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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

Seattle MahaSangha Meeting

nwda-logo-from-Home-Page In this second MahaSangha meeting we will begin to define the principles we feel are common to all Buddhist traditions. We will use this map to guide future MahaSangha meetings. more...

Buddhism Beyond Belief

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Achi Chokyi Drolma & White Tara Weekend

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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...

Guru Yoga, White Tara and 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas with Lama Abao

LamaAbao_portrait We are so delighted that our spiritual director under HE Garchen Rinpoche will be teaching two consecutive weekends in Seattle in January! Lama Abao is one of HE Garchen Rinpoche's personal attendants and travels with HE Garchen Rinpoche all over the world to spread and teach the Dharma.

Lama Abao will present a program suitable for old and new students. This is a wonderful opportun more...

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Calendar of Events

Achi Chokyi Drolma & White Tara Weekend
01-09-2015 7:00 PM Seattle, WA
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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…

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Rohatsu Sesshin
12-07-2014 5:00 p.m. Clatskanie, OR
Great Vow Winter Rohatsu

A unique opportunity, this sesshin (week-long silent meditation retreat) is led by three Zen teachers from both Great Vow Zen Monastery and Dharma Rain Zen Center. Sanzen (private interview) is available from all the teachers. Roh…

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Diamond Sutra 6-Week directed study (week 4)
12-07-2014 1:30 p.m. Seattle, WA
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The Diamond Sutra focuses on the wisdom and understanding of bodhisattvas. This sutra comes from the Mahayana collection of the Buddha’s teachings and teaches how to be bodhisattvas. Khenpo Jampa received detailed instruction on…

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Member Groups

Zen Center of Portland
Zen Portland, OR

Zen Center of Portland is affiliated with Joko Beck and the Ordinary Mind Zen school, which emphasizes practice in our everyday lives. Please see our website for the most current information.

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Great Vow Zen Monastery
Zen Clatskanie , OR

Great Vow is a residential, Zen Buddhist, training monastery inspired and guided by Jizo Bodhisattva’s vow to help all beings who suffer, no matter where they are found. The monastery’s aspiration is to maintain authentic, whole-h…

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Nitartha Institute
Tibetan Seattle, WA
Nitartha Institute

The fundamental mission of Nitartha Institute is to provide students with a systematic foundation in the central teachings of the Buddhist tradition, as presented by the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages of Tibet. Though the focus of ou…

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Dharma Rain Zen Center
Zen Portland, OR

The Carlsons were trained at Shasta Abbey. Dharma Rain also runs the Portland Dharma Center (practice hall for several sanghas) and the Sangha House residential center.

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Go to the Group Directory page for more!