Non-residential retreats at SIMS offer the opportunity to practice for a full day, weekend or longer, right in Seattle. Guiding teachers Tim Geil and Tuere Sala offer non-residential retreats, and SIMS is also fortunate to have regular guest teachers who come to hold evening talks and non-residential retreats. Regular guest teachers at SIMS include Sharon Salzberg, Ajahn Sumedho, Norman Fischer, Christina Feldman, Phillip Moffitt, Steve Armstrong, and numerous others who visit and freely offer their wisdom and deep practice to our sangha. Visit the guest teacher page to read more bios.
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Advance registration is not required, but often helpful as some retreats may fill up quickly
Day of Mindfulness
The Day of Mindfulness is a great way for practitioners old and new to come together and share a full day of practice. A Day of Mindfulness is a full day of practice held from These are offered 4 times per year and typically fall at the end of the 6-week Introduction to Meditation series - check the calendar for the next one.
Guest teacher talks and other special events
Guiding teachers, Local Dharma Leaders and visiting teachers regularly offer workshops or daylong retreats around specific topics. Check the SIMS calendar to see what’s coming up!