The journey of inward awakening is a gradual unfolding of understanding and equanimity, and it requires more of us than force of will. The cultivation of five natural capacities of the mind—the Five Spiritual Faculties—is key to this unfolding:
- Concentration/Steadiness of Mind; and
When developed together, these capacities gradually turn the wheel of the Dharma and move us along the path. Faith strengthens energy; energy strengthens mindfulness; mindfulness strengthens concentration; concentration strengthens wisdom, and vice versa. We will focus on learning how to cultivate and balance the Five Spiritual Faculties, and to recognize their impact on our practice.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. There will be periods of sitting and walking, guided meditation as well as reflections to support your practice. There will also be time for questions and comments. Everyone is welcome.
Tuere Sala is a Guiding Teacher at the Seattle Insight Meditation Society and a retired prosecuting attorney. She has over 25 years of Buddhist meditation experience and is currently a participant in IMS’s 2017-2021 Teacher Training Program. Tuere believes that urban meditation is the foundation for today’s practitioner’s path to liberation. She is inspired by bringing the Dharma to nontraditional places and is a strong advocate for practitioners living with high stress, past trauma and difficulties sitting still. Her teachings reflect an approach to Dharma that is both easy to follow and understand – making it accessible to everyone.