2/14/2021 10:00 AM -
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Special Note: Until further notice, all events at SIMS are either paused or will meet remotely via Zoom software. Current event status and meeting links are on the Online Events page.
Dana for SIMS and the Teachers can be offered online at https://seattleinsight.org/Donate, or at the event once we are able to meet in person again.
For online donations to a specific teacher indicate the teacher’s name in the 'Dedication or Purpose' field.
These Sunday mornings are an on-going family-friendly gathering that includes a guided meditation, children's story, dharma talk, and time for community connection. It occurs every Sunday morning, except on weekends when non-residential retreats are scheduled. It is held online only now.
Dharma in Daily Life
When we really think about it, the only point to all our efforts in practice boils down to what we do in any given ordinary moment. An ordinary moment can pass without notice, can pass through a lot of reactivity and aversion or can be drawn into a clutched heart wishing it could last forever. Yet it is in our ordinary life moments that practice comes alive. This year we will look at two aspects of practicing in ordinary life – the continuity of suffering and the continuity of mindfulness. Liberation can be found in both. In the continuity of suffering, we practice within the cyclical nature of suffering. Gradually becoming increasingly aware of the way out of this circular trap, inherent within the moment. In continuity of mindfulness, we practice within the strengthening nature of mindfulness. Gradually deepening our capacity and confidence in seeing each moment for what it truly is – an ordinary moment in the natural flow of life.
On Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, we will explore issues of daily life that are often left out of dharma teaching. Each month will focus on Issues like Technology, Wealth, Relationships, Social Engagement, Sex, Emotions, and Habits. Please join us for this rich exploration.
Registration & Donation
Registration is not needed for this class. 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 using the Donate link above. Please use your best efforts to pay the suggested donation or another heartfelt amount. All are welcome regardless of ability to pay.