This six week class will focus on learning and understanding the tradition and teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, the basis of Zen, Tibetan, and East Asian forms of Buddhism. We will read and learn about the major teachers, texts, and schools that established the Mahayana approach, how it differs from original Buddhism, and discuss how Mahayana concepts and philosophy are central to a more complete understanding of the Buddha’s teachings.
The class is a chance for participants to deepen their Buddhist practice by inquiring into Mahayana teachings, ask questions, participate in discussions, and develop a broader appreciation for the richness of the Buddhist tradition. Prior study of basic Buddhism (Buddhism 101) is recommended but anyone is welcome to attend.
Blaine teaches at Saint Martin’s University and has practiced Buddhism since 1982. Having studied many years with Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim and Anam Thubten, he completed the Dharmata Foundation’s teacher training course as well as a three-year Buddhist study program. He was ordained in 2008 to teach Buddhism under the lineage of Anam Thubten.
Preparation for Sitting
11 am - 12 pm
Yoga for Meditation
Loosening and relaxing your body prior to meditation is highly beneficial for achieving mental stability. While this class will be generally beneficial like all yoga, it will have a particular focus on preparing for sitting meditation.
Suitable for all levels, $5 donation, no one turned away.
This a one hour class. Please be prompt.
The instructor, Mardi, has taught yoga for 6 years and practiced it for 17. For questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 920.639.1685
The Nalanda Study Group
1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month
1 - 3 pm
The Fearless Heart
The current, long term topic for reading and discussion: A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives. Join us at any time. See
2nd Sunday of the Month
Starting in January, the “Long Sitting” program is going back to once a month on the second Sunday. So if you’re wanting to try longer meditation sessions, join our accomplished leaders and other Nalanda folks in the "Long Sitting".
Selected Teachings from Nalanda
Some of Geshe Jamyang's teachings on the first Thursday of each month as well as teachings from Nalanda's Retreats are now available online at Talks.