Nalandabodhi Boulder

About This Center

Nalandabodhi Boulder was the first center in the Nalandabodhi mandala. It began in 1996 when The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche was invited to take the seat of the “Wisdom Chair” at Naropa University. A group of students gathered around Rinpoche and he began teaching regularly to the budding sangha. Soon after, Rinpoche moved to Seattle and incorporated Nalandabodhi as a religious non-profit organization.

Nalandabodhi Boulder gives you many ways to connect with companions on the path to awakening. You may want to start by taking the Introduction to Buddhism course in the Nalandabodhi Path of Study. Check out our local Blog, or see our Calendar or the list of Events and Courses to find out what’s coming up next in the Nalandabodhi Boulder community. Everyone is welcome.

Meditation Practice

Please join us for shamatha meditation every Sunday morning from 9:00 to 11:00. From 11:00 to 12:00 we have additional practices including Tara practice, analytical meditation, and others on a rotating basis. Find our more about Nalandabohi Boulder Practices.

Teaching and Community Events

We host teachings by our own Nalandabodhi teachers, as well as by teachers from other Buddhist traditions. Check our Calendar for group meditations and other community events. Everyone is welcome.

Nalandabodhi Study and Courses

Nalandabodhi offers complete study and education programs on Buddhism. The Nalandabodhi Path of Study courses make up one part of the three-part Nalandabodhi Path designed and supervised by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Taken together with the Path of Meditation and the Path of Mindful Activity, the Path of Study courses give you a thorough training in the philosophical and meditative disciplines of the Kagyu and Nyingma Buddhist traditions, as well as practical instruction for applying your studies and meditation experience to your daily life. +more about Nalandabodhi Courses

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