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January 2020

Marici Fellowship Special Speaker Series: What It’s Like to Be Homeless

The Marici Fellowship is helping to shine light on the daily struggles and problems faced in our society today, with the goal of bringing us together, building awareness, dissolving barriers, and finding solutions. All are welcome to join these free events. Tea and snacks will be provided. Please join us as we gain a better understanding of the effect of homelessness on real people.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

Date: Tuesday, January 28
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tradition: Sakya

Buddhism Through the Body: Foundations of the Tantrayana Path

Discover the principles of the Tantrayana Buddhist path and how practices such as Tummo and Tsa Lung reveal the hidden essence of our body, so that we may come to know the true nature of the mind. The Tantrayana path of Buddhism is a very direct, experiential path. It uses the body to transform the mind and realize our Buddha Nature. Recognizing that blockages in the body create suffering and ignorance, it has many powerful methods for creating openness and expanding our consciousness. This presentation will explore the fundamental principles and methods of the “Diamond Path.” Learn how practices like…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nangten Menlang Buddhist Medical Organization

Date: Wednesday, January 29
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Tantrayana
Teacher: Farrah Garan, Tulku Lobsang lineage

February 2020

Zen Master Dogen’s “Mountains and Waters Sutra”

Jason Wirth is professor of philosophy at Seattle University and an ordained priest in the Soto Zen tradition. His recent books include Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth: Reading Gary Snyder and Dogen during the Ecological Crisis (2017) and Nietzsche and Other Buddhas (2019).

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple

Date: Sunday, February 2
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Public Talk on Tibetan Herbal Medicine

Nalanda Institute Center for Buddhist Studies and Mediation, Olympia, WA is a sponsor for a public talk by Dr. Amjee Keyzom Bhutti on Tibetan Medicine on Thursday Feb. 13, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave SE · Lacey, WA. Dr. Bhutti graduated from the Tibetan Medical and Astro-science Institute in Dharamsala, India in 1972. She served as a chief physician at the Tibetan Medical and Astro-science Institute for 25 years. Before arriving in the US, Dr. Bhutti apprenticed with Dr. Tenzin Chodak, the Dalai Lama’s senior personal physician. She has recently settled in Boston,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalanda Institute

Date: Thursday, February 13
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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D.T. Suzuki and the Remaking of Pureland Buddhism

“Pure Land Buddhism as we know it today is in many ways the result a crisis and redefinition of Buddhism during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. A major figure in this redefinition was the scholar and thinker Daisetz Suzuki, who is perhaps best known today as a proponent of Zen in the West. But he also had a deep interest in Pure Land Buddhism. This talk explores the life and thought of Suzuki and his innovative interpretations of Pure Land Buddhism.” This talk is part of the 73rd Annual NW District Buddhist Convention being held in February of 2020.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple

Date: Saturday, February 22
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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March 2020

Dharma Talk 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 and youth globally, and insists on equality and respect in Buddhist life for both female monastics and lay sangha. She was a 2008 recipient of the Outstanding Buddhist Women’s Award. In 2009, she received a special commendation from the Princess…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, March 6
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Venerable Pannavati

April 2020

Dharma Talk w/ Narayan Helen Liebenson

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: Friday, April 17
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Narayan Helen Liebenson

Dharma Talk w/ Tina Rasmussen

Tina Rasmussen, Ph.D., learned to meditate at the age of 13 and has been meditating for over 30 years. She was ordained as a Theravada Buddhist nun by Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw of Burma, who also authorized her to teach. Tina is the co-author of “Practicing the Jhanas” (Shambhala), as well as several books on human potential. Tina works with students worldwide.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, April 24
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tina Rasmussen

May 2020

Dharma Talk w/ Zoketsu Norman Fischer

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) groups and partnerships dedicated to sharing the Zen teaching and practice widely in the world (www.everydayzen.org). He works with conflict resolution professionals, Google engineers, lawyers, caretakers for the dying, and many others to bring meditation practice to bear on the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, May 15
Time: 7:00 pm
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Teacher: Zoketsu Norman Fischer

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