• Archives

  • Categories

Relating With The Wisdom And Power Of Emotions

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche in Washington D.C. – May 29 and 30th

DPR philly med res
 

Together with our sangha friends in Washington D.C., Nalandabodhi Philadelphia recently had the good fortune of hosting our teacher, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.  As usual, Rinpoche gave profound yet easy to grasp teachings on working with our minds emotions and bringing our everyday experience to the path of awakening.  He pointed out that instead of stopping or indulging in strong emotions like anger, anxiety, or fear, we can explore them, giving ourselves time to feel their texture and observe our experience, as it is, and recognize that their basic nature is wisdom.

Having Rinpoche on the East Coast with us in this way was wonderful. We make aspirations that these blessings can continue and that we can put these teachings into practice in a way that benefits both ourselves and others. Many all beings benefit!

Stay tuned for some photos and video of the teachings in D.C.!

 
Posted in Self and Others, Western Buddhism | Tagged , , | Comments closed

Mahayana 300 – Heart of Daring

Mahayana Study in Philadelphia!

Sundays 1 – 230 PM – Yoga on Main

In the Nalandabodhi Path of Study, our studies of selflessness in the Hinayana are the jumping off point for understanding Mahayana selflessness, which broadens the notion beyond personal selflessness into the vastness of mahashunyata, or the “great emptiness.” The Mahayana Courses begin with an introductory course called “The Heart of Daring.” In these teachings we look at the possibility of generating limitless compassion, the unbounded intention to help all sentient beings, known in Sanskrit as bodhichitta.

This first course in the Mahayana series introduces us to the teachings on selflessness, compassion and the concept of selfless compassion, the stages of the Mahayana path, and the role of the spiritual friend in reaching enlightenment, the goal of the Mahayana path.

This class is open to all, though please contact Tim at philadelphia@nalandabodhi.org if you’re interested but haven’t completed the Introduction or Hinayana courses.

The text for this class can be purchased at the nalandastore

More information about the Nalandabodhi Mahayana Path of Study can be found here.

Posted in Path of Study, Western Buddhism | Tagged , , , , | Comments closed

Lojong Retreat with Acharya Lhakpa in Philadelphia

Seven Points of Mind Training – Lojong Retreat

Join us as we conclude our study of the Seven Points of Mind Training/Lojong series with a short retreat led by Acharya Lhakpa.

The Lojong slogans of the Seven Points of Mind Training teachings are pith instructions for working with our mind in everyday situations. The study and practice of the slogans provides us with a method for training our mind to reverse self-centeredness and open us to compassion. For over 1000 years, the lojong mind training slogans have been practiced by all the major lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.

Acharya will lead us in practice and discussion of the lojong teachings and provide opportunity for Q&A.  We will practice meditation in a group setting and hopefully deepen our understanding of the ourselves, each other and the dharma. This retreat is open to all.

When/Where: 
Nov. 28th – Friday 7 – 9 PM @ Yoga on Main
4363 Main Street 19127(upstairs)

Nov. 29th1C6A9222Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM @ Crazy Cow Cafe
4414 Main Street 19127 (upstairs)
lunch break 12 – 1:30

This retreat is open to all…
Please RSVP to philadelphia@nalandabodhi.org

Suggested donation for Friday night only: $10
Suggested donation for whole retreat: $35
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Please bring a cushion to sit on for Saturday portion of retreat. 

Posted in Path of Meditation, Path of Study, Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments closed

An Evening with Mitra Tyler at Nalandabodhi Philadelphia

Mitra Dean Tyler at Nalandabodhi Philadelphia

TYLER

Nalandabodhi Philadelphia was honored to host Mitra Tyler recently for an intimate evening of teachings, singing and socializing. Mitra Tyler provided our Philly sangha with guidance as we make our way through the Nalandabodhi Paths of Study, Practice and Mindful Activity. In particular Mitra Tyler gave teachings on making the transition from our Hinayana course of study to the Mahayana course. It was wonderful to have him with us and wish for a quick return!

STUDENTSUSAN

GROUP1

Posted in Path of Study, Western Buddhism | Tagged , , , | Comments closed

Towards an American Buddhism

Dzochen Ponlop Rinpoche discusses the evolution of an American form of Buddhism…

Posted in Western Buddhism | Tagged , , , , | Comments closed