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Meditations on Communities and Gratitude

BY JUSTIN WHITAKER Patheos, NOVEMBER 12, 2017 This has been a year of numerous shifts in my life: officially finishing my Ph.D.; submitted just days after the swearing in of our current president, finding joy and fulfilment in offering courses on mindfulness to members of my community, moving to a new city – Seattle – followed by my second year…

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Zendo moves from teacher’s house to permanent home

After 10 years of practising meditation in the downstairs area of resident teacher Kim Hansen’s house, North Shore Zendo has found an actual dedicated space to offer its programs. The Zendo group moved into its new 1,300-square-foot Meditation House at 238 Fell Ave. in North Vancouver

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Heart Sutra: An Evening with Red Pine

November 30: EcoSangha and Seattle University present an evening with Red Pine (Bill Porter).

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Looking for roommates in Spokane

🏻🏻🏻🏻 I am looking for 2 roommates in Spokane Washington, a dharma-rich area with Venerable Thubten Chodron, Geshe Phelgye, Lama Lakshey, Lama Inge, Sravasti Abbey, and others. I want to create a loving, helpful, friendly environment for all on the Spokane south hill about Freya and 26th. 1. Bedroom with shared bathroom. Bathroom has shower/tub. All utilities included: water, electricity,…

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Holding opposites, nurturing the world

NWDA recently received a timely message from the Red Cedar Zen Community‘s Nomon Tim Burnett which we’d like to share:  Dear Sangha, One of the most powerful ideas I’ve learned from the practice over the years has been really helpful to me lately: it’s the idea of holding opposites. The idea here is that our minds are strongly conditioned to…

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Seattle Events with Cambodian monk Tho Sokhun

Nov 19th at Amazing Grace and Nov 20th at East-West Bookshop

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Celebrating the Sangha: November 11th

NWDA invites you to a day-long celebration on November 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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In Tricycle magazine: Buddhist Recovery Summit 2017

Steve Wilhelm wrote an article for Tricycle about the Buddhist Recovery Summit 2017 in Lacey Washington..

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Statement​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Buddhist​ ​Recovery​ ​Summit​ ​2017

Over​ ​a​ ​hundred​ ​people​ ​gathered​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Buddhist​ ​Recovery​ ​Summit​ ​in​ ​Lacey,​ ​Washington​ ​to​ ​share​ ​their knowledge​ ​and​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​the​ ​worldwide​ ​movements​ ​integrating​ ​Buddhism​ ​and​ ​Recovery.​ ​Dharma teachers,​ ​health​ ​care​ ​professionals,​ ​psychotherapists,​ ​counselors​ ​and​ ​people​ ​in​ ​recovery​ ​discussed​ ​the future​ ​of​ ​Buddhist​ ​Recovery.

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Events for Social Justice and People of Color

LIVING LIFE IN VIEW OF DEATH: Yogic & Buddhist practices for People of Color Saturday, November 4   from 1 – 5 pm at Rainier Beach Yoga. Sliding scale. To register, contact Genevieve Hicks. YOGA HEALING FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR as part of Artist of Color Expo & Symposium Friday, Nov 17 10:30 – 11:30 am Armory Lofts at Seattle Center For more info contact Genevieve Hicks….

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Racial Stamina & Racial Justice Work: What’s Mindfulness & Compassion Got to Do With It?

Dr. Angela Rose Black will highlight the critical intersection between racial stamina, racial justice, and the utility of mindfulness and compassion based techniques in supporting both.

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Celebrating the Sangha on November 11

Join us on November 11 in Seattle for a Celebration of the Buddhist community. Music, art, food, discussions, info tables, and more — learning and fun for all ages!

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Dukkha and Liberation

Dukkha and Liberation September 27 to November 12 at The Columbia City Gallery Dukkha is a term that can refer to that which causes suffering, pain, sorrow, distress, grief or misery. As immigrants from India, the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam we come to this country with things to unpack, to share and, sometimes, to put away. As children of immigrants, these…

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Let’s Get a Little Dirty at Cloud Mountain!

Join in the annual work retreat at Cloud Mountain on October 13-15, 2017

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Teachings with Tulku Lobsang

Nangten Menlang teachings include movement practices, more subtle body practices, healing methods, and meditation practices. While the teachings are diverse, each of these wisdoms and methods enable students to achieve greater health and happiness by learning to tap into their own innate wisdom.

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Opportunity to support prison mindfulness

Volunteer Opportunity: Seeking to expand meditation classes at King County’s jail diversion program in restorative / transformative justice by King County. Learn how to be an effective change agent for good in the community. 

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Rainbow of Infinite Light: LGBTQ and Shin Buddhism

Educational and engaging event for those interested in how Shin Buddhism offers a religious community which values inclusiveness and acceptance. This seminar is intended to inspire and deepen our understanding of the Buddha’s teachings as it relates to LGBTQ concerns.

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The Heart of the Bodhisattva Tradition with Kilung Rinpoche

The Heart of the Bodhisattva Tradition: Essential Teachings and Practices of the Four Immeasurables and the Six Paramitas, with Kilung Rinpoche and Joel and Michele Levey

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Buddhist Global Relief 2017 Walks to Feed the Hungry

Buddhist Global Relief’s Walks to Feed the Hungry will take place in Seattle (Sept 30) and Portland (October 21). Join us for fun and fellowship as we raise money to support Buddhist Global Relief projects around the world!

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H.E. Dagmo Kusho to be on NPR Radio

H.E. Dagmo Kusho to be on NPR Radio H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya will be on the “Sound Effect” NPR radio show this Saturday, September 2, 2017 between 10:00-11:00 am on 88.5 FM.   It will also be on KNKX.org, and will live there afterward for sharing / downloading / streaming (you can also visit http://www.npr.org/podcasts/484091961/sound-effect).  Gabriel Spitzer is the Host and Senior Producer for…

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Khenpo Kartin in Portland & Trout Lake

Sept. 9-11 at at the NWTCA Bodkhang in Portland OR

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Buddhist Recovery Summit

There is addiction to indulgence of sense-pleasures, which is low, coarse, the way of ordinary people, unworthy, and unprofitable; and there is addiction to self-mortification, which is painful, unworthy, and unprofitable. Avoiding both these extremes, the Tathagata (The Perfect One) has realized the Middle Path; it gives vision, gives knowledge, and leads to calm, to insight, to enlightenment and to Nibbana.

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Dream Yoga with Chamtrul Rinpoche

Tibetan Dream Yoga is the original form of lucid dreaming documented for at least 1,000 years. Also known as Milam – the yoga of the dream state – it’s a suite of advanced tantric techniques.

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Sakya Monastery continues its Dharma classes for children and teens

The goal of the Children’s Dharma School is to introduce and explore age appropriate Buddhist concepts and principles, using creative and varied modalities. The Teen’s Dharma School studies the teachings of the Buddha, and weaving them together with curriculum from the Project Happiness Foundation, teens will learn how to incorporate the principles of the Buddha’s teachings into their daily lives.

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Northwest Dharma Blog: What’s New

Northwest Dharma Association is a unique regional association of Buddhist groups and practitioners. Our mission: to support Buddhist teachings, practice, and community in the Northwest. We invite you to participate in any of the Buddhist community events coming up soon. There are many posted in the NWDA Calendar. Do you aspire to to serve the community? NWDA has opportunities for…

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NWDA is in the latest issue of Tricycle Magazine!

“Since 1989, Northwest Dharma Association has fulfilled a unique role in the region’s Buddhist community, improving connections and communication among Buddhist groups…” Read the article here.

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Inclusive Communities

NWDA board member Polly Trout recently wrote about her Patacara Community Services’ current focus on offering supportive services to unhoused neighbors: “Camp Second Chance is growing and thriving! We now have 55 residents, and our first tiny house is up! We have electricity and a potable water cistern. A grey-water catchment tank and sinks go in this week. We are…

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Buddhist Recovery Summit 2017

NWDA and the Buddhist Recovery Network are bringing leaders together in October. Learn more and support at the Buddhist Recovery Summit website.

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Community Gardens in South Seattle

Readers of the Northwest Dharma News may remember Chua Duoc Su in south Seattle as the host temple for Buddha Day celebrations in 2016. Now there’s a community vegetable garden proposed for the empty lot next door (6918 42nd Ave South), with the cooperation of the temple and of neighbors. Contact Chris Morley at farm.frontenac@gmail.com.

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Celebrating the Sangha

The Northwest Buddhist community includes traditional temples, modern practice and study groups, and creative applications of Buddhist perspectives by health professionals, teachers, and social activists. On November 11th, NWDA will invites you to share a day of connecting and celebrating at Nalanda West in Seattle. We’ll get to know each other in large and small group discussion, strengthening our individual…

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