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September 2017

“How to Relate to One’s Guru”

What is a Guru? Where does one find one? What do we do once we’ve found one? Lama Yeshe Gyamtso provides meaningful clarification and insight into this often misunderstood concept and most precious of relationships between a student and teacher. Lama Yeshe Gyamtso completed two three-year retreats during the 1980s at Kagyu Thubten Chöling under the guidance of Kyapje Kalu…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Palchen Study Group Seattle

Date: Sunday, September 10
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso

Cultivating the path of patience in our daily lives in the world today

Khenpo Tenzin will discuss the strategies based on buddhist principals to develop patience in our every day life and lead a short meditation session and Q&A period. This is a free public talk.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Drikung Seattle

Date: Friday, September 15
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tradition: Drikung Kagyu
Teacher: Ven Khenpo Tenzin

Mind-Brain Storms

Consciousness, Introspection and Habitual Patterns Why do we do what we do, feel what we feel? What allows us to experience our emotions, the very thing that shapes how we interact with each other and the world?   What is the function of consciousness? Our conversation will view these questions from the aspect of scientific discovery, psychoanalysis and Buddhist philosophy.…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Mind-Brain Storms: Consciousness, Introspection and Habitual Patterns

A conversation with Dr. Maxine Anderson, Dr. Karl Brunnhölzl, Dr. Christof Koch, Dr. Don Ross Why do we do what we do, feel what we feel? What allows us to experience our emotions, the very thing that shapes how we interact with each other and the world?  What is the function of consciousness? Our conversation will be viewing these questions…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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“The 19 Pith Instructions of Mahamudra.”

The Mahamudra teachings point out the direct nature of the mind that is the basis of the entire universe and beings within it. The 19 Pith instructions of Saraha come from the inner Profound Dharma collection of Jigten Sumgon, the founder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage.  Khenpo Tenzin will explain the essential teachings of the mahamudra instruction as taught by…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Drikung Seattle

Start: Saturday, September 16 @ 10:00 am
End: Sunday, September 17 @ 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Drikung Kagyu
Teacher: Ven Khenpo Tenzin

Dharma Talk with Zoketsu Norman Fischer: The Buddha’s Teachings on Friendship

We will explore, for our time and place, the Buddha’s teachings on community, friendship, anger and right speech. 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…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, September 22
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Zogetsu Norman Fischer

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: There are Some Things in Life I can do Without

So much of our energy in life is expended getting, having, doing, becoming, enjoying, … more and more. We have all felt, at times, that we are on an endless treadmill scrambling to complete a never-ending “To-Do” list. This is exhausting! The Buddha suggested a “Not To-Do” list that actually leads to greater happiness when he said, ““If by renouncing…

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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

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