Coming Up at Nalanda West

Looking for interesting programs that tweak your ordinary mind?

Nalanda West offers eclectic and stimulating programs in art, music and meditation.  

Join us in January for a weekend retreat on calm-abiding (shamatha) meditation.  Our weekly offerings of group meditations and Tara practices also continue.

Click this link to visit the Nalanda West Events page.

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Compassion

How Our Differences Can Make Us Stronger

We live in a multicultural society, with all different kinds of people. People are starting to recognize multiple gender identities, not just male and female, but non-binary, gender-queer and so on. People don’t necessarily belong to just one racial or cultural group either, they may belong to different backgrounds.

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Buddhism

How to Relax in Mindfulness

Sometimes our mindfulness becomes too focused, too squeezed. Squeezed attention, right? When you focus too much on mindfulness, actually that can sometimes be counterproductive.

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Buddhism

Compassion 101

Often when we talk about compassion we ask, “How I can increase my compassion?” And the Buddhist teachings do say that we need to expand our compassion. But practically speaking, we need to increase our resilience and our heedfulness.

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