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April 2017

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

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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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: 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

Comprehensive Bodhisattva Path: A Retreat

H.E. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche will present teachings on Bodhicitta, Emptiness,and the Six Perfections. This overnight retreat will begin on  Saturday May 6 at 10 am and conclude on Sunday May 7 at 3 pm. Meals will be provided. The location is the Gwinwood Retreat Center in Lacey ,Washington. Information is available at www.nalandaolywa.org

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalanda Institute

Start: Saturday, May 6
End: Sunday, May 7

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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche

Nalanda Institute Annual Retreat, Lacey, WA

This year our retreat will be led by Lama Tulku Yeshi, Rinpoche.  He is a highly accomplished practitioner, teacher, and writer.  The general topics are Bodhicitta, Emptiness and the Six Paramitas; i.e. the Bodhisattva Path. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Dzogchen master and the reincarnation of Dzogchen Gyaltsab Thodo Rinpoche.  He was recognized by H.H.  Dalai Lama’s Nyingmapa teacher Kyabje…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalanda Institute

Start: Saturday, May 6 @ 10:00 am
End: Sunday, May 7 @ 3:00 pm
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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.

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

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