Search Inside Yourself, with Mirabai Bush and Gopi Kallayil

Northeast USA  

August 1, 2014toAugust 3, 2014

Garrison Institute

How can the modern workplace become a source of inner peace and global transformation? Mirabai Bush and Gopi Kallayil will explore why and how organizations, including Google, teach mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills and Read More »

Buddhism and Addiction Recovery, with Bill Alexander and Lama Losang (Lama David Bole)

Northeast USA  

August 1, 2014toAugust 3, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Addictions are not the result of our suffering. Addictions are the suffering itself. Buddha said that his teachings had just one taste: the taste of freedom from suffering and attachment. This program is designed for people who want to combine a Buddhist approach to living without suffering in the midst of Read More »

2nd Annual 30-Day Metta Meditation Challenge in August

Northeast USA  Online  

August 1, 2014toAugust 31, 2014

New York City / Online

Practice Lovingkindness Meditation every day in August with The Interdependence Project.  Meditate together separately, connect with us via the IDP Secular Buddhist group on the Insight Timer app, and write a Journal entry about your experience on our website. We’ll also support each other via our blog, Facebook, and Twitter, Read More »

Dogen Symposium

Southwest USA  

August 1, 2014toAugust 3, 2014

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Renowned Dogen translator Kazuaki Tanahashi, through his passion for poetry, practice, painting, and interpretations, Read More »

24-Hour Interfaith Chant for Peace

Northwest USA  

August 2, 2014toAugust 3, 2014

chantforpeace-108x108Great Vow Zen Monastery

As the world continues to struggle with great changes to our society, environment, and economy, finding the place within ourselves that is always at peace is crucial. Chanting is one way to direct our bodies, hearts, and minds with our highest spiritual aspirations and touch the compassion of our hearts. Read More »

Summer workshops and weekend retreats at the Nyingma Institute

Northern California  

August 2, 2014toAugust 30, 2014

Nyingma Institute Entrance with Prayer FlagsBerkeley, CA

Workshops and retreats offer fresh insights and spiritual refreshment in a gentle, meditative atmosphere. Saturday workshops begin at 10 AM and conclude at 4:45 PM Read More »

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Memorial Service

Northeast USA  

August 3, 2014
11:00 amto1:00 pm

Shinran Statue smallNew York City

Commemorate the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, at the New York Buddhist Church, 331-332 Riverside Drive (at 105th Street). An outdoor memorial service will be led by the resident minister, Rev. Earl Ikeda, in front of the statue of Shinran Shonin, which survived the atomic blast in Read More »

Exploring Monastic Life at Sravasti Abbey

Northwest USA  

August 4, 2014toAugust 20, 2014

Newport, WA

Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron teaches from her 37 years of experience as a monastic. In addition to receiving daily teachings, you’ll be living and practicing as a member of the Sravasti Abbey community — engaging in meditation, discussion, and offering service to the community. Read More »

August: Four-Week Series on the Brahmaviharas

Northeast USA  Online  

August 4, 2014toAugust 25, 2014

New York City / Also available for Online Study

Mondays, 7-9 pm

The Four Immeasurables (also known as the Four Sublime States, the Divine Abodes, or the Brahmaviharas), are awakened qualities of heart and mind that all people naturally possess.  This month-long series will consider Lovingkindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy, and Equanimity, and teach us to identify and cultivate these ideal mind states. Read More »

Week-long summer retreats at Nyingma Institute

Northern California  

August 4, 2014toAugust 16, 2014

Sideview of entry with prayer flagsBerkeley, CA

With an emphasis on joyful engagement in life, the Nyingma Institute in Berkeley, California has been bringing the riches of the Tibetan tradition to the Western world since 1972. Read More »

Summer Residency Program, Month 2

Northwest USA  

August 5, 2014toSeptember 7, 2014

Summer-program-web-108x108Great Vow Zen Monastery

Each summer we offer two months of residential training for which the usual $500/month fee is waived. You may apply for one or both programs. Residents are fully involved in daily meditation (zazen), shared vegetarian meals, and community activities. They participate in all meditation retreats, and participate Read More »

Becoming Your Own Therapist: A weekly opportunity to practice meditation

Northeast USA  

August 5, 2014toDecember 30, 2014

meditation_110New York City
Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 pm

Whether you aspire to take a break from the hectic pace of urban life, want to learn simple meditation techniques, or wish to benefit from the collective energy of practicing with a group, please join us for “Becoming Your Own Therapist” — Shantideva Read More »

August: Four-Week Series on Cultivating Courage

Northeast USA  Online  

August 6, 2014toAugust 27, 2014

New York City / Also available for Online Study

Wednesdays, 7-9 pm

Zen teachings emphasize great doubt, great faith, and great courage; the foundational Buddhist texts indicate that the Buddha’s enlightenment was the result of great renunication, great realization, and great brave mind. But how can we be courageous and brave in the face of our personal suffering, the suffering of those close to us, and the unrelenting suffering throughout the planet? What does Read More »