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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.

Sunday Meditation and Lojong Discussion

Sun., November 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am – Please join the Nalandabodhi Connecticut Sangha online for our Sunday morning meditation practice from 9:00 to 9:50 a.m.  Our Sunday Meditation and Lojong Discussion is online only (Zoom) until it becomes safe to meet in our shrineroom. The Zoom information is made available in our weekly newsletter. In order to receive the newsletter, your email […]

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Sunday Meditation and Lojong Discussion

Sun., November 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am – Please join the Nalandabodhi Connecticut Sangha online for our Sunday morning meditation practice from 9:00 to 9:50 a.m.  Our Sunday Meditation and Lojong Discussion is online only (Zoom) until it becomes safe to meet in our shrineroom. The Zoom information is made available in our weekly newsletter. In order to receive the newsletter, your email […]

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Sunday Meditation and Lojong Discussion

Sun., November 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am – Please join the Nalandabodhi Connecticut Sangha online for our Sunday morning meditation practice from 9:00 to 9:50 a.m.  Our Sunday Meditation and Lojong Discussion is online only (Zoom) until it becomes safe to meet in our shrineroom. The Zoom information is made available in our weekly newsletter. In order to receive the newsletter, your email […]

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Sunday Meditation and Lojong Discussion

Sun., November 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am – Please join the Nalandabodhi Connecticut Sangha online for our Sunday morning meditation practice from 9:00 to 9:50 a.m.  Our Sunday Meditation and Lojong Discussion is online only (Zoom) until it becomes safe to meet in our shrineroom. The Zoom information is made available in our weekly newsletter. In order to receive the newsletter, your email […]

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Sunday Meditation and Lojong Discussion

Sun., November 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am – Please join the Nalandabodhi Connecticut Sangha online for our Sunday morning meditation practice from 9:00 to 9:50 a.m.  Our Sunday Meditation and Lojong Discussion is online only (Zoom) until it becomes safe to meet in our shrineroom. The Zoom information is made available in our weekly newsletter. In order to receive the newsletter, your email […]

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Nalanda West, Rinpoche's Schedule and Upcoming Online Retreats

Awakening from the Ground Up (Oct. 11-12)

Registration is now open! Nalandabodhi’s Mahasiddha Retreat Centre is hosting an ONLINE retreat with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Lama Rabten Tshering, and Mitra Tyler Dewar. During this two-day program, participants will embark on an in-depth exploration of the Four Dharmas of Gampopa, which provide a blueprint for the journey from confusion and desolation to awakening and loving, beneficial activity. More information and registration is available by clicking here. Register by October 4th.

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Coming Up at Nalanda West

Looking for interesting programs that tweak your ordinary mind?

Nalanda West offers eclectic and stimulating programs in art, music and meditation.  

Due to concerns about the coronavirus, our weekly offerings of group meditations, Tara practices and Hinayana classes are being offered remotely, via Zoom and other methods, rather than in person. Please don’t come to the center.

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Medicine Buddha Retreat (Nov. 13-15)

For the 26th Annual Treasury of Knowledge retreat, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will be teaching on the “Medicine Buddha,” a figure and meditation practice that has been relied upon for centuries in many different Asian traditions of Buddhism and is held to be extremely powerful for healing on all levels: physical, emotional, and spiritual. During this rare weekend program, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will share the key, essential points of view and practice related to this precious set of contemplative teachings. A Virtual Program

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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 difficult individuals, working with emotions, and finding peace in chaotic circumstances. Also, Rinpoche’s books are listed and can be purchased at this website.  Click here to go to Rinpoche’s website.

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Winter Retreat (12/31/20 – 1/3/21)

Prepare for 2021 by laying a foundation of heartfelt aspirations! Location: Your home retreat + Nalandabodhi’s zoom space. More information about topics, teachers, and schedule coming soon!

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