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April 2019

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche’s Teachings in Seattle!

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche  is one of the four Eminences of the Drikung Kagyu lineage. His incarnations originated from the Siddha Gar Chodingpa, the heart son of Drikung Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon. H.E. Garchen Rinpoche will be staying in Seattle for three weeks in a private residence and will be teaching and giving empowerments during the three weekends, starting April 12 through…

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Member Group: Drikung Seattle

Start: Friday, April 26 @ 2:30 pm
End: Sunday, May 12 @ 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Drikung Kagyu
Teacher: H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

April 26 to May 1, Camp Burton, Vashon Island, WA Guiding Teacher: Arinna Weisman Check lotusisters.org for information and registration

In this five-day (or three-day) retreat we come together as a lesbian, bisexual women, transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming community to explore our own minds and hearts through the practice of silent meditation. By cultivating moment to moment awareness, we deepen our connections to ourselves, each other and the truth of our lives, in an environment of love and compassion

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Member Group: Lotus Sisters

Start: Friday, April 26 @ 4:00 pm
End: Wednesday, May 1 @ 12:00 pm

Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Arinna Weisman

Women & Dharma

Join us for a day of dharma in the company of other women, as we explore together our experience as female practitioners in this tradition. About this Event The day will include time in nature, meditation, reflection and in circle together. In this series, started in 2018, we will gather twice yearly, finding nourishment, by sharing our journey with one…

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Member Group: Mount Adams Zen Buddhist Temple

Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tradition: Vajrayana (Tibetan Buddhism)
Teacher: Kaye Jones

NVC Workshops Led by Kathleen Macferran

NVC Workshops Led by Kathleen Macferran Kathleen Macferran, whose January workshops in Nonviolent Communication, at Chobo-Ji met with immense interest and enthusiasm, returns to Chobo-Ji at the end of this month to lead two more workshops. Sangha members and attenders are strongly urged to participate in either, or even better, both. Kathleen is a Certified Trainer with the Center for…

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Member Group: Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji

Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Zen Buddhist
Teacher: Genjo Marinello

NVC Workshops Led by Kathleen Macferran

NVC Workshops Led by Kathleen Macferran Kathleen Macferran, whose January workshops in Nonviolent Communication, at Chobo-Ji met with immense interest and enthusiasm, returns to Chobo-Ji at the end of this month to lead two more workshops. Sangha members and attenders are strongly urged to participate in either, or even better, both. Kathleen is a Certified Trainer with the Center for…

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Member Group: Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji

Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Zen Buddhist
Teacher: Genjo Marinello

Refuge Ceremony – H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya

Sunday, April 28, 11:15 am, Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room There is no fee for the Refuge Ceremony, but instructions on making offerings to the Shrine, Lama and attendants will be shared with those who sign up for Refuge. Taking refuge is the first step on the Buddhist path to enlightenment.  Refuge is a ceremony during which a person formally…

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Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya

3rd Parinirvana Anniversary Guru Puja Memorial

Please come to this important memorial of His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang’s parinirvana. You are welcome to bring tsok, flowers, incense or monetary offerings. You are also welcome to make offerings to the Buddha, the lamas doing prayers and in memory of H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche.    April 29 is the anniversary of the parinirvana according to the Western calendar.…

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Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

Date: Monday, April 29
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

May 2019

The Path of Human Awakening

Pictured here is the retreat teacher Joseph Kappel, then Bhikkhu Pabhakaro in1979 with Ajahn Chah at IMS in Barre, MA. On this retreat Joseph extends the invitation to co-create an environment that allows us to recognize the potential within ourselves, and perhaps ask, “What brings me here and what am I looking for”? I have found that when I listen acutely,…

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Member Group: Seattle Friends of the Dhamma-SeaFoD

Start: Wednesday, May 1 @ 5:00 pm
End: Monday, May 6 @ 10:00 am
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Tradition: Theravada
Teacher: Joseph Kappel

2019 Grand Tara Drupchen in Portland, OR

A Rare Public Event This Grand Tara Drupchen is a rare opportunity to participate in a large Buddhist practice and ceremony in order to help increase personal well-being while contributing to world peace. This will be a great opportunity to experience first-hand the power of one’s own love, compassion, and wisdom as well as what happens when like-minded individuals join…

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Member Group: Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland

Start: Friday, May 3 @ 10:00 am
End: Sunday, May 5 @ 6:00 pm
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Tradition: Nyingma, Longchen Nyingthik
Teacher: Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

Climate Change Discussion Forum

As a follow up to Tim Geil’s April Climate Change related dharma talk, SIMS will be holding a Discussion Forum to allow for interested sangha members to share reflections on meeting climate change challenges in our daily lives through the lens of our Buddhist practice and Buddhist principles. Questions discussed may include for example… How do we balance caring for…

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Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Teacher: Lauren Wilson, Ken Yasuhara, Iris Antman

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