This program will be held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email. Time is EDT.
Have you ever wondered what is nibbana (nirvana)? Is it something concrete or some elusive concept about the afterlife? Is nibbana, sometimes called awakening, even possible? Is it just about belief or is it real, something to be experienced in the here and now? These questions and more have been swirling around Dhamma practice since the time of the Buddha. Buddha has described nibbana as the cooling of fire, the quenching of thirst, a release, an escape. It is pointed to in the 3rd Noble Truth and is attained by cultivating the Noble Eightfold Path. All of which implies an experience here and now.
During this daylong, we will explore the nibbana by looking deeper at the 3rd Noble Truth. We will look at why it is so important in today’s urban world to practice towards awakening.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators and will include meditation (with instructions), walking and reflective periods, and a Dhamma talk. Participants are encouraged to join Tuere on September 8th when she will offer CIMC’s Wednesday Dharma Talk as this will provide additional support for this retreat.
Full and partial scholarships are available.
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.