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February 2018

Residential Meditation Retreat with Arinna Weisman For Lesbian, Bi, Trans & Queer Community

In this retreat, we come together as a lesbian, bisexual and transgender 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 our lives, in an environment of love and compassion. In this retreat, we come together as a lesbian, bisexual…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Lotus Sisters

Start: Friday, February 16 @ 4:30 pm
End: Wednesday, February 21 @ 12:30 pm
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Tradition: Theravada
Teacher: Arinna Weisman

Meditation Without Pressure – in Portland

Meditation Without Pressure Mondays, Feb 19 – Mar 19, 2018 5336 SE Bush St, Portland, Oregon  97206 We can make friends with our minds and become present to our lives through working with our breath. In meditation, we discover how our conditioned minds work, and thus begin to free ourselves from painful habits of struggle and confusion. This process enables…

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Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Start: Monday, February 19 @ 7:00 pm
End: Monday, March 19 @ 8:30 pm
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Weekend Retreat w/ Rodney Smith

Each day of this retreat begins at 9:00am and ends at 4:30pm. Registration and Donation The suggested event donation is $90 for Saturday and Sunday, or $50 for one day, plus teacher dana. (Dana is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving.) Teacher dana can be offered at the event. Please use your best efforts to pay the suggested…

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Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Start: Saturday, February 24 @ 9:00 am
End: Sunday, February 25 @ 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Rodney Smith

Ruth Ozeki at Seattle Soto Zen

Author and Zen Priest, Ruth Ozeki, will give the talk today. Her highly acclaimed book, A Tale for the Time Being, weaves together themes from Zen and contemporary life, including alienated teens, treasured grandmothers, monastery life and Dogen’s Uji. Ruth is a student of Norman Fischer and often practices with us at the Samish Island Sesshin. We are delighted that we’ve been able to…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Soto Zen

Date: Sunday, February 25
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Tradition: Soto Zen
Teacher: Jeff Kelley

Four Foundations of Mindfulness Workshop

Wednesdays, February 28 – March 21, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Four Wednesday evenings of a meditation practice workshop, with in-class guided meditation exercises that specifically focus on the traditional Buddhist teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (body, feelings, mind and phenomena) in a fresh and contemporary way. When we relate directly to body, feelings, mind, and phenomena with watchfulness…

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Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Start: Wednesday, February 28 @ 7:00 pm
End: Wednesday, March 21 @ 8:30 pm
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March 2018

Kunrik Puja

This Kunrik Puja will be led by Dorje Lopon Khenpo Jampa Tenphel, with participation from Tulku Yeshi and Lama Migmar. The benefit of a Kunrik prayer service is a favorable rebirth (in the human realm for continued Dharma practice) for those who have passed away. For those who are sick, it removes obstacles. The service will include a Sur practice,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

Date: Thursday, March 1
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism

Day of Mindfulness: A day of Insight Meditation Practice

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, March 3
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tuera Sala

Dreaming and Mind

Dreaming and Mind: Buddhism, Neuroscience and Psychology in Conversation Dr. Christof Koch, Dr. Karl Brunnhölzl, Dr. Maxine Anderson and Dr. Don Ross What is “lucid dreaming”? Curious about the meaning of a dream? What happens if you don’t dream at all or you feel you’re dreaming all the time? Are sensations in dreams different than sensations in non-dream states? What’s…

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Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Date: Saturday, March 3
Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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“We Were Always Buddhist:” Caste Emancipation and Sexual Politics in South India

In 1956 anti-caste activist Dr. B.R. Ambedkar called upon his followers in India to convert to Buddhism as the equalitarian religion of the original inhabitants of the subcontinent. Since then, conversion to Buddhism in India has been widely understood as a mode of political dissent, and a means of escape from “untouchability.” In this talk, anthropologist Lucinda Ramberg considers the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: SAMGardnerCenter

Date: Saturday, March 3
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Pilgrimage to Indonesia

March 4, 2018, Sharing the Dharma: Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho Sakya will share amazing stories of her recent pilgrimage to Indonesia, where she visited historical Buddhist temples such as Borobodur, as well as Kalasan temple, where Atisha had a vision of Tara. This brief talk will be live streamed at 11am PST from Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Seattle,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

Date: Sunday, March 4
Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am

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

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