Upcoming Events

September 23rd, MCPS Yard Sale and Open House

The Dharma Gate Facility Committee will hold an Open House and Yard Sale for the neighbors and general public on Saturday, September 23rd from 10AM to 2PM. This is a good way to get rid of items we have accumulated at Dharma Gate but no longer use, provide a comfortable way for our neighbors to visit and find out about our programs and raise a little money to support the facility. You can help in the following ways:

  • Start setting aside items to donate for the yard sale
  • Sign up to help with the sorting/pricing of the items on Friday, Sept 22nd between 8:30 and noon.
  • Sign up to help with the sale or host tours of the facility and talk to visitors on Saturday

Contact Ellie Graham at elinoragraham@gmail.com if you can help or have questions.

The Grace in Aging: Book Club, Select Mondays from 4:30 to 6pm

The first meeting on The Grace in Aging: Awaken As You Grow Older was held on July 17th with several folks participating and some deep sharing about our feelings as we move through the 6th and 7th decades of our lives.  Please join us on the following Mondays in the Dharma Gate Library. – Sol, Ellie and John F.

  • October 9th at 4:30-6pm in the Dharma Gate Library.

We will be discussing the Chapters on “Forgiveness” and “Humility”, pages 151-186 and Jack Baker will facilitate.  Here is poem by Jan Richardson from the book related to these chapters that seems very relevant for so many of us: Let what distracts you cease. Let what divides you cease. Let there come an end to what diminishes and demeans, and Let depart all that keeps you in its cage.

Practice Committee Meeting; All are welcome

Tuesday October 10th, 6:30-8:30pm: Please note time change to make it more accessible!

November 4th, 9am-12pm, lunch 12-1pm: Practice Committee will have a 1/2 day organizational meeting called: How we’re running this place – Keeping the Dharma Wheel Turning

It is our intention to have at least one person from each constituent group at the meetings to report on the latest activities, future plans, concerns. Reports from the groups are helpful if there is not a representative.  All MCPS members are invited to attend and contribute. To send an email with your MCPS Practice Committee Suggestions, click here.

Upcoming Board Meetings, 4:15pm at Dharma Gate; all are welcome

Monday, September 25
Monday, October 23
Monday, December 4

Optional sitting begins in the Zendo at 3:45pm for those who can make it. All MCPS members are welcome to attend Board meetings. If you have something you would like to bring forward to the Board, please let Robbie know two weeks before the meeting when the agenda is being set.This page is updated at the end of each month.

Viet Nam Retreats with Mike Melancon

Dear Friends and Sangha Sisters and Brothers, The Loving Work Foundation is pleased to announce our SPRING 2018 ‘JOYFULLY TOGETHER IN VIỆT NAM’ RETREAT SCHEDULE.  In the Tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh March 10 – March 25, 2018: Loving Work

A Weekend of Radical Dharma: angel Kyodo williams

MCPS, 8 Limbs Yoga and Rainier Beach Yoga are honored to co-host: A WEEKEND OF RADICAL DHARMA with Rev. angel Kyodo williams, December 15-17, 2017 MCPS is honored to be one of the hosting organizations for internationally acclaimed Buddhist teacher Reverend angel Kyodo williams

Dharma Gate Open House and Yard Sale

September 23rd: Dharma Gate Neighborhood Open House and Yard Sale With so many new neighbors surrounding our facility, the Dharma Gate Facility Committee is sponsoring a Yard Sale and Open House on Saturday, Sept 23rd.  In the past, we have

2017-2018 Social Justice Practice begins with Serena and Jabali

Beginning September 25th the practice committee is honored to host Serena Maurer and Jabali Stewart as guest speakers for our series on engaged Buddhism and Social Justice within our practice, based on the 5 Mindfulness Trainings of Thich Nhat Hanh. Beginning on Monday,

Annual Spring Retreat

Save the Date, April 16-22, 2018 For the last three years, MCPS has held a rich tradition of holding an Annual Retreat at Camp Indianola on Bainbridge Island. We will continue the tradition in 2018. More details and registration links