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February 2020

Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a day of sitting and walking meditation in the vipassana tradition. 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, February 22
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tim Geil

Dzogchen Buddha Path Losar Retreat

Join Lama Carrie Ure for an eight-day retreat at the beautiful Menucha Retreat Center in the Columbia River Gorge. The retreat will focus on daily group practice, quiet contemplation and dharma discussion with a focus on purification and setting aspirations for the Tibetan New Year.  The setting is serene and quiet, with a labyrinth, hikes and views of Crown Point and the Gorge. The food is excellent with accommodation for vegetarian diets. Lama Carrie is an authorized lama in the Dzogchen Buddha Path lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. She has studied closely for many years with her root teacher, Tibetan meditation…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland

Start: Saturday, February 22 @ 1:00 pm
End: Sunday, March 1 @ 1:00 pm
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Tradition: Nyingma
Teacher: Lama Carrie Ure

March 2020

Weekend Retreat with Venerable Pannavati

This Retreat is being held on Saturday, 3/7/2020 and 3/8/2020 and you can register for either/and/or both days. Each day of this retreat begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:30 PM. Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. A black, female Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions with Vajrayana empowerments and transmission from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemakers, she is both contemplative and empowered for compassionate service. An international teacher, she advocates on behalf of disempowered women and youth globally, and insists on equality and…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, March 7
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Teacher: Venerable Pannavati

Women’s Retreat Sangha

For experienced yogis only, women who’ve attended 2 retreats with DaeJa. To apply, please contact DaeJa directly.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Brahma Vihara Foundation

Start: Saturday, March 21 @ 8:00 am
End: Friday, March 27 @ 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: DaeJa Napier

April 2020

A Heart that Resonates

Can the qualities of friendliness, care, courage, joy and balance create the right conditions for the deepening of wisdom? Or are they simply beautiful expressions of it? Or both? While silently sitting and walking with meditative presence, and with guidance from the teachers, we can open more fully to the life both around us and inside of us. Through the quality of this connection, we can discover for ourselves how living with a sense of fullness and engagement might be possible. This retreat is open to all.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Bellingham Insight Meditation Society

Start: Saturday, April 4 @ 5:00 pm
End: Friday, April 10 @ 12:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Pascal AuClair & Alexis Santos

Weekend Retreat w/ Narayan Helen Liebenson

This non-residential retreat is held on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, 2020, beginning at 9:00 AM and goes until 4:30 PM. You can attend on Saturday and/or Sunday. Narayan Helen Liebenson is a guiding teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (www.cimc.info), where she has taught since 1985. She is the author of When Singing, Just Sing: Life As Meditation.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, April 18
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Teacher: Narayan Helen Liebenson

Metta: A Saving Grace in Troubled Times

The practice of metta is a journey to the center of the heart. Whether cultivating metta in daily life or in retreat, metta offers protection from being caught in an adversarial view of life. Likened to a soft rain, it relaxes the painful grip of fear and ill will. As a result, metta engenders greater trust in ourselves and others, increasing our ability to support the greater good that exists in each moment. The Buddha taught metta or lovingkindness as a complimentary practice to Insight Meditation (Vipassana).  Working together, they serve to awaken powerful healing energies that brighten and lift the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Brahma Vihara Foundation

Start: Friday, April 24 @ 8:00 am
End: Monday, April 27 @ 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: DaeJa Napier

May 2020

Metta-Vipassana Meditation Retreat w/ Sayadaw U Indaka and Kate Dresher

May 8 – 18, 2020 Trout Lake Abbey Trout Lake, Washington Join us for a 5- or 10-day intensive retreat to deepen in the practices of Metta (Lovingkindness) and Vipassana (Insight) meditation in the beautiful and serene surrounds of Trout Lake Abbey and Mt Adams Zen Buddhist Temple. Metta practice is a way of working with fear and anger, developing inner tranquility, and understanding inter-connectedness. Through this practice, we come to know the heart’s boundless nature and increasingly recognize our essential wholeness and capacities to love and embody kindness. Metta softens our hearts and is a valuable base for vipassana…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Mount Adams Zen Buddhist Temple

Start: Friday, May 8 @ 3:00 pm
End: Monday, May 18 @ 3:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Sayadaw U Indaka & Kate Dresher

Weekend Retreat w/ Zoketsu Norman Fischer

This non-residential retreat is being held at Bastyr University on Saturday and Sunday, May 16th and 17th, 2020. Attendees may register for Saturday and/or Sunday. There will also be a Dharma Talk by Norman on Friday, May 15th at SIMS. 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 a senior dharma teacher. In 2000 he founded the Everyday Zen Foundation, a network of Zen (and other)…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, May 16
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Teacher: Zoketsu Norman Fischer

June 2020

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Register here: https://jetsunma.bpt.me How do we transform difficult situations that we experience in our daily lives into opportunities for inner growth? Developing an understanding of our mind – what leads to happiness or suffering – is key to a peaceful life and a liberated heart. With stories and instructions, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo distills the essence of ancient Buddhist teachings, making them relevant for life in today’s world. Schedule – Doors open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Teachings begin at 10am sharp. Please give yourself plenty of time to arrive, check in at the registration desk, and take a…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Dharma Friendship Foundation

Start: Saturday, June 6 @ 10:00 am
End: Sunday, June 7 @ 4:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan, non-sectarian
Teacher: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

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