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YOU’RE INVITED! Thursday, August 17, 2017 Lama Rabten’s Annual Birthday Fundraiser Event “Turning over a Golden Leaf: A Benefit for Maitrivana’s Shrine” Dear friends and members of Nalandabodhi Vancouver, You are cordially invited to join us on *Thursday, August 17* (NOT Aug 18, as announced earlier). That evening Lama Rabten will hold a restaurant dinner to raise funds to […]

Friday, September 15, Venerable Khenpo Samdup with bestow an Achi Chokyi Drolma Empowerment. Achi Chokyi Drolma is the Great Wisdom Dakini and dharma protector for practitioners of the 1000’s Buddha’s and benefits sentient beings through her compassion and wisdom. Mother Achi is an emanation of Vajrayogini. Her swift action may manifest in many ways to […]

Dharma Teacher, Trish Thompson, will be offering us a Dharma Talk on “Learning to Love My Non-Self” during at our joint Vancouver Sanghas, Day of Mindfulness, on Sunday, August 20, from 9.30 a.m. until late afternoon at 1863 Alberni Street (at Denman), Vancouver. Please arrive on time, mindfully, and bring your own packed lunch, snacks […]

Over two thousand years ago the Buddha said that every sentient being experiences birth and death in every moment. Our minds, bodies, and everything around us are continually being born and dying. All change constantly. This is “impermanence,” a concept which is central to the Chan understanding of the intrinsic nature of ourselves and the […]