Death and the Deathless: An Introduction to Insight Dialogue (In-Person & Online)
The Seattle Insight Meditation Society invites you to explore the Buddha’s teachings on Death and the Deathless during this non-residential hybrid Insight Dialogue retreat.
When mindfulness of death is developed and cultivated, it’s very fruitful and beneficial. It culminates in the deathless and ends with the deathless. (AN 6.19)
Join us for an investigation into the Buddha’s teachings on Death and the Deathless, a gentle and deep exploration of something we all must face but often avoid until it is too late. Using the Insight Dialogue guidelines, we will contemplate together being present with the mortality of our own bodies and of those close to us, the illusory nature of birth and death and grieving.
The retreat will begin on Friday evening with an introduction to the Insight Dialogue guidelines. On Saturday, there will be a mix of silent and relational practice, as we explore each guideline using contemplations on teachings related to Death and the Deathless. This retreat is available both In-Person and Online at the University Friends Meeting House. Registration is required for the Saturday session. When you register you will be required to choose between In Person and Online.
If you are new to Insight Dialogue and joining the Saturday daylong, please also attend the Friday evening either In-Person or Online.
Dave Leggatt practiced in the Vipassana tradition for many years. He was introduced to Insight Dialogue in 2011 and joined the Insight Dialogue facilitator program in 2016. Since then Dave has been facilitating and teaching in-person workshops, retreats and online offerings. Aware of the importance of spiritual friendship and the power of Insight Dialogue practiced in daily life, he enjoys expanding the boundaries of practice for himself and others. He founded the annual Kalyanamittata retreat and offers practice in the global Insight Dialogue community. He is active on a number of community teams. Dave lives in Toronto, Canada.
COVID Policy for In-Person meetings
- Vaccinations: Highly Recommended but we will not be verifying immunization status.
- Masks: Optional. We ask everyone to respect each person’s decision to wear or not wear a mask.
- The board is following current Washington State and King County recommendations. We will adjust as needed in the future.
Registration and Donation
Registration for the Saturday session of this Hybrid Retreat is required. The suggested event donation is $30. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Dana is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving. Dana for SIMS can be offered on our website on the Donate page. Thank you for your generosity!
If you have a question for the teacher or about this event, please send it to email@example.com.