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Entering the Path: Outer and Inner Refuge

Nick Vail leads this series of informal, virtual Thursday discussion group sessions, which will include meditation, optional chanting and singing, and open conversation around refuge and what it means to be a Buddhist. Participants will read and discuss Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s short and profound teachings on outer and inner refuge, Entering the Path.

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Tara Drupchen

The seventh annual Tara Drupchen, hosted online Sept. 23-25 by Nalandabodhi International, includes ritual practice and teachings from Nalandabodhi teachers. A lung for this practice is required for participation; Lama Rabten will offer the lung and a teaching on Sept. 22. Aspirations and prayer requests are an integral part of this practice; they will be displayed at Nalanda West as well as on a slide show during the Drupchen.

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Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness

In his clear and insightful book, Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche teaches the main schools of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and their progressively more subtle and refined views of reality. In this series of eight Sunday classes, Lama Tenpa Gyaltsena will discuss the different philosophical views and present a means to realize these views through a series of meditation practices.

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Drawing Green Tara: Connecting to the Dispeller of All Fears

With the approach of the 2022 Nalandabodhi Tara Drupchen, we are pleased to offer a series of presentations and “studio sessions” that will allow students to connect with the image of Khadiravani Tara, or Green Tara, in a fresh and deeper way. Stephanie Johnston and Julia Linderova will guide students in the contemplation of drawing Khadiravani Tara based on her traditional iconometrics (tikse) and symbolism.

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Hinayana 202: Hinayana Path and Fruition

Hinayana is the first vehicle of the three-yana system of study – Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. It is the basis for entering the path as taught in Vajrayana traditions. The second course in the series, Hinayana 202, describes the path itself and its fruition. This Saturday class will be offered on Zoom from Sept. 10 – Dec. 17, 2022.

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Mahamudra Online Retreat

During this retreat, Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen will give profound key instructions that allow participants to practice Mahamudra meditation. Acharya Lhakpa Tshering will then lead participants through the actual meditation practice. In this way, the retreat will combine precious wisdom teachings and meditation experience on Mahamudra, the path of simplicity.

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