Getting Started

Welcome to the SIMS Sangha

For those who are new to meditation, we offer beginning meditation classes in and around Seattle. (Or, for a "virtual" experience, view our Introduction to Insight Meditation video course taught by SIMS guiding teacher Rodney Smith.)

Once you've taken a beginning class, or if you've received similar instruction in Insight Meditation elsewhere, we invite you to attend our two-hour Tuesday-night sits, which consist of a forty-minute meditation followed by a dharma talk or small-group discussion period. Please see the Ongoing Practice Support page for this and other opportunities for ongoing dharma practice.

Post-beginning Meditation Support classes are also taught throughout the year. These classes are for those who've completed the Introduction to Meditation class in the past year or two and are interested in further exploring the dharma and their practice. 

Our current and upcoming Introduction to Meditation classes and Post-beginning Meditation Support classes are listed below.