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April 2017

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

Lama Tsering Everest

3 EVENING TALKS:  6:30 PM April 16:    Maintaining Equanimity in These Difficult Times April 17:  Integrating Dharma into Everyday Life April 18:  Red Tara practice with commentary Lama Tsering’s warm & humorous manner of teaching reflects her own teacher’s style, with a focus on cultivating compassion, training the mind, & applying the dharma in a  practical way.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Dorje Ling/Yeshe Nyingpo Portland

Start: Sunday, April 16 @ 6:30 pm
End: Tuesday, April 18 @ 8:30 pm
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Tradition: Vajrayana
Teacher: Lama Tsering Everest

Dharma Talk with Steve Armstrong: Contingency Plans for the Trouble Ahead

What can be most confidently relied upon when facing challenges, difficulties and the unknown? While the material assets we possess or command are essential for establishing a minimum of safety, security, stability and a sense of well-being, they alone are not enough. Our understanding, awareness and the attitudes of mind we bring to face the challenges of life are key…

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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

Meditation and Talk with Anam Thubten

There are three important aspects of meditation and daily practice: mindful attention, open awareness and loving kindness.  By practicing these we can let go of negative mental patterns and expand our hearts and minds, bringing about joy, peace and inner freedom.  Anam Thubten will teach how to develop these qualities and share Buddhist wisdom on working with our thoughts and…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Dharmata Portland

Date: Monday, May 1
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dharma Talk with Ajahn Chandako: Non-self and the Illusion of Free Will

The most distinctive and iconic teaching of the Buddha is that of non-self, that there is no true self, soul or self-existing being behind the flow of actions, speech, thoughts and emotions that we identify with. In this talk we will explore how the Buddha addressed our conventional sense of self, while he simultaneously taught contemplative meditations designed to uproot…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, May 5
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Ajahn Chandako

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

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

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