Introductory Meditation Class Series (Online)
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 14, 2021
This introductory meditation class meets for 6 weeks, September 9 – October 14 from 7-9PM, PDT. Class registration includes a Day of Mindfulness the Saturday after the last class, October 16th. Please see dates to be aware of below.
About Insight Meditation
Insight meditation also known as mindfulness or vipassana meditation comes from the Buddhist tradition. It aims to free the mind from the distortions of self-centeredness, negativity, and confusion. Seeing life as a constantly changing process, one begins to accept pleasure and pain, fear and joy, and all aspects of life with increasing balance and equanimity. This balanced awareness, grounded in the present moment, leads to stillness and a growing understanding of the nature of life. Out of this seeing emerges wisdom and compassion.
It is a moment-to-moment investigation of the mind and body process. Our experience is explored from a balanced and spacious awareness which allows the heart to flower in love. During these six weeks there will be meditation instructions, talks about the philosophy of the practice, homework assignments, and time for discussion and questions.
Dates to Be Aware Of:
- Your registration includes attendance at a Day of Mindfulness on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
- Please note that registrations are being accepted up through the second class on September 16th. After September 16th, registration is closed. Introduction to Meditation class series are offered four times a year. Please consult the SIMS website for upcoming classes, which will be added as the dates are set.
If you have a question about this class series or for the teacher, please contact [email protected]
Registration and Donation
The suggested event donation is $90 for the six-week series including the Day of Mindfulness, with options for $120 as a benefactor and $60 for a supported donation. Following our tradition, none of this donation will go to the teacher. Please consider offering teacher dana at the event to support their livelihood. (Dana is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving). No one is turned away for inability to offer a donation. Please use your best efforts to pay the suggested donation or another heartfelt amount.*
Please register below. Since this is a series where each class builds on the previous ones, registration is closed after the second class. A zoom link will be sent to all those who have registered.
If you choose to donate at time of event and this is an online class, please go to our Donate Page. Instructions for mailing in a check are included there as well.