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Past Events

LotusBornTuesday, March 10th
Wisdom Center Film Series presents
Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

RatFengShuiSaturday, February 8th
Year of the Rat: Chinese Astrology & Feng Shui Master Aelita Leto

VajrakilayaWednesday, February 5th
Vajrakilaya: A Powerful Purification Practice
with Drubpon Pema Rigdzin and The Vajrayana Foundation

PithSaturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19
Guru Rinpoche Pith Instruction
with Lama Lena Yeshe Kaytup

EngagedBuddhismTuesdays, December 3, 10, January 14, 21
Engaged Buddhism & Social Justice
with Venerable Gyalten Chime (Lisa DuPont)

CEBSaturday, December 14
Emotional Balance in Turbulent Times
A Day-long Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB)-based Training with Aaron Joseph, M.Ed.

BardoSaturday, December 2
Bardo Club: Support and Preparation for Death & Dying

Mystic TigerSunday, November 10
Sarah, Taj, Akemi and Nathan present
Mystic Tiger: Original Spiritual Soul Singing

Feng ShuiFriday, November 8
Wisdom Center is honored to host
Feng Shui: Aligning with Natural Flow
with Feng Shui Master Aelita Leto

Honoring DeadWednesday, November 6
Vajrayana Foundation presents
Honoring & Recalling Our Dead
with Drubpon Pema Rigdzin

PrayerForumMonday, October 14
Center for World Networking presents an
Interfaith Forum:
Creative Exploration on the Approaches to Prayer

Transitional StateSaturday, October 12
Julie Rogers presents
Transitional State Forum

KarmaWednesday, October 2
Vajrayana Foundation presents
Karma: Taking Responsibility for Your Own Happiness
with Drubpon Pema Rigdzin

MantrathonFriday-Sunday, September 27-29
Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok Rinpoche and the Odiyana Institute present
Mantrathon for World Peace and Healing

6 WordsSaturday, September 7
Lama Lena will give a teaching on
Tilopa's 6 Words of Advice for Naropa.

Healing ChodWednesday, September 4
Vajrayana Foundation presents
Healing Chod Ceremony with Drubpon Pema Rigdzin.

Open the HeartWednesday, August 21
Chamtrul Rinpoche will give a teaching on
Meditation to Open the Heart

How to MeditateSaturday, August 17
Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche and the Vajrayana Foundation presents
Living a Spiritual Life: Advice on How to Meditate

Johnny MosesFriday, August 2
First Friday at the Wisdom Center with Artist Johnny Moses, Tulalip Native American Storytelling at 6, 7 & 8 pm

FullyAliveOngoing drop-in
Wednesdays 6-8 pm
Fully Alive, Pema Chödron Conversations with Denice Everham

Befriending ObstaclesWednesday, June 5th
Vajrayana Foundation presents
Befriending Obstacles with Drupon Frederico Trancoso

Wealth SadhanaSaturday, May 25th
Khandro Norlha
Wealth Sadhana and Medicine Ball Practice

Travellers & MagiciansFriday, May 24th
Wisdom Center Film Series presents
Travellers & Magicians

SoulMaySaturday and Sunday, May 18-19
Soul Retreival & Long-Life Ceremony with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal

WhereYouAreFriday, May 10
Vajrayana Foundation presents
Start Where You Are: finding your way on the spiritual path with Drupon Frederico Trancoso

Odiyana4-27Saturday, April 27, 2019
Odiyana Institute invites you to attend
Teachings & Conversation
with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok Rinpoche
Healing Chod Ceremony
with Lama Rapjee Dronme Tsang

FierceLightFriday, April 26, 2019
Wisdom Center Film Series and REELWORK Labor Film Festival present
Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

ValiAnnaFriday, April 19, 2019
Sounds of Wisdom presents
Sacred Sounds of the Crystal Healing Bowls with ValiAnna Divine´

TrancosoFriday, April 12, 2019
Vajrayana Foundation invites you to attend
Tibetan Healing Chod Ceremony with Frederico Trancoso

MahamudraSaturday, April 6, 2019
Mahamudra in the Karma Kagyu Tradition with Lama Lena

DamoZuShiFriday, March 22, 2019
Wisdom Center Film Series presents
Damo Zu Shi: The Life of Bodhidharma

PemaChodron2019 Continuing Class
Wednesdays 6-8 pm
Pema Chödron Conversations with Denice Everham

WalkingMedicineSaturday, March 9, 2019
Sounds of Wisdom Series
Whis Stem Men Knee - Walking Medicine Robe
with Johnny Moses, Tulalip Native American

BuddhahoodWednesday, March 6, 2019, 6:30-8:00 pm
Buddhahood without Meditation
with Tulku Tadral Rinpoche
Sponsored by the Vajrayana Foundation

BhutanMusicSaturday, February 23, 2019
Sounds of Wisdom Series
Traditional Music of Bhutan
with Jane Hancock, President Music of Bhutan Research Centre, USA

WisdomKeepersFriday, February 22, 2019
Wisdom Center Film Series: WISDOMKEEPERS, Paqo Andino

Losar2019Saturday, February 5, 2019
Sounds of Wisdom Series
LOSAR Celebration: Tibetan New Year
with Geshe Dansong Namgyal

CrazyWisdomFriday, January 25, 2019
Wisdom Center Film Series: The Story of the Weeping Camel

Flight of the GarudaSaturday-Sunday, Jan 19-20, 2019
Flight of the Garuda (part 2)
with Lama Lena

CrystalBowlsSaturday, January 12, 2019
Sounds of Wisdom Series
Healing Sounds of Crystal Bowls
with ValliAnna Francis

BrainFitnessNEW 6-WEEK CLASS Starts, January 9th, 2019
Wednesdays 2-4 pm
Brain Fitness with Denice Everham

IndiaMusicSaturday, December 22, 2018
Sounds of Wisdom Series
India Music Hawaii Band with Laurie Kalli & Doug Brettin

CrazyWisdomFriday, December 21, 2018
Wisdom Center Film Series: Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chögyam Trungpa

David MolkSaturday, December 8, 2018
Sounds of Wisdom Series
Songs of a Tibetan Yogi with David Molk

First FridayFriday, December 7, 2018
First Friday at the Wisdom Center
Artists Rachel Van Dessel, Breige Walbridge, Pemo Tsultrim, Cellist Isaac Tayrien

Practice of the ViewWednesday, December 5, 2018
The Practice of the View, Meditation, and Action
with Lama Sonam Rinpoche and the Vajrayana Foundation

Inner OuterFriday, November 30, 2018
Wisdom Center Film Series: Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds

Tibetan MedicineFriday, November 16, 2018
Healing with Tibetan Medicine
with Frederico Trancoso and the Vajrayana Foundation

Amah Mutsun Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7pm
Ancient Sources, Contemporary Voices | Sounds of Wisdom Series
Local Indigenous Wisdom: Protecting Sacred Lands Benefit for Project Juristac
with Valentin Lopez

Book of the DeadFriday, October 26, 2018
Wisdom Center Film Series: The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Heart EssenceFriday-Sunday, October 19, 20 & 21, 2018
Dakini Heart Essence
with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok

Ancient Sources Premiere Event!
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7pm
Ancient Sources, Contemporary Voices | Sounds of Wisdom Series
with Moses Yao: Spiritual Practice of West Ghana Creation of the Togodoo • Rhythm • Drumming • Storytelling

NgondroWednesday, October 3, 2018
Introduction to the Vajrayana Preliminary Practice: Ngondro

Talking StoryFriday, September 28, 2018
Wisdom Center Film Series: Talking Story

Six LampsSaturday and Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018
The Six Lamps
with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal
Essential Bön teaching details the principle of luminosity through the channels of the body.

Lama TseringWednesday, September 5, 2018
The Practice of the View, Meditation and Action
with Lama Tsering Sonam Rinpoche

Good LieFriday, August 24, 2018
Wisdom Center Film Series: The Good Lie

Bright SpiritThursdays, starting August 16, 2018
NEW! Bright Spirit Kung Fu class
with Greg Hanle

Dream YogaSaturday, August 11, 2018
Dream Yoga with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal
Traditional Bön practice of dream yoga; training to recognize that all appearances are illusory.

Vajrayana IntroductionWednesday, August 1, 2018
Introduction to Vajrayana Buddhism
Vajrayana Foundation presents an exploration of the view and practices in Vajrayana.

Dhamma BrothersWednesday, July 25, 2018
The Dhamma Brothers
Film on transformative meditation program in Alabama prison.

Skillful MeansWednesday, July 11, 2018
Wisdom & Skillful Means
A filmed teaching with Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

Dalai Lama BirthayFriday, July 6, 2018
Dalai Lama Birthday Celebration
with Geshe Namgyal Rinpoche

Pushing HandsFriday, June 29, 2018
Wisdom Center Film Series: Pushing Hands
First feature film by director Ang Lee

Flight of the GarudaSaturday & Sunday, May 26 & 27, 2018
Lama Lena comes to teach on
The Flight of the Garuda

Horse BoyFriday, May 25, 2018
Wisdom Center Film Series: The Horse Boy
Amazing story of healing for autistic child and family

Nyung NaySaturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20, 2018
Retreat with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok
for a day of Nyung Nay and a day of Meditation

Four Noble TruthsSaturday, May 12, 2018
Four Noble Truths
with Geshe Namgyal

Dharma TalkWednesday, May 2, 2018
Dharma Talk on Khandro Norhla
with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

The CupFriday, April 27, 2018
The Cup
Wisdom Center Movie Night

Earth DaySaturday, April 21, 2018
Earth Day
Geshe Namgyal and Kunsang Gar at San Lorenzo Park

Khandro NorhlaApril 14, 2018
Khandro Norhla
Sahdana & Treasure Ball Rolling

12 SentencesApril 7, 2018
The Changeless 12 Sentences
Bon Dzogchen Root Text
with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal

Khandro NorlhaApril 2, 2018
Khandro Norlha
A wealth and prosperity practice with empowerment
with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

Ordinary Life Tuesday Evening Class (on break)
Ordinary Life, Extraordinary Living
Northern Treasure teachings with Michael Burroughs

Heart RecoveryMarch 31, 2018
Heart of Recovery
with Denice Everham

Zen NoirMarch 30, 2018
Wisdom Center Movie Series
Inaugural Night showing of Zen Noir

Transcending MadnessMarch 16-18, 2018
Transcending Madness
with Bill Scheffel
Fri. Mar 16 Free Public Talk

Interested in Buddhism? Wednesday Night Series
Interested in Buddhism?
Discussions with Elaine Jackson of the Vajrapani Institute
& Ven. Drimay of Land of Medicine Buddha

Pure Dzogchen March 9, 2018
Pure Dzogchen Book Signing
with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal

Great Mother March 5, 2018
Great Mother Transcendent Wisdom
with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche

Death Yoga TeachingFebruary 17-18, 2018
Death Yoga Teaching & Meditation for the Time of Death
with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal

LosarFebruary 16, 2018
LOSAR Tibetan New Year Sang (Smoke) Offering Ceremony
& Celebratory Pot Luck
with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal of Kunsang Gar

Meditate While ThinkingFebruary 9-10, 2018
How to Meditate While Thinking
with Lama Lena (Yeshe Kaytup)

Meditate While ThinkingFebruary 7, 2018
Medicine Buddha Teaching
with Lama Sonam Rinpoche of the Vajrayana Foundation

Northern TreasuresJanuary 19-20, 2018
Northern Treasures
with Michael Burroughs

Medicine BuddhaJanuary 17, 2018
Medicine Buddha Empowerment
with Lama Sonam Rinpoche of the Vajrayana Foundation

Transcending MadnessDecember 8-10, 2017
Transcending Madness
with Bill Scheffel
Friday evening - FREE Public Talk
Saturday & Sunday - Workshop

Tibetan Healing TechniquesDecember 6, 2017
Tibetan Buddhist Healing Techniques and Remedies
with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

Mantra-thonNovember 10-12, 2017
7th Annual Mantra-thon for World Peace & Healing
with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok Rinpoche

12 LinksNovember 5-6, 2017
with Geshe Kunchap

Black Dakini ChodNovember 1, 2017
The Wrathful Black Dakini Chod
with Vajrayana Foundation

Open HouiseOctober 27, 2017
Wisdom Center Open House
All our affiliates participating

MahamudraOctober 14-15, 2017
MAHAMUDRA: Nature of Mind
with Lama Dudjom Dorgee

12 LinksOctober 8, 2017
Naga Healing Ceremony with Geshe Namgyal

Dakini Heart EssenceOctober 2, 2017
Empowerment of the Dakini Heart Essence of Yeshe Tsogyal with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

Tulku OrgyenSeptember 22-23, 2017
Bodhisatva Vows & Chenrezig with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok Rinpoche

12 LinksSeptember 16-17, 2017
Three Words that Strike to the Heart of the Esential Point with Lama Lena

12 LinksSeptember 9, 2017

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