Eastside Introductory Meditation Class Series

Six-week class series on Monday evenings from January 22 through February 26, 2018.

Steve Wilhelm
with Steve Wilhelm

2/26/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Six Mondays) at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, (308 4th Avenue South, Kirkland, 98033) (Map It)

About Insight Meditation

Insight meditation also known as mindfulness or vipassana meditation comes from the Buddhist tradition. It aims to free the mind from the distortions of self-centeredness, negativity, and confusion. Seeing life as a constantly changing process, one begins to accept pleasure and pain, fear and joy, and all aspects of life with increasing balance and equanimity. This balanced awareness, grounded in the present moment, leads to stillness and a growing understanding of the nature of life. Out of this seeing emerges wisdom and compassion.

It is a moment-to-moment investigation of the mind and body process. Our experience is explored from a balanced and spacious awareness which allows the heart to flower in love. During these six weeks there will be meditation instructions, talks about the philosophy of the practice, homework assignments, and time for discussion and questions.

Your registration includes attendance at a Day of Mindfulness on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Seattle Insight Meditation Society.

This is a beginning class. All are welcome, and no experience is necessary. The class is also appropriate for experienced meditators who would like to revisit the basics or hear about mindfulness meditation from the perspective of a different teacher.

Registration and Donation

Please consider the following suggested event donation plus dana for the teacher. You may contribute teacher dana 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.

The suggested event donation is $90 for the six-week series including the Day of Mindfulness, plus teacher dana.

You may register in person at the first or second class. Since this is a series where each class builds on the previous ones, registration at the door is closed after the second class.


To inquire about the accessibility of SIMS events, such as wheelchair accessibility or seating for those with visual or auditory disabilities, email If, for physical or other reasons, you are not able to participate for the entire event, you are welcome to participate to the extent you are able. Please contact the event organizer or teacher at the event if you have questions.