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June 2017

Death: A Journey of a Lifetime

We all have a terminal illness called life. Yet, despite our best efforts to put it off or avoid it, death remains inevitable, and we all will confront it eventually. Till then, how do you engage with death, and how do your attitudes about it affect the life you are living today? Death – A Journey of a Lifetime is…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Date: Sunday, June 25
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Teacher: Brad Lichtenstein

July 2017

Dharma Talk: Deathless in Seattle with Ajahn Sumedho

Luang Por Sumedho has been practicing as a Buddhist monk for over fifty years. He shares the insights and experience he has developed investigating the Four Noble Truths, offering a perspective on the world that points to liberation rather than entanglement and confusion. His encouragements to cultivate wise intuitive awareness are moving, humorous, refreshing and enlightening. Ajahn Sumedho is abbot…

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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 w/ Cheryl Slean: The Simile of the Movie: Letting go of the Drama of Self

The Buddha was a wonderfully creative teacher who often invented similes and metaphors to shift the listener’s perspective and stimulate deeper understanding. Many of his comparisons used familiar objects and activities from people’s everyday lives of the time.  In this talk and sit, we’ll follow in that esteemed tradition and update a simile or two from our modern world to…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Tuesday, July 18
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Cheryl Slean

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

Dharma Talk w/ Willa Thaniya Reid and Jitindriya Loraine Keats: Peace is in Every Breath

Enhancing awareness of the breath and body is a primary way to establish mindfulness in the present moment. It helps us come out of the stress of mental proliferation and we develop the capacity to meet our presently arising experience. As we do this, we begin to recognize how we can either struggle with ‘the way it is’ or be…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Tuesday, August 15
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Willa Thaniya Reid and Jitindriya Loraine Keats

September 2017

Mind-Brain Storms

Consciousness, Introspection and Habitual Patterns Why do we do what we do, feel what we feel? What allows us to experience our emotions, the very thing that shapes how we interact with each other and the world?   What is the function of consciousness? Our conversation will view these questions from the aspect of scientific discovery, psychoanalysis and Buddhist philosophy.…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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 w/ 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: Thursday, October 5
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Steve Armstrong

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

November 2017

Book Talk: Touching the Infinite with Rodney Smith

Book Talk: Touching the Infinite: A New Perspective on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, authored by Rodney Smith An afternoon SIMS Benefit with Rodney Smith offering a book talk, short sittings, Q & A and signing of his new book, Touching the Infinite: A New Perspective on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. In the Satipatthana Sutta the Buddha unfolds the central practices…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, November 18
Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Rodney Smith

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