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June 2020

Online Weekend Retreat: The Nine Bodies of Consciousness

Awakening is an embodied experience that is supported through moment to moment awareness. The Nine Bodies teachings is an embodying awareness practice that offers a moment to moment tracking and classifying of meditative experiences. As an insight practice, these teachings provide the means to explore ever more subtle levels of consciousness that can strengthen concentration and brighten awareness. The explorations, grounded in the present moment, can lead to a level of stillness that supports greater clarity and understanding into the causes of suffering and the way leading to the end of suffering. The weekend will start by focusing on the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, June 13
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tuere Sala

Mindfulness in Daily Life

Mindfulness in Daily Life — cultivating a heart that’s ready for anything.   During this 3-day retreat at the Mt Adams Zen Buddhist Temple and Trout Lake Abbey, we will use the practices of mindfulness meditation (sitting and walking) and loving-kindness to open fully to our lives. Using the breath to stabilize the mind, we then use the mind’s natural state of openness, wakefulness, and acceptance to become intimate with our current state of suffering. Through meditation, we are developing our capacity to stay with our experiences of pain, rather than trying to fix or eliminate them. We can learn…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Mount Adams Zen Buddhist Temple

Start: Thursday, June 25 @ 2:00 pm
End: Sunday, June 28 @ 2:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Rev. August Jensen

Tantric Deep Dive: A week of empowerments

What are Vajrayana Empowerments, Initiations and Wongkur? Namgyal Rinpoche, our lineage root guru, put it best: In the depth of the psyche lie all possibilities in a state of unrealized potential. In every being there exists the possibility of experiencing transcendental consciousness, which when the student is ready, the Teacher(s) can make accessible to him or her via empowerment, initiation, or wongkur. One should regard Wongkur as an event in which the Lama sows the seed of transcendental consciousness in the depth of the student. The seed will lie in the unconscious until the student brings it to realization in…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Clear Sky Meditation Center

Start: Friday, June 26
End: Friday, July 3

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Tradition: Karma Kagyu, Namgyal Lineage
Teacher: Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat

July 2020

Nitartha’s Summer Institute

Nitartha’s Summer Institute Joins Mahamudra Meditation and Buddhist Studies!    Join us for a month-long program that is divided into three 9-day sessions, which can be taken in-person, online, or both!   Nitartha’s Summer Institute features courses taught by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Mahamudra meditation practice and instruction, and a 9-day silent Mahamudra retreat with Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen.   Our exceptional and highly engaging professors will also teach three levels of study: Mind and Its World, Madhyamaka, and Cittamatra&Buddha Nature. Particular emphasis is given to the practical meaning of these teachings in our lives.   We invite you to join…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nitartha Institute

Start: Friday, July 10
End: Saturday, August 8

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Tradition: Kagyu and Nyingma
Teacher: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

August 2020

Mastering the Sixteen Stages of Insight (Meditation Retreat)

Mastering the Sixteen Stages of Insight Through the Practice of the Foundations of Mindfulness Life is repetitious––we do many things over and over again, often in the same habitual way. The path of insight is about vipassana, literally meaning “looking again and again.” In insight meditation, we look again and again at the arisings within the mind in order to uncover the patterns within. Our minds and bodies are our most precise tools as well as our laboratories. By liberating unconscious patterns, we liberate karma from neurotic repetition. We make way for more wholesome karma–becoming a manifestation of compassion, loving-kindness,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Clear Sky Meditation Center

Start: Friday, August 7
End: Friday, August 21

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Tradition: Karma Kagyu, Namgyal Lineage
Teacher: Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat

October 2020

Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a day of sitting and walking meditation in the vipassana tradition. Please note:  If you are in a current Introductory Meditation Class Series, your class registration includes the Day of Mindfulness, so no additional event donation is suggested. If you have a question about this event or for the teacher, please contact calendar@seattleinsight.org

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 9:00 am
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tuere Sala

November 2020

Guardians of the Heart: A Vipassana & Brahma Vihara Retreat

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. –Buddha– The Vipassana (Insight Meditation) practice invites us to see deeply into the miracle of our own mind and body process. As a result, our life begins to change in ways that guide our responses to ourselves and others. The four Brahma Viharas are the responses of the awakening heart; they are lovingkindness, compassion, appreciative-joy and equanimity. These practices function as guardians of the heart and antidotes for every form of suffering. When cultivated, our whole life begins to flower with wise understanding, compassion,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Brahma Vihara Foundation

Start: Friday, November 6 @ 8:00 am
End: Thursday, November 12 @ 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: DaeJa Napier

December 2020

Sixteen Buddha Body Practice (Meditation Retreat)

xplore the dimensions of inner space. This meditation retreat offers a rare opportunity to engage with the 16 Buddha Body Practice.   Sixteen Buddha Body Practice Getting tired of the routine of daily life? Journey to new lands of the mind. Using self-arising symbology as deepening layers of penetration to open greater and greater mind space doors to journey the far reaches of inner space. This practice is a door to past and future lifetimes. Prerequisites/Preparation: Completion of one million Chenrezi mantras is required preparation. For those who have completed that previously, please also complete 100,000 Vajrasattva mantras. Heritage of…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Clear Sky Meditation Center

Start: Friday, December 4 @ 2:00 pm
End: Friday, December 18 @ 2:00 pm
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Tradition: Namgyal Lineage
Teacher: Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat

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