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Be Wise, Go Kind, Live Fully.

Welcome to Nalandabodhi Connecticut

Nalandabodhi Connecticut is a vibrant community of meditators in the greater Hartford area who embrace the ancient and timeless wisdom of the Buddha. Our community provides many ways to connect with companions on the path of awakening. Guided by our founder, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, we offer classes in meditation and Buddhist philosophy. The benefits of these practices and studies are relevant and applicable to our everyday lives.

At our shrine room and online, we offer weekly practice and study opportunities, weekend programs, Buddhist celebrations, and practice retreats. In conjunction with Nitartha Institute, we offer classes in traditional Buddhist philosophy.

Whether you are interested in starting a meditation practice or have been a student of Buddhism for decades, we invite you to join us. We look forward to meeting you.

Preparing For Death

Mon., May 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – As soon as we are born our journey leads inevitably to death. Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin guides us through the death process and after-death experience. Teaching from Guru Rinpoche’s Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Intermediate States, Khenpo provides us with key instructions from this cycle of teachings – instructions that reveal how we can discover […]

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Sunday Meditation

Sun., May 22, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am – Please join us online for our Sunday morning meditation practice of Shamatha (calm abiding or mindfulness meditation). Our meditation is silent, sitting practice, either on a cushion or in a chair. We begin with some chants which express our devotion to following a path of practice, our compassion and loving kindness for sentient beings, and […]

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Mind Training Discussion

Sun., May 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am – Mind Training means transforming our attitude, our whole way of thinking and out outlook — entirely. The Seven Points of Mind Training includes fifty-nine pithy and powerful slogans or reminders to help us awaken our hearts in the midst of day-to-day life. These slogans teach us that we can use everything we encounter in our […]

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Preparing For Death

Mon., May 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – As soon as we are born our journey leads inevitably to death. Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin guides us through the death process and after-death experience. Teaching from Guru Rinpoche’s Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Intermediate States, Khenpo provides us with key instructions from this cycle of teachings – instructions that reveal how we can discover […]

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Sunday Meditation

Sun., May 29, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am – Please join us online for our Sunday morning meditation practice of Shamatha (calm abiding or mindfulness meditation). Our meditation is silent, sitting practice, either on a cushion or in a chair. We begin with some chants which express our devotion to following a path of practice, our compassion and loving kindness for sentient beings, and […]

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Nalanda West, Rinpoche's Schedule and Upcoming Online Retreats

Be Wise Go Kind Retreat

Does success in our daily lives translate into sustainable happiness? We think that success offers us more resources, more status and thus more opportunities for

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Fresh Mind

Life can feel overwhelming these days with the impact of war and sickness, violence and inequality, the distraction of social media, and the 24/7 news

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Rinpoche’s Website

At Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpche’s website you can find Rinpoche’s schedule. Many useful transcripts of Rinpoche’s teachings appear at this website, including articles about working with

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