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October 2017

Sharing the Dharma

We are pleased to announce a very special series of teachings with Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho (Dagmola) Sakya. Dagmola has had many roles throughout her lifetime:  wife of our founding Lama, His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Chang, mother, grandmother, and as one of the few female Buddhist lamas she is considered a spiritual mother by students all over the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Date: Sunday, October 1
Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya

The Practice of Mind Training

Text:  The Eight Verses of Mind Training of Kadam Geshé Langri Tangpa The aim of Buddhist practice is to attain perfect enlightenment, Buddhahood. The purpose of Mind Training (Lojong) is to develop Bodhicitta, the Mind intent on attaining Buddhahood for the benefit of others.  Without Bodhicitta, Buddhahood is not possible.   In this context, there is Ultimate Bodhicitta arising from the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Date: Tuesday, October 3
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: Ken Hockett

Dharma Talk w/ Steve Armstrong

Steve Armstrong led meditation retreats, including the annual 3-month retreat at Insight Meditation Society for 18 years. Since 2004, he has been practicing “mindfulness of mind” with Sayadaw U Tejaniya and now integrates the teachings of these two awareness and insight traditions. He has taught mindfulness, insight and abhidhamma retreats in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US since…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Thursday, October 5
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Steve Armstrong

Special Lecture: Empowerment: What’s it All About?

In order to practice deity yoga in Vajrayana Buddhism, one has to receive empowerment, oral transmission, and instructions from qualified spiritual teachers.  This session will focus on understanding the different types and aspects of empowerment.  We will review what happens during an empowerment ceremony and talk about the meaning of initiation and its significance in the Tibetan  Buddhist tradition.  

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Date: Wednesday, October 11
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: Stephanie Prince

Dharma Talk with Christina Feldman

Christina Feldman is a co-founder and guiding teacher of Gaia House in England (www.gaiahouse.co.uk), and has been leading Insight Meditation retreats since 1976. She is a guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. As well as teaching retreats worldwide, she is committed to the Personal Retreat Programme at Gaia House. She is the author of a number…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, October 20
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Christina Feldman

November 2017

Book Talk: Touching the Infinite with Rodney Smith

Book Talk: Touching the Infinite: A New Perspective on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, authored by Rodney Smith An afternoon SIMS Benefit with Rodney Smith offering a book talk, short sittings, Q & A and signing of his new book, Touching the Infinite: A New Perspective on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. In the Satipatthana Sutta the Buddha unfolds the central practices…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, November 18
Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Rodney Smith

December 2017

Dharma Talk with Phillip Moffitt: Awakening Through the Nine Bodies: An Introduction

This dharma talk and the three-day nonresidential retreat (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) coincides with the publication of Phillip Moffitt’s book on this topic, Awakening Through the Nine Bodies. The Nine Bodies teachings are an exploration of how to utilize the many dimensions and manifestations of consciousness in meditation. The teachings map out a journey that starts with the kind of…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, December 1
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Phillip Moffitt

January 2018

NonZen wih Genpo Roshi

After 45 years of Zen training, Roshi has discovered a new way to teach sitting for total relaxation, which he calls the art of relaxation.  For beginners and advanced students of Big Mind.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Vajra Body Vajra Mind

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018

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Tradition: Zen
Teacher: Genpo Roshi

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