2013 Teachers Meeting
Saturday, October 5 in Seattle
The annual gathering of Buddhist teachers and monastics from all traditions, sponsored by the Northwest Dharma Association will be held on October 5th at Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji in Seattle. The annual gathering provides opportunities for teachers to get to know one another, to share their skills and experience, and to discuss areas of mutual interest. Read more.
2013 Seattle Walk
Saturday, October 12
Starting at 9 AM in Volunteer Park
NWDA is pleased to be co-sponsoring the 2013 Seattle Walk to Feed the Hungry with Buddhist Global Relief. As BGR puts it: "Join us in a worldwide walk of compassion!" For more information on BGR, please visit their web site at www.buddhistglobalrelief.org.
A New Web site is Coming
The Northwest Dharma Association is set to launch a new web site, an entirely different kind of site than the current one. The new site will resemble the Northwest Dharma News. The Member Group listings and Calendar of Events will be greatly augmented and will appear prominently on the home page. It will be more intuitive to navigate and will automatically adapt to display on mobile devices, such as phones and notepads. Read more.
Main shrine room, Thrangu Monastery Canada.
Traditional Tibetan Values Upheld At Canada’s Thrangu Monastery
Just three years after it opened, in July, 2010, Thrangu Monastery Canada has emerged as one of the most traditional Tibetan monasteries in North America. Read more.
The Washington Corrections Center for Women, in Gig Harbor, Wash.
Traumatized Women Open Hearts Through Meditation At Purdy Prison for Women
Sitting still and quiet with one’s eyes closed can be very difficult for all meditators, given the nature of the thinking mind. For people living with trauma, sitting for even five minutes can be tortuous. Read more.
Gay Buddhists proudly carried the Dharma Buddies banner during Seattle Gay Pride parade.
Gay Seattle Buddhists Step Out at Annual Parade
This year, as the Seattle area’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Buddhists marched together in the annual June 30 Seattle Pride Parade, we did so with an extra spring in our step. Read more.