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March 2019

Spring Sesshin

Our first week-long sesshin of 2019 is coming soon. Please help us get an accurate count by sending a $75 deposit and application soon to guarantee a reserved spot. Please drop it by, email or mail it. The cost of sesshin is $250 (less dues for this month, for Chobo-Ji members). Sesshin will begin Friday evening, March 22, 5:30 p.m., with informal…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji

Start: Friday, March 22
End: Friday, March 29

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Tradition: Rinzai Zen
Teacher: Genjo Marinello

Weekend (Non-Residential Retreat) w/ Venerable Pannavati

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…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

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

April 2019

Finding the Heart of Wisdom

This eight-day retreat will weave together a range of different insight meditation techniques to both strengthen the heart and open the mind. Building on a foundation of mindfulness and insight practice, we will cultivate the heart qualities of kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity, so that we can respond more wisely and compassionately to whatever life brings us. Each day, there…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Bellingham Insight Meditation Society

Start: Saturday, April 13 @ 5:00 pm
End: Saturday, April 20 @ 12:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Jill Shepherd & DaRa Williams

Spring Sesshin – Exploring the Paramitas

Recharge your practice at this formal retreat in the Rinzai tradition. There will be seated and walking meditation, chanting, dharma talks, silent walks through the woods, and optional interviews with teachers Abbot, Koshin Chris Cain and Genko Kathy Blackman. More info and registration at here.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Puget Sound Zen Center

Start: Tuesday, April 16 @ 4:00 pm
End: Sunday, April 21 @ 4:00 pm
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Tradition: Zen
Teacher: Koshin Cain and Genko Kathy Blackman

May 2019

The Path of Human Awakening

Pictured here is the retreat teacher Joseph Kappel, then Bhikkhu Pabhakaro in1979 with Ajahn Chah at IMS in Barre, MA. On this retreat Joseph extends the invitation to co-create an environment that allows us to recognize the potential within ourselves, and perhaps ask, “What brings me here and what am I looking for”? I have found that when I listen acutely,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Friends of the Dhamma-SeaFoD

Start: Wednesday, May 1 @ 5:00 pm
End: Monday, May 6 @ 10:00 am
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Tradition: Theravada
Teacher: Joseph Kappel

Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a day of sitting and walking meditation in the Vipassana tradition.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tim Geil

June 2019

Daylong Retreat w/ Tina Rasmussen & Stephen Snyder

In concentration and serenity (samatha) meditation, we return our awareness to one object of meditation to the exclusion of everything else, thereby collecting and unifying the mind stream. Samatha meditation “builds the muscle” of concentration, enabling us to turn away from the pull of our busy mind—and our electronics—and settle into the serenity of our deeper nature. The practice also…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, June 8
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder

July 2019

Nitartha Summer Institute 2019

Nitartha Summer Institute 2019 “Deepen Your Meditation, Enrich Your view” with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen July 5 – August 3, 2019 Deepen Your Meditation, Enrich Your view: A new Unified Program In 2019, study and meditation will be joined at the Summer Institute! All students will receive Mahamudra meditation instruction and a significant portion of each…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nitartha Institute

Start: Friday, July 5
End: Saturday, August 3

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Teacher: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Non-Residential Weekend Retreat: Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of ten…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Start: Saturday, July 20 @ 9:00 am
End: Sunday, July 21 @ 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Sharon Salzberg

September 2019

The Way of the Bodhisattva Retreat

In this retreat, led by Damien Abel and Joe Evans, we will study the six paramitas as they are laid out in the Way of the Bodhisattva.   The six paramitas are the essence of the Mahayana vehicle.   The six paramitas are: Generosity Ethics Patience Discipline Meditative concentration Wisdom

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Vajra Body Vajra Mind

Date: Friday, September 6
Time: 6:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Damien Abel and Joe Evans

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