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Lauren Wilson

Lauren Wilson took Rodney Smith’s Introduction to Meditation class in the spring of 2006 and has been attending SIMS Weekly Meditation and Dharma Talk Evenings ever since. Her regular practice includes vipassana meditation, qi gong, insight dialogue and volunteering for the sangha. For many years she taught in the public schools at a variety of levels and in a variety of capacities, including the teaching of reading and language arts and coaching teachers. Since her retirement, she has enjoyed studying French and spending more time in nature, in her garden and watching birds. Since high school, poetry has been an important part of her spiritual journey. This excerpt from a favorite poem by Robert Keyes expresses one of the many understandings that she has gratefully received from her dharma teachers:

 

Hokusai says look carefully.

 

He says pay attention, notice.

 

He says keep looking, stay curious.

 

Hokusai says there is no end to seeing…

 

If you would like to schedule a an individual practice meeting with Lauren, click here to send a request via e-mail. To learn more about practice meetings, please visit our Individual Practice Meeting page for more information.

 
 

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Weekly Sunday Morning Sit & Dharma Talk

Online 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

The Oxherding Pictures This year we’ll be reflecting on our Vipassana practice using the Zen Oxherding Pictures. Special Note:  Most events at SIMS are meeting remotely via Zoom software. Current event status and meeting links are on the Online Events page. Dana for SIMS and the Teachers can be offered online at https://seattleinsight.org/Donate, or at the event once …

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Weekly Thursday Guided Meditation

Online 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

To help people stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, SIMS is offering weekly morning and afternoon drop-in sits on Zoom that are suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners. The sits typically include meditation, check ins, Q&A and discussions. Check the calendar for other Zoom sits. We welcome you to join us. Special Note: Until further notice, most events at SIMS are …

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Weekly Sunday Morning Sit & Dharma Talk

Online 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

The Oxherding Pictures This year we’ll be reflecting on our Vipassana practice using the Zen Oxherding Pictures. Special Note:  Most events at SIMS are meeting remotely via Zoom software. Current event status and meeting links are on the Online Events page. Dana for SIMS and the Teachers can be offered online at https://seattleinsight.org/Donate, or at the event once …

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Weekly Thursday Guided Meditation

Online 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

To help people stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, SIMS is offering weekly morning and afternoon drop-in sits on Zoom that are suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners. The sits typically include meditation, check ins, Q&A and discussions. Check the calendar for other Zoom sits. We welcome you to join us. Special Note: Until further notice, most events at SIMS are …

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Weekly Sunday Morning Sit & Dharma Talk

Online 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

The Oxherding Pictures This year we’ll be reflecting on our Vipassana practice using the Zen Oxherding Pictures. Special Note:  Most events at SIMS are meeting remotely via Zoom software. Current event status and meeting links are on the Online Events page. Dana for SIMS and the Teachers can be offered online at https://seattleinsight.org/Donate, or at the event once …

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Buddhist Essentials – Life of the Buddha

Online 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

This evening we will explore the Buddha’s life 2,600 years ago, how he was a real person with bodily pains and difficult relatives just like us, and how he found complete freedom in the midst of everything. Then we’ll share the evolution of the Buddha’s teachings across Asia, and how over centuries Buddhist practice adapted …

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Weekly Thursday Guided Meditation

Online 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

To help people stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, SIMS is offering weekly morning and afternoon drop-in sits on Zoom that are suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners. The sits typically include meditation, check ins, Q&A and discussions. Check the calendar for other Zoom sits. We welcome you to join us. Special Note: Until further notice, most events at SIMS are …

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Weekly Sunday Morning Sit & Dharma Talk

Online 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

The Oxherding Pictures This year we’ll be reflecting on our Vipassana practice using the Zen Oxherding Pictures. Special Note:  Most events at SIMS are meeting remotely via Zoom software. Current event status and meeting links are on the Online Events page. Dana for SIMS and the Teachers can be offered online at https://seattleinsight.org/Donate, or at the event once …

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Weekly Thursday Guided Meditation

Online 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

To help people stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, SIMS is offering weekly morning and afternoon drop-in sits on Zoom that are suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners. The sits typically include meditation, check ins, Q&A and discussions. Check the calendar for other Zoom sits. We welcome you to join us. Special Note: Until further notice, most events at SIMS are …

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Weekly Sunday Morning Sit & Dharma Talk

Online 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

The Oxherding Pictures This year we’ll be reflecting on our Vipassana practice using the Zen Oxherding Pictures. Special Note:  Most events at SIMS are meeting remotely via Zoom software. Current event status and meeting links are on the Online Events page. Dana for SIMS and the Teachers can be offered online at https://seattleinsight.org/Donate, or at the event once …

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Weekly Thursday Guided Meditation

Online 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

To help people stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, SIMS is offering weekly morning and afternoon drop-in sits on Zoom that are suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners. The sits typically include meditation, check ins, Q&A and discussions. Check the calendar for other Zoom sits. We welcome you to join us. Special Note: Until further notice, most events at SIMS are …

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