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Our Community

We can multiply the power of positivity, kindness, and beneficial action in the world when we deepen our relationships with others.

Nalandabodhi’s international community includes people from different cultures who share a commitment to kindness and clarity. We’re united and inspired to lead a more meaningful life and bring more joy to the world.

Our community provides space for individual exploration while ensuring we aren’t alone on our journey. We work together to bring kindness and compassion into our daily lives. By supporting each other during the difficult times and celebrating the happy ones, our personal transformative process is enhanced by the richness of interconnection.

Nalandabodhi Colorado had its beginnings in 1996 in Boulder, Colorado under the guidance of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.  We were one of first Nalandabodhi centers.  Now there are 22 centers in 9 countries.

Over the past 20 years, Nalandabodhi Colorado has grown to over 80 people. Some of us are new to meditation. Others have been practicing and studying for many years. Together we work to support each other as we strive to embody the wisdom that will lead to a kinder world.

We recently changed our name from Nalandabodhi Boulder to Nalandabodhi Colorado to reflect our expanding membership along the Front Range and beyond. Our physical center is called Odantapuri and is located at 100 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder CO.  

We are fortunate to have two of our Nalandabodhi teachers living in Boulder,  Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen and Mitra Lee Worley.

Getting to Know Us

If you are new to Buddhism or would like to get to know our community, we offer study courses and meditation courses on a regular basis.  Please check our calendar.   

And, don’t hesitate to contact our membership coordinator, Susan Neumeier.  She would be glad to set up a meeting with you.

Open Meditation

For those seeking a quiet place for contemplation, we offer Open Meditation on Sundays from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. You are welcome to come and leave anytime, just quietly.  If you would like meditation instruction, contact our practice coordinator and she will arrange a date and time.

 

Study

Our study path provides a comprehensive introduction to Buddhism based on teachings by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.  Our classes are open to the public.   For more information about the curriculum …   Contact our Study coordinator for more information about upcoming courses.

Membership

Many of our Nalandabodhi offerings are open and available to all. For those interested, membership provides access to a greater range of study and practice opportunities.
Learn More About Membership 

Nalandabodhi Colorado Leadership Team

The celebrations, classes and activities of the Colorado sangha are coordinated by our volunteer leadership team.  The team includes two co-directors as well as sangha members focused on the three paths of our journey.  To contact any of them with questions, please send an email to nalandabodhi@gmail.com.
 
Path of Study  
Steve Burden 
Steve is a senior Nalandabodhi student and co-director for our Center.   If you have a question or request about our class schedule, please contact Steve at sherabit@gmail.com
 
Path of Meditation
Meg Miller and Andrew Clark 
As our head of practice, Meg coordinates all aspects of the Path of Meditation, from regularly scheduled meditation sessions to special practice events such as Losar, Tara Drupchen, and Shakamuni Day; maintains the library of liturgies; and takes the lead in supporting all students on the path.  Andrew Clark is our Practice Instructor (PI) coordinator.  He supports our practice instructors and connects new members with a PI.  For questions about meditation, contact Meg at meg.miller@icloud.com.
 
Path of Mindful Activity and Bodhi Heart
Trish Flaster, Rebecca White, Diane Crawford 

The Path of Mindful Activity integrates practices of mindfulness and the aspiration of bodhichitta (the intention to benefit all beings) with the activities of daily life.  Bodhi Heart serves both our members and our greater community.  Here in Boulder we serve the homeless once a month and provide sangha members in need with rides to the sangha or around town, errands, household chores, food delivery, pet care, and when friends and family are ill or in the process of dying we have an advocacy support program. If you would like to contribute donations, energy, or ideas to Bodhi Heart please contact Trish Flaster

Membership
Susan Neumeier
As our membership coordinator, Susan serves as a primary contact for people interested in joining Nalandabodhi as a member.   Please contact Susan for more information about membership susan.neumeier@gmail.com
 
Programs and Events
Eileen Kay and Douglas Frank
Eileen and Douglas plan and make happen the programs and events for NB Colorado.  
 
Finance
Dave Gannon and Brett Campbell
Dave manages are finances.  Brett helps members setting up monthly ACH transfers for member dues.
 
Co-Directors
Steve Burden and Rachel Seely.  Both Steve and Rachel are on sick leave.  Andrew Clark is acting as head of our leadership team.