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June 2017

Offering Service Saturday

Join us for the first Offering Service Saturday of 2017! One Saturday per month volunteers come together to offer service to Sravasti Abbey.  Service could include garden work, help in the forest, cleaning, or cooking — all skills and all levels of ability are welcomed. Offering Service Saturdays are organized by local Friends of Sravasti Abbey supporters.  Coordinators Sarah and…

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Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Saturday, June 3
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Portland, OR: Practical Ethics for Our Times

Evening talk and daylong workshop with Ven. Thubten Chodron  Maitripa College Ven. Chodron also speaks at the Maitripa College graduation on Sunday, June 4 If you could talk to the President about how to run this country, what would you say? Second century Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna had the opportunity to teach a king. His advice on how to govern with wisdom…

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Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Saturday, June 3
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Venerable Thubten Chodron

Family Morning (For children and parents)

Join us for an interactive and fun morning of mindfulness, movement and stories geared toward children and their parents. We will group the children and teenagers by age and rotate through three, 20 minute stations where they will learn the basics of mindfulness, explore mindful movement, and listen to age appropriate stories about how mindfulness transforms our lives. All are…

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Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Teacher: Tim Geil

Death: A Journey of a Lifetime

We all have a terminal illness called life. Yet, despite our best efforts to put it off or avoid it, death remains inevitable, and we all will confront it eventually. Till then, how do you engage with death, and how do your attitudes about it affect the life you are living today? Death – A Journey of a Lifetime is…

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Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Date: Sunday, June 25
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Teacher: Brad Lichtenstein

Focus Group on Narrative Therapy and Buddhism

The Couple and Family Therapy Program at Seattle University is sponsoring a focus group on Narrative Therapy & Buddhism. The three-hour discussion and research focus group is for Buddhist therapists, clinicians, chaplains, and other practitioners in the helping professions to explore the intersection of Buddhism and Narrative Family Therapy, a collaborative, empowering, and contextual approach to clinical treatment. Participants will receive…

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Member Group: Northwest Dharma Association

Date: Thursday, June 29
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Tradition: Non-sectarian

August 2017

Powerful Transformation: The Alchemy of the Secret Heart Essence

A Weekend with Marcia Schmidt Marcia Binder Schmidt is a renowned Buddhist translator, editor, and writer. Under the guidance of Tulku Urgyen and Chökyi Nyima Rinpoches, she and Erik Pema Kunsang established Rangjung Yeshe Publications, which has published more than 62 books to date.  She currently lives near Kathmandu in Nepal but continues to travel the world receiving  teaching and…

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Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Date: Friday, August 11
Time: 7:00 pm
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September 2017

Atsara Empowerment

Atsara is an important protector practice in the Barway Dorje lineage. Dharma protectors, usually depicted as fierce deities, ensure that the compassionate activity of the Buddha’s teaching is carried out successfully. The fierce appearance of such deities is not to be understood as something negative, rather it is to convey a very intense and capable compassion that can get things…

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Member Group: Palchen Study Group Seattle

Date: Sunday, September 10
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

October 2017

Book Club with Lama Kelsang

Lama Kelsang will lead interested students in reading and understanding Patrul Rinpoche’s book The Words of My Perfect Teacher. This book, a favorite of Tibetans and recommended by the Dalai Lama and other senior Buddhist teachers, is a practical guide to inner transformation and introduces the fundamental spiritual practices common to all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. The Words of My Perfect…

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Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Date: Saturday, October 7
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: Lama Kelsang

Art Show, Craft Fair and Bake Sale

Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism is holding its 1st Annual Art Show, Craft Fair and Bake Sale, featuring local artists and crafters. Among the items for sale are: jewelry, paintings, prints, pottery, photographs, textiles, cloth bags, malas (prayer beads), knitted and crocheted items, note cards and “dharma rummage” (a selection of Tibetan Buddhist items). A large selection of yummy baked…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Date: Sunday, October 8
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Guru Rinpoche Initiation

Guru Rinpoche is the Indian yogi who came to Tibet to spread the teachings of the Buddha. He subdued demons and performed many miracles in Tibet. He is considered a Second Buddha. *The Guru Rinpoche Initiation includes a tsok (food) offering. It is appropriate to bring to the initiation tsok items such as fruit, baked goods, meat or amrita (beer).…

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Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Date: Sunday, October 15
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: Venerable Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche

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