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Sooz Appel

Sooz Appel was introduced to Vipassana meditation in 1983 at a death and dying retreat with Stephen Levine. Later that year, she and two friends established Shanti Seattle, which offered emotional support to people who were dying. She joined SIMS when it formed and served on the Board and as President from 2001-2003. Over the years, Sooz has filled nearly every volunteer position in SIMS and continues to give of her time and energy to the sangha. In addition to issues of death and dying, Sooz has offered mindfulness opportunities (classes and retreats) to teenagers through both the Seattle Teen Mindfulness Circle and Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme).

 

Sooz is semi-retired having spent 25 years running a recycling company with her life partner. She now helps to manage their commercial property with its dozen small business tenants.

 

If you would like to schedule a an individual practice meeting with Sooz, 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 Meditation & Dharma – The Oxherding Pictures (In-Person & Online)

Online and in Person at UFM 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

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 choose to come In-Person, please be aware …

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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 Brahma Viharas and Heart Practices (Online only)

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 the heart practices called the brahma viharas - loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. We will also consider other qualities of the heart including generosity and forgiveness. Special Note: This event …

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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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Recurring

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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Recurring

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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Recurring

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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Recurring

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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