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The Heart Attack Sutra – Book Group

Book Group with Stephanie Johnston, Stuart Horn, and Steve Heck

8 Wednesdays in 2016
January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, and March 2, 9, 16

7:00-8:30 PM in the Vajra Spot at Nalanda West


The Heart Attack Sutra

‘The Heart Attack Sutra: A New Commentary on the Heart Sutra’ by Karl Brunnhölzl

The Heart Sutra is no doubt one of the most famous and most recited texts throughout the Buddhist world. But apart from being a spiritual text in which the most frequently used word is “NO” and which seems to leave us with no answers, what does it really mean?

The Heart Attack Sutra is available onsite at the Nalanda West bookstore and online at our nalandastore.

All are welcome. Free.

Contact: practice@nbseattle.org

 

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Introduction to Buddhism continues

Wednesday Open House
7 to 8:30 PM
October 28, November 11, 18, 2015
NO MEETING NOVEMBER 4TH

Buddhism 102:

  • Traveling from Confusion to Original Sanity
  • The Path is the Goal
  • The Play of Confusion and Sanity, “The Four Truths”
  • Trips of Confusion: Working with Emotions

 

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“We’re cultivating our intelligence as opposed to expanding or upgrading its contents. It’s like brightening a room by putting a higher-watt lightbulb in a lamp. Suddenly we can see everything in the room much more clearly.”
— Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

This is the first course in a cycle of teachings on introductory and foundational Buddhist topics.

All are welcome! These classes may be attended as a course or on a drop-in basis.
The courses are free; donations are accepted.

The accompanying source books by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche are available for purchase at the Nalanda Store. It is recommended that the class readings be done prior to each class.

The series is the prerequisite for the Hinayana and Mahayana curricula.

Information contacts:
Kris Shaw krisshawNB@gmail.com
Nadine Selden nadine.seldenNB@gmail.com

Click on calendar at seattle.nalandabodhi.org

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Yoga for Meditators continues

All levels are welcome to participate; no yoga experience necessary!

Smooth sequences of asanas (poses) for more easeful meditation.

When: Saturdaysstretch

November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5, 2015
12 noon – 1:00 pm

Where: Vajra Spot (North Building at NalandaWest)

Free for Nalandabodhi Sangha Members

 Donations kindly accepted to benefit Nalandabodhi

 

Yoga with Nick and Janelle Barry

Led by:

Nick and Janelle Barry
Yoga Alliance Certified Instructors

Questions? Email ashenyima@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

 

 

* Nalandabodhi and NalandaWest are not liable for any injuries incurred in participating.

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The Mahayana Series: Compassion Without Limit

 

Monday evenings from 7 – 8.30 pm

studymastsIn 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 Heart of Daring.” In the Mahayana teachings we look at the possibility of generating limitless compassion, the unbounded intention to help all sentient beings, known in Sanskrit as bodhichitta.

  • Introduction to the Mahayana: The Heart of Daring (MAH 300)
  • Mahayana View I: Everything is Mind  (MAH 310)
  • Mahayana View II: Not Even a Middle (MAH 311)
  • Mahayana Path I: Bodhicitta and the Six Paramitas (MAH 330)
  • Mahayana Path II: Seven Points of Mind Training (MAH 331)
  • Path and Fruition: The Ten Bhumis, the Three Kayas, and the Five Wisdoms (MAH 350)

There are six courses in the Mahayana series.  

In the concluding classes of the Mahayana in the Nalandabodhi Path of Study, we look at the practices and results of the Mahayana path. The bodhisattva intention to benefit all beings without limitation is made possible by a firm understanding that there are no inherent limitations on compassionate activity. Moreover, we learn that such activity is not a vague invitation to engage in “good works” of an unspecified nature. Rather, the teachings provide a detailed roadmap of paths and levels of accomplishment that are achieved through the specific techniques of the Mahayana path. The final attainment is Mahayana enlightenment. These teachings also provide a bridge to your study of the Vajrayana path.

Contact:  Stuart Horn:  stuarthor@gmail.com

The price for each course is $40 for Nalandabodhi sangha members and $65 for non-members.

Register online here:


Mahayana course




The brief outline on this page is only a general overview of the Mahayana courses offered by Nalandabodhi. The complete detailed syllabus and selection of reading materials is available to Nalandabodhi members and participants enrolled in the Path of Study program.

Learn more about the Mahayana Curriculum.

 

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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 stretch

8:00 am– 9:00 am

Where: Vajra Spot (North Building at NalandaWest)

Free for Nalandabodhi Sangha Members

 Donations kindly accepted to benefit Nalandabodhi

nichJanelleLed by:

Nick Janelle Barry       Yoga Alliance Certified Instructors

Questions? Email ashenyima@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

 

 

*Nalandabodhi and NalandaWest are not liable for any injuries incurred in participating.

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