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December 6 - Venerable Thubten Chodron, Transforming Anxiety and Depression in a Rapidly Changing World.  American Evergreen Buddhist Association, Kirkland, WA 7:30-9:00 p.m.  Full details here.

December 18 - Vajrasattva Purification Practice  - Guided meditation and instruction in this practice tradition enables us to clear away negative karma, ripening our spiritual potential for insight on the path. 930am at Dharma Gate. Vegetarian potluck lunch at 1130am. 1910 24th Ave S, Seattle.

October 1st, 2022 -to December 10. Introduction to Buddhist Meditation. Weekly Saturday morning class on Zoom. Registration required. No fee to attend.  Class facilitator: Jordan Van Voast, M.Ac., a student of Yangsi Rinpoche and Venerable Thubten Chodron, among others. More details here.

2023. We will be offering twice monthly events in the East Greenlake neighborhood – January 15, 29, February 12, 26, and March 12, 26. Our spiritual guide, Yangsi Rinpoche, President of Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon graduated with the degree of Lharampa Geshe (equivalent to Ph.D. in Buddhist Philosophy) from Sera Je Monastery and who has been teaching in the West for almost 30 years, is exceptionally skilled at engaging westerners in exploring the landscape of the mind. Ehipassiko – come and see for yourself! Venerable Lozang Yontang  is on the faculty at Maitripa and teaches worldwide. We look forward to seeing you. Details here.

Recent Events

Khensur Jhado Rinpoche

Jhado Rinpoche - January 2022. Event Recap - Images and Video Links

Friday, January 28, 7:00 to 9:00p.m. Thought Transformation (Lojong).  Lojong (Tib. བློ་སྦྱོང་,Wylie: blo sbyong) is a mind training practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition based on a set of aphorisms formulated in Tibet in the 12th century by Geshe Chekawa. The practice involves refining and purifying one's motivations and attitudes in order to bring about the enlightenment of oneself and all other sentient beings.

Saturday, January 29, 11:00a.m to 1:00p.m. Medicine Buddha Empowerment (jenang). By invoking the Medicine Buddha, one is empowered to heal all physical and mental illness, and ultimately the disease of living in a cycle of never ending problems, thus enabling complete purification of all disease and their causes, leading to complete enlightenment. This practice is especially important now in this time of pandemic and environmental deterioration.

JHADO RINPOCHE (Tenzin Jungne) was born in 1954 to a nomadic family living in the area of Namtso Lake, 220 kilometers north of Lhasa, Tibet. At the age of three he was recognized and enthroned as the 6th incarnation of the abbot of Jhado Monastery.
From 1992 until 1996, Rinpoche served as a teacher at Namgyal Monastery in Dharamsala, the personal monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 1997, Rinpoche was appointed to the post of Abbot of Namgyal Monastery, and served the institution in that capacity until 2004.
Jhado Tulku Rinpoche is one of the most highly esteemed lamas in the Geluk lineage today. In addition to his excellent education in the Geluk monastic college system, over the years Rinpoche has also received many oral transmissions and empowerments from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his two main tutors, as well as from many great teachers from other traditions, including the famous Nyingma master Trulshik Rinpoche and Chogye Trichen Rinpoche.

Renowned for his keen intelligence and dynamic teaching style, Jhado Rinpoche is also highly acclaimed for his ability to engage Western students in ways that are interesting and personally relevant. In addition to these qualities, Rinpoche is also well known and loved for his gentle demeanor and his kindness.

Interdependence and Our Ecological Crisis

A series of online forums creating a safe space for honest, often difficult conversations about the climate emergency and related ecological, social and economic crises. Climate threats, biodiversity loss, threats to food and water supply, racial violence and injustice, deep economic inequality, war, refugees, homelessness, pandemics—these are all connected. This series has two aims: 1) To break through layers of denial and open to a more honest acceptance of the accelerating ecological breakdown, and 2) To present a variety of Buddhist, Indigenous, and other perspectives to inform and inspire wise, compassionate, action.

Learn More: Past events, register for future events.


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