Weekly Meditation & Dharma – Dharma in Daily Life
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 27, 2021
DHARMA IN DAILY LIFE
When we really think about it, the only point to all our efforts in practice boils down to what we do in any given ordinary moment. An ordinary moment can pass without notice, can pass through a lot of reactivity and aversion or can be drawn into a clutched heart wishing it could last forever. Yet it is in our ordinary life moments that practice comes alive. This year we will look at two aspects of practicing in ordinary life – the continuity of suffering and the continuity of mindfulness. Liberation can be found in both. In the continuity of suffering, we practice within the cyclical nature of suffering. Gradually becoming increasingly aware of the way out of this circular trap, inherent within the moment. In continuity of mindfulness, we practice within the strengthening nature of mindfulness. Gradually deepening our capacity and confidence in seeing each moment for what it truly is – an ordinary moment in the natural flow of life.
On Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, we will explore issues of daily life that are often left out of dharma teaching. Each month will focus on Issues like Technology, Wealth, Relationships, Social Engagement, Sex, Emotions, and Habits. Please join us for this rich exploration.
Topics – Upcoming Months
June – Emotions (Tim)
July – Relationships (Tim)
August – Devotional Practice and Ritual (Tuere)
September – Social Engagement (Tuere)
October – Communication (Tim)
November – Boundaries (Tim)
December – Worldly Winds (Tim)
If you have questions about this event, please contact [email protected]
Dana for SIMS and the Teachers can be offered online at https://seattleinsight.org/Donate, or at the event once we are able to meet in person again.
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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. Please use your best efforts to pay the suggested donation or another heartfelt amount. All are welcome regardless of ability to pay.