Teacher-led groups are organized by Guiding Teachers or Local Dharma Leaders. To learn more about a specific teacher, you may select their name from the main menu above.
Sundays at 10:00am – 11:30am
The Sunday morning Meditation & Dharma Talk is an ongoing family-friendly gathering that includes a guided meditation, dharma talk, mindful movement, music and time for community connection. It occurs every Sunday morning, except on weekends when non-residential retreats are scheduled.
The gathering is led by experienced SIMS Local Dharma Leaders and Tuere Sala. We welcome you to join us. Adults, teens and children over five are welcome, regardless of level of practice.
Update: This group is meeting again after a pause. We begin again on 10-20 at Be Luminous Yoga, 900 Lenora St. above Whole Foods, Check the calendar.
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. Please use your best efforts to pay the suggested donation or another heartfelt amount. All are welcome regardless of ability to pay.
Contact Tuere Sala
2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
A drop-in practice group for people in their twenties and thirties (more or less), led by Keri Pederson. An introduction to vipassana (insight) meditation, or mindfulness meditation, is helpful but not required. For those who participated in the iMind class series, this can be an opportunity to continue practicing.
Update: This group is temporarily paused due to our move. Check the calendar for information about when and where this group will be meeting again.
If you have any questions you may contact Keri by clicking here.
No registration is required. Please consider the following suggested event donation or another heartfelt amount. All are welcome regardless of ability to pay.
The suggested donation is $5.
Contact Keri Pederson
Mondays from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
The Monday evening ongoing class at SIMS starts with a meditation and is followed by a dharma talk. The evening is open to anyone who has had introductory meditation instruction from a qualified instructor. Dharma talks are often presented in series.
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month 7:00 - 9:00 PM
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
Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
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: caphillmeditationgroup.wordpress.com