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Tim Geil, Tuere Sala teaching at Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Refuges and Precepts Ceremony (In-Person & Online)

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

Every January, as a sangha, we chant the precepts and the Three Jewels—The Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha. This year, during our ceremony on January 9, 2023, we’ll give all sangha members an opportunity to share their own words of appreciation and gratitude for our Guiding Teachers, Tim Geil and Tuere Sala.

There are two ways to offer your words of appreciation. In person on January 9, 2023, we will have forms to fill out and there will be opportunities to share your words in person and over zoom. In addition, you can submit your written messages to Cubba.reese@seattleinsight.org. We will read some of these submitted messages during the evening. We encourage you to make your statements of appreciation brief. All sharings may be either signed or anonymous.

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.


If you have questions about this event, please contact webmaster@seattleinsight.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.

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January 9
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
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Online and in Person at UFM
4001 9th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105 United States
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Tim Geil, Guiding Teacher
Tuere Sala, Guiding Teacher
Tim Geil, Guiding Teacher, SIMS
Tuere Sala, Co-Guiding Teacher, Seattle Insight Meditation Society
Tim Geil, Guiding Teacher, SIMS
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