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Shakyamuni Festival — May 29, 2018

BuddhaLiturgies & chants in Mahabodhi shrine room at Nalanda West, followed by celebration in the community room.

All are welcome!

A celebration of the life, enlightenment and parinirvana of the Buddha, also called Saka Dawa Düchen. A day to remember our good fortune in being able to study, meditate on, and practice the profound instructions given by Shakyamuni Buddha.

Nalanda West
May 29, 2018

Open to the public

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Can Fear and Confusion Become Our Friends? Join Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche for a discussion of Buddhist approaches to the emotions we usually want to run from — May 18, 2018

Friday, May 18th, 7:00–9:00 pm
Nalanda West

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a widely celebrated Buddhist teacher and the author of Emotional RescueRebel Buddha, and other books. A lover of music, art and urban culture, Rinpoche is a poet, photographer, accomplished calligrapher and visual artist, as well as a prolific author. Rinpoche is founder and president of Nalandabodhi, an international network of Buddhist centers, based in Seattle.

Rinpoche is acknowledged as one of the foremost scholars and meditation masters of his generation in the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is known for his sharp intellect, humor, and easygoing teaching style.

Registration & Pricing

Please register for this program on the Nalanda West website.

$30  General
$25  Seniors, Nalandabodhi Members
$10  Students

You can donate to the scholarship fund for this program in $10 increments.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For more information, go to Rinpoche’s website: http://www.dpr.info/.

Presented by Nalandabodhi Seattle

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Sangha Audience with Ponlop Rinpoche — May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11 2018
Nalanda West

Preregistration is required to attend. Thank you for understanding.

DPR at Nitartha

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Sing-a-Long and Social — May 21, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018
Nalanda West Dining Room

Join us in the dining room for a sing-a-long and social. After socializing and talking about which songs we’d like to learn, Chris Stagg will lead us in song and we’ll sing, sing, sing (and socialize some more)!

Nalandabodhi Seattle will offer light food and drink. Donations are welcome for food and for the event.

This event is open to the public.

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Compassion in Action: Lunch for Homeless Community — March 28, 2018


When everything is good, we can sit on our cushions. When there are things to take care of, we should get up and do it. Even Buddha said it is hard for a person to make progress when he is hungry.
— Venerable Pannavati (Real Change, 2012)


Compassion in Action

Lunch for Homeless Community with Venerable Pannavati

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:30am–1:00pm

We invite you to join Venerable Pannavati and other volunteers on Wednesday, March 28, to prepare a meal for the residents of Licton Springs Tiny House Village. A lunch of sandwiches, salad, fruit and beverages will be prepared in the Nalanda West kitchen and delivered to the community at noon. Ideally, we would like eight to ten volunteers to help with food preparation and two to three people to deliver lunch to the community. As Venerable has pointed out in her many teachings, “You come to realize that when you’re serving others, you are in fact serving yourself.”


9:30–10:00 Meditation
10:00–12:00 Preparing sandwiches and salads
12:00 Delivering lunch to Licton Springs Village

Information about Licton Springs Tiny House Village

This unique, groundbreaking, low-barrier Village at 8620 N Aurora is a mix of tiny houses and dormitory tents designed to be a safe community for people coming from crisis outdoor living situations. SHARE/WHEEL is operating the camp in partnership with the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), with funds from the City of Seattle.


If you are unable to join us for the event, a donation for the purchase of food would be greatly appreciated.

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