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May 2017

Weekend Retreat w/ Anushka Fernandopulle: Taking the Bait

What is the obstacle to being completely free and at ease? In our human life we can find ourselves falling into the same traps over and over. What is going on in these situations and how do we get knocked off balance? Why do our strategies for well-being seem to sometimes backfire? Through practice and reflection, we will explore the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, May 20
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Anushka Fernandopulle

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

Dharma Talk w/ John Mifsud:Clearing the Mind: Tools and Techniques for Increasing Calm Abiding

Clearing the Mind is for both experienced and new meditators. We will explore practical techniques that increase deep relaxation and steady concentration.  Simple, how-to tools will combine with traditional Buddhist teachings to strengthen calm abiding in meditation practice. On Friday night we will explore three specific techniques for calm abiding that attendees can add to their meditation tool kit; namely,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, June 16
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: John Mifsud

Daylong Retreat w/ John Mifsud

Clearing the Mind is for both experienced and new meditators. We will explore practical techniques that increase deep relaxation and steady concentration.  Simple, how-to tools will combine with traditional Buddhist teachings to strengthen calm abiding in meditation practice. Participants are encouraged to attend the entire Friday evening/Saturday event as the teachings will build upon each other. We will investigate The…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, June 17
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: John Mifsud

July 2017

Tibetan Tsa Lung

Tsa Lung is a Tibetan healing yoga that works with the subtle body of the channels and winds using breathing techniques and physical movements. Learn the fundamentals of the practice, how the channels and winds affect the mind, and experience how the practice calms the mind and induces a natural meditative equipoise. No prior meditation experience necessary, advanced students welcome.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Younge Drodul Ling (Washington)

Date: Sunday, July 9
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Greg Patenaude

Dharma Talk: Deathless in Seattle with Ajahn Sumedho

Luang Por Sumedho has been practicing as a Buddhist monk for over fifty years. He shares the insights and experience he has developed investigating the Four Noble Truths, offering a perspective on the world that points to liberation rather than entanglement and confusion. His encouragements to cultivate wise intuitive awareness are moving, humorous, refreshing and enlightening. Ajahn Sumedho is abbot…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, July 14
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tradition: vipassana
Teacher: Ajahn Sumedho

Day of Mindfulness w/ Tim Geil

Join us for a day of sitting and walking meditation in the vipassana tradition.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, July 15
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tim Geil

Dharma Talk w/ Cheryl Slean: The Simile of the Movie: Letting go of the Drama of Self

The Buddha was a wonderfully creative teacher who often invented similes and metaphors to shift the listener’s perspective and stimulate deeper understanding. Many of his comparisons used familiar objects and activities from people’s everyday lives of the time.  In this talk and sit, we’ll follow in that esteemed tradition and update a simile or two from our modern world to…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Tuesday, July 18
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Cheryl Slean

Dharma Talk with Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. Sharon has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding retreats worldwide since 1974. She is a weekly columnist for On Being,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, July 21
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Sharon Salzberg

Weekend Retreat w/ Sharon Salzberg

Each day of the retreat begins at 9:00am and ends at 4:30pm. Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. Sharon has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, July 22
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Sharon Salzberg

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