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April 2018

Introductory Meditation Class Series (6-weeks)

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 of life with increasing balance and equanimity. This balanced awareness, grounded in…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Start: Monday, April 9 @ 7:00 pm
End: Saturday, May 19 @ 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tim Geil

Green Tara Empowerment bestowed by H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya

Translator: Dagmo Chimey Sakya Date:  Thursday, April 26, 2018 Time: 7:30 pm Location: Shrine Room Suggested contribution: Public $35,  Members $25 Prerequisite: One must not eat any meat, eggs, garlic, or consume alcohol on the day of the initiation.  One must also be celibate on that day. As the embodiment of the Great Wisdom Mother, Green Tara is the Savior…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

Date: Thursday, April 26
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya

The World Is On Fire: A Buddhist’s Perspective On Anger

The Buddha said “the world is on fire” – burning with greed, hatred, and delusion. He also offered a perspective on anger that includes practices that have the capacity to transform anger into strength of heart and clarity of mind – and offer protection from being consumed by the flames of this powerful state of mind. This vipassana retreat will…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Brahma Vihara Foundation

Start: Friday, April 27
End: Monday, April 30

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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: DaeJa Napier

Dzogchen Buddha Path Tara Drupchen

The Grand Blessing Ceremony of the 10,000 Offerings to the 21 Noble Taras The 2018 Dzogchen Buddha Path Tara Drupchen will commence at 10 AM on Friday, April 27, 2018 and conclude at 6 PM on Sunday, April 29, 2018. (Participants may attend one or more days.) This three-day public event will be held at the Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association’s…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland

Start: Friday, April 27
End: Sunday, April 29

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Tradition: Nyingma
Teacher: H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

Kindness Retreat

A Weekend Retreat to Cultivate Kindness with the Ven. Thubten Jigme and Ven. Tenzin Tsepal When His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, “My religion is kindness,” what does he really mean? Come explore kindness with Ven. Jigme, Ven. Tsepal, and the Sravasti Abbey community to see how we can bring more happiness into our lives. An excellent retreat for beginners…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Start: Friday, April 27 @ 5:00 pm
End: Sunday, April 29 @ 2:00 pm

What Buddhist Recovery Has To Offer The World

What Buddhist Recovery Has to offer the World And how we create safer spaces for vulnerable people A talk a by the new President of the Buddhist Recovery Network Meditation, Talk, Q and A Dr Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John M.A (hon.doc) will talk about the success of Buddhist Recovery Programs like Refuge Recovery, Heart of Recovery, 8 Step Recovery and many…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Vancouver Buddhist Center

Date: Friday, April 27
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Ecuyana
Teacher: Vimalasara Aka Valerie Mason-John

Medicine Buddha

Early bird pricing through April 6th! “We practice Medicine Buddha in order to attain mental or physical health or balance, not merely for our own benefit, but for the benefit of others as well.”— Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche As the luminous heart of healing, Medicine Buddha empowers us to turn challenges into inspiration. Our program explores the view of illness…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Portland Shambhala Meditation Center

Start: Friday, April 27 @ 7:30 pm
End: Sunday, April 29 @ 12:00 pm
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Tradition: Shambhala
Teacher: Dr. James Sacamano

Day Retreat – Eight Steps to Recovery – A Spiritual Awakening

With speaker Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John; author of Eight Steps Recovery, and co-founder of Mindfulness Approaches for Addiction. For people in 12-step programs, Refuge Recovery, Eight Step Recovery, SMART Recovery or other Alternative recovery programs for addictive behaviors or substances To register contact EightStepsRecovery@gmail.com with number of people attending.  Suggested Dana is $40 and partial scholarships are available via email, please state…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Northwest Buddhist Recovery

Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Teacher: Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John

A Spiritual Awakening

Eight Steps To recovery  – A Spiritual Awakening This will be a day-long retreat for people in recovery, people who are related to people in recovery, and people working in the addiction field as addiction coaches, facilitators of meetings, and in the mental health field. It will be a day of reflection, meditation inquiry and 8 steps to help us maintain…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Vancouver Buddhist Center

Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Ecuyana
Teacher: Vimalasara Aka Valerie Mason-John

May 2018

Kalachakra Empowerment

The Kalachakra tantra belongs to the Supreme Yoga set of tantras and thus contains the most subtle instructions on the achievement of Buddhahood. This particular initiation of Kalachakra to be bestowed by His Holiness belongs to the Vajramala collection of the great master Abhayakaragupta. The initiation of Kalachakra was first bestowed by Shakyamuni Buddha, manifesting in the deity’s form, upon…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

Start: Tuesday, May 1
End: Wednesday, May 2

Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: H.H. the 42nd Sakya Trizin

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