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The Parinirvāṇa of Khenchen Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

It is our solemn, heartbreaking task to share that our guru’s guru, the supreme Khenchen Vajradhara Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, while immersed within the meditative concentration of great nonreferential compassion and profound wisdom inseparable, departed from his form of this lifetime and passed into parinirvāṇa at 6:10pm Nepal Standard Time on Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Mahamudra Vipashyana Retreat: The Nature of Mind

Sept. 6-8, 2024, ONSITE or ONLINE. We talk about having a mind, but when we look for it, where is it? What is it? How does that fresh experience feel, and how is it different from analysis or conceptual thinking? Join Nalandabodhi’s Chancellor Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen in West Hartford, Connecticut, for an ONSITE residential retreat or ONLINE, delving into the second Mahamudra Vipashyana pointing out instruction on the Nature of Mind. The Friday evening teaching is open to the public (ONLINE or ONSITE with advance registration).

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About 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., July 14, 2024 @ 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., July 21, 2024 @ 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., July 28, 2024 @ 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., August 4, 2024 @ 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., August 11, 2024 @ 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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More Resources

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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