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April 2020

A Heart that Resonates

Can the qualities of friendliness, care, courage, joy and balance create the right conditions for the deepening of wisdom? Or are they simply beautiful expressions of it? Or both? While silently sitting and walking with meditative presence, and with guidance from the teachers, we can open more fully to the life both around us and inside of us. Through the quality of this connection, we can discover for ourselves how living with a sense of fullness and engagement might be possible. This retreat is open to all.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Bellingham Insight Meditation Society

Start: Saturday, April 4 @ 5:00 pm
End: Friday, April 10 @ 12:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Pascal AuClair & Alexis Santos

Dharma Talk w/ Narayan Helen Liebenson

Narayan Helen Liebenson is a guiding teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (www.cimc.info), where she has taught since 1985. She is the author of When Singing, Just Sing: Life As Meditation.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Narayan Helen Liebenson

Weekend Retreat w/ Narayan Helen Liebenson

This non-residential retreat is held on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, 2020, beginning at 9:00 AM and goes until 4:30 PM. You can attend on Saturday and/or Sunday. Narayan Helen Liebenson is a guiding teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (www.cimc.info), where she has taught since 1985. She is the author of When Singing, Just Sing: Life As Meditation.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, April 18
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Teacher: Narayan Helen Liebenson

Tea is Zen, Zen is Tea

Join Ven. Fa Hsing of Mountain Way Zen, for a sip and chat about the connections between tea and Zen Buddhism.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Mount Adams Zen Buddhist Temple

Date: Saturday, April 18
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Tradition: Thien (Chan), Zen
Teacher: Ven. Fa Hsing & Ven. Kozen Sampson

Metta: A Saving Grace in Troubled Times

The practice of metta is a journey to the center of the heart. Whether cultivating metta in daily life or in retreat, metta offers protection from being caught in an adversarial view of life. Likened to a soft rain, it relaxes the painful grip of fear and ill will. As a result, metta engenders greater trust in ourselves and others, increasing our ability to support the greater good that exists in each moment. The Buddha taught metta or lovingkindness as a complimentary practice to Insight Meditation (Vipassana).  Working together, they serve to awaken powerful healing energies that brighten and lift the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Brahma Vihara Foundation

Start: Friday, April 24 @ 8:00 am
End: Monday, April 27 @ 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: DaeJa Napier

Dharma Talk w/ Tina Rasmussen

Tina Rasmussen, Ph.D., learned to meditate at the age of 13 and has been meditating for over 30 years. She was ordained as a Theravada Buddhist nun by Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw of Burma, who also authorized her to teach. Tina is the co-author of “Practicing the Jhanas” (Shambhala), as well as several books on human potential. Tina works with students worldwide.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, April 24
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tina Rasmussen

Womxn & Dharma

Join us for a day of buddhist practice in the company of other womxn. About this Event Our spring gathering is a time to refresh and to drink from the well– including time in nature, meditation, reflection and in circle together. Turning inward, in meditation, we connect with the awakened state that is within each of us and all life. Then, in our circle, we develop our capacity to discern and share the truth of our own experience; deepening our trust in life. In April, we will explore further lessons from the dakinis of the Vajrayana; sky dancers, embodiments of…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Mount Adams Zen Buddhist Temple

Date: Sunday, April 26
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tradition: Vajrayana (Tibetan Buddhism)
Teacher: Kaye Jones

May 2020

Metta-Vipassana Meditation Retreat w/ Sayadaw U Indaka and Kate Dresher

May 8 – 18, 2020 Trout Lake Abbey Trout Lake, Washington Join us for a 5- or 10-day intensive retreat to deepen in the practices of Metta (Lovingkindness) and Vipassana (Insight) meditation in the beautiful and serene surrounds of Trout Lake Abbey and Mt Adams Zen Buddhist Temple. Metta practice is a way of working with fear and anger, developing inner tranquility, and understanding inter-connectedness. Through this practice, we come to know the heart’s boundless nature and increasingly recognize our essential wholeness and capacities to love and embody kindness. Metta softens our hearts and is a valuable base for vipassana…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Mount Adams Zen Buddhist Temple

Start: Friday, May 8 @ 3:00 pm
End: Monday, May 18 @ 3:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Sayadaw U Indaka & Kate Dresher

Dharma Talk w/ Zoketsu Norman Fischer

Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a Zen priest and abbot, a husband, father, and a poet, a teacher with wide-ranging interests and passions. Norman retired as abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center in 2000. He continues his involvement with the Center as a senior dharma teacher. In 2000 he founded the Everyday Zen Foundation, a network of Zen (and other) groups and partnerships dedicated to sharing the Zen teaching and practice widely in the world (www.everydayzen.org). He works with conflict resolution professionals, Google engineers, lawyers, caretakers for the dying, and many others to bring meditation practice to bear on the…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, May 15
Time: 7:00 pm
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Teacher: Zoketsu Norman Fischer

Weekend Retreat w/ Zoketsu Norman Fischer

This non-residential retreat is being held at Bastyr University on Saturday and Sunday, May 16th and 17th, 2020. Attendees may register for Saturday and/or Sunday. There will also be a Dharma Talk by Norman on Friday, May 15th at SIMS. Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a Zen priest and abbot, a husband, father, and a poet, a teacher with wide-ranging interests and passions. Norman retired as abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center in 2000. He continues his involvement with the Center as a senior dharma teacher. In 2000 he founded the Everyday Zen Foundation, a network of Zen (and other)…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Saturday, May 16
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Teacher: Zoketsu Norman Fischer

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