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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

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

June 2017

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

Yuthok Nyingthig Ati Yoga with Dr Nida Chenagtsang

Four Day Urban Retreat with Dr Nida Chenagtsang: Ati Yoga (Tib: Dzogchen), literally meaning the ‘utmost yoga,’ is the pinnacle of Buddhist Vajrayana practice. It is the most simple, direct, and profound path to reveal the primordial wisdom which is one’s basic nature. In this four day practice-centered urban retreat, Dr Nida Chenagtsang offers Ati Yoga instruction according to Tibet’s…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sorig Khang Portland

Start: Thursday, July 13
End: Sunday, July 16

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Tradition: Yuthok Nyingthig, Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism
Teacher: Dr Nida Chenagtsang

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

Art of Transforming Suffering with Ven. Sangye Khadro

The Art of Transforming Suffering – Weekend Retreat Problems and difficulties are an inescapable part of life. Everyone has them. But they don’t have to get us down. We can learn how to manage them, and even transform them into the spiritual path—causes of peace, happiness, and spiritual growth. In this retreat we will explore some methods from the Buddhist tradition for working with problems,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Start: Friday, July 21 @ 3:00 pm
End: Sunday, July 23 @ 2:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Ven. Sangye Khadro

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

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

August 2017

Day of Mindful Recovery

Come enjoy a day of meditation and fellowship with your peers in recovery, in the quiet of the wooded temple grounds. We will begin and end the retreat with a Buddhist recovery meeting, and explore sitting and walking meditation practice with or without instruction. We will also have a group Dhamma discussion in the afternoon and a session of “mindful…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Northwest Buddhist Recovery

Date: Saturday, August 19
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The two tiger problem

The Two Tiger Problem: A One-day Retreat with Rachel Boughton Roshi in Seattle Sunday August 20, 9:30am to 5:00pm A woman is running from a tiger. She runs through the woods until she gets to the edge of a cliff. The tiger is still behind her, chasing her, so she climbs down a vine. The tiger reaches the top of…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Koan Discussion Group

Date: Sunday, August 20

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Tradition: Zen
Teacher: Rachel Boughton Roshi

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