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August 2018

Join us for a Learn to Meditate workshop!

with Misha Drlikova Learn practical instructions for developing a strong meditation practice: good sitting posture, how to relate with the breath as the object of meditation, what to do when thoughts come up, and how to start a regular home meditation practice. Ideal for anyone wanting an introduction to meditation, as well as those wanting to refresh their practice. All are…

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Member Group: Portland Shambhala Meditation Center

Date: Saturday, August 4
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tradition: Shambhala
Teacher: Misha Drlikova

Organic Living

Dave and Emily Martin will help us explore being householders, parents, Buddhists, and environmentally aware.  They will help us explore the choice for life quality and life choices in their professional and personal practices.  No one will be refused for lack of funds.

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Member Group: Mount Adams Zen Buddhist Temple

Date: Saturday, August 11
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Tradition: Thien/Chan/Zen
Teacher: Dave & Emily Martin

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

This first course in the The Basic Goodness Series asks the question, “Who am I?” and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha-nature, and the confidence of warriorship. We practice contemplative investigations of the self, based on the foundations of mindfulness. (Recommended preparation: Meditation in Everyday Life or…

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Member Group: Portland Shambhala Meditation Center

Date: Wednesday, August 15
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Shambhala
Teacher: Rayna Jacobson

September 2018

Roots of Buddhism Class

September 10 – October 8, Havurah Five Monday evenings from 7-9pm. September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8. Teacher: Koshin Cain Class is limited to 20 participants, Please register early. $150 non-members, $125 members In the class we’ll study 16 ancient Buddhist texts.  I hope by the end of the series you will have An appreciation for what the Buddha himself taught, and what concepts and…

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Member Group: Puget Sound Zen Center

Start: Monday, September 10 @ 7:00 pm
End: Monday, October 8 @ 7:00 pm
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Tradition: Rinzai Zen
Teacher: Koshin Chris Cain

Beginning Tibetan Language

UPDATE: The class is now full. We are pleased to announce a new first year Tibetan Language Series beginning on Wednesday, September 26 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Eric Dulberg will be teaching the classes, which will be held on Wednesdays at the Monastery, in the absence of other Monastery events.  Please RSVP with the office (monastery@sakya.org) if you are…

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Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

Date: Wednesday, September 26
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Teacher: Eric Dulberg

October 2018

Introductory Meditation Class Series (6-Week Class on Monday Evenings)

Six-week class series on Monday evenings from October 1 through November 5, 2018 About Insight Meditation 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…

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Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Start: Monday, October 1 @ 7:00 pm
End: Monday, November 5 @ 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tim Geil

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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Member Group: Portland Shambhala Meditation Center

Date: Monday, October 15
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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Member Group: Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji

Date: Saturday, October 27
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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Member Group: Dakinis Whisper

Date: Sunday, October 28
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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Member Group: Generous Heart Sangha

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

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