Once you have visited our centre, 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. 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.
The classes and events of Nalandabodhi are run by volunteers. Classes are taught by our senior students, and celebrations are planned by community members. 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 Vancouver and participate as a full member, the dues are $50 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.
Nalandabodhi members who in good standing with their local sanghas and who are also formal students of Rinpoche are invited to attend our annual sangha retreat.