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

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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 »

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.

Learn to transform your relationship to yourself, your family, your community, and your world with contemplative techniques designed to exercise the heart and open the mind.  Join in support of Metta Meditation Month.

August 5:  Lovingkindness
August 12: Compassion
August 19: Appreciative Joy
August 26: Equanimity

The curriculum is designed for new students as well as those with more experience.

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Week-long summer retreats at Nyingma Institute

Northern California  

August 4, 2014toAugust 16, 2014

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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 »

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 Read More »

Eco-Dharma Conference 2014

Northeast USA  

August 7, 2014toAugust 11, 2014

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join us in the foothills of the White Mountains of New Hampshire for a unique event featuring prominent Buddhist teachers, scholars, and environmental activists discussing in depth the intersection of Buddhist practice and stewardship of the earth. Conference participants will also be invited into this discussion. Read More »

Retreat on Contemplative Practice and Rituals in Service to the Dying

Southwest USA  

August 7, 2014toAugust 10, 2014

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Frank Ostaseski and Roshi Joan Halifax are pioneers in the End-of-Life care field. This unique program is an intensive plunge into core contemplative practices and is especially suited Read More »

Introduction To Buddhism, with Lama Losang (Lama David Bole)

Northeast USA  

August 8, 2014toAugust 10, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Are you interested in knowing more about the Buddha, what he taught, and its relevance to our modern world? Have you already taken refuge, but aren’t sure where to go from here?  Lama Losang present the basics of Tibetan Buddhism in down-to-earth language with warmth, humor, and clarity. He covers Read More »

Khenpo Samdup at Drikung Seattle

Northwest USA  

August 8, 2014toAugust 10, 2014

Drikung Seattle

Khenpo Samdup is a teacher in the Drikung Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and the Resident Teacher of HE Garchen Rinpoche’s center in Dayton, Ohio. Khenpo Samdup (at right in photo) will teach in English. Read More »

Full Moon Loving-Kindness Practice and Refuge Ceremony

Northwest USA  

August 10, 2014toDecember 6, 2014

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To support loving-kindness (metta) practice around the world, we will meditate together on nights when there is a full moon.

Metta meditation is an antidote to fear and anxiety, and a complement to the cool clarity of wisdom. Read More »

Emotional Healing from Trauma: Lama Tsultrim Yeshe, James L. Knoll IV, MD, Trish Malone, and Kell Julliard

Northeast USA  

August 15, 2014toAugust 17, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Buddhism has a lot to say about suffering — its source, its cause, and how it can be relieved. This retreat, which combines knowledge gained from Western psychological science and Buddhist teachings, is designed to help people of all denominations recover from traumatic experiences Read More »