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“37 Practices of the Bodhisattva”

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This classic Buddhist text is a guide to living a compassionate, happy life. In a five-part DVD series, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche explains and expands on these guidelines with his usual good humor and deep understanding of humanity.

Please join us for one, two, or all five sessions.

Sundays, June 26–July 24, 1pm–3:15pm

Awam Institute
3400 E. Speedway, Suite 204

Discussion after each DVD led by Khenpo Dean of the Awam Institute and blaze mason of Nalandabodhi Tucson.

$10 per session, no one ever turned away for lack of funds.

For more information, email Nalandabodhi Tucson.


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Wednesday Evening Meditation

Sun/MoonOur new public meditation and group practice starts on June 29, 6pm–7:15pm, and will continue every Wednesday evening. We are a Tibetan Buddhist lineage, but everyone is welcome!

Meditation instruction is available, and chant books will be provided.

Please join us at the Awam Institute, 3400 E. Speedway, Suite 204. Freewill donation. No one ever turned away for lack of funds.

Questions? Email Nalandabodhi Tucson.


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New Book by Our Teacher

Emotional Rescue

emotional rescue coverNew Book by Our Teacher

In a life-changing book, acclaimed Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche shows how to free yourself from being a victim of  your emotions by gaining the awareness and understanding that will help you harness their power.

Emotions bring color and meaning to our lives, but they can also put us on an exhausting roller-coaster ride that takes us to blissful peak states, the depths of delusion and despair, and everything in between. It is only by learning to relate to our emotions skillfully that we benefit from their richness and glean wisdom, rather than letting them control us. Emotions get their power from a simple but deep-seated source: our lack of self-knowledge. When we bring awareness to our experience of emotions, something truly amazing happens—they lose their power to make us miserable.

For videos and a peek inside the book, go to emotionalrescue.info.

Nalandabodhi Tucson will be offering a reading/discussion group using Emotional Rescue. Email us to get on the list for more information when it becomes available.

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“37 Practices of the Bodhisattva” DVD Series coming soon


We’re delighted to announce a five-part DVD series on the “37 Practices of the Bodhisattva,” which is a classic Buddhist text that offers guidance for daily living.

Sundays, June 26-July 24, 2016, 1pm-3pm (or 3:30)

This is a joint project of the Awam Institute and Nalandabodhi Tucson. Awam will be hosting, and Khenpo Dean (from Awam) and blaze mason (from NB) will co-facilitate the sessions. The DVDs feature teachings on this topic by the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, so we will all learn a lot!

Costs are $50 for the whole series (5 classes) or $10 per session. No one turned away for lack of funds. Please put these dates on your calendar and plan to join us for these great teachings.

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Change Your Mind Day

On Saturday, March 19, 10am-3pm at Armory Park, a number of Buddhist groups in Tucson will be offering brief teachings, meditation, and music. The event is free, and everyone is welcome! Nalandabodhi Tucson won’t be making a presentation, but we’ll have a table with information about our future events and Ponlop Rinpoche’s new book — being published in May. Come by and say hello! For more information, Empty Mountain Sangha


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