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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 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 10 Oxherding Pictures from the Zen tradition. Special Note:  Most events at SIMS are meeting remotely via Zoom software. Current event status and meeting links are on the Online Events page. This Sunday morning Sit and Dharma talk meets online only. Dana for …

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Buddhist Essentials – The Five Aggregates

Online 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

The Five Aggregates (form, feelings, perceptions, mental formations, and consciousness) show how we create an illusory sense of self moment by moment.  By examining them we can come to understand how we are not so much a solid self as we may have thought. Special Note: Until further notice, all events at SIMS are either …

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Buddhist Essentials – The Brahma Viharas

Online 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

How do we cultivate energies that encourage our capacity for caring and compassion toward ourselves and others?  In this class we will explore developing in our daily lives the brahma viharas, also called the four immeasurables:  loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity. Special Note: Until further notice, all events at SIMS are either paused …

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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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Eastside Insight Meditation Group

Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church (Hybrid with online) 308 4th Avenue South, Kirkland, WA

Eastside Insight Meditation sits on 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7 p.m. Meditation teacher Lauren Wilson will lead the 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, session of Eastside Insight Meditation. Renunciation and the Happiness of the Buddha The parami of renunciation is one of the 10 ""supreme"" qualities we are asked to cultivate on the path …

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