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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

Day of Mindfulness with Tuere Sala

Join us for a day of sitting and walking meditation in the vipassana tradition.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, May 13
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tuere Sala

Spokane: Buddhist Meditation at UU

Nuns from Sravasti Abbey offer a weekly meditation and Dharma discussion course drawn from the book, An Open-hearted Life: Transformative Methods for Compassionate Living from a Clinical Psychologist and a Buddhist Nun. The course is practical, the group is welcoming, and the discussion is lively. Drop-ins welcomed. Books are available, but not necessary to join in. There is no charge and…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Monday, May 15
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Ven. Jigme & Ven. Samten

Three Principal Aspects of the Path with Jan Willis

Buddhist scholar, teacher, and long-time practitioner, Jan Willis will teach on Lama Tsongkhapa’s concise text, The Three Principal Aspects of the Path. Her talks include the three main topics of renunciation, compassion, and wisdom. Jan is a Professor Emerita of Religion at Wesleyan University as well as a long-time Buddhist practitioner. While traveling through Asia during the early 1970s, she became the student of Lama…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Start: Friday, May 19 @ 4:00 pm
End: Monday, May 22 @ 9:00 am
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Jan Willis, Ph.D.

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

Weekend Retreat w/ Anushka Fernandopulle: Taking the Bait

What is the obstacle to being completely free and at ease? In our human life we can find ourselves falling into the same traps over and over. What is going on in these situations and how do we get knocked off balance? Why do our strategies for well-being seem to sometimes backfire? Through practice and reflection, we will explore the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, May 20
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Anushka Fernandopulle

Spokane UU: Buddhist Meditation

Nuns from Sravasti Abbey offer a weekly meditation and Dharma discussion course drawn from the book, An Open-hearted Life: Transformative Methods for Compassionate Living from a Clinical Psychologist and a Buddhist Nun. The course is practical, the group is welcoming, and the discussion is lively. Drop-ins welcomed. Books are available, but not necessary to join in. There is no charge and donations…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Monday, May 22
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Ven. Jigme & Ven. Samten

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

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