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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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Taking Every Day Life as the Path: Tools for Awaking — January 20, 2018


Taking Every Day Life as the Path: Tools for Awaking

Self-Evaluation as a Cornerstone

The Path of Mindful Activity (PoMA) presents a pre-Losar workshop of teachings, reflections guided meditations and experiential exercises for practitioners of all levels based on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of DPR’s Six Cornerstones of Our Practices on the Path of Awakening.

Acharya Tashi Wangchuk will teach and guide us.

For Nalandabodhi practitioners of all levels.

The question is where we are on the path as an individual… This comes from our own evaluation where we are. Therefore, we must question genuinely ourselves, looking at our mind to see where we actually are on the path, what we actually see in front of us, what we actually experience in our mind stream… Your pen may be on the blue chart (one of our NB practice charts), but when you do the actual evaluation, your pen may move to yellow, or white, or no colors… If you match the right dharma with your state of mind and the level of progress where the mind is at that moment, then whatever ever kleshas and fixations arise in your mind, then that will be get cut through by the arrow of the dharma… We need to practice a dharma that directly addresses the state of mind that we are in now.

Therefore, we have to see if all our dharmas, studies, practices—we must see how much of them are in action, right?

—DPR’s Six Cornerstones (Sangha Retreat 2014)

Date & Times

Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:30 am–12:30 pm
Break for lunch
2:00–5:00 pm

Cost & Registration

Please make a donation and register online via Google Forms.

Donate online via PayPal or send a check to Nalandabodhi Seattle at the address below.

Suggested donation for attending in person: $50
Suggested donation for attending by web-cast: $25

Register online here.


Streaming online via Zoom Video Conferencing and in person at

Nalanda West
3902 Woodland Park Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103


Acharya Tashi Wangchuck

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