SIMS Annual Forgiveness and Welcoming Ceremony

All are welcome

Tim Geil Tuere Sala
with Tim Geil and Tuere Sala

8/28/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Seattle Insight Meditation Center, (2729 6th Ave. S., Seattle, 98134) (Map It)

Tuere Sala and Tim Geil, SIMS Guiding Teachers, are personally inviting the whole Sangha to attend the third annual Welcoming/Forgiveness Ceremony.  We will be setting aside time to appreciate SIMS for the refuge it has provided us over the years, to welcome anyone new to SIMS and re-unite with anyone who has felt distant from SIMS for any reason. After the silent meditation, both Tuere and Tim will offer reflections on forgiveness and a simple ceremony. Patterned after the forgiveness ceremony at the end of residential retreats, this evening acknowledges we may intentionally or unintentionally cause harm by our actions, and ask for forgiveness. This intentional release of accumulated hurts helps us step into each moment with a fresh beginning. We hope you can join us.

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. Please use your best efforts to pay the suggested donation or another heartfelt amount. All are welcome regardless of ability to pay.


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