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April 2019

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche’s Teachings in Seattle!

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche  is one of the four Eminences of the Drikung Kagyu lineage. His incarnations originated from the Siddha Gar Chodingpa, the heart son of Drikung Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon. H.E. Garchen Rinpoche will be staying in Seattle for three weeks in a private residence and will be teaching and giving empowerments during the three weekends, starting April 12 through…

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Member Group: Drikung Seattle

Start: Friday, April 26 @ 2:30 pm
End: Sunday, May 12 @ 5:00 pm
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May 2019

Arts and Crafts Show

Please join us for a panel discussion on the subject of “Artists Mind – Zen Mind”. The panelists – Pam Ingalls, Bruce Morser, and Alex Echevarria – will describe the process by which they each create their art. What is their state of mind when they are working on their art? Do they focus on technique while they are working?…

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Member Group: Puget Sound Zen Center

Date: Friday, May 10
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Arts and Crafts Show

The work of about 25 well-known Vashon artists and craftspeople will be featured and available for purchase. Proceeds will be used to help pay off newly purchased land and eventually develop a zendo on Vashon. Also available for sale will be scrolls of calligraphy from China and objects made from Japanese cotton and silk fabrics. Services provided by members of…

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Member Group: Puget Sound Zen Center

Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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June 2019

A Journey Inward: Exploring the Five Faculties

This journey towards inward awakening asks more of us than force of will. It is a gradual unfolding of understanding and equanimity. The engine behind this gradual unfolding are the five faculties. The five faculties are faith (or conviction), energy, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom. Together they gradually turn the wheel of dharma. Faith/conviction strengthens energy; energy strengthens mindfulness; mindfulness strengthens…

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Member Group: Bellingham Insight Meditation Society

Start: Saturday, June 1 @ 9:00 am
End: Sunday, June 2 @ 4:00 pm
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16th Annual Portland Buddhist Festival

There will be workshops, Dharma talks, and an activity/art booth for children. Many Buddhist communities in the greater Portland area will be there with a booth offering information on their particular practices and offerings. A very nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon in the park.

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Member Group: Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Date: Saturday, June 1
Time: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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PRAYER FOR THE EARTH: Tibetan Sand Mandala Exhibit

A group of Tibetan Buddhist monks will be touring the Pacific Northwest this June creating Sand Mandalas in three locations, including Seattle. This free, unique cultural exhibit is under the sponsorship of the Kilung Foundation, a non-profit in Washington state, along with Pema Kilaya Sangha, based on Whidbey Island.   This traditional ritual is a form of meditation practiced by…

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Member Group: Pema Kilaya Sangha

Start: Thursday, June 6 @ 9:00 am
End: Friday, June 7 @ 5:00 pm
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Training the Mind, Changing Our Self

This three day retreat is open to everyone.  It’s at a lakeside retreat center (Gwinwood Christian Camp & Conference Center) in Lacey, WA.  This year it will be led by Khenpo Jampa of Sakya Monastery in Seattle. Loppon Jamyang Tsultrim, founder and director of Nalanda Institute in Olympia, will translate and assist.  The retreat theme is “Training the Mind, Changing…

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Member Group: Nalanda Institute

Start: Friday, June 7 @ 1:30 pm
End: Sunday, June 9 @ 11:30 am
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Open House: Yeshe Long Temple & Tibetan Sand Mandala Exhibit

Pema Kilaya Sangha welcomes the public to an Open House for its new temple on south Whidbey Island, June 9 & 10. The sanctuary beautifully combines NW architecture with traditional Tibetan elements, and the sacred space already resonates. Open House activities will take place June 9 from 2 – 4 pm with a welcome talk, light refreshments and temple tours.…

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Member Group: Pema Kilaya Sangha

Start: Sunday, June 9 @ 10:00 am
End: Monday, June 10 @ 5:00 pm
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Gathering for Gen-X Teachers

This event is restricted to Gen-X Buddhist teachers The 2019 GenX Buddhist Teachers Sangha Conference is is dedicated to fostering communication and collaboration across different traditions of Buddhism. The conference will host teachers representing traditions and lineages across the Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana and Ekayana vehicles. A few of our Goals: To foster collaborative learning, respect and community engagement for the…

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Member Group: Great Vow Zen Monastery

Start: Wednesday, June 12 @ 5:00 pm
End: Sunday, June 16 @ 1:00 pm
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Radical Responsibility: Mindfulness for Personal and Social Transformation

A special weekend program with Acharya Fleet Maull Friday 6/14: 7 – 9 pm; Saturday 6/15: 9 am – 5:30 pm; Sunday 6/16: 9 am – 4 pm Discounted Early Bird registration is available until June 1: $135 After June 1: $150. Patron price of $180 supports our Generosity Policy so that all can attend regardless of ability to pay.…

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Member Group: Portland Shambhala Meditation Center

Start: Friday, June 14 @ 7:00 pm
End: Sunday, June 16 @ 4:00 pm
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