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November 2017

Book Club with Jeff Schoening

Jeff Schoening will lead interested students in reading and understanding the book After Buddhism : rethinking the dharma for a secular age, by Stephen Batchelor. “Drawing on insights gleaned during decades of intensive practice, study, and writing, Batchelor’s essays demonstrate conclusively how the ancient texts of Buddhism speak directly to the needs of contemporary people living active, engaged lives in…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Date: Wednesday, November 29
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Teacher: Jeffrey Schoening (Upasaka)

December 2017

3-Day Retreat w/ Phillip Moffitt & Dana DePalma: Awakening Through the Nine Bodies

Dana DePalma will be co-teaching with Philip.  Dana has been studying the Nine Bodies intensively with Phillip for a number of years.  She was the co-teacher at last year’s Spirit Rock three day non-residential retreat on this topic. Attendance Requirements: The exploration in this retreat builds on the prior day’s teachings. Students must attend either Friday during the day or Friday…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Start: Friday, December 1 @ 10:00 am
End: Sunday, December 3 @ 4:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Phillip Moffitt & Dana DePalma

Dharma Talk with Phillip Moffitt: Awakening Through the Nine Bodies: An Introduction

Dana DePalma will be co-teaching with Philip.  Dana has been studying the Nine Bodies intensively with Phillip for a number of  years.  She was the co-teacher at last year’s Spirit Rock three day non-residential retreat on this topic. This dharma talk and the three-day nonresidential retreat (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) coincides with the publication of Phillip Moffitt’s book on this…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, December 1
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Phillip Moffitt

Achi Empowerment

Achi Chokyi Drolma is the emanation of Vajra Yogini who is the embodiment of the wisdom and compassion of all the Buddhas. Achi vowed to protect the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners, removing inner and outer obstacles to practice and laying the groundwork for circumstances best suited to our progress along the path.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Drikung Seattle

Date: Friday, December 1
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tradition: Drikung Kagyu
Teacher: Drupon Rinchen Dorjee

Calm Abiding and Mahamudra Instruction and Teachings

Calm abiding meditation is a method for bringing  peace and stillness to our minds through mindfulness and awareness. This type of meditation provides a foundation for all other meditation practice, regardless of religion or spiritual tradition.  Mahamudra teachings point out the direct nature of the mind that is the basis of the entire universe and beings within it.  The program…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Drikung Seattle

Start: Saturday, December 2 @ 10:00 am
End: Sunday, December 3 @ 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Drikung Kagyu
Teacher: Drupon Rinchen Dorjee

Annual Holiday Sale

Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism will host its annual holiday sale on Sunday, December 3rd from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Its cultural hall will be transformed into a marketplace of Tibetan vendors and Himalayan handicrafts.  Items for sale will include statues, prayer flags, incense, art prints, books, music, prayer beads, jewelry, Himalayan art calendars, clothing and more. At 12:00…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Date: Sunday, December 3
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sharing the Dharma

We are pleased to announce a very special series of teachings with Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho (Dagmola) Sakya. Dagmola has had many roles throughout her lifetime:  wife of our founding Lama, His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Chang, mother, grandmother, and as one of the few female Buddhist lamas she is considered a spiritual mother by students all over the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Date: Sunday, December 3
Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya

Metta: Calming the Aching Heart: Daylong Retreat in Portland

This daylong retreat will offer an environment of peace and quiet that will include guidance and support in the practice of metta. Metta or lovingkindness practice strengthens the mind and softens the heart. Here, on the verge of the Holiday Season – we are already overwhelmed by the stress associated with the uncertainty and fear that is current in our…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Brahma Vihara Foundation

Date: Saturday, December 9

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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: DaeJa Napier

A Weekend of Radical Dharma with Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Called “the most intriguing African-American Buddhist” by Library Journal, Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei, is an author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer and founder of Center for Transformative Change. She has been bridging the worlds of personal transformation and justice since the publication of her critically-acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace. Her…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Mindfulness Community of Puget Sound

Start: Friday, December 15 @ 6:00 pm
End: Sunday, December 17 @ 12:30 pm
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Tradition: Zen

Vajrasattva Initiation

Bestowed by H.E. Khondung Asanga Vajra Sakya The practice of Vajrasattva (Dorje Sempa) is for the purification of one’s karma created through the body, speech and mind.  The practice purifies and mends broken commitments, especially the Vajrayana vows. Saturday,  December 16 Time: 10:00 – 11:15 am Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room Suggested contribution: Members $55, Non-Members $75 Prerequisite: One should…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: H.E. Khondung Asanga Vajra Sakya

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