Once you have visited our center, explored our classes and developed a meditation practice, you may wish to make a stronger connection to Nalandabodhi. In doing so, you can support Nalandabodhi as well as continue your own journey along the path, helped by being part of a practice community. In becoming a member, we ask you to consider your commitment to the three paths that we offer.
We encourage members to engage in a daily meditation practice with guidance from a Practice Instructor, an experienced practitioner and personal mentor who can suggest classes and readings to strengthen your meditation practice. Opportunities for group practice and instruction are also available weekly.
Our study path provides a comprehensive introduction to Buddhism to deepen your understanding of the teachings. Members are encouraged to engage in the curriculum developed and taught by our teacher, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, which can supplement and enrich any previous dharma study.
The classes and events of Nalandabodhi are run by volunteers. Classes are taught by our senior students, and celebrations are planned by community members. We also volunteer in the larger community, helping individuals and other groups. There are many opportunities for members to make a meaningful commitment to the community as well as to their personal practice.
If you wish to support Nalandabodhi Colorado and participate as a full member, the dues are $40 per month. Your dues support our study curriculum, Rinpoche’s teaching and our center’s activities. However, if this amount creates a hardship, it is possible to contribute an income-appropriate amount.
Membership benefits include access with discounts to online webcasts and meetings as well as in person practice sessions, classes and special events. Members receive additional meditation instruction from their own practice instructor. They can be listed in the membership directory and have access to our book, audio, and video library. Members who are formal students of Rinpoche are invited to attend our annual sangha retreat.
Contact the membership coordinator (Susan Neumeier) with any questions. When you decide to join, we will connect you with a practice instructor, provide guidance in study, and discuss your charitable contributions.
Membership is not required to participate in our community activities. If you are interested in developing a meditation practice or attending an occasional weekend program, we welcome your participation. Whether you choose membership or not, you are always welcome to attend practice sessions and public events or classes offered at our center.
Please visit our Donation page to find ways to contribute financially.