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June 2019

Camping Retreat on The Way of the Bodhisattva

Join George Draffan, Damien Abel and Joe Evans for four days of study and meditation on Shantideva’s classic text The Way of the Bodhisattva. We’ll also be teaching and practicing taiji-qigong, a gentle movement and breathing exercise accessible to people in all conditions. One of the great teachers of the way of the bodhisattva, Dza Patrul Rinpoche, spent his life…

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Member Group: George

Start: Friday, June 21
End: Monday, June 24

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Learn to Meditate Workshop

“Meditation teaches us how to relate to life directly, so we can truly experience the present moment, free from conceptual overlay.”           – Pema Chodron Ideal for anyone wanting an introduction to meditation, as well as those wanting to refresh their practice.  Based on the national bestseller Turning the Mind into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, this workshop presents how…

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Member Group: Portland Shambhala Meditation Center

Date: Saturday, June 22
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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All-Encompassing Aspirations  of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra

All-Encompassing Aspirations  of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra Teaching by Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim   We welcome Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim from Nalanda Institute in Olympia for this special two part teaching on the “King of Prayers.”   Saturday, June 22, 2019 10am to Noon and 1:30 to 3:30 pm Sakya Monastery Shrine Room   Suggested Donation for both talks: Members: $35, Non-Members $50 ($20…

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Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

Date: Saturday, June 22
Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Freeing the Mind

Freeing the Mind  While mindfulness can be practiced quite well without Buddhism, Buddhism cannot be practiced without mindfulness. In its Buddhist context, mindfulness meditation has three overarching purposes: knowing the mind; training the mind; and freeing the mind. This class invites beginner and advanced meditators to find a little more freedom in their lives. Led by Rev. August Jensen Noon-…

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Member Group: Mount Adams Zen Buddhist Temple

Date: Saturday, June 22
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Exploring the Nature of Mind Heart Advice on the Path of Awakening

True freedom of mind is something we can discover through the practice of meditation. In Tibetan Buddhism, the most direct and powerful way to experience this inner freedom is by exploring the nature of awareness, a journey that puts us in touch with the source of equanimity, wisdom, and compassion that we can access anytime and anywhere. In this afternoon…

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Member Group: Tergar Meditation Community of Oregon

Date: Monday, June 24
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Dying Every Day Meditation, Transformation, and the Bardos With Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

For many Tibetans, the bardos mark the stages from death to rebirth, but they can also be understood as an inner journey of the mind, marking the “in-between” periods in our own process of becoming more fully who we truly are. When we feel threatened by change, we try to hold things in place, refusing to let old patterns die. Opening ourselves…

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Member Group: Tergar Meditation Community of Oregon

Date: Tuesday, June 25

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Community Nyinthun: All Practices Welcome

Join us for this full day meditation retreat which brings together practitioners of the hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana practice paths!   Practitioners of all levels are warmly invited to attend, and we have NEW Half or full day options! Please register below. Full day meditation retreats, called ‘Nyinthuns’ in the Shambhala tradition, are a rich opportunity to deepen your practice within…

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Member Group: Portland Shambhala Meditation Center

Date: Sunday, June 30
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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July 2019

Annual Vajrasattva Retreat

The retreat is with His Eminence, Lingtrul Rinpoche.  Vajrasattva practice is a very authentic Tibetan Buddhist ritual. It purifies all negativities and benefits others. This particular practice was revealed by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje,  It is called A Chariot of Great Merit, The Essence of All Mandalas, The Sadhana of Offering to the Lama with Activity Practices to…

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Member Group: Kathok Centre

Start: Monday, July 1
End: Sunday, July 7

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Nitartha Summer Institute 2019

Nitartha Summer Institute 2019 “Deepen Your Meditation, Enrich Your view” with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen July 5 – August 3, 2019 Deepen Your Meditation, Enrich Your view: A new Unified Program In 2019, study and meditation will be joined at the Summer Institute! All students will receive Mahamudra meditation instruction and a significant portion of each…

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Member Group: Nitartha Institute

Start: Friday, July 5
End: Saturday, August 3

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Spuds Open House

Come join us at Wayward Coffeehouse in Ravenna for an open house/meet & greet with the Seattle Pragmatic Dharma Society!

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Member Group: Seattle Pragmatic Dharma Society

Date: Friday, July 5
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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