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March 2017

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

Mindfulness Week Retreat at Camp Indianola

Registration is now open for the Mindfulness Community of Puget Sound’s April Retreat at beautiful Camp Indianola from April 10-16, 2016. Our guiding teacher will again be Michael Ciborski, a lineage holding teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Michael’s wife, Fern Dorresteyn (also a teacher) will again join us to help lead the weekend family focused part of…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Mindfulness Community of Puget Sound

Start: Monday, April 10 @ 1:00 pm
End: Sunday, April 16 @ 2:00 pm
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Tradition: Thich Nhat Hanh, Plum Village
Teacher: Michael Ciborski

Family Mindfulness Weekend Retreat

Registration is now open for the Mindfulness Community of Puget Sound’s April Family Mindfulness Weekend Retreat at beautiful Camp Indianola from April 14-16, 2016. Our guiding teachers will again be Michael Ciborski and Fern Dorresteyn, both lineage holding teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Michael and Fern were Plum Village monastics for 9 years and then set up…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Mindfulness Community of Puget Sound

Start: Friday, April 14 @ 1:00 pm
End: Sunday, April 16 @ 2:00 pm
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Tradition: Thich Nhat Hanh, Plum Village
Teacher: Michael Ciborski

Residential Retreat – 5 days with Arinna Weisman

In this retreat we come together as a lesbian, bisexual and transgender community to explore our minds and hearts through the practice of silent mediation. By cultivating moment to moment awareness, we deepen our connections to ourselves, each other and the truth of our lives in an environment of love and compassion.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Lotus Sisters

Start: Friday, April 14 @ 4:00 pm
End: Wednesday, April 19 @ 1:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Arinna Weisman

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

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

One-Day Retreat with Steve Armstrong

Steve Armstrong led meditation retreats, including the annual 3-month retreat at Insight Meditation Society for 18 years. Since 2004, he has been practicing “mindfulness of mind” with Sayadaw U Tejaniya and now integrates the teachings of these two awareness and insight traditions. He has taught mindfulness, insight and abhidhamma retreats in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US since…

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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

Three Principal Aspects of the Path with Jan Willis

Buddhist scholar, teacher, and long-time practitioner, Jan Willis will teach on Lama Tsongkhapa’s concise text, The Three Principal Aspects of the Path. Her talks include the three main topics of renunciation, compassion, and wisdom. Jan is a Professor Emerita of Religion at Wesleyan University as well as a long-time Buddhist practitioner. While traveling through Asia during the early 1970s, she became the student of Lama…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Start: Friday, May 19 @ 4:00 pm
End: Monday, May 22 @ 9:00 am
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Jan Willis, Ph.D.

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

July 2017

OPEN TO YOUR CREATIVE/SPIRITUAL SELF Through Meditation and Writing

During this weekend non-residential retreat for women, we will awaken our creative potential and explore our most authentic nature. This retreat is for women interested in meditation who want to experiment with or enhance the practice of writing in our lives. The retreat will be held in a container of silence, helping to still our busy minds, bring peace and…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Creativity & Dharma Group

Start: Saturday, July 22 @ 9:30 am
End: Sunday, July 23 @ 4:30 pm
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Teacher: Sandy Boucher

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