Neighborhood Meeting Groups

Small groups of meditators led by experienced SIMS practitioners have formed local meditation groups in a variety of neighborhoods. To learn about specific meetings, please consult the event calendar.

KM groups are another way to meet up around an interest or topic. See listings of SIMS neighborhood KM groups, please see the KM Groups page.

1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church
308 4th Ave. S.

The Eastside Insight Meditation group is co-facilitated by Steve and Ellen Wilhelm. As a group we are nurturing an Eastside dharma community and supporting each other's practice. All interested people are welcome. Please consult the event calendar for details and schedule changes. Email Steve and Ellen at the contact below for directions and information.

Contact Steve Wilhelm

Every Monday 7:00 to 8:30 PM

The Dental building across the street from Island Fitness
213 Madison Ave.
Bainbridge Island

Vipassana tradition. Suggested donation: $2.  Contact David Hager at 206-409-3437 & email below.

Contact David Hager

Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

All Pilgrims Church in the Chapel
500 Broadway East

The Capitol Hill Meditation Group is a drop-in group dedicated to supporting the meditation practice of people living in the Seattle area. Previous Vipassana practice and/or previous attendance at an beginning meditation class is helpful but not essential. A 30 minute sit begins at 6:30 pm with a short dharma talk and open discussion following. 

More information can be found on the group's blog:

Contact Tuere Sala

2nd Thursday of each month, 12:30 to 1:00 pm

Henry Art Gallery
15th Ave NE & NE 41st St.

Led alternately by Lyndal Johnson and Ellen McCown. 

(Henry Art Gallery has a suggested admission fee.)

Contact Lyndal Johnson

every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 pm


We meet at Healing Circles Langley  for meditation, a short talk and Q&A

Contact Kate Davies