Introductory Meditation Class Series (In-Person & Online)
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 13, 2023
This introductory meditation class meets for 6 weeks, March 9-April 13 from 7-9PM, PDT. It will meet in a hybrid setting, both In-Person and Online simultaneously. When you register, you will be required to choose between In-Person and Online.
Class registration includes a Day of Mindfulness the Saturday after the last class, April 15th. Please see dates to be aware of below.
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.
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, April 15, 2022.
Please note that registrations are being accepted up through the second class on March 16th. SIMS registration volunteers are available until the event’s start time. Registration closes at the start of the event.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.