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April 2017

The Power of Respect with Ven. Thubten Chodron

A Public Talk Respect: we want it, but can be stingy about giving it. Who deserves our respect?  How do we make them earn it? Can we respect others simply for being human? Join renowned Buddhist nun Ven. Thubten Chodron for her annual spring talk at North Idaho Community College. Come learn about respect: what it is, how we can develop…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Tuesday, April 4
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Ven. Thubten Chodron

Finding Your Relaxed Mind

Tibetan born Dza Kilung Rinpoche will share insights and wisdom from his lineage as well as from his latest book The Relaxed Mind. After arriving in the United States, it became clear to Rinpoche that his Western students responded differently to traditional meditation instructions. Because of our fast-paced, high-pressure lifestyles, Westerners find slowing down and relaxing to be difficult, and…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Pema Kilaya Sangha

Date: Saturday, April 15
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Dza Kilung Rinpoche

Dharma Talk 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: Friday, April 28
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Steve Armstrong

May 2017

Dancing the Dharma Path: Celebrating Feminine Wisdom

Five charismatic, dynamic and established Buddhist women teachers rooted in their lineages display wisdom through teachings and stories.  Rich in professional, family and dharmic lives, each teacher is living her unique human experience: joys and struggles; pleasures and pains. How did they emerge so beautifully? What sustains them? How do they bring it all into “moment to moment life.” What…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Date: Saturday, May 6
Time: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Tradition: Mahasangha
Teacher: Shastri Trinley Busby, Bonnie Duran, Zen Master Jeong Ji, Tuer Sala, Mitra Lee Worley

Dharma Talk with Anushka Fernandopulle

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
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Anushka Fernandopulle

Dr. Jan Willis, Dharma and Activism

Jan Willis is one of the earliest American scholar-practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism, having studied Buddhism with Tibetan teachers for more than forty years, including as one of the first western students of Lama Thubten Yeshe. She discovered dharma as a path to healing the trauma of racism growing up in the segregated south, and has forged paths for the integration…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Dharma Friendship Foundation

Date: Tuesday, May 23
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism, non-sectarian
Teacher: Dr. Jan Willis

July 2017

Dharma Talk with Ajahn Sumedho

Ajahn Sumedho is abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Centre (www.amaravati.org) and senior-most western disciple of the late Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah. Amaravati is affiliated with the Forest Sangha—a worldwide community following Chah’s Thai Forest tradition. Ajahn Sumedho has worked closely with lay organizations, notably the English Sangha Trust, and with his disciples to set up a British Theravadin monastic order.…

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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

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

August 2017

Chamtrul Rinpoche Visits Seattle

Chamtrul Rinpoche Lobsang Gyatso is the recognized reincarnation of the second Chamtrul Rinpoche, Pema Nangsel Dorje, who was one of the heads of the Mardo Tashi Choeling Monastery in Tibet and the holy incarnation of the Kathok Chamtrul Kunzig Dorje. At fourteen, Chamtrul Rinpoche entered his monastery to study with his first Root Guru, the Dzogchen Master Naljor Yeshe Wangchuk.…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Vajra Body Vajra Mind

Start: Wednesday, August 2 @ 7:00 pm
End: Thursday, August 3 @ 10:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Chamtrul Rinpoche

September 2017

Dharma Talk with Zoketsu Norman Fischer

Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a Zen priest and abbot, a husband, father, and a poet, a teacher with wide-ranging interests and passions. Norman retired as abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center in 2000. He continues his involvement with the Center as a senior dharma teacher. In 2000 he founded the Everyday Zen Foundation, a network of Zen (and other)…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, September 22
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Zogetsu Norman Fischer

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