Jataka Tales & Buddhist Legends: Storytelling & Music

Two performances: 6:30 PM for Families and 7:30 PM for Adults

Margo McLoughlin
with Margo McLoughlin

11/7/2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM at Seattle Insight Meditation Center, (2729 6th Ave. S., Seattle, 98134) (Map It)

Seattle Insight welcomes storyteller Margo McLoughlin and musician Doug MacKenzie for two performances, one for families and one for adults.

6:30 - 7:00 PM

"In the Branches: Tree Tales from Near and Far"

Is there a special tree in your life? Stories remind us that trees are great blessings in our lives. Come and listen as Margo McLoughlin and Doug Mc Kenzie share stories of trees from the Buddhist tradition as well as from other cultures.  This is an activity for all ages, so please bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. 

7:00 - 7:30 PM

Tea and social time.  There will also be a display of children's dharma related storybooks available for browsing.

7:30 - 9:00 PM

“More Stories of the Early Women Disciples of the Buddha” 

Margo McLoughlin draws on the power of narrative to radically shift perception. A graduate of the Harvard Divinity School, as well as the Community Dharma Leader training program at Spirit Rock, Margo has been translating and retelling the Jataka tales and Buddhist legends for many years. As Artist-in-Residence at the University of Victoria's Centre for the Study of Religion in Society, Margo developed a series of stories about the early women disciples of the Buddha, including queens, slaves, and artisans. With fine attention to the sensory experience of daily life, Margo's stories describe the encounter between human suffering and liberating wisdom. This year, among other stories, Margo will tell "The Legend of the Weaver's Daughter" - a moving account of a young woman's resolve to practice mindfulness of death.

Registration & Donation

Registration is not needed for this event. The suggested event donation is $5, plus teacher dana. (Dana is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving.) Teacher dana can be offered at the event. Please use your best efforts to pay the suggested donation or another heartfelt amount. All are welcome regardless of ability to pay.


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