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October 2018

Natural Bravery

This class meets every Monday night from October 15 through November 12. Increasingly, we seem to live in a culture of fear, amid threats of terrorism, violence, environmental disasters, and distrust in our leaders. Fear and groundlessness are pervasive, but according to Buddhist teacher Gaylon Ferguson, it is the very potency of this fear that makes it such a powerful…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Portland Shambhala Meditation Center

Date: Monday, October 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Shambhala
Teacher: Gaylon Ferguson

NVC as a Spiritual Practice, Part I

This introductory training is designed to enhance our Buddhist spiritual practice by fostering self-awareness  and our ability to be present to others, even in the face of challenges. Empathy, authenticity, deep listening for better understanding, and loving connection are cultivated. These are the essential building blocks for harmonious sangha relationships. The general public is welcome to attend, as well as…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mahamudra Shamatha

Chö Mahamudra Series – A Five-Week Series led by Chöying Khandro Our first Series is devoted to the foundations and the development of single-pointed concentration or cultivation of a calm, clear and focused mind, specifically focusing on the nature of mind according to sutra Mahamudra.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Dakinis Whisper

Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 am - 7:15 am
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Tradition: Vajrayana
Teacher: Choying khandro

November 2018

Introduction to Zen practice

Introduction to Zen Practice If you have ever been curious about Zen Buddhism, please join us for an introduction to Zen practice. This is an informal session offering meditation instruction, guided meditation, and a look at the various forms used in Zen practice. There will be plenty of time for questions. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and you are welcome…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Generous Heart Sangha

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Tradition: Soto Zen
Teacher: Mark Lancaster

December 2018

The Profound View, Meditation, and Conduct of the Great Perfection

Based on the wisdom teachings of Nyala Changchub Dorje, Buddhist teacher Joe Evans (Pawo Zangpo) will guide us through a traditional Tibetan practice for discovering our Buddha Nature through meditation, reflection, and teaching on the heart-words of an enlightened Tibetan Buddhist master.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Living Bodhicitta

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tradition: Nyingma
Teacher: Joe Evans

January 2019

Fundamentals of Zen Workshop

The Fundamentals of Zen workshop will give you detailed information about how to practice with the body, breath and mind, and introduce you to other practice forms such as chanting, walking meditation and bowing. There is ample opportunity to ask questions and try different techniques. All kinds of body types and physical conditions can access this ancient tradition of meditation.…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Blue Heron Zen Community

Date: Sunday, January 6
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tradition: Zen

Intro to Zen

Bring your curiosity, your questions, and a friend, and join us for our free Intro to Zen class this Sunday, January 13, 2019 on Vashon Island. Whether you’re a regular attender or you’ve never been into our Zendo; whether you’re a long-time Buddhist practitioner or a Buddhist skeptic; whether you meditate frequently or you’ve never meditated before; whether you’re wearing…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Puget Sound Zen Center

Date: Sunday, January 13
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Tradition: Zen
Teacher: Koshin Cain and Elizabeth Fitterer

Establishing a Daily Buddhist Practice

In this workshop we will work with establishing a daily practice that is effective, liberating, and empowering. As a basis for our exploration we will be using the short ngondro practice written by the 19th century master Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo along with the commentary written by Patrul Rinpoche.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Living Bodhicitta

Date: Sunday, January 13
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tradition: Mahayana
Teacher: Pawo Zangpo

February 2019

5-Week Online Series – Dakinis Subtle Body Training

5 Thursdays, starting on Feb 14th Open to All Physical Levels Dakinis Subtle Body Training (DSBT) is a transformative spiritual journey that weaves together tantric techniques of subtle body-oriented practices, as well as chanting, meditation, and pranayama practices with advanced Tantric theory. Each class invites you to be empowered by and embody one of the dakini deities who has been celebrated in the Tibetan tradition as…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Dakinis Whisper

Date: Thursday, February 14
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: Choying Khandro

Creating an Internal Ethical Compass: A Meditative Exploration of Skillful Clinical Boundaries

Ideally, mental health professionals set aside our needs in the interest of our clients; however, because therapeutic relationships are intimate human interactions, our personal needs inevitably enter our work. How do we discern when we are at risk to cross the line? How do we work with the personal needs that are propelling these potential transgressions? How do we find…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Pine Street Sangha

Date: Friday, February 15
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Judy Butler, LPC

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