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Northwest Dharma News

A Quarterly Online Publication
Fall 2014, Volume 27, #3

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche: A Decade of Teaching With Seattle as Home

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche teaching students at Nalanda West, Mitra Dean Tyler Dewar translating

Ten years ago Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche made Seattle the home of his dharma activities around the world, and created what has become Nalanda West. Born in India, Rinpoche studied with some of the great teachers in the Nyingma/Kagu lineage, including…

Sravasti Abbey Consecrates New Chenrezig Hall

Abbess Ven. Thubten Chodron and Construction Manager Ven. Thubten Tarpa cut the ribbon together

Sravasti Abbey’s new Chenrezig Hall, the accomplishment of a long endeavor, will expand the monastery’s offerings to a growing circle of people. In June about 80 people gathered at the abbey, near Newport, Washington, to consecrate the new building. Guests…

New Eugene Saraha School for ChildrenOffers Buddhist and Secular Curriculum

Saraha President Lama Sonam Tsering with children at time of inaugural announcement of Saraha Children's School

Saraha Children’s School, created to offer secular and dharma education to young children, is opening for its first classes this fall. The school was launched just six months ago by Lama Sonam Tsering, president of Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute of…

Celebrating Dharma Practice in Urban Setting,Seattle Insight Meditation Opens New Home

The Seattle Insight Meditation Society (SIMS) sits together July 22, for the first time in their new home

Seattle Insight Meditation Society celebrated the opening of its own dharma center this summer, after more than 20 years of renting space. More than 200 people gathered for the July 22 inaugural sit and commemoration at the center, in an…

Featured Events

Dharma Teaching: Transforming Negative Emotions

tsering_teachers A wonderfully clear and inspiring American teacher, Lama Tsering is a student of H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche with whom she traveled for many years as an interpreter. After completing a three-year retreat she was ordained as a lama in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Tsering teaches with great directness, humor, and compassion through lively images and the language of everyday l more...

Public Talk: False Contentment & Leaving the Comfort Zone

lama_tsering A wonderfully clear and inspiring American teacher, Lama Tsering is a student of H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche with whom she traveled for many years as an interpreter. After completing a three-year retreat she was ordained as a lama in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Tsering teaches with great directness, humor, and compassion through lively images and the language of everyday l more...

Tibetan Thangka Painting with Master RD Salga

Salga1-300x218 Have you ever wondered about thangkas (Buddhist scroll paintings) and their symbolism? How are these incredibly colorful and intricate paintings made and for what reason? Find out from master thangka painter R.D. Salga. more...

A Day of Practice for Our Diverse Communities

Bonnie and Arinna Sitting, walking, and eating meditation, dharma talks, questions and group inquiry. Led by Arinna Weisman,Theravadan teacher since 1988 and Bonnie Duran, Native American Theravadan leader from the People of Color and Allies Sangha. more...

Northwest Dharma MahaSangha Introductory Meeting

nwda-logo-bright The concept of "MahaSangha" is the idea that Buddhists of every tradition should be connected and in communication, in our modern world. Modern Buddhism lends itself to small isolated communities and solitary practitioners. This has its advantages but it fall short in one of the three jewels...Sangha.

In order to facilitate the creation of this larger Sangha, the Northwes more...

Awake in Seattle! NalandaWest’s 10th Anniversary

Awake-in-Seattle-relax-restart-screen-shot Come and join us for a celebration and thank you to Seattle for ten wonderful years of dharmic programming in Seattle at NalandaWest. Bring your thoughts and memories of times you've been inspired by a teacher or a class with us...or come for the first time and explore our offerings, meet our teachers, learn about the five fields of knowledge and enjoy refreshments. Bring your friends and celebrat more...

Just Enough: Mindfulness and Money

JustEnough 108x108 Our own experience of desire or anxiety about money and possessions is obvious. Is there a Middle Way when it comes to money? While we have an insatiable craving for things, the good news is that we have another kind of desire: a desire for the true well-being of ourselves and others.

In this workshop we will explore how to:

Shift from the pursuit of material happines more...

Open House and Pottery/Crafts Sale

Dana Bowl Have you been curious about Recollective Awareness Meditation and the Pine Street Sangha? Join us for an open house; bring your questions and interest. Support us with your purchase of pottery and art handcrafted by sangha members. Help the Pine Street Sangha and the dharma survive and thrive while doing your holiday shopping. Drop by anytime between 1-4PM. more...

Buddhism Beyond Belief

pathhighway Sitting meditation and dharma discussion. All are welcome. Free. more...

Sherab Chamma, Wisdom Loving Mother

Ligmincha_NW_2200_col Through the power of these Sherab Chamma teachings we learn to connect to our own innate wisdom and its radiance of love and compassion. Overcome struggles and fears on physical, energetic and spiritual levels by opening to self arising wisdom needed to creatively host life's challenges. Through these practices we connect with the healing qualities of the Five Elements and the deepest essence more...

Achi Chokyi Drolma & White Tara Weekend

white-tara-5 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Friday, January 9
6pm Registration table opens
7-9pm Achi Chokyi Drolma empowerment

Saturday, January 10
9am Registration table opens
10am-12pm White Tara empowerment
2pm-5pm White Tara teaching

Sunday, January 11
9am Registration table opens
10am-12pm White Tara teaching
2pm-4:00p more...

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Calendar of Events

Sharing the Dharma Day at Sravasti Abbey
12-07-2014 10:00 a.m. Newport, WA
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One Sunday a month, Sravasti Abbey opens our doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings and share in community fellowship.

People from all faiths…

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Open House and Pottery/Crafts Sale
11-16-2014 1:00pm Portland, OR
Dana Bowl

Have you been curious about Recollective Awareness Meditation and
the Pine Street Sangha? Join us for an open house; bring your questions and
interest. Support us with your purchase of pottery and art handcrafted by sangha
memb…

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Member Groups

Ocean Light Zen Center
Zen Seattle, WA

We are an active Zen practice community located in West Seattle and
affiliated with the Kwan Um School of Zen.

We serve the Puget Sound region with group meditation practice, retreats, public
talks, and other pro…

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Bellingham Rimé
Vajrayana Buddhism (Rimé) Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Rimé

“A true Buddhist cannot be but non-sectarian and
Rimé in their approach.” In trhis vein we are a Buddhist group that embraces
practices and teachings from different schools and lineages withing Vajrayana
Buddhism. We bring M…

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Portland Insight Meditation Community
Vipassana Portland, OR

The Portland Insight Meditation Community is a gathering of individuals who are dedicated to the learning and practice of Insight Meditation and the Eightfold Path of the Buddha. PIMC’s purpose is to improve the lives of participa…

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Salem Insight
Vipassana Salem, OR
Salem Insight

Vipassana practice (guided and unguided sitting
periods and a walking period) with tea and dharma discussion before and after the
practice. We meet at Oregon School of Massage’s Salem Campus (2111 Front St NE) on
Monday evenin…

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Go to the Group Directory page for more!