or other silent meditation)

9:30–10:00am

Tea Break

10:00am–12:00noon

Breakout Practice Session (Shamatha/silent meditation, Ngöndro [restricted], Vajrasattva [restricted])

12:00–2:00pm

Lunch Break

2:00–3:30pm

DPR DVD (TBD)

Tu, 12/25

6:00–8:00am

Sitatārā Practice [restricted]

8:00–8:30am

Tea Break/Breakfast

8:30–9:30am

Opening Chants & Shamatha (or other silent meditation)

9:30–10:00am

Tea Break

10:00am–12:00noon

Breakout Practice Session (Shamatha/silent meditation, Ngöndro [restricted], Vajrasattva [restricted])

12:00–2:00pm

Lunch Break

2:00–3:30pm

DPR DVD (TBD)

3:30–4:00pm

Tea Break

4:00–5:30pm

Training the Mind: Relative & Ultimate Bodhicitta (Guided 4 Immeasurables practice and KTGR’s Perfect Purities)

W, 12/26

6:00–8:00am

Sitatārā Practice [restricted]

8:00–8:30am

Tea Break/Breakfast

8:30–9:30am

Opening Chants & Shamatha (or other silent meditation)

9:30–10:00am

Tea Break

10:00am–12:00noon

Breakout Practice Session (Shamatha/silent meditation, Ngöndro [restricted], Vajrasattva [restricted])

12:00–2:00pm

Lunch Break

2:00–3:30pm

DPR DVD (TBD)

3:30–4:00pm

Tea Break

4:00–6:00pm

Breakout Practice Session (Shamatha/silent meditation, Ngöndro [restricted], Vajrasattva [restricted])

6:00–7:00pm

Dinner Break

7:00–8:30pm

Nalandabodhi Tara Practice (open to all NB members)

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