News & Updates
Nepal Earthquake Relief
Request for Donations
Courtesy of Khenpo Ngawang Jorden
Repair / Replace Damage to Tharlam Monastery and International Buddhist Academy (IBA)
Geshe Jamyang would like to see a final effort in our fund raising before we send the money (very soon). The intent is to divide the money between Tharlam Monastery and IBA.
From Khenpo Ngawang Jorden:
At IBA we continue to wait for structural engineers to assess our buildings and this will take some time due to ongoing aftershocks and heavy rains with the monsoon. All at IBA would like to thank our friends and supporters for their most generous donations to date and we would be most grateful for continuing donations. We are still aiming to reach our target and any amount large or small is much appreciated.
We are doing our best to try and continue with our monastic leaders program and have been able to recommence some of our classes in temporary arrangements. Everyone is busy repairing now and their is hope for our recovery however slowly. We thank you so much for your ongoing support.
Contributions can be sent to Nalanda at PO Box 11361, Olympia, WA 98508-1361. Please indicate if the contribution is for quake relief.
Courtesy of Khenpo Ngawang Jorden
Courtesy of buddhanet.net
Introductory Meditation Class
Senior practitioner Bob Saunders will teach a class geared to beginning meditators. It will be detailed instructions on basic meditation techniques and include periods of practice. Instructions are distilled from the many years of Geshe Jamyang’s teachings on meditation. Bob Saunders has studied Buddhism and received instruction from highly qualified teachers for over 30 years.
Children's Program at Nalanda
Last Sunday of the Month
4 pm to 5 pm
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.
If you plan to attend please email Quita Terrell: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no cost.
Preparation for Sitting
Begins promptly at 11 am
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: email@example.com or 920.639.1685
The Nalanda Study Group
1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month
1 - 3 pm
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.
July & August
Courtesy of Mimi Williams
As part of our celebration of His Holiness 80th year, during the summer, our Thursday night discussions will revolve around reading a very recent book by the Dalai Lama, Beyond Religion.
“A book that brings people together on the firm grounds of shared values, reminding us why the Dalai Lama is still one of the most important religious figures in the world.” —Huffington Post, “Best Religious Books of 2011”
We will have copies available for purchase in the next few weeks, and reading/discussion will start in July
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.