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Buddhism 101


Remembering, He Smiled by Mimi Williams

Intro to Meditation

This class is geared to beginning meditators.  It will be detailed instructions on basic meditation techniques. It will include some practice.  Taught by Bob Saunders.

The Four Noble Truths

This class is an overview of the four basic propositions the Buddha put forth to explain the discoveries he made upon attaining enlightenment.  Taught by Bob Harris.

2 Hour Meditation

Second Sunday of every month
9 am to 10:50 am

photo: Kenro Izu - Tricycle Mag

Long Sitting

Nalanda starts the New Year with a new program – “long sitting”.  As implied, it’s a longer meditation session for those interested in having group support for extended meditation.  It will happen on second Sunday of every month.  There will be 50 minutes of sitting, 10 minutes walking meditation and 50 more minutes sitting.  While it’s designed for experienced meditators, it’s a great opportunity to stretch your wings and try for more altitude if you are feeling that urge.

The leader, Bob Harris, is a very experienced meditator.

If you have questions about doing this practice, don’t worry, just try it.  No, really, if you have questions contact Bob Saunders at 360 402-6815 or contact Bob Harris at:

Children's Program at Nalanda

Last Friday of the Month
7 pm to 8:30 pm
Child Meditating

Kids Meditation Group

Introduce your child to the ideas of meditation, mindfulness and kindness at Nalanda's kids program.  The program is geared towards children ages 4-10 and their parents, and will include hands on activities, stories, songs, and meditation exercises.  While Buddhist materials will be used, the focus will be on mindfulness and kindness, so it is suitable for all families interested in fostering these qualities.  It is being developed and led by parents, and is expected to continue once a month, most likely on the last Friday of the month.

If you plan to attend please email Quita Terrell:

There is no cost.

Preparation for Sitting

11 am to Noon

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.

The instructor, Mardi, has taught yoga for 6 years and practiced it for 17.  For questions, contact: or 920.639.1685

The Nalanda Study Group

1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month
1 - 3 pm
darhma wheel

The Noble Eightfold Path

The current, long term topic for reading and discussion:
The Noble Eightfold Path.  Join us at any time.  See New Topic.

NEW  Qi Gong Self-Massage

Each Saturday in March
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

One Thousand Hands Buddha

One Thousand Hands Buddha is a seated meditative qi gong practice using breathing, visualization and arm and hand movements (mudra).  The goal of qigong is to remove suffering and stress, strengthen energy, calm the heart, and help the spirit attain wisdom.  It can be very beneficial in supporting one's meditation practice.  Classes will continue each Saturday in March, from 11:30- 12:15

The teacher, K. Schaefer, has been studying qigong since 2003 with Chinese masters through certification programs in Portland.  For information please call 360 249-2052.  No set fee, a donation to Nalanda is suggested.



Selected Teachings from Nalanda

Some of Geshe Jamyang's teachings on the first Thursday of each month as well as teachings from Nalanda's Retreat in June, 2013 are now available online at Talks.