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July 2020

Dharma Talk: Surviving Modern Life

Dharma Talk with Craig Hase and Devon Hase. Ever feel like you’re lost in the storm, blinded by the blizzard of information, the hurricane of stimulation, the typhoon of opinions and judgments and how-tos and must-dos? We all often feel like a phenomenally dysregulated hot mess, one step behind it all, a storm within the storm, lavishly disorganized and exhausted and not-quite-with-it as the world somehow spins on, never quite sitting still while we never quite sit still either. During this evening together, we’ll spend time meditating, discussing and sharing in dhamma. We’ll work to settle the hot mess of…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, July 31
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Teacher: Craig & Devon Hase

August 2020

Mastering the Sixteen Stages of Insight (Meditation Retreat)

Mastering the Sixteen Stages of Insight Through the Practice of the Foundations of Mindfulness Life is repetitious––we do many things over and over again, often in the same habitual way. The path of insight is about vipassana, literally meaning “looking again and again.” In insight meditation, we look again and again at the arisings within the mind in order to uncover the patterns within. Our minds and bodies are our most precise tools as well as our laboratories. By liberating unconscious patterns, we liberate karma from neurotic repetition. We make way for more wholesome karma–becoming a manifestation of compassion, loving-kindness,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Clear Sky Meditation Center

Start: Friday, August 7
End: Friday, August 21

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Tradition: Karma Kagyu, Namgyal Lineage
Teacher: Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat

Walking and Moving Meditations

This daylong retreat will begin at 10 am, but attendees are encouraged to come early and attend the weekly temple services in the temple as this is also a Buddhist holiday.  We will be celebrating the bodhisattva of compassion, Quan Yin’s, enlightenment. The remainder of the day will be spent learning and practicing various movement meditations. This will include walking in the labyrinth, qigong, mindful work, etc.  Movement meditation is an excellent addition to a sitting meditation practice. New and advanced practitioners are all welcome. Come enjoy a beautiful summer day, meditating through movement in the gardens and grounds of…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Mount Adams Zen Buddhist Temple

Date: Saturday, August 8
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tradition: Thien (Chan), Zen
Teacher: Ven. Thay Kozen

Dharma Talk: Tina Rasmussen

Concentration or serenity meditation (samatha) is one of three major practices of the Buddhist path, which also includes sila and vipassana. In concentration practice, we return awareness to one object of meditation to the exclusion of everything else, unifying the mind stream. This daylong offers an overview of samatha as taught in the lineage of Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw of Burma, considered to be the leading living teacher of samatha/jhanas.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, August 21
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: vipassana
Teacher: Tina Rasmussen

September 2020

Introductory Meditation Class

6-Week Class Series (every Wednesday) from Sept 9, 2020 through Oct 14, 2020. Insight meditation also known as mindfulness or vipassana meditation comes from the Buddhist tradition. It aims to free the mind from the distortions of self-centeredness, negativity, and confusion. Seeing life as a constantly changing process, one begins to accept pleasure and pain, fear and joy, and all aspects of life with increasing balance and equanimity. This balanced awareness, grounded in the present moment, leads to stillness and a growing understanding of the nature of life. Out of this seeing emerges wisdom and compassion. It is a moment-to-moment…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Wednesday, September 9
Time: 7:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tuere Sala

Fall Buddhist Retreat

This weekend retreat is held in partnership with the Mountain Way Zen sangha.  The weekend will include sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, working meditation and opportunities for discussion. All meals will be vegetarian, served oryoki- a formal style of serving and eatings meals that is practiced in Zen temples. The suggested donation is $250 for attending the retreat, which includes all meals and lodging in our men’s & women’s hostels. Options for private lodging are available for an additional fee. To arrange for private lodging, please contact the business office at 509.395.2030 or business@tlabbey.com * No one will be turned…

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Member Group: Mount Adams Zen Buddhist Temple

Start: Friday, September 11 @ 5:30 pm
End: Sunday, September 13 @ 4:30 pm

Tradition: Thien (Chan), Zen
Teacher: Ven. Thay Kozen

Dharma Talk w/ Venerable Pannavati: Understanding the Right Practice of Dharma

Handling worldly affairs and embodying the Dharma are done in this very same body and mind. So, whether we are engaged in training the mind to be unattached and calm, or working to earn a living (or fulfill some other “worldly” goal), if we do so with a void mind that forms no attachments, right there is the  practice of Dharma! This weekend retreat will be an indepth discussion and meditation practice of “voidness” usable in your daily life to uproot anxiety, fear and insecurity.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, September 11
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: vipassana
Teacher: Venerable Pannavati

October 2020

(Online) Eye of the Storm: Navigating the Modern World

Do you struggle to keep momentum with your spiritual practice? It is easy to feel one’s energy get drained away and get lost in the struggles and distractions of the modern world. It’s like trying to cross a desert, and holding precious water in a leaky cup with no lid. This course will teach you about the art of the spiritual container. By repairing the holes in your metaphorical leaky cup, you can redesign your everyday life to be more like you’re in the protective space of retreat. From years of being a refuge for spiritual explorers, our meditation centre,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Planet Dharma

Start: Monday, October 12
End: Sunday, November 8

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Tradition: Namgyal Lineage
Teacher: Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat

Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a day of sitting and walking meditation in the vipassana tradition. Please note:  If you are in a current Introductory Meditation Class Series, your class registration includes the Day of Mindfulness, so no additional event donation is suggested. If you have a question about this event or for the teacher, please contact calendar@seattleinsight.org

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 9:00 am
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tuere Sala

Dharma Talk with Carol Wilson

Carol Wilson first began practicing Vipassana or Insight meditation in 1971, with S.N. Goenka, in Bodh Gaya, India. Since then she has studied and practiced with a number of Theravada teachers, both Asian and Western. She has been particularly influenced by the teachings and practice styles of Sayadaw U Pandita, and in the past ten years, of Ashin U Tejaniya. In the 1980s she spent a year in Thailand as a Buddhist nun, which she continues to appreciate as an immensely valuable and inspiring experience. Carol has been sharing vipassana and metta retreat teachings since 1986, both in the United…

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Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, October 23
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: vipassana
Teacher: Carol Wilson

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