Category Archives: Path of Meditation

Tara Drupchen

October 28—30, 2016 10:00 am – 6:30 pm at Nalanda West For the first time, Nalandabodhi and Nalanda West are offering a Tara Drupchen. Nalandabodhi teachers will be preparing and presiding over this auspicious practice. The Drupchen will be a day-long event on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 28—30, 2016; however, people may join on a […]

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Introduction to Buddhism

Wednesday Evenings, October 19, 2016 — February 8, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Nalanda West Introduction to Buddhism 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 […]

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Paramita of the Month: Transcendent Wisdom

June is the sixth month of the year, and its arrival brings heralds the sixth paramita of prajña, transcendent wisdom. The text below comes from H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s “The Heart of Compassion”. The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva TRANSCENDENT WISDOM (verse 30) In the absence of wisdom, perfect enlightenment cannot be attained Through the other […]

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Paramita of the Month: Meditation

As we begin the month of May, we arrive at the penultimate of the six paramitas: meditation. Here are some texts to contemplate. The Bodhicharyavatara (excerpt) Shantideva After cultivating diligence, set your mind to concentrate, For those whose minds are slack and wandering Are caught between the fangs of the affliction. Verses on Work and […]

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Tara Practice


The practice of Green Tara can help overcome fear and anxiety, enabling one to open up to one’s own heart of compassion. The practice consists of visualizations, songs, and prayers, composed by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Nalandabodhi, Center for American Buddhism Seattle holds Tara practice sessions most Thursdays from 7:00 pm […]

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