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February 2017

The Six Dharmas of Vajrasanapada

Vajrasanapada the Elder was a great scholar and adept of Buddhist tantric practice in early medieval India. From him originate many practices relied upon in Tibetan Buddhism in general and the Sakya tradition in particular. Of his numerous initiations and instructions, six were so highly regarded for their profundity and efficacy that they were maintained as a rare set of…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Start: Saturday, February 18 @ 10:30 am
End: Monday, February 20 @ 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: H.E. Khöndung Avikrita Sakya Rinpoche, H.E. Khöndung Abhaya Sakya Rinpoche, & H.E. Dagyum Kusho Sakya

Meditation Support 4-Class (Monday) Series

This 4-class series is intended especially for participants who have recently completed the SIMS Introductory Meditation series, or other basic mindfulness, insight, vipassana or Zen training. The series is also suitable for anyone who would like a review of meditation techniques and basic teachings. This series will continue your exploration of the dharma and meditation, and further support and deepen…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Monday, February 20
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Anna Ossenfort

Dharma Talk with Heather Martin: Connecting the Mind and Heart

Becoming intimate with our living reality, as opposed to merely thinking about life, helps us deeply connect to our experience, without being bound by it. Sinking from the busy peripheral experience of mental activity into the quiet clarity of conscious presence is the movement we make, as we practice meditation. Please come and join others in this journey, as the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, February 24
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Heather Martin

Weekend Retreat with Heather Martin

Becoming intimate with our living reality, as opposed to merely thinking about life, helps us deeply connect to our experience, without being bound by it. Sinking from the busy peripheral experience of mental activity into the quiet clarity of conscious presence is the movement we make, as we practice meditation. Please come and join others in this journey, as the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Start: Saturday, February 25 @ 9:00 am
End: Sunday, February 26 @ 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Heather Martin

LOSAR CELEBRATION – Benefit Concert & Dance

Join us for a family-friendly evening of music & dancing to support the rebuilding of the Kilung College & Children”s School.  A tragic fire destroyed the school in April 2017 & funds raised by this event will help bring to life a modern, environmentally sustainable center for learning, study, & community. Losar, the Tibetan New Year, is a time of…

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Member Group: Pema Kilaya Sangha

Date: Saturday, February 25
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tradition: Vajrayana
Teacher: DZA Kilung Rinpoche

Chenrezi Initiation with H.E. Khöndung Avikrita Sakya Rinpoche

Through the meditation on Chenrezi (Avalokiteshvara), one develops loving kindness, compassion, and bodhicitta. Buddha taught that “love” is the wish for all beings to experience happiness, that “compassion” is the aspiration that they be free from all suffering, and that “bodhicitta” is the mind dedicated to attaining enlightenment for the benefit for all beings. His Eminence Khöndung Avikrita Sakya Rinpoche…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Date: Sunday, February 26
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: H.E. Khöndung Avikrita Sakya Rinpoche

March 2017

Inclusive Community Dialogues

Our region includes virtually every Buddhist tradition and culture, and is a great crossroads for tens of thousands of practitioners, those born into Buddhist heritage, and those adopting Buddhist practice as adults. In March and April 2017, the Northwest Dharma Association will be hosting a series of dialogues among Buddhist teachers and leaders. The goal is to share our experiences and perspectives,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Northwest Dharma Association

Start: Wednesday, March 1 @ 8:00 am
End: Sunday, April 30 @ 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Non-sectarian

Lama Choyin Rangdrol Presents: Mercy, Mercy Me

  Community members of all faiths and traditions are invited to a heart-felt discussion on healthy strategies for oneself, family and community in times of uncertainty. The discussion will be led by Lama Choyin Rangdrol, an African American teacher of Buddhism, known for his clear presentation of insight and practice.   The discussion will be grounded in the lyrical call for…

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Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Start: Friday, March 3 @ 7:00 pm
End: Saturday, March 4 @ 4:30 pm
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Soto Zen Half-Day Retreat

In Zen Buddhism, longer sittings are encouraged as a way to allow the mind to slow down, in a quiet and supported environment. A peaceful mind then relaxes, freed from the burden of conversation, reading and the business of our daily lives. These days devoted to ‘gathering  mind’ or recollection, support our daily life. No Zen experience is necessary –…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Bainbridge Bodhi Center

Date: Sunday, March 5
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Tradition: Soto Zen
Teacher: Mark Lancaster

Dharma Talk with Anam Thubten: Meditation and Teaching

The heart of Buddha’s teaching is the awakening of mind and heart. In such a profound inner transformation, our awakened mind sees the wonder, the magic, the beauty, the joy of our human existence, and our awakened heart can embrace all circumstances of this life with love and compassion. Anam Thubten invites everyone to look into our karmic and psychological…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, March 17
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Anam Thubten

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