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May 2017

Coeur d’Alene: Four Truths of the Aryas

Coeur d’Alene Dharma Friends host Ven. Thubten Tarpa and Ven. Thubten Semkye for a talk on the Four Truths of the Noble Ones. These contain the the foundational principles of all Buddhist teachings When the Buddha—the “Awakened One”—first began to teach, he explained these four truths—four facts seen as true by “Noble Ones” who understand the nature of reality. These four…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Friday, May 12
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Vens. Tarpa and Semkye

Dharma Talk with Anushka Fernandopulle: Dharma for Modern Times

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 - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Anushka Fernandopulle

Balancing Mind, Body & Digital Devices

Are We Using Our Digital Devices or Are They Using Us? How often do you intend to take a break from your device, and then find yourself picking it up again? How can we take charge with mindfulness and a sense of balance? In this program, four authors and experts  – Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Dr. David Levy, Julie Jacobs, RPT, Dr. Hilarie Cash– will…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Start: Friday, May 19 @ 7:00 pm
End: Saturday, May 20 @ 5:30 pm
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Tradition: Various
Teacher: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Dr. David Levy, Julie Jacobs, RPT, Dr. Hilarie Cash

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

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

FINDING JOY IN TROUBLED TIMES Public Talk

Joy doesn’t need an external reason. Understanding this, we have an unpraralleled approach for transforming our experience despite the modern challenges that we face. Please join us for an evening with Khentrul Rinpoche, who will share remarkable and little-known tools for transforming adversity and finding happiness no matter the challenges we might face. Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche travels throughout the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Katog Choling Hillsboro-Portland Practice Group

Date: Tuesday, May 30
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche

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. On Friday night we will explore three specific techniques for calm abiding that attendees can add to their meditation tool kit; namely,…

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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

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

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