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June 2020

Dharma Talk: 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. Friday night is a dhamma talk on utilizing…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, June 12
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tuere Sala

July 2020

Dharma Talk: Surviving Modern Life

Dharma Talk with Craig Hase and Devon Hase. Ever feel like you’re lost in the storm, blinded by the blizzard of information, the hurricane of stimulation, the typhoon of opinions and judgments and how-tos and must-dos? We all often feel like a phenomenally dysregulated hot mess, one step behind it all, a storm within the storm, lavishly disorganized and exhausted and not-quite-with-it as the world somehow spins on, never quite sitting still while we never quite sit still either. During this evening together, we’ll spend time meditating, discussing and sharing in dhamma. We’ll work to settle the hot mess of…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, July 31
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Teacher: Craig & Devon Hase

August 2020

Dharma Talk: Tina Rasmussen

Concentration or serenity meditation (samatha) is one of three major practices of the Buddhist path, which also includes sila and vipassana. In concentration practice, we return awareness to one object of meditation to the exclusion of everything else, unifying the mind stream. This daylong offers an overview of samatha as taught in the lineage of Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw of Burma, considered to be the leading living teacher of samatha/jhanas.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, August 21
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: vipassana
Teacher: Tina Rasmussen

September 2020

Dharma Talk w/ Venerable Pannavati: Understanding the Right Practice of Dharma

Handling worldly affairs and embodying the Dharma are done in this very same body and mind. So, whether we are engaged in training the mind to be unattached and calm, or working to earn a living (or fulfill some other “worldly” goal), if we do so with a void mind that forms no attachments, right there is the  practice of Dharma! This weekend retreat will be an indepth discussion and meditation practice of “voidness” usable in your daily life to uproot anxiety, fear and insecurity.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, September 11
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: vipassana
Teacher: Venerable Pannavati

October 2020

Dharma Talk with Carol Wilson

Carol Wilson first began practicing Vipassana or Insight meditation in 1971, with S.N. Goenka, in Bodh Gaya, India. Since then she has studied and practiced with a number of Theravada teachers, both Asian and Western. She has been particularly influenced by the teachings and practice styles of Sayadaw U Pandita, and in the past ten years, of Ashin U Tejaniya. In the 1980s she spent a year in Thailand as a Buddhist nun, which she continues to appreciate as an immensely valuable and inspiring experience. Carol has been sharing vipassana and metta retreat teachings since 1986, both in the United…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, October 23
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: vipassana
Teacher: Carol Wilson

December 2020

Dharma Talk with Phillip Moffitt

Phillip Moffitt is a co-guiding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California and the founder of the Life Balance Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to the study and practice of spiritual values in daily life (www.lifebalance.org). A specialist in guiding people through change and transition, Phillip combines dharma teachings with his years of practical and spiritual counseling experience to create unique learning opportunities. Phillip is the author of Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering (Rodale, April 2008), Emotional Chaos to Clarity (Hudson Street Press, 2012) and has written for numerous magazines, including Yoga Journal, Body…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: vipassana
Teacher: Phillip Moffitt

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