Thursday Night Sangha (Online)
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 2024
The Thursday Night Sangha (formerly 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 Thursday Night Sangha page where you can also subscribe to Tuere Sala’s newsletter for monthly blog posts.
This year’s (2024) teaching theme will be The Paramis or 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:
Generosity: Having a willingness to open to all things, to share with others and contemplate abundance.
Morality: Being willing to undertake the training to live within the 5 precepts.
Renunciation: Cultivating the capacity to abandon our attachments.
Wisdom: Being able to see or consider the implications of the 3 Characteristics in any experience.
Energy: Our level of willingness to participate in mental development.
Patience: Cultivating the capacity to stop our resistance to the truth of an experience.
Truthfulness: Paying attention to the truthfulness of words and actions.
Resolution: The degree in which we are willing to follow our aspiration to practice.
Lovingkindness: The willingness to connect with and care about other sentient beings.
Equanimity: Being willing to consider phenomena outside our opinions and judgments.
During our regular SIMS sits on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, we will explore the Buddha’s teachings on The Paramis. Please join us for this rich exploration.
Special Note: The Thursday Night Sangha will continue to meet on Zoom indefinitely. Please click on the link below the large ZOOM link on the Thursday Night Sangha page. It will change weekly so be sure to go back to the page before the meeting to get the right link.