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March 2017

Dharma Talk with Venerable Pannavati: Ultimate Liberation is to Overcome the Craving for Being

We live in the shadowland of “I” consciousness. This illusion of “I” is rooted in seeking meaning of “who” and “why”. But, awakening begins through contemplating “how” and “what”. Redirecting the inquiry allows the stilling of thought, entry into an unfettered realm of timelessness and the ending of karma. A  slight shift in inquiry can be the difference between liberation…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, March 24
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Venerable Pannavati

Weekend Retreat: Ultimate Liberation is to Overcome the Craving for Being

We live in the shadowland of “I” consciousness. This illusion of “I” is rooted in seeking meaning of “who” and “why”. But, awakening begins through contemplating “how” and “what”. Redirecting the inquiry allows the stilling of thought, entry into an unfettered realm of timelessness and the ending of karma. A  slight shift in inquiry can be the difference between liberation…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Start: Saturday, March 25 @ 9:00 am
End: Sunday, March 26 @ 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Venerable Pannavati

April 2017

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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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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One-Day Retreat with Steve Armstrong: Contingency Plans for the Trouble Ahead

A one-day retreat which begins at 9:00am and ends at 4:30pm. 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…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Steve Armstrong

May 2017

Dharma Talk with Ajahn Chandako: Non-self and the Illusion of Free Will

The most distinctive and iconic teaching of the Buddha is that of non-self, that there is no true self, soul or self-existing being behind the flow of actions, speech, thoughts and emotions that we identify with. In this talk we will explore how the Buddha addressed our conventional sense of self, while he simultaneously taught contemplative meditations designed to uproot…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, May 5
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Ajahn Chandako

Day of Mindfulness with Tuere Sala

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, May 13
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tuere Sala

Dharma Talk with Anushka Fernandopulle: Dharma for Modern Times

Anushka teaches retreats and workshops around the country and has trained for 25 years in the Theravada tradition in the U.S., India and Sri Lanka. Anushka is on the Teacher’s Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and hosts a weekly meditation group in San Francisco, Monday Night Dharma. Her teaching is informed by creative arts, nature, political engagement, technology and…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, May 19
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Anushka Fernandopulle

Balancing Mind, Body & Digital Devices

Are We Using Our Digital Devices or Are They Using Us? How often do you intend to take a break from your device, and then find yourself picking it up again? How can we take charge with mindfulness and a sense of balance? In this program, four authors and experts  – Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Dr. David Levy, Julie Jacobs, RPT, Dr. Hilarie Cash– will…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Start: Friday, May 19 @ 7:00 pm
End: Saturday, May 20 @ 5:30 pm
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Tradition: Various
Teacher: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Dr. David Levy, Julie Jacobs, RPT, Dr. Hilarie Cash

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

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