Important Changes to Nalanda West Activities and Events

In light of current health concerns regarding COVID-19, we have decided to open Nalanda West only to Nalandabodhi practices and programs with partner organizations.  We hope to resume open meditation on Sundays in the coming new year.

Buddhist teachings emphasize the preciousness of our human birth and loving kindness, and in times of public health crisis it becomes increasingly important that we protect not only our own health but the health of others—those with whom we are directly connected, as well as those whom we may only encounter in passing. It is a kindness that we as a community remain calm and vigilant about COVID-19 so as not to put anyone at risk, sangha and beyond.

Our first priority is to protect the health of everyone who comes to Nalanda West, including community partners, practitioners, staff, and teachers. As we reopen to in-person programs, we will be following King County, Washington state, and Federal (CDC) COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at that time, and with additional significant safety protocols, including limited capacity in meeting and practice rooms.

In accordance with our shared wishes in the Nalanda West community to keep safe and healthy by creating conditions where the COVID-19 variants are less likely to spread, an indoor mask mandate will still be in effect in addition to distancing, and ventilation.

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Tibetan Calendar 2023 – Water Rabbit Year is now available!

Inspired by the Mahamudra lineage teachings by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, this calendar shows the major world and traditional Buddhist holidays, as well as auspicious days and other astrological signs to look out for during the year. This calendar is published through the efforts of both Nitartha International and Nalandabodhi, two non-profit organizations that support the preservation of endangered Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Purchase of the calendar supports the important tradition of calendar computation and astrological forecasting, which continues to be used in Tibetan communities and by Tibetan Buddhists around the world.

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