Category Archives: Path of Meditation

Paramita of the Month: Diligence

Our monthly paramita practice is that of diligence, or, as it is sometimes known, exertion. The teaching below comes from H. H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, as transcribed for us by David McKinney. From “The Heart of Compassion”, H.H. Dilgo Khyentse’s commentary on The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. TRANSCENDENT DILIGENCE 28 Merely for their own sake, […]

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Paramita of the Month: Patience

March is here again and despite the blustery, wet weather we can also know that the spring that will soon arrive brings forth an abundance of the new. Some of these new situations will be joyful, others will test our patience. With that in mind, let’s practice the third of the paramitas, patience, which is […]

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Joins Us for a Zen Koan Retreat with John Tarrant Roshi

We welcome the public to join us for a special short sesshin with John Tarrant Roshi, co-hosted by Nalandabodhi Seattle and Pacific Zen Institute. Meeting the Golden Haired Lion Thursday evening 3/24/2016 — Sunday midday 3/27/2016 The Koan: A student asked Yunmen, “What is the pure and everlasting body of reality?” Yunmen said, “A fence […]

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Introduction to Buddhism

Wednesdays, March 23 — July 13, 2016  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Nalanda West  This 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 […]

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Sunday Morning Meditation


New Schedule for Sunday Morning Meditation Starting February 14th we have a new format for the Sunday morning meditation at Nalanda West. Everyone is welcome, and meditation instruction is available. 10:00 – 10:30 AM : Shamatha/calm abiding meditation with instruction 10:30 – 12:00 PM : Meditation practice (sitting & walking) 12 Noon : Open house with brunch […]

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