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September 2017

Guru Rinpoche Bumtsok Retreat

If someone wants to become a Buddha or a Bodhisattva, one needs to accumulate merit and purify their defilements. A very meritorious practice of Guru Rinpoche is a Bumtsok, which is a 100,000 Tsok offerings to Guru Rinpoche.  It is fine to join the first day, the second day, or both.  If you cannot come, it is considered very meritorious…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

Start: Saturday, September 16
End: Sunday, September 17

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Mind-Brain Storms

Consciousness, Introspection and Habitual Patterns Why do we do what we do, feel what we feel? What allows us to experience our emotions, the very thing that shapes how we interact with each other and the world?   What is the function of consciousness? Our conversation will view these questions from the aspect of scientific discovery, psychoanalysis and Buddhist philosophy.…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Mind-Brain Storms: Consciousness, Introspection and Habitual Patterns

A conversation with Dr. Maxine Anderson, Dr. Karl Brunnhölzl, Dr. Christof Koch, Dr. Don Ross Why do we do what we do, feel what we feel? What allows us to experience our emotions, the very thing that shapes how we interact with each other and the world?  What is the function of consciousness? Our conversation will be viewing these questions…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nalandabodhi

Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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“The 19 Pith Instructions of Mahamudra.”

The Mahamudra teachings point out the direct nature of the mind that is the basis of the entire universe and beings within it. The 19 Pith instructions of Saraha come from the inner Profound Dharma collection of Jigten Sumgon, the founder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage.  Khenpo Tenzin will explain the essential teachings of the mahamudra instruction as taught by…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Drikung Seattle

Start: Saturday, September 16 @ 10:00 am
End: Sunday, September 17 @ 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Drikung Kagyu
Teacher: Ven Khenpo Tenzin

Newport, WA: Developing Compassion

Classes on Compassion Come to Newport “Developing a Compassionate Open-Hearted Life” A 4-Week series with Ven. Thubten Semkye and Ven Tenzin Tsepal Buddhist Nuns from Sravasti Abbey Mondays September 11 – October 2, 6:30-8:00 pm Come for one class or come for all. Drop ins welcomed. We hear we should be compassionate people, but we’re not sure what compassion actually…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Monday, September 18
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Ven. Thubten Semkye and Ven. Tenzin Tsepal

Annual Forgiveness and Welcoming Ceremony

Tuere Sala and Tim Geil, SIMS Guiding Teachers, are personally inviting the whole Sangha to attend the second annual Welcoming/Forgiveness Ceremony. We will be setting aside time to appreciate SIMS for the refuge it has provided us over the years, to welcome anyone new to SIMS and re-unite with anyone who has felt distant from SIMS for any reason. After…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Tuesday, September 19
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tradition: Vipassanna
Teacher: Tim Geil and Tuere Sala

Dharma Talk with Zoketsu Norman Fischer: The Buddha’s Teachings on Friendship

We will explore, for our time and place, the Buddha’s teachings on community, friendship, anger and right speech. 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…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Friday, September 22
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Zogetsu Norman Fischer

Weekend Retreat w/ Zoketsu Norman Fischer: The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony

Each day of this retreat begins at 9:00am and ends at 4:30pm. Using material from the book of translations of the same title by Bhikku Bodhi (Wisdom Publications), we will explore, for our time and place, the Buddha’s teachings on community, friendship, anger, and right speech. Our goal is to bring the teachings to practical, everyday matters: How do we…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Start: Saturday, September 23 @ 9:00 am
End: Sunday, September 24 @ 4:30 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Zoketsu Norman Fischer

Buddhist Paths: Women’s Choices

Fifth Annual Women in Buddhism Conference presented by the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple September 23, 2017 – 9:30-3:30 A day devoted to understanding the place of Buddhism in our everyday lives – Buddhist Paths: Women’s Choices with featured speakers Rev. Carol Himaka, Resident Minister Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church on The 35th Vow of Dharmakara/Amida Buddha and its meaning to…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple

Date: Saturday, September 23
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Tradition: True Pure Land
Teacher: Master Shinran

Sandpoint, ID: Gardenia Center Sunday Service

Ven. Thubten Chodron will give her annual Sunday Service talk at the Gardenia Center in Sandpoint, Idaho. The topic is always relevant as Ven. Chodron responds spontaneously to the issues of the day. The Gardenia Center is a welcoming, non-denominational spiritual community, and all are invited to attend.

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sravasti Abbey

Date: Sunday, September 24
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tradition: Tibetan
Teacher: Ven. Thubten Chodron

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