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April 2017

Support Your Association’s Programs – Spring Fund Drive

In 2016, NWDA focused its work on three new programs: Contemplative Caregiving Inclusive Communities Buddhist Recovery These programs apply Buddhist compassion and clarity where it counts — in real-life suffering in today’s world. In 2017, we will be exploring new and innovative ways of expanding our program reach throughout the region. To learn more about our programs, please visit our…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Northwest Dharma Association

Start: Saturday, April 1
End: Thursday, June 29

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Spring Sesshin on Vashon Island:Dogen’s Instructions to the Cook

Join us at Camp Sealth from April 18-23 for our spring retreat. Our teachers will be our Abbot Koshin Christopher Cain, and Jiun Hosen, Osho, Abbess of Bodhi Manda Zen Center in New Mexico. Is this your first retreat? Are you wondering if you should do this? You can come for the whole five days, or come for a period…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Puget Sound Zen Center

Start: Tuesday, April 18 @ 6:00 pm
End: Sunday, April 23 @ 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Rinzai Zen
Teacher: Koshin Christopher Cain and Jiun Hosen, Osho

HE Garchen Rinpoche Teachings & Empowerments, April 21-30!

His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche Returns to Seattle! His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche was imprisoned during the Communist occupation in Tibet for 20 years in the prime of his life. There, he met his guru Khenpo Munsel and secretly practiced. After his release, Rinpoche spread the teachings of dharma to all corners of the world, sharing his radiance and inspiring all with…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Drikung Seattle

Start: Friday, April 21 @ 7:00 pm
End: Sunday, April 30 @ 6:00 pm
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Tradition: Drikung Kagyu
Teacher: HE Garchen Rinpoche

White Tara Initiation & Retreat

White Tara, Cintamani Cakra, is a refuge for all sentient beings and can guide everyone to the island of blissful liberation. She is well known as the Giver of Life. The practice of White Tara brings long life, subdues illness, evil spirits, and negative karma, and clears away mental obscurations and obstacles in one’s life. Initiation: 7pm, Friday, April 21…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Start: Friday, April 21 @ 7:00 pm
End: Sunday, April 23 @ 5:00 pm
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Coeur d’Alene: NIUU Sunday Service with Ven. Chonyi

Consolation/desolation is the theme for North Idaho Unitarian Universalists’s April services. Join Ven. Thubten Chonyi for a Buddhist take on the this topic.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Sunday, April 23
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Ven. Thubten Chonyi

Sravasti Abbey SAFE—Spring semester begins

Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) Next 12-week sessions begins April 24 SAFE is a distance learning program for people who want structured study of Buddha’s teachings. Each SAFE semester is a 12-week module of readings, audio & video teachings, meditation, discussion questions, and online forum. Work with an Abbey facilitator and your on-line class community to begin or deepen your study. Go…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Monday, April 24

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Tradition: Tibetan

FIRST MEMORIAL OF THE PARINIRVANA OF H.H. JIGDAL DAGCHEN DORJE CHANG

This week will offer an opportunity to show devotion to our guru by honoring the parinirvana of our esteemed teacher, the founder of Sakya Monastery. The Monastery has chosen the profound Chenrezi practice of loving kindness to celebrate the legacy of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang and his Dharma activities, including fostering the unbroken stream of the Chenrezi practice in…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Start: Monday, April 24 @ 9:00 am
End: Saturday, April 29 @ 4:30 pm
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Spokane: Buddhist Meditation at UU

Nuns from Sravasti Abbey offer a weekly meditation and Dharma discussion course drawn from the book, An Open-hearted Life: Transformative Methods for Compassionate Living from a Clinical Psychologist and a Buddhist Nun. The course is practical, the group is welcoming, and the discussion is lively. Drop-ins welcomed. Books are available, but not necessary to join in. There is no charge and…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Monday, April 24
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Ven. Jigme & Ven. Samten

Developing Compassion In Challenging Times

A retreat with the Sravasti Abbey Community Developing Compassion in Challenging Times explores the topics and methods of meditation that help us keep our cool with open hearts when times are hard. Good for beginners and experienced meditators. His Holines the Dalai Lama teaches that compassion provides the basis of human survival.  “Compassion and love are not a luxury.,” he said. “As the source…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Start: Friday, April 28 @ 3:00 pm
End: Sunday, April 30 @ 2:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Abbey monastics

Dharma Talk with Steve Armstrong: Contingency Plans for the Trouble Ahead

What can be most confidently relied upon when facing challenges, difficulties and the unknown? While the material assets we possess or command are essential for establishing a minimum of safety, security, stability and a sense of well-being, they alone are not enough. Our understanding, awareness and the attitudes of mind we bring to face the challenges of life are key…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, April 28
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Steve Armstrong

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