This daytime program will be held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email. Times are ET.
Often, we live our lives in the mental interpretation of experience rather than the direct experience itself. One of the greatest gifts of being a practitioner is learning to distinguish mind states from direct experience. The Five Hindrances and the Five Faculties are mental states. They are both natural and inherent, meaning they simply come with having a human body and are not dependent on your conditioning.
The Five Hindrances represent unwholesome/unskillful mind states that lead towards suffering. The Five Faculties represent wholesome/skillful mind states that lead towards liberation. In this course we will look at one hindrance and one faculty each week. We will review their intersections, their distinctions, and how they complement each other towards strengthening our practice.
This program is well-suited for both beginners and experienced meditators alike. Our time together will include guided and silent sitting meditation, Dhamma reflections as well as time for Q&A.
Note: Please plan on attending Tuere’s CIMC’s Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk on February 23rd. This talk will set the stage and provide additional support for our exploration. Class will not meet on March 22nd.
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 a graduate of 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.
(Closed Captions (CC) for CIMC Programs are generated through “livestreaming” via Rev.com. CIMC programs are not livestreamed to any other platform for any other use.)