Capitol Hill Meditation Group
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 30, 2021
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.
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.
Special Note: Until further notice, all events at SIMS are either paused or will meet remotely via Zoom software. Please click on the large ZOOM link on the Capitol Hill Sangha blog page. It will change weekly. Be sure to subscribe to the blog!