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Meditation at Nalanda West

Meditate

Open meditation on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Tara practice on Thursday nights.
All are welcome – no experience necessary.
Various classes on meditation are offered throughout the year.

Meditation: We are exploring different corners of our mind. It’s an adventure”.
“One of the misunderstandings I used to have about meditation was that I should try to do something when I meditate. Meditation is not about doing anything; it’s basically about resting. In a way, meditation is a process of un-doing”. -Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Join us for meditation practice!

No experience necessary

All are welcome, no cost, donations accepted

See our meditation calendar below for latest schedule

Open Practice

Tuesday Evening Open Meditation

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Calm abiding meditation with instruction
Free. No experience necessary. All are welcome!

Sunday Morning Meditation & Brunch

Every Sunday
10:00 – 10:30 am Calm Abiding meditation instruction
10:30 am Open meditation
11:30 am on most Sundays (except Sangha Day) – Buddhist Conversations for Today’s World, a teaching and discussion led by Acharya Tashi Wangchuk
12:30 pm – Brunch at noon. Free. (Brunch at 12:00 pm if there is no teaching)

Tara Practice

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:15 pm All are welcome!
The practice of Green Tara can help overcome fear and anxiety, enabling one to open up to one’s own heart of compassion.
The practice consists of visualizations, songs, and prayers, composed by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

Meditation Courses

Open Heart Circle

Sundays, 11:30 am
June 2, 9th
Open Heart Circle practice is offered as part of Sunday Morning Meditation .
The Open Heart Circle is an adapted Mahayana practice of sending and taking for all sentient beings who are ill, dying, or who have recently died.
This practice helps us to develop an awareness of impermanence in daily life while awakening our innate loving kindness for ourselves and others. It helps break through the barrier of “me and mine” and reminds us that sickness, death and dying are universal conditions. It offers a vehicle to bring illness and sorrow to the path and to develop compassion for both our own suffering and the suffering of others.

Interested in learning more about meditation? Have a request? Questions?

We are happy to hear what you have to say. Email us anytime. info@nalandawest.org

Upcoming Meditations

Jun 2019

Jun 25, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jun 27, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Jun 30, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jul 2019

Jul 02, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jul 04, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Jul 07, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jul 09, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jul 11, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Jul 14, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jul 16, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jul 18, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Jul 21, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jul 23, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jul 25, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Jul 28, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jul 30, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Aug 2019

Aug 01, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Aug 04, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aug 06, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Aug 08, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Aug 11, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aug 13, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Aug 15, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Aug 18, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aug 20, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Aug 22, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Aug 25, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aug 27, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Aug 29, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Sep 2019

Sep 01, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sep 03, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 05, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Sep 08, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sep 10, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 12, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Sep 15, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sep 17, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 19, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019  Tara Drupchen  All Day
Sep 22, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sep 24, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 26, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Sep 29, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Oct 2019

Oct 01, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct 03, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Oct 06, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 08, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct 10, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Oct 13, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 15, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct 17, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Oct 20, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 22, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct 24, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Oct 27, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 29, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct 31, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Nov 2019

Nov 03, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nov 05, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nov 07, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Nov 10, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nov 12, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nov 14, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Nov 17, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nov 19, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nov 21, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Nov 24, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nov 26, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nov 28, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Dec 2019

Dec 01, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dec 03, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dec 05, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Dec 08, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dec 10, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dec 12, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Dec 15, 2019  Sunday open meditation & brunch  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dec 17, 2019  Tuesday open meditation  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dec 19, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Dec 26, 2019  Tara practice  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Sep 2029

Sep 20, 2029 - Sep 22, 2029  Tara Drupchen Test  All Day