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Weekly Meditation & Dharma-The Paramis (In-Person & Online)

January 15, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle
Event Description
Special Note about hybrid Zoom/In-Person meeting

Monday Night Dharma Talk and Meditation is meeting as a hybrid – In-Person & Online. You are invited to come in person or everyone is also welcome to join via Zoom software. Current event status and links are on the Online Events page.

If you are attending in person and arriving late, please be aware that for safety purposes the entry doors will be closed and locked for the evening at 7:15 P.M.

The Paramis (The Ten Perfections)

The Paramis are the ten states of mind, attitude or behaviors that lead to peace. They are interrelated with each other without and are fluid, flowing in and out of each other. Below is a general statement about each:

Paramis Overview:
1/15 Tim Geil
1/22 Tuere Sala
1/29 Tuere Sala

Generosity: Having a willingness to open to all things, to share with others and contemplate abundance.
2/5 Tuere Sala
2/12 Tim Geil
2/19 Tuere Sala
2/26 Tim Geil

Morality: Being willing to undertake the training to live within the 5 precepts.
3/4 Keri Pederson
3/11 Keri Pederson
3/18 Tim Geil
3/25 Tim Geil

Renunciation: Cultivating the capacity to abandon our attachments.
4/1 Keri Pederson
4/8 Tim Geil
4/15 Steve Wilhelm
4/22 Tuere Sala
4/29 Keri Pederson

Wisdom: Being able to see or consider the implications of the 3 Characteristics in any experience.
5/6 Tim Geil
5/13 Keri Pederson
5/20 Keri Pederson
5/27 Memorial Remembrance Ceremony Tim Geil

Energy: Our level of willingness to participate in mental development.
6/3 Tim Geil
6/10 Keri Pederson
6/17 Keri Pederson
6/24 Keri Pederson

Patience: Cultivating the capacity to stop our resistance to the truth of an experience.
7/1 Tuere Sala
7/8 Keri Pederson
7/15 Tim Geil
7/22 Tuere Sala
7/29 Lyndal Johnson

Truthfulness: Paying attention to the truthfulness of words and actions.
8/5 Sooz Appel
8/12 Tim Geil
8/19 Tim Geil
8/26 Tim Geil

Resolution: The degree in which we are willing to follow our aspiration to practice.
9/2 Keri Pederson
9/9 Keri Pederson
9/16 Forgiveness Ceremony Tuere, Tim & Keri
9/23 Tim Geil
9/30 Tim Geil

Lovingkindness: The willingness to connect with and care about other sentient beings.
10/7 Tim Geil
10/14 Tim Geil
10/21 Tim Geil
10/28 Tim Geil

Equanimity: Being willing to consider phenomena outside our opinions and judgments.
11/4 Tim Geil
11/11 Keri Pederson
11/18 Tim Geil
11/25 Tim Geil

Paramis Review:
12/2 Tim Geil
12/9 Tim Geil
12/16 Tim Geil
12/23 Tim Geil
12/30 Tim Geil


If you have questions about this event, please contact

The Monday evening ongoing class at SIMS starts with a meditation and is followed by a dharma talk. The evening is open to anyone who has had introductory meditation instruction from a qualified instructor. Dharma talks are often presented in series.

Registration & Donation

Registration is not needed for this class. The suggested event donation is $5, plus teacher dana. (Dana is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving.) Teacher dana can be offered at the event or online. Please use your best efforts to pay the suggested donation or another heartfelt amount. All are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

Dana for SIMS and the Teachers can be offered online at, or in person on Monday nights.

Event Venue
In Person at Seattle Insight Meditation (UFM) and Online, 4001 9th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105 United States
Event Details
15 January 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tim Geil, Guiding Teacher
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