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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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May 2017

Memorial Day Weekend Retreat

How to See Yourself as You Really Are course with Ven. Thubten Chodron What’s the root of all our problems? We don’t know who we are and how things actually exist. This is the very heart of the Buddha’s teaching. Ven. Thubten Chodron continues teaching from the book, How to See Yourself as You Really Are, by His Holiness the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Start: Friday, May 26 @ 3:00 pm
End: Monday, May 29 @ 2:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Ven. Thubten Chodron

Mahamudra: The Single Sufficient Path

Join us for a weekend of teachings and meditation instruction.  Younge Khachab Rinpoche will be teaching Gampopa’s Single Sufficient Path of Mahamudra.  Rinpoche will be presenting these teachings from the point of view of one’s practice based on his own extensive study and experience.  This is a rare opportunity to receive teachings and instruction from a true Dzogchen and Mahamudra…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Younge Drodul Ling (Washington)

Start: Saturday, May 27 @ 10:00 am
End: Sunday, May 28 @ 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Younge Khachab Rinpoche

Sunyata and Chandrakirti’s Sevenfold Reasoning & The Importance of Sunyata in the Hevajra Practice

Sakya Monastery is pleased to welcome the Vidyadhara Acharya Mahayogi Sridhar Rana Rinpoche of Nepal to give a Dharma lecture on Saturday, May 27th at 2 pm. “Emptiness is the main view of the Paramitayana. It is considered the only antidote to ignorance, which is the innate clinging to the concept of a self as real existence. In the Vajrayana…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Date: Saturday, May 27
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism

June 2017

Dharma Talk w/ Alexis Santos: The Sila of Thought: How our Thoughts can cause harm

Looking at the attitude of the mind is essential to understanding suffering and its causes. A subtle but meaningful aspect of our experience are the motivations behind our thoughts. A Dhamma reflection will be offered. There will be plenty of time for comments and questions. All are welcome.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Thursday, June 1
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Alexis Santos

Portland, OR: Practical Ethics for Our Times

Evening talk and daylong workshop with Ven. Thubten Chodron  Maitripa College Ven. Chodron also speaks at the Maitripa College graduation on Sunday, June 4 If you could talk to the President about how to run this country, what would you say? Second century Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna had the opportunity to teach a king. His advice on how to govern with wisdom…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Friday, June 2
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Venerable Thubten Chodron

Offering Service Saturday

Join us for the first Offering Service Saturday of 2017! One Saturday per month volunteers come together to offer service to Sravasti Abbey.  Service could include garden work, help in the forest, cleaning, or cooking — all skills and all levels of ability are welcomed. Offering Service Saturdays are organized by local Friends of Sravasti Abbey supporters.  Coordinators Sarah and…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Saturday, June 3
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Portland, OR: Practical Ethics for Our Times

Evening talk and daylong workshop with Ven. Thubten Chodron  Maitripa College Ven. Chodron also speaks at the Maitripa College graduation on Sunday, June 4 If you could talk to the President about how to run this country, what would you say? Second century Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna had the opportunity to teach a king. His advice on how to govern with wisdom…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Saturday, June 3
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Venerable Thubten Chodron

Nejang Tibetan Healing Yoga

Nejang (Tib. གནས་སྦྱངས་) is a Tibetan healing yoga practice that literally means ‘cleaning the energy sites of the body.’ It consists of simple breath work, physical exercises, and self-massage designed to improve the function of the sense organs and inner organs, balance the internal energy, open the channels, and relax the mind. It has roots in the Tibetan Buddhist Kalachakra tradition and has…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sorig Khang Portland

Date: Sunday, June 4
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism
Teacher: Christiana Polites

Introductory Meditation 6-Week Class Series w/ Tim Geil

Six-week class series on Monday evenings from June 5 through July 10 (7-9:00 PM) Insight meditation also known as mindfulness or vipassana meditation comes from the Buddhist tradition. It aims to free the mind from the distortions of self-centeredness, negativity, and confusion. Seeing life as a constantly changing process, one begins to accept pleasure and pain, fear and joy, and…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Monday, June 5
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tim Geil

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