Getting Started

Welcome to the SIMS Sangha

For those who are new to meditation, we offer beginning meditation classes at our main center in SODO and other locations in Seattle and Eastside neighborhoods.

Introduction to Meditation Course Online

Introduction to Insight Meditation video course, taught by SIMS founding teacher Rodney Smith. This course was recorded in 2008 and provides the same instruction as the in-person course.

Ongoing Tuesday Evening Meditation and Dharma Talk

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 evening gatherings, 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.

Meditation Support Classes

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.

Class Schedule: Introduction to Meditation

See the home page under Classes for upcoming Introduction to Meditation classes