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A 5 week class with Blaine Snow

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The Art of Teaching by Mimi Williams

Buddhism 101
Basic Buddhist Teachings and Practices

September 9th is the first of 5 weekly classes on Buddhist philosophy and practice.  This class is intended to provide Nalanda members with an overview of basic Buddhist concepts, philosophy, history, and practices.  This class is designed for those new to Buddhism who want to understand more about the beliefs and core teachings – although more advanced students may also benefit from the concise overview.

Blaine Snow has practiced meditation and Buddhism since 1982.  He completed the Dharmata Foundation's teacher training course and a three-year Buddhist study program in 2008 under Anam Thubten.  There's no fee, we will ask students for “dana” donations to reflect the benefit they receive, appreciation for the teacher, and center expenses.

For more info email Blaine Snow: snowinolympia@gmail.com .

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: quita_suydam@hotmail.com

There is no cost.

The Nalanda Study Group

1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month

The Noble Eight Fold Path

In Septemer We are beginning a new topic for reading and discussion:The Noble Eightfold Path.  Join us at any time.  See New Topic.

Two Teachings by Lama Pema Wangdak

Monday, October 20th, 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Bodhisattva Practices

Lama Pema will teach on the Path that teaches one how to live in the midst of adverse conditions without being adversely affected and being able to engage effectively with the suffering of others.

Tuesday, October 21st, 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Spiritual Practice for the
End of Life and After Death

Lama Pema

Lama Pema is the abbot (Khenpo) of seven Tibetan Buddhist Centers on the East Coast and also founded several schools in India. He has taught in the West for 31 years and is an excellent and accomplished teacher. He's very fluent in English and is interesting and fun to interact with. For anyone interested in learning more about Buddhism and how to apply it to daily life, this is an excellent opportunity. Geshe Jamyang and all of us that have met Lama Pema before highly recommend attending these teachings.

Learn about Lama Pema’s activities in India, also see this short biography.

Tulku Yeshi and Geshe Jamyang

Teachings from Nalanda's 2013 Retreat
and First Thursday Talks

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 on-line at Talks.