What's Happening

Khenpo Kartin in Portland & Trout Lake

Dechen Shingdrub with Ven. Khenpo Karten September 9-11 at at the NWTCA Bodkhang in Portland OR September 15-17 at the Mt Adams Zen Buddhist Temple in Trout Lake WA

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Buddhist Recovery Summit

There is addiction to indulgence of sense-pleasures, which is low, coarse, the way of ordinary people, unworthy, and unprofitable; and there is addiction to self-mortification, which is painful, unworthy, and unprofitable. Avoiding both these extremes, the Tathagata (The Perfect One) has realized the Middle Path; it gives vision, gives knowledge, and leads to calm, to insight, to enlightenment and to Nibbana.

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Dream Yoga with Chamtrul Rinpoche

Tibetan Dream Yoga is the original form of lucid dreaming documented for at least 1,000 years. Also known as Milam – the yoga of the dream state – it’s a suite of advanced tantric techniques. Just like our Westernized understanding of lucid dreams, the initial aim is to awaken the consciousness in the dream state. In the Tibetan tradition, dream yoga is also used to practice Bodhicitta and develop wisdom.

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Sakya Monastery continues its Dharma classes for children and teens

The goal of the Children’s Dharma School is to introduce and explore age appropriate Buddhist concepts and principles, using creative and varied modalities. The Teen’s Dharma School studies the teachings of the Buddha, and weaving them together with curriculum from the Project Happiness Foundation, teens will learn how to incorporate the principles of the Buddha’s teachings into their daily lives.

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Northwest Dharma Blog: What’s New

Northwest Dharma Association is a unique regional association of Buddhist groups and practitioners. Our mission: to support Buddhist teachings, practice, and community in the Northwest. We invite you to participate in any of the Buddhist community events coming up soon. There are many posted in the NWDA Calendar. Do you aspire to to serve the community? NWDA has opportunities for…

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NWDA is in the latest issue of Tricycle Magazine!

“Since 1989, Northwest Dharma Association has fulfilled a unique role in the region’s Buddhist community, improving connections and communication among Buddhist groups…” Read the article here.

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Inclusive Communities

NWDA board member Polly Trout recently wrote about her Patacara Community Services’ current focus on offering supportive services to unhoused neighbors: “Camp Second Chance is growing and thriving! We now have 55 residents, and our first tiny house is up! We have electricity and a potable water cistern. A grey-water catchment tank and sinks go in this week. We are…

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Buddhist Recovery Summit 2017

NWDA and the Buddhist Recovery Network are bringing leaders together in October. Learn more and support at the Buddhist Recovery Summit website.

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Community Gardens in South Seattle

Readers of the Northwest Dharma News may remember Chua Duoc Su in south Seattle as the host temple for Buddha Day celebrations in 2016. Now there’s a community vegetable garden proposed for the empty lot next door (6918 42nd Ave South), with the cooperation of the temple and of neighbors. Contact Chris Morley at farm.frontenac@gmail.com.

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Celebrating the Sangha

The Northwest Buddhist community includes traditional temples, modern practice and study groups, and creative applications of Buddhist perspectives by health professionals, teachers, and social activists. On November 11th, NWDA will invites you to share a day of connecting and celebrating at Nalanda West in Seattle. We’ll get to know each other in large and small group discussion, strengthening our individual…

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