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February 2017

Dharma Talk with Heather Martin: Connecting the Mind and Heart

Becoming intimate with our living reality, as opposed to merely thinking about life, helps us deeply connect to our experience, without being bound by it. Sinking from the busy peripheral experience of mental activity into the quiet clarity of conscious presence is the movement we make, as we practice meditation. Please come and join others in this journey, as the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, February 24
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Heather Martin

March 2017

Lama Choyin Rangdrol Presents: Mercy, Mercy Me

  Community members of all faiths and traditions are invited to a heart-felt discussion on healthy strategies for oneself, family and community in times of uncertainty. The discussion will be led by Lama Choyin Rangdrol, an African American teacher of Buddhism, known for his clear presentation of insight and practice.   The discussion will be grounded in the lyrical call for…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Start: Friday, March 3 @ 7:00 pm
End: Saturday, March 4 @ 4:30 pm
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Dharma Talk with Anam Thubten: Meditation and Teaching

The heart of Buddha’s teaching is the awakening of mind and heart. In such a profound inner transformation, our awakened mind sees the wonder, the magic, the beauty, the joy of our human existence, and our awakened heart can embrace all circumstances of this life with love and compassion. Anam Thubten invites everyone to look into our karmic and psychological…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, March 17
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Anam Thubten

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

April 2017

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

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

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

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

October 2017

Dharma Talk with Christina Feldman

Christina Feldman is a co-founder and guiding teacher of Gaia House in England (www.gaiahouse.co.uk), and has been leading Insight Meditation retreats since 1976. She is a guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. As well as teaching retreats worldwide, she is committed to the Personal Retreat Programme at Gaia House. She is the author of a number…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, October 20
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Christina Feldman

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