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May 2017

Sunyata and Chandrakirti’s Sevenfold Reasoning & The Importance of Sunyata in the Hevajra Practice

Sakya Monastery is pleased to welcome the Vidyadhara Acharya Mahayogi Sridhar Rana Rinpoche of Nepal to give a Dharma lecture on Saturday, May 27th at 2 pm. “Emptiness is the main view of the Paramitayana. It is considered the only antidote to ignorance, which is the innate clinging to the concept of a self as real existence. In the Vajrayana…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Date: Saturday, May 27
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism

June 2017

Dharma Talk w/ Alexis Santos: The Sila of Thought: How our Thoughts can cause harm

Looking at the attitude of the mind is essential to understanding suffering and its causes. A subtle but meaningful aspect of our experience are the motivations behind our thoughts. A Dhamma reflection will be offered. There will be plenty of time for comments and questions. All are welcome.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Thursday, June 1
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Alexis Santos

Portland, OR: Practical Ethics for Our Times

Evening talk and daylong workshop with Ven. Thubten Chodron  Maitripa College Ven. Chodron also speaks at the Maitripa College graduation on Sunday, June 4 If you could talk to the President about how to run this country, what would you say? Second century Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna had the opportunity to teach a king. His advice on how to govern with wisdom…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Friday, June 2
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Venerable Thubten Chodron

Dharma Talk w/ John Mifsud:Clearing the Mind: Tools and Techniques for Increasing Calm Abiding

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: Friday, June 16
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: John Mifsud

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

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 There seems to be a cohesive message that lies within the Satipatthana Sutta that may have been less emphasized in earlier translations. The Buddha seems to be moving us through our mental interpretations of form in the first three Foundations and dropping…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Tuesday, November 14
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Rodney Smith

December 2017

Dharma Talk with Phillip Moffitt: The Four Qualities Needed for Mindfulness

n this Friday night dharma talk, Phillip Moffitt will give an overview of the four qualities needed for mindfulness practice as described in the Satipatthana Sutta.  The four qualities are diligence (energy), clear knowing, mindfulness, and a mind free from desires and discontent.  Through an exploration of how each quality applies to each of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, Phillip…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, December 1
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Phillip Moffitt

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