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 email@example.com 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!
Nalandabodhi Akasha presents MAH303: Not Even a Middle with Karunika Beth Patterson and James Vitale
Based on the MAH303 curriculum, we will enhance our study of Madhyamaka with an interactive and experiential format, utilizing inquiries, thought experiments, engaged discussion, contemplative homework, and practices designed to bring us closer conceptual certainty and non-conceptual glimpses of understanding.
An Overview of the Five Texts of Maitreya by Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl is available for free download in epub and pdf formats
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.
An article by Mitra Lee Worley
“As I sit down to write a response to this question, I hear Arya Tara gently whispering that in reality there are no men and no women. Yet my women friends often ask why there aren’t more women dharma teachers. (Curiously, I don’t recall ever hearing a man ask this question.) While my gender-fluid and gender non-conforming friends raise questions beyond the gender binary, I hope that they too will enjoy my musings on this question.”