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June 2019

Camping Retreat on The Way of the Bodhisattva

Join George Draffan, Damien Abel and Joe Evans for four days of study and meditation on Shantideva’s classic text The Way of the Bodhisattva. We’ll also be teaching and practicing taiji-qigong, a gentle movement and breathing exercise accessible to people in all conditions. One of the great teachers of the way of the bodhisattva, Dza Patrul Rinpoche, spent his life…

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Member Group: George

Start: Friday, June 21
End: Monday, June 24

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Exploring the Nature of Mind Heart Advice on the Path of Awakening

True freedom of mind is something we can discover through the practice of meditation. In Tibetan Buddhism, the most direct and powerful way to experience this inner freedom is by exploring the nature of awareness, a journey that puts us in touch with the source of equanimity, wisdom, and compassion that we can access anytime and anywhere. In this afternoon…

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Member Group: Tergar Meditation Community of Oregon

Date: Monday, June 24
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Dying Every Day Meditation, Transformation, and the Bardos With Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

For many Tibetans, the bardos mark the stages from death to rebirth, but they can also be understood as an inner journey of the mind, marking the “in-between” periods in our own process of becoming more fully who we truly are. When we feel threatened by change, we try to hold things in place, refusing to let old patterns die. Opening ourselves…

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Member Group: Tergar Meditation Community of Oregon

Date: Tuesday, June 25

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Community Nyinthun: All Practices Welcome

Join us for this full day meditation retreat which brings together practitioners of the hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana practice paths!   Practitioners of all levels are warmly invited to attend, and we have NEW Half or full day options! Please register below. Full day meditation retreats, called ‘Nyinthuns’ in the Shambhala tradition, are a rich opportunity to deepen your practice within…

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Member Group: Portland Shambhala Meditation Center

Date: Sunday, June 30
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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July 2019

Nitartha Summer Institute 2019

Nitartha Summer Institute 2019 “Deepen Your Meditation, Enrich Your view” with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen July 5 – August 3, 2019 Deepen Your Meditation, Enrich Your view: A new Unified Program In 2019, study and meditation will be joined at the Summer Institute! All students will receive Mahamudra meditation instruction and a significant portion of each…

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Member Group: Nitartha Institute

Start: Friday, July 5
End: Saturday, August 3

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Chakrasamvara Empowerment plus Guru-Yoga of Sapan-Manjushri Empowerment

This empowerment will be given by His Holiness, the 42nd Sakya Khabgon Trizin, Rinpoche.  Chakrasamvara represents supreme bliss; i.e. the realization of our true nature.  This highest yoga tantra empowerment is open to all. It can be taken as the doorway to this practice or as a general blessing. There is a preliminary the first day (5:30 – 7:30 PM) and…

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Member Group: Nalanda Institute

Start: Tuesday, July 9 @ 9:00 am
End: Thursday, July 11 @ 10:30 am
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Confidence Beyond Concept: Mudra Space Awareness

“Mindfulness” means nothing without embodiment. What are we mindful of? The Buddha’s ‘first foundation’ for mindfulness was our body. The discipline of Mudra Space Awareness challenges us to see that even highly trained meditators aren’t always able to relate in a direct way with bodily experience. Instead of being mindful of our actual body, we tend towards what Chögyam Trungpa…

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Member Group: Portland Shambhala Meditation Center

Start: Saturday, July 13 @ 10:00 am
End: Sunday, July 14 @ 6:00 pm
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A Taste of Daoism: a Day of Daoist Lifestyle and Tea Appreciation

In this day-long program, participants are introduced to the world of tea. They will learn the traditional Chinese way to prepare and appreciate tea, and hear some of its colorful histories and myths, while also getting a glimpse of the daily life of a Daoist. There will be opportunities to explore specific aspects of Daoist lifestyle through qi gong (body…

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Member Group: Portland Shambhala Meditation Center

Date: Saturday, July 20
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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August 2019

PNW iBme Mindfulness for Teens retreat

Get away. Turn off your phone. Step back into yourself. Our multi-day residential retreats teach you awareness and concentration practices that lead to beneficial outcomes validated by science. Through guided mindfulness meditation, small group discussions, and movement, you will learn how to calm your mind, direct and sustain attention, explore emotions and thoughts, cultivate compassion, and communicate more authentically with…

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Member Group: Northwest iBme Retreat

Start: Thursday, August 1
End: Tuesday, August 6

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September 2019

The Way of the Bodhisattva Retreat

In this two and half day retreat, led by Damien Abel and Joe Evans, we will study the Six Paramitas as they are laid out in the Way of the Bodhisattva. The six paramitas are the essence of the Mahayana vehicle. The six paramitas are: Generosity, Ethics, Patience, Discipline, Meditative Concentration & Wisdom The retreat is: Friday Sept. 6 from…

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Member Group: Vajra Body Vajra Mind

Date: Sunday, September 8
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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