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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

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, April 10
End: Friday, April 24

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

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

ONLINE: 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, May 9
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: vipassana
Teacher: Keri Pederson

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

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

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

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