Weekly Meditation & Dharma – Teaching the Threes (In-Person & Online)
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 25, 2023
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.
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.
Teaching the Threes: Building a Strong Foundation for Practice
Triple Jewels (Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha) – January/February/March
Three Characteristics (Impermanence, Dissatisfaction, Non-self) – April/May/June
Three Poisons (Greed, Hatred, Delusion) – July/August/September
Three Pillars of Insight Practice (Wisdom, Dana, Sila) – October/November/December
Triple Jewels (Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha)
Protection or Shelter
The life of the Buddha
Importance of Buddha/Dhamma/Sangha
Three Characteristics (Impermanence, Dissatisfaction, Non-self)
The reality of existence
The human condition
The mark of conditionality
All things are without lasting essence
Three Poisons (Greed, Hatred, Delusion)
The source of all unskillful acts
The root or proximate cause of all suffering
Impulsive, habitual states of mind
Counterbalance with wholesome roots: generosity, metta, wisdom (insight)
Three Pillars of Insight Practice (Wisdom, Dana, Sila)
The foundation of insight practice as taught by Joseph, Sharon, and Jack
Mindfulness based practice
Cultivated separately and together
Create the conditions for insight
If you have questions about this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana for SIMS and the Teachers can be offered online at https://seattleinsight.org/donate, or In-Person on Monday nights.
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.