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Sema: the Whirling Prayer of the Mevlevi

Sema: the Whirling Prayer of the Mevlevi

Sunday December 14th


Ballard Odd Fellows Hall

1706 NW Market Street

Seattle, WA 98107…


Added by Karen Lindquist on December 10, 2014 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Amma, Pope, World Faith Leaders Declare Commitment to Eradication of Slavery

Religious leaders gather at the Vatican to commit to working together for the eradication of slavery by 2020

December 2,…


Added by Clare Simons on December 9, 2014 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

Indigenous Wisdom for Compassionate Living and Unified Action

Receive profound Indigenous wisdom by entering into a virtual circle for healing, ceremony, teaching, sharing and co-creating in a sacred and unified way.

Learn to apply The 16 Indigenous Guiding Principles that have been carefully chosen by councils of leaders to serve as…


Added by Jon Ramer on December 8, 2014 at 9:38pm — No Comments

TCN Buddhist Center Invites Female Practitioners into Residence

Residency program at the new TCN Buddhist Center is now available for two or three female practitioners.

Buddhist or interfaith practitioners will observe a schedule of practice and abide by vows of discipline.

Please see more info here: TCN Buddhist Center Residency Program

and do visit during the Center's Open House on 9/27/14, next Saturday, from 10 AM to 2…


Added by Reverend Cheen on September 13, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Contemplative Retreat "The Heart of Religious Unity" with Dr. Reza Shah-Kazemi


we are delighted to be hosting international visitor and interfaith scholar (from England)

Dr. Reza Shah-Kazemi. 

Dr. Shah-Kazemi will offer a contemplative retreat 

"The Heart of Religious…


Added by Karen Lindquist on August 22, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Venerable Dr. Pannavati coming to Seattle August 8 & 9

Venerable Dr. Panavati is teaching in Seattle at Nalanda West Friday, August 8th and Saturday, August 9th, 2014: For more information and to register click here.

Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. A black, female Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions with Vajrayana empowerments…


Added by Damayonti Sengupta on July 10, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Japanese Children coming to Peace Camp in Ballard. Host families needed.

Japanese Children coming to Peace Camp at Interfaith Community Sanctuary in Ballard.  Host families needed.
Contact:  Gretchen Rowe
Peace Camp 2014, held at Interfaith Community Sanctuary in Ballard, is in partnership with UPBEAT, an English…

Added by Karen Lindquist on July 4, 2014 at 5:29pm — No Comments

PEACE CAMP - an all ages community day camp experience for children and youth

Scholarships monies invited to support PEACE CAMP!


An all ages community day camp experience for children and youth

“United: I think being united is like two or more people acting positive as one.”

“You: You should love YOU!”

Rianna, age 10

WHERE: Interfaith Community Sanctuary, 1763 NW 62nd St., Ballard 98107


SESSION 1: JULY 7 – JULY 18 (10 days - Monday –…


Added by Karen Lindquist on July 2, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

33 Wisdom Keepers From Six Continents Convene in Northern California For URI Global Indigenous Initiative Gathering

San Francisco, CA – June 30, 2014 – URI’s Global Indigenous Initiative is honored to announce Hidden Seeds of Natural Healing & Curing, a sacred gathering occurring June 30 – July 3, 2014 at an undisclosed location in Northern California. This 4-day event is being attended by 33 Indigenous wisdom keepers from six continents, including two young people ages 13 and 14, for the purpose of engaging in critical dialogue about practical issues and concerns facing their…


Added by Jon Ramer on June 29, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

West Seattle Cup This Weekend - Calling All Volunteers!

We’re all on the same team!

The West Seattle Cup is a co-opetition, a combination of competition and cooperation. We recognize that for some people this may be an unfamiliar way of playing. Popular culture and media often frame sports (and, one might argue, life) in a winner/loser context. We appreciate and respect this perspective. Competition is a powerful motivator; it is what makes games fun. However, as our children’s role models, we…


Added by T Anne Sukova on June 12, 2014 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Shift Network's Summer of Peace Invitation


For all of us who long for more peace and harmony in our lives and our world, the daily challenges we face can feel daunting. And when we hear about bullying in schools, the senseless violence in our neighborhoods and the bloodshed in war-torn nations, it’s so easy to feel helpless and fall into despair. It can be difficult to know where to turn to find the inspiration and guidance we need to heal the conflicts in our own hearts, in our relationships and in our larger…


Added by T Anne Sukova on June 9, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Voices of Compassion Part XLVIII

Another installment of what compassion means to people, collected at the corner of 3rd and C in Davis, California--

A genuine sense of understanding and the act upon it. 

You love yourself enough to love others. 

A real good hug!

Compassion is children. 

Sympathy and empathy where you would not normally feel them. 

A great way to orient your daily life. 

Compassion is to understand other…


Added by David Breaux on May 15, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments

Meet the woman who's hugged 33 million people - AMMA comes to Bellevue

An Indian humanitarian and spiritual leader who has gained a following in the United States is visiting the Pacific Northwest to bless thousands.  Amma, Mata Amritanandamayi, also known as "Mother" will hold three free public programs and a retreat at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue May 23-26, 2014. Amma has been called "the hugging saint" because she has been known to embrace more…


Added by Clare Simons on April 23, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Join us: Connecting the Dots for Compassionate Cities: Fostering Climate, Social and Economic Justice - Sunday April 27

Fellow Compassionistas! Join us at this great event: all six of our Constellations (launched at the March event at St. Marks) will have break out sessions to explore how to bring compassionate action to address needs including: Homelessness/Housing; Education; Youth; Living Economies; Economic Justice; Health&Wellness. There are other great workshops as well, speakers, dialogue and performers. Be sure to register: Register and learn…


Added by Susan Partnow on April 18, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Voices of Compassion Part XLVII

More concepts on compassion from the corner of 3rd & C in downtown Davis, California:

Compassion, to me, is seeing myself in whoever is in front of me. 

Compassion is a town forgiving a snarling pit bull. :)

Compassion is a tattoo that everyone can see. 

Love in every form. 


Compassion is to be passionate about another. Passion meaning purpose, love, and a meaning to life. 



Added by David Breaux on April 12, 2014 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Voices of Compassion Part XLVI

Here is another batch of concepts on compassion from Davis, California USA. They were collected from folks passing by the corner of 3rd & C downtown. 

To walk in another person's shoes with your heart open. 

A smile from a passing stranger, a call from a friend in time of need; Love--at all times. 

The act of simply opening the door and letting a stranger/a person you know walk in before oneself. 

Empathy with an open heart and…


Added by David Breaux on March 13, 2014 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Bring voices of wise women from across the ages & around the world to life: co-produce webinar series

What if all the wise, funny, compassionate and notable women who have marked our lives from antiquity to modern times were to come alive? Author and actress Elaine Partnow, wants to bring the powerful and inspiring portrayals she’s brought live to audiences around the country to the Internet. This is your chance to be a co-producer!  Help bring these women alive by creating this great tool for the classroom, book and civic groups, and women’s archives.

Join this Kickstarter…


Added by Susan Partnow on March 9, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

2014 March Seattle and Issaquah Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Trainings 

2014 marks my 10th year in offering the eight week  Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training in the greater Seattle area.

There are two trainings beginning in March 2014.

The Fremont training begins March 4th and the Issaquah training begins March 9th.

Please see my website for more information and to register. You may contact me at…


Added by Deborah Klibanoff on March 4, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Voices of Compassion Part XLV

Here is another batch of concepts on compassion from folks in Davis, California--

Compassion is being able to listen--really listen--to someone else without your stories, your past, your experiences getting in the way, then working to understand; and finally letting your own stories, past, and experiences seep back in--and finding understanding anyway. 

Compassion is loving someone even when they don't love themselves or others. 

Compassion is…


Added by David Breaux on February 8, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments

Voices of Compassion Part XLIV

More concepts on compassion from folks in Davis, California:

Compassion is the act of caring about someone and showing them you would do anything to keep them happy and secure. Compassion is how we show love. 

Compassion--putting yourself in another's place, sharing their experience and feelings, and making judgments, decisions, or actions based on empathy and a desire to right the deficiencies you experience. 

Compassion--perspective. Looking at…


Added by David Breaux on January 14, 2014 at 10:46am — No Comments

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