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October 2017

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

Offering Service Saturday

Join us for Offering Service Saturday 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 Doug write, “The idea…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Saturday, October 7
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tradition: Tibetan

Daylong Retreat w/ Lynda Johnson & Sooz Appel: Sustaining Practice

Sustaining Practice is a daylong retreat being offered by Sooz Appel and Lyndal Johnson – two local Dharma Leaders. Between them, Lyndal and Sooz have been practicing nearly 50 years. Join them to look at what sustains our practice through all the ups and downs of life. The day will include some sitting and walking as well as dyads and small…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, October 7
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Lyndal Johnson and Sooz Appel

Sharing the Dharma Day

One Sunday a month, Sravasti Abbey opens our doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings and share in community fellowship. Sharing the Dharma Day topics are drawn from the book, An Open-hearted Life: Transformative Methods for Compassionate Living, by Abbey founder and abbess Ven. Thubten Chodron and Eastern Washington University psychologist…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Sunday, October 8
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tradition: Tibetan

The ground from which the path arises: From youth to aging, sickness and death

The beauty and joy of awakening, complete peace and release, do not come from a life of comfort and complacency. They arise out of directly facing the toughest challenges of human life. In this retreat we will explore the territory of deep life experiences, the wake-up calls, beginning in our youth. We will draw upon the tools the Buddha gave…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Bellingham Insight Meditation Society

Start: Monday, October 9 @ 5:00 pm
End: Sunday, October 15 @ 12:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Ayya Santussikka

Spokane UU: Buddhist Meditation

Nuns from Sravasti Abbey offer a weekly meditation and Dharma discussion course drawn from the book, Working with Anger. The course is practical, the group is welcoming, and the discussion is lively. Drop-ins welcomed. Books are available, but not necessary to join in. There is no charge and donations are welcomed.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Monday, October 9
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tradition: Tibetan

Coeur d’Alene: Compassion & Justice with Ven. Thubten Chodron

“Living with Integrity: Standing Up for Compassion and Justice” A Public Talk Integrity means living by the values we cherish, even when they are challenged. Venerable Thubten Chodron offers heartfelt wisdom on why we should never lose hope, even in trying times. With a realistic perspective, we can stand up for what we believe in and as we seek to put our…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Tuesday, October 10
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Ven. Thubten Chodron

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

Fall Retreat, “A Crazy Cloud: Ikkyu’s Irreverent Zen.”

The 15th century monk and poet Ikkyu was a creative and innovative force in the Zen tradition. His poems will form the text for this retreat. These are retreats in the formal Rinzai Zen sense, which means a day from 4:30am-9:00pm filled with 25 minute intervals of sitting, walking meditation around Camp Sealth, breaks for personal time, simple vegetarian meals…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Puget Sound Zen Center

Start: Thursday, October 12 @ 5:00 pm
End: Sunday, October 15 @ 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Zen
Teacher: Abbot Koshin Christopher Cain

400 Stanzas with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe

Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way We are overjoyed to welcome eminent Tibetan scholar Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe to continue teaching Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way with Joshua Cutler as his English interpreter. Join us! Aryadeva’s text is a foundational work of Buddhist philosophy. Geshe Thabkhe has been guiding us through Aryadeva’s profound text over several teachings…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Start: Friday, October 13 @ 3:00 pm
End: Sunday, October 22 @ 2:00 pm

Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe

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