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“Introduction to Buddhism” starts Sept. 15

Feeling overwhelmed by stress? Confused about the direction of your life? Distracted by addictive social media? Seeking a balanced path? Community?

Starting September 15, Nalandabodhi Vancouver offers combined meditation and Buddhist study classes in our Introduction to Buddhism course. This foundational curriculum was designed by Tibetan master Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche (Rebel Buddha, Emotional Rescue).

These classes give students an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of meditation practice while also exploring basic Buddhist principles, including the Four Noble Truths, taming the “monkey mind,” working with emotional triggers, and understanding karma and selflessness.

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche writes: “Meditation is simply getting to know your mind. In each meditation session, we gather knowledge about the mind through observation, questioning, and testing. We do this over and over, until we gradually develop a meaningful understanding of our own mind.”

Research has proven meditation works – providing extensive health benefits, including reduced stress levels, better emotional health, and enhanced self-awareness. Mindfulness training helps us in both our workplace and personal lives – interacting with family, friends, colleagues and, well, everyone!


WHERE: 4610 Earles Street, Vancouver, near the 29th Avenue SkyTrain station

WHEN: Saturday mornings, 11:00 – 12:30 (study and practice sessions will alternate during the last 3 Saturdays of each month)

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Questions? Please email our Study Co-ordinator: study@nalandabodhi.ca

And please check out our website: http://vancouver.nalandabodhi.ca

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Acharya Jampa’s Chinese Teachings in Vancouver






傳承自噶舉大瑜伽士 堪布竹清仁波切的口訣



▍教授:乘宗阿闍黎 中文教學


8月4日 pm 2:30~4:00 第一堂課
pm 4:30~6:00 第二堂課
pm 7:30~9:00 施身法共修

8月5日 pm 2:30~4:00 第一堂課
pm 4:30~6:00 第二堂課
pm 7:30~9:00 施身法共修


▍地點:那瀾陀菩提.溫哥華 | Nalandabodhi Vancouver
4610 Earles Street, V5R 3R2 Vancouver, Canada



▍教授——乘宗阿闍黎 簡介



2016年夏天,由 怙主 竹慶本樂仁波切親自授與阿闍黎頭銜,為仁波切座下首位獲此殊榮的外國弟子。



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Nalandabodhi Vancouver Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

Nalandabodhi Vancouver’s centre, Maitrivana, is 10 years old this year!

Everyone is welcome to this celebration of a decade of Buddha, dharma, and sangha in the Garden of Loving Kindness. We are especially grateful to be the Canadian home of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, our generous spiritual friend.

Dharma teachings will be offered on Saturday, August 18. A deluxe dinner will take place Sunday, August 19, to support the Mahasiddha Retreat Centre in British Columbia. Visiting teachers, Lamas and other guests will be gathering with the Vancouver sangha; why not you?

Please stay tuned for details.

Maitrivana 10th Anniversary Poster


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Tara Practice on June 10

Please join us for Tara Practice on Sunday, June 10 (10 am to 12 noon).

Tara is a powerful practice that helps to dispel obstacles and fears. Everyone is welcome, including newcomers.

In English, with instructions. By donation.


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Lama Rabten Teaching June 3

What better way to spend Sunday morning than with Lama Rabten Tshering, our resident spiritual advisor?

On Sunday, June 3, Lama Rabten continues his inspiring exploration of The Bodhicharyavatara: The Way of the Bodhisattva. This brilliant text by 8th century Indian master, Shantideva, spells out the Mahayana path of cultivating bodhicitta, the awakened heart. Lama will teach on the Meditation chapter, which focuses on developing the attitude of exchanging oneself with others. This will be Lama’s last teaching before the summer break!

All are welcome, even if you’ve missed earlier sessions.

Doors open: 9:15 am
Shamatha meditation: 9:30 am to 10:20 am
Lama’s teaching: 10:30 am to 12 noon
By donation ($5 suggested or what you can manage; no one turned away).


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