A space for meditation. A center for study. A virtual village that supports your desire to live more fully. Our global, web-based community is all these things.
Nalandabodhi Akasha is the online home to a community of people who embrace the ancient yet timeless wisdom of the Buddha. We offer weekly online meditation practice (often followed by lively discussions), online classes in Buddhist philosophy, and webcasts of teachings from around the world. The benefits of these practices and studies are relevant and applicable to our everyday lives.
The name “Akasha” (a-KA-sha) was given to the Nalandabodhi online community by our spiritual leader, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. It means “sky” in Sanskrit, emphasizing the vastness and clarity of the sky—and all the possibilities that Nalandabodhi Akasha has to offer.
Would you like to learn how to meditate? Participate in group meditation or mindful activity? Take classes or an occasional weekend program? Be part of our community celebrations? We welcome your participation in all ways that interest you!
If you feel a strong or special connection with our teachers, our community, or the teachings, you may want to become a member of Nalandabodhi. Membership is flexible, allowing you to participate in ways that fit your interests and your schedule. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about membership.
Whether you are new to Buddhism or a long-time student, we invite you to join us. We look forward to meeting you!
Saturday, February 11, 10:30am PT / 1:30 pm ET / 7:30pm CET
Together we will hold space for your experience of loss, whether for loved ones (including animal friends) who have recently died, to observe death anniversaries, and to honor other types of grief such as major life transitions. With all the suffering in our world today, we can include the suffering of all sentient beings and our precious planet.
Karunika Beth Patterson speaks about the inspiration and insights Buddhism brings to her personal life and to her work as a psychotherapist and grief counselor.
This interview is published in Eastern Horizon, the magazine of the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM). We are grateful to YBAM for giving us permission to share this article.
Over four days, we will take a creative, practical, and hands-on approach, exploring how to live a compassionate life, inspired by The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, a classic Mahayana Buddhist text by Tibetan Buddhist master Tokmé Zangpo (685 – 763). With presentations by a variety of skillful teachers and guides, along with meditation practice and contemplative exercises to integrate and embody our learning, we’ll make a personal relationship to this text and learn to apply its lessons in our uniquely challenging lives.
In this new series of eight Sunday classes, Lama Tenpa will discuss the Mind Only and Madhyamaka teachings on emptiness and present a means to realize these views through a series of meditation practices.
We joyfully announce the seventh annual Tara Drupchen to be held by the Nalandabodhi International sangha: September 23th – 25th. This weekend’s practice intensive includes sadhana or ritual practice, meditations, and teachings from Nalandabodhi teachers. All are welcome to attend online, make prayer requests, and offer positive aspirations by registering for this free event.