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June 2017

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

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

Lecture One: Hit the Road! Let’s Leave Samsara (1 of 2) 上路吧!走出轮回(上)

Khenpo Tsultrim Lodroe, one of the foremost civic leaders in contemporary Tibet and an outstanding scholar in Tibetan Buddhism. Being a core leader of the Larung Buddhist Academy, a dynamic Buddhist establishment with more than 10,000 disciples in residence, Rinpoche has committed himself in teaching and carrying forward Buddhism not only in Tibet but also to the rest of the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: BICW-Seattle

Date: Wednesday, August 9
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: Khenpo Tsultrim lodroe

Lecture Two: Hit the Road! Let’s Leave Samsara (2 of 2)上路吧!走出轮回(下)

Khenpo Tsultrim Lodroe, one of the foremost civic leaders in contemporary Tibet and an outstanding scholar in Tibetan Buddhism. Being a core leader of the Larung Buddhist Academy, a dynamic Buddhist establishment with more than 10,000 disciples in residence, Rinpoche has committed himself in teaching and carrying forward Buddhism not only in Tibet but also to the rest of the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: BICW-Seattle

Date: Thursday, August 10
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: Khenpo Tsultrim lodroe

Powerful Transformation: The Alchemy of the Secret Heart Essence

Powerful Transformation elucidates the alchemical principles of development and completion stage practices in Vajrayana Buddhism.  She will present teaching treasures of Tibetan Buddhist masters to help us understand what prevents the meditation experiences and realization from arising, and how our misdeeds, obscurations and habitual patterns can be purified by Vajrasattva and Vajrakilaya practices. Friday, August 11th – Talk and book…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Date: Friday, August 11
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tradition: Vajrayana
Teacher: Marcia Schmidt

Powerful Transformation: The Alchemy of the Secret Heart Essence

A Weekend with Marcia Schmidt Marcia Binder Schmidt is a renowned Buddhist translator, editor, and writer. Under the guidance of Tulku Urgyen and Chökyi Nyima Rinpoches, she and Erik Pema Kunsang established Rangjung Yeshe Publications, which has published more than 62 books to date.  She currently lives near Kathmandu in Nepal but continues to travel the world receiving  teaching and…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Date: Friday, August 11
Time: 7:00 pm
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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

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