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November 2019

Introduction to NVC as a Spiritual Practice, Part 2

Facilitated by Marcia Christen, Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication Saturday, November 2 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This workshop builds on October 26’s Introduction to Nonviolent Communication Part 1. In Part 2, we’ll develop further our understandings of core aspects of NVC (empathy, feelings, needs, and self-awareness for the purpose of building compassionate connection with others). We’ll…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji

Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Rinzai Zen
Teacher: Genjo Marinello

Sand Mandala Creation

This event will take place over five days in November 2019: Monday through Friday, November 4th through 8th 1-2pm the Library will be open for viewing Location: Library Free, donations accepted Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning “cosmogram,” or “world in harmony.” Sand painting is one of the oldest artistic traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. In Tibetan, sand mandala is called…

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Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

Start: Monday, November 4 @ 1:00 pm
End: Friday, November 8 @ 2:00 pm

Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: Lama Migmar

Opening Our Hearts to Social Liberation Workshop

The dharma is meant to liberate us all – no exceptions.  Its path begins with self-reflection and feeling – each of us establishing an embodied practice of looking at our own minds and hearts to see what is real. Our culture has conditioned us to see ourselves as separate, cocooned in hopes and fears that keep us from being present…

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Member Group: Portland Shambhala Meditation Center

Date: Saturday, November 9

Tradition: Shambhala
Teacher: Michaela McCormick

Portland Urban Meditation Retreat

The Portland Shambhala Meditation Center warmly invites you to explore your innate wisdom, stability, clarity, and strength during our City Meditation Retreat. This retreat is open to everyone – both new and experienced meditators. There are no prerequisites. Participants can commit to the full week or to the first 3 days with an option to extend to the full week.…

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Member Group: Portland Shambhala Meditation Center

Start: Friday, November 15 @ 6:30 pm
End: Friday, November 22 @ 8:00 pm
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Tradition: Shambhala
Teacher: Calryn Aston

Setting Up a Home Shrine

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 Time: 1:30pm Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room Suggested Donation: $20 Members, $30 Non-Members A shrine is a place that  holds the symbols of enlightened body, speech, and mind.  A home shrine creates a sacred space for you to focus your spiritual practice. By making offerings, we purify our obscurations and generate positive merit, which moves us further…

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Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: Lama Kelsang

Sharing the Dharma: Buddhism for Beginners

H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya (aka Dagmola) will give a brief teaching about Buddhism for Beginners. Title: Buddhism for Beginners Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019 Time: 11:15am PST (6:30 pm GMT) Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room LIVE STREAM AVAILABLE: https://www.sakya.org/live-streaming-video/ Free, donations accepted.      

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Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

Date: Sunday, November 17
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya

Remembering Past Lives

Sunday,  November 24, 2019 Time: 1:30pm Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room Suggested Donation: $20 Members, $30 Non-Members Simply defined, reincarnation is the religious and philosophical concept that the soul or spirit (or consciousness, in Buddhism), after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal, or even spirit-like depending on the moral quality of…

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Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

Date: Sunday, November 24
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche

December 2019

Holiday Sale of Handicrafts and Baked Treats

Come see the cultural hall and library transformed into a marketplace of vendors at Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism.  Items offered for sale include:  blankets, jewelry, statues, prayer flags, incense, clothing, art prints, books, CDs, and  Himalayan art calendars.   Many of these items make wonderful holiday gifts! Additionally, many baked items are available for sale, including gluten-free. At 12:00 pm…

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Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

Date: Sunday, December 1
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A weekend of Chakrasamvara teachings with Ven. Khenpo Tenzin!

Chakrasamvara is a central yidam deity of Drikung Kagyu lineage. Ven. Khenpo will offer instruction on this profound practice: how to practice with the text, how to chant, how to make tormas, learn what kind of tormas are needed, and when to make torma offerings.  We will also practice meditation and learn detailed visualizations, practice mudra gestures, learn their meaning,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Drikung Seattle

Start: Friday, December 6
End: Sunday, December 8

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Tradition: Drikung Kagyu
Teacher: Khenpo Tenzin

Privilege, Power & Protection – Dec 13th & 14th

Join Dr. Claudelle Glasgow and Dr. Shanté Smalls for this day and a half long workshop and meditation practice wherein we will examine patterns related to protection, power, and privilege that come up in our contemplative and other communities. The weekend workshop will focus on body awareness practices, meditation practices that foster awareness of the safety of self, other and…

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Member Group: Shambhala Meditation Center Seattle

Start: Friday, December 13 @ 6:00 pm
End: Saturday, December 14 @ 6:00 pm
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