News & Updates

Preparation for Sitting

Sundays
11 am - 12 pm
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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: mardihalvorsen@gmail.com or 920.639.1685

The Nalanda Study Group

1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month
1 - 3 pm
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Don’t believe Everything You Think

The current, long term topic for reading and discussion:
Don’t believe Everything You Think by Thubten Chodron .  Join us at any time.  See Book Study and Discussion.

For the Young Ones

3rd Sunday of the Month
10 - 11 am
Child Meditation

Kids' Meditation

The goal is to promote kindness and awareness and relational skills.  Zach plans a mix of stories, activities, and meditation along with snacks.  Some games and activities will be related to dealing with anger.  As before, at least one parent is expected to remain during the class.  The class is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.

Zach is a parent, a member of Nalanda for 3 or 4 years, and a teacher of martial arts. He has also practiced Buddhism in the Zen tradition.

Extended Sitting

2nd Sunday of the Month
9 am
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Long Meditation

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".

Readings and Discussion with Blaine Snow and Bob Harris

Tuesdays, through
7 - 8:30 pm
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The Lotus Sutra – Universal Teachings of the Mahayana

The Lotus is universal mindfulness teaching at its best.  We will read from Thich Nhat Hanh’s - Opening the Heart of the Cosmos: Insights on the Lotus Sutra.  Thich Nhat Hanh shows that this revered sutra can be a profound and practical guide to transforming ourselves and our world.  We will learn about its historical and cultural place in East Asian Buddhism and focus on its power to transform our lives.

The class is a chance for participants to deepen their Buddhist practice by inquiring into Mahayana teachings, asking questions, participating in discussions, and developing a broader appreciation for the richness of the Buddhist tradition.  If you plan to attend, please acquire a copy of the book ahead of time.

More info:

snowinolympia@gmail.com or info@nalanda.org

Cost: $5 dana/donations per class attended

Blaine Snow teaches at Saint Martin’s University and has practiced Buddhism since 1982.  He studied many years with Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim and Anam Thubten and has 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.

Bob Harris has studied and practiced Buddhism since 1965. He has studied many years with Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim, Anam Thubten, and many others.

Recordings

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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.