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Susan Alotrico

Susan remembers first learning about the concept of “Ahimsa,” – causing no harm, while studying Eastern religions at Burlington-Edison High School and remembers being a spiritual seeker. She took Rodney Smith’s introduction to meditation class in 2008, and just kept coming back. She jumped into volunteering for SIMS, then left to serve in the Peace Corps (2012-2015), living in the Buddhist-infused culture of Thailand. Her favorite Thai word is Nam Jai, or water heart, translated as generosity. “Generosity is something I thought I understood, until I saw its true boundless nature.” After exploring Nepal and Bhutan, she returned to SIMS, volunteering and then serving on the SIMS Board as volunteer coordinator. Susan teaches in Seattle Public Schools and lives the in Skagit Valley. She has sat non-residential and residential retreats in the Northwest and abroad. She loves serving the Dharma by sharing her experience, faith and a spiritual urgency to open the heart and be free from suffering in this lifetime.

 

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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 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 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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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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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 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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