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September 2017

Introductory Meditation Class Series

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, September 18 @ 7:00 pm
End: Monday, October 23 @ 9:00 pm

Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tuere Sala

Dharma Talk with Zoketsu Norman Fischer: The Buddha’s Teachings on Friendship

We will explore, for our time and place, the Buddha’s teachings on community, friendship, anger and right speech. Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a Zen priest and abbot, a husband, father, and a poet, a teacher with wide-ranging interests and passions. Norman retired as abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center in 2000. He continues his involvement with the Center as…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, September 22
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Zogetsu Norman Fischer

Weekend Retreat w/ Zoketsu Norman Fischer: The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony

Each day of this retreat begins at 9:00am and ends at 4:30pm. Using material from the book of translations of the same title by Bhikku Bodhi (Wisdom Publications), we will explore, for our time and place, the Buddha’s teachings on community, friendship, anger, and right speech. Our goal is to bring the teachings to practical, everyday matters: How do we…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Start: Saturday, September 23 @ 9:00 am
End: Sunday, September 24 @ 4:30 pm
Event Type: ,

Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Zoketsu Norman Fischer

Buddhist Paths: Women’s Choices

Fifth Annual Women in Buddhism Conference presented by the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple September 23, 2017 – 9:30-3:30 A day devoted to understanding the place of Buddhism in our everyday lives – Buddhist Paths: Women’s Choices with featured speakers Rev. Carol Himaka, Resident Minister Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church on The 35th Vow of Dharmakara/Amida Buddha and its meaning to…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple

Date: Saturday, September 23
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Tradition: True Pure Land
Teacher: Master Shinran

Sandpoint, ID: Gardenia Center Sunday Service

Ven. Thubten Chodron will give her annual Sunday Service talk at the Gardenia Center in Sandpoint, Idaho. The topic is always relevant as Ven. Chodron responds spontaneously to the issues of the day. The Gardenia Center is a welcoming, non-denominational spiritual community, and all are invited to attend.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Sunday, September 24
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Ven. Thubten Chodron

Spokane UU: Buddhist Meditation

Nuns from Sravasti Abbey offer a weekly meditation and Dharma discussion course drawn from the book, Working with Anger. The course is practical, the group is welcoming, and the discussion is lively. Drop-ins welcomed. Books are available, but not necessary to join in. There is no charge and donations are welcomed.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Monday, September 25
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tradition: Tibetan

Newport, WA: Developing Compassion

Classes on Compassion Come to Newport “Developing a Compassionate Open-Hearted Life” A 4-Week series with Ven. Thubten Semkye and Ven Tenzin Tsepal Buddhist Nuns from Sravasti Abbey Mondays September 11 – October 2, 6:30-8:00 pm Come for one class or come for all. Drop ins welcomed. We hear we should be compassionate people, but we’re not sure what compassion actually…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Monday, September 25
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Ven. Thubten Semkye and Ven. Tenzin Tsepal

2017 Seattle Walk to Feed the Hungry

Buddhist Global Relief supports projects around the world focussed on feeding the hungry, providing education for young people, enhancing women’s livelihoods, and improving agricultural practices. We will be meeting on Saturday September 30th to learn about recent projects, raise money for BGR, and spread the word about our work.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Buddhist Global Relief

Date: Saturday, September 30
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

October 2017

Buddha of Compassion Fire Ceremony

Announcing 28 Days of Sacred Ceremony (One Ceremony Each Day, October 1-28, 2017) It is with great joy that the Drukpa Mila Center of Salem, Oregon announces the upcoming 28 Buddha of Compassion Fire Ceremonies. This month-long event will complete the aspiration of Venerable Khenpo Karma Namgyel Rinpoche of Bhutan to offer 108 fire ceremonies in the U.S. and Canada.…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Drukpa Mila Center (Salem)

Start: Sunday, October 1 @ 10:00 am
End: Saturday, October 28 @ 2:00 pm

Spokane UU: Buddhist Meditation

Nuns from Sravasti Abbey offer a weekly meditation and Dharma discussion course drawn from the book, Working with Anger. The course is practical, the group is welcoming, and the discussion is lively. Drop-ins welcomed. Books are available, but not necessary to join in. There is no charge and donations are welcomed.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Monday, October 2
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tradition: Tibetan

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