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Introduction to Buddhism

Wednesdays, January 7— April 22, 2015       

  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at NalandaWest

 introforestThis will be a 16-week cycle of teachings on introductory and foundational Buddhist topics.

The introductory courses in the Nalandabodhi Path of Study explore the basic principles of Buddhism and lay the foundation for deeper studies, including being introduced to the views of different Buddhist schools. Each of these courses consists of four or five classes.

  • The Life of the Buddha and the Spiritual Journey (INT 101)
  • Traveling from Confusion to Original Sanity (INT 102)
  • Karma, Rebirth, and Selflessness (INT 103)
  • The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (INT 104)

All are welcome!  These classes may be attended as a course or on a drop-in basis.
    Discussions led by Mitra teachers and senior students.
    The courses are free; donations are accepted.

The accompanying sourcebooks 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 pre-requisite for the Hinayana and Mahayana curricula.

Meditation instruction for 10 minutes begins at 7 PM before each teaching.

Information contacts:
Kris Shaw   krisshawNB@gmail.com
Nadine Selden  nadine.seldenNB@gmail.com
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Supporting Ani Karma Ngawang Tshomo

Dear friends,
In celebration of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche’s lifetime of dharma activity, including the care and sponsorship of nuns, we have a special opportunity to practice compassion and generosity.

At the request and encouragement of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Nalandabodhi Seattle has committed to sponsoring a nun, Ani Karma (info below), for three years.

We would be grateful if you would please contribute to helping this special person on her dharma path. Any contribution is deeply appreciated; every dollar goes a long way in Bhutan.

Please share your support and generosity here:




Ani Karma Ngawang Tshomo, birth year 1996. She lives at Karma Drubdey, in Bhutan. Full sponsorship, ($720 yearly)  3 year pledge.

Ani Karma Ngawang TshomoAni Karma Ngawang Tshomo came to the nunnery in 2011. She studied in the Bhutanese public school through Grade 5 and speaks Dzongkha, Tibetan and English. She is shy but she enjoys studying. She looks forward to meeting Khenpo Rinpoche and she likes to help other people.

We look forward to getting to know Ani Karma better, and sharing more of her life and path over the years.

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Introduction to Buddhism

INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM

WEDNESDAYS, January 8 – April 30, 2014
7 – 8:30 PM at Nalanda West

 
    This will be a 16-week 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.
    Discussions led by Mitra teachers and senior students.
    The courses are free; donations are accepted.
    The accompanying sourcebooks 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 pre-requisite for the Hinayana and Mahayana curricula.
Meditation instruction for 10 minutes begins at 7 PM before each teaching.
Information contacts:
Kris Shaw   krisshawNB@gmail.com
Buddhism 101: “The Life of the Buddha and his Message”
January 8:  “The Buddha was not a Buddhist”, part 1
January 15:  “The Buddha was not a Buddhist”, part 2
January 22:  “The World of Suffering and the Human Condition”
January 29:  “Taming the Monkey Mind”
Buddhism 102: “Traveling from Confusion to Original Sanity”
February 5:  “The Path is the Goal”
February 12: “The Play of Confusion and Sanity” (aka “The Four Truths”)
February 19:  “Trips of Confusion: Working with Emotions I”
February 26:  “Trips of Confusion: Working with Emotions II”
Buddhism 103: Karma, Rebirth, and Selflessness  (no session on March 26)
March 5:  “The Four Seals of the Buddha’s Teaching I”
                                * Impermanence    * Suffering
March 12:  “The Four Seals of the Buddha’s Teaching II”
* No self     * Freedom
March 19: “The Four Reminders”
April 2: “The Spiritual Friend: Connecting with Buddha’s Heart”
Buddhism 104: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness  (no session on April 9)
April 16:  “The Practice of Fourfold Mindfulness and the Mindfulness of Body”
April 23:  “The Mindfulness of Feelings, Mind, Phenomena”
April 30:  Review session

 

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Sangha Retreat 2014

This is a special occasion for our sangha family to come together to hear, practice, and celebrate the dharma and our community.
Please consider donating to help make it possible for those who are in need to attend this event.

Donate here:

(If you don’t have PayPal, that’s fine; just click on the the Continue link above the credit card images on the left side of the screen to proceed):




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