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August 2017

2 Day Non Residential Retreat

The Bellevue Dharma Group is hosting this event. Linda Modaro and Bill Cooper will be co-teaching a non-residential retreat on August 25 and 26. Linda is a teacher from Santa Monica, a friend and mentor of Bill’s. We are happy to have her teach in the Northwest. The location is St Mary’s on the Lake in Bellevue. The setting is…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Bellevue Dharma Group

Start: Friday, August 25 @ 10:00 am
End: Saturday, August 26 @ 4:00 pm
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Tradition: Buddhist
Teacher: Linda Modaro/Bill Cooper

Roots of Compassion: A 5-Day Silent Retreat

The Roots of Compassion: a 5-day Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Practice retreat. Join us for a 5-day mindfulness and compassion retreat in the style of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at a beautiful retreat site in the Skagit Valley, Washington (roughly 90 minutes north of Seattle and 2 hours south of Vancouver, BC). The retreat will be a…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Mindfulness Northwest

Start: Sunday, August 27 @ 4:00 pm
End: Friday, September 1 @ 3:00 pm
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Tradition: MSC, MBSR
Teacher: Tim Burnett

September 2017

“If Your Heart Seeks Dharma” – A Selection from Treasury of Eloquence: The Songs of Barway Dorje

Treasury of Eloquence is a collection of songs and instructions composed by the great treasure-revealer and visionary teacher Barway Dorje (1836-1918). These songs express Barway Dorje’s devotion to his gurus, explaining how to meditate on the mind’s nature and offer advice on the practice of Buddhadharma.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Palchen Study Group Seattle

Date: Saturday, September 9
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

“How to Relate to One’s Guru”

What is a Guru? Where does one find one? What do we do once we’ve found one? Lama Yeshe Gyamtso provides meaningful clarification and insight into this often misunderstood concept and most precious of relationships between a student and teacher. Lama Yeshe Gyamtso completed two three-year retreats during the 1980s at Kagyu Thubten Chöling under the guidance of Kyapje Kalu…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Palchen Study Group Seattle

Date: Sunday, September 10
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso

Atsara Empowerment

Atsara is an important protector practice in the Barway Dorje lineage. Dharma protectors, usually depicted as fierce deities, ensure that the compassionate activity of the Buddha’s teaching is carried out successfully. The fierce appearance of such deities is not to be understood as something negative, rather it is to convey a very intense and capable compassion that can get things…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Palchen Study Group Seattle

Date: Sunday, September 10
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

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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Introductory Meditation 6-Week Class Series w/ Tuere Sala

Six-week class series on Monday evenings from September 18 through October 23 Insight meditation also known as mindfulness or vipassana meditation comes from the Buddhist tradition. It aims to free the mind from the distortions of self-centeredness, negativity, and confusion. Seeing life as a constantly changing process, one begins to accept pleasure and pain, fear and joy, and all aspects…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Monday, September 18
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: vipassana
Teacher: Tuere Sala

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

Weekend Retreat w/ Zoketsu Norman Fischer

Each day of this retreat begins at 9:00am and ends at 4:30pm. 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…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, September 23
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Zoketsu 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

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