News & Updates
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: email@example.com
There is no cost.
Preparation for Sitting
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: 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 New Topic.
Year-long Reading & Discussion
October 2015 Through June 2016
Courtesy of Mimi Williams
A Fearless Heart
How the Courage to Be Compassionate
Can Transform Our Lives
Starting Oct 8, Geshe will begin the discussion of the Thubten Jinpa book A Fearless Heart. Over the next 9 months, the discussion after regular Thursday meditation will be based on this reading and he will incorporate practices from the book into our meditation. We have copies of the book for sale (about $14/15); those will be available at Thursday nights on Oct 1 and Oct 8.
Geshe Jamyang considers the study and practice of this book and its exercises as a foundational practice (a preliminary practice or Ngondro in traditional Tibetan parlance). That’s why it forms the basis for more advanced study and practice in 2016. If you want to seriously deepen your practice and understanding of Buddhism, join us for the next two years.
2nd & 4th Sunday of the Month
Starting in October, Nalanda is expanding our previously once a month hour and 50 minute sit to twice a month. Our main leader for this practice, Bonnie Kim, is on a 6 week retreat. For the next six weeks, it will be led by Nora Preim. She is new to Nalanda but has lived in Taiwan for over 20 years and developed a very deep Buddhist practice in the Chinese Mahayana tradition. She has done many years of long retreats and extensive practice including living and practicing in monasteries for long periods. When Bonnie returns, lead for this practice will alternate between Bonnie and Nora.
So if you’re wanting to try longer meditation sessions, join our accomplished leaders and other Nalanda folks in the "Long Sitting".
Dharma Movie Night
Dalai Lama Renaissance
At the cusp of the new Millennium, forty visionaries and innovative thinkers left the United States with high expectations of changing the world. They set off for India to meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his residence at the mystical foothills of the Himalayas.
Expectations were very high for this five day series of discussions about how to change the world and solve some of its most crucial problems by creating solutions from a "synthesis" of their varied disciplines. Artists, scholars, physicists, astronomers, business leaders, doctors and authors all longed to meet and speak directly with the Dalai Lama. His Holiness became a mythic figure who could and would transform each person and bring about the kind of alchemy and action that all expected to occur.
All participants, including the Dalai Lama, were taking the gathering very seriously and holding high hopes of affecting real positive change in the world on a profound level. What happened surprised them all. See a review of Dalai Lama Renaissance
There is no cost for this social evening with the sangha.
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.