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May 2017

Balancing Mind, Body & Digital Devices

Are We Using Our Digital Devices or Are They Using Us? How often do you intend to take a break from your device, and then find yourself picking it up again? How can we take charge with mindfulness and a sense of balance? In this program, four authors and experts  – Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Dr. David Levy, Julie Jacobs, RPT, Dr. Hilarie Cash– will…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Start: Friday, May 19 @ 7:00 pm
End: Saturday, May 20 @ 5:30 pm
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Tradition: Various
Teacher: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Dr. David Levy, Julie Jacobs, RPT, Dr. Hilarie Cash

Weekend Retreat w/ Anushka Fernandopulle: Taking the Bait

What is the obstacle to being completely free and at ease? In our human life we can find ourselves falling into the same traps over and over. What is going on in these situations and how do we get knocked off balance? Why do our strategies for well-being seem to sometimes backfire? Through practice and reflection, we will explore the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, May 20
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Anushka Fernandopulle

June 2017

Dharma Talk w/ Alexis Santos: The Sila of Thought: How our Thoughts can cause harm

Looking at the attitude of the mind is essential to understanding suffering and its causes. A subtle but meaningful aspect of our experience are the motivations behind our thoughts. A Dhamma reflection will be offered. There will be plenty of time for comments and questions. All are welcome.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Thursday, June 1
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Alexis Santos

Dharma Talk w/ John Mifsud:Clearing the Mind: Tools and Techniques for Increasing Calm Abiding

Clearing the Mind is for both experienced and new meditators. We will explore practical techniques that increase deep relaxation and steady concentration.  Simple, how-to tools will combine with traditional Buddhist teachings to strengthen calm abiding in meditation practice. On Friday night we will explore three specific techniques for calm abiding that attendees can add to their meditation tool kit; namely,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, June 16
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: John Mifsud

Daylong Retreat w/ John Mifsud

Clearing the Mind is for both experienced and new meditators. We will explore practical techniques that increase deep relaxation and steady concentration.  Simple, how-to tools will combine with traditional Buddhist teachings to strengthen calm abiding in meditation practice. Participants are encouraged to attend the entire Friday evening/Saturday event as the teachings will build upon each other. We will investigate The…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, June 17
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: John Mifsud

August 2017

Dharma Talk w/ Willa Thaniya Reid and Jitindriya Loraine Keats: Peace is in Every Breath

Enhancing awareness of the breath and body is a primary way to establish mindfulness in the present moment. It helps us come out of the stress of mental proliferation and we develop the capacity to meet our presently arising experience. As we do this, we begin to recognize how we can either struggle with ‘the way it is’ or be…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Tuesday, August 15
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Willa Thaniya Reid and Jitindriya Loraine Keats

2 Day Non Residential Retreat

The Bellevue Dharma Group is hosting this event. Linda Modaro and Bill Cooper will be co-teaching a non-residential retreat on August 25 and 26. Linda is a teacher from Santa Monica, a friend and mentor of Bill’s. We are happy to have her teach in the Northwest. The location is St Mary’s on the Lake in Bellevue. The setting is…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Bellevue Dharma Group

Start: Friday, August 25 @ 10:00 am
End: Saturday, August 26 @ 4:00 pm
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Tradition: Buddhist
Teacher: Linda Modaro/Bill Cooper

September 2017

Genpo Roshi: The Art of Relaxation

After 45 years of Zen training, Roshi has discovered a new way to teach sitting for total relaxation, which he calls the art of relaxation.  For beginners and advanced students of Big Mind.   Register Here: http://bigmind.org/event/2-day-workshop-new-style-of-meditation-seattle

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Vajra Body Vajra Mind

Date: Wednesday, September 6
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Zen
Teacher: Genpo Roshi

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
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Zoketsu Norman Fischer

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