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May 2017

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

Memorial Day Weekend Retreat

How to See Yourself as You Really Are course with Ven. Thubten Chodron What’s the root of all our problems? We don’t know who we are and how things actually exist. This is the very heart of the Buddha’s teaching. Ven. Thubten Chodron continues teaching from the book, How to See Yourself as You Really Are, by His Holiness the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Start: Friday, May 26 @ 3:00 pm
End: Monday, May 29 @ 2:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Ven. Thubten Chodron

June 2017

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

July 2017

Yuthok Nyingthig Ati Yoga with Dr Nida Chenagtsang

Four Day Urban Retreat with Dr Nida Chenagtsang: Ati Yoga (Tib: Dzogchen), literally meaning the ‘utmost yoga,’ is the pinnacle of Buddhist Vajrayana practice. It is the most simple, direct, and profound path to reveal the primordial wisdom which is one’s basic nature. In this four day practice-centered urban retreat, Dr Nida Chenagtsang offers Ati Yoga instruction according to Tibet’s…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sorig Khang Portland

Start: Thursday, July 13
End: Sunday, July 16

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Tradition: Yuthok Nyingthig, Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism
Teacher: Dr Nida Chenagtsang

August 2017

Day of Mindful Recovery

Come enjoy a day of meditation and fellowship with your peers in recovery, in the quiet of the wooded temple grounds. We will begin and end the retreat with a Buddhist recovery meeting, and explore sitting and walking meditation practice with or without instruction. We will also have a group Dhamma discussion in the afternoon and a session of “mindful…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Northwest Buddhist Recovery

Date: Saturday, August 19
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The two tiger problem

The Two Tiger Problem: A One-day Retreat with Rachel Boughton Roshi in Seattle Sunday August 20, 9:30am to 5:00pm A woman is running from a tiger. She runs through the woods until she gets to the edge of a cliff. The tiger is still behind her, chasing her, so she climbs down a vine. The tiger reaches the top of…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Koan Discussion Group

Date: Sunday, August 20

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Tradition: Zen
Teacher: Rachel Boughton Roshi

Roots of Compassion: A 5-Day Silent Retreat

The Roots of Compassion: a 5-day Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Practice retreat. Join us for a 5-day mindfulness and compassion retreat in the style of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at a beautiful retreat site in the Skagit Valley, Washington (roughly 90 minutes north of Seattle and 2 hours south of Vancouver, BC). The retreat will be a…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Mindfulness Northwest

Start: Sunday, August 27 @ 4:00 pm
End: Friday, September 1 @ 3:00 pm
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Tradition: MSC, MBSR
Teacher: Tim Burnett

September 2017

Guru Rinpoche Bumtsok Retreat

If someone wants to become a Buddha or a Bodhisattva, one needs to accumulate merit and purify their defilements. A very meritorious practice of Guru Rinpoche is a Bumtsok, which is a 100,000 Tsok offerings to Guru Rinpoche.  It is fine to join the first day, the second day, or both.  If you cannot come, it is considered very meritorious…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Start: Saturday, September 16
End: Sunday, September 17

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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

October 2017

Fall Retreat, “A Crazy Cloud: Ikkyu’s Irreverent Zen.”

The 15th century monk and poet Ikkyu was a creative and innovative force in the Zen tradition. His poems will form the text for this retreat. These are retreats in the formal Rinzai Zen sense, which means a day from 4:30am-9:00pm filled with 25 minute intervals of sitting, walking meditation around Camp Sealth, breaks for personal time, simple vegetarian meals…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Puget Sound Zen Center

Start: Thursday, October 12 @ 5:00 pm
End: Sunday, October 15 @ 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Zen
Teacher: Abbot Koshin Christopher Cain

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