New Years, Classes, and News - Oh My!!
Please Join Us For a Fun And Meaningful Way to Start The New Year
Once again we will be able to hold a December 31st celebration at the sangha house at 5:00 p.m.
We will have a 30 minute sit followed by our fire ceremony to release what we need to let go of, and to set our intentions for what we wish to embrace in the New Year.
Friends, family - All are welcome and we hope to see you there!
There are still a few spaces left in the February Retreat.
You will find the button to register below.
Freedom through Seeing the Selfless Nature of Experience
A 2-day Nonresidential Silent Vipassana Meditation Retreat
February 18-19, 2023
The Buddha’s teachings on Selflessness (Anatta) are some of the most profound and essential aspects of this path towards our freedom and awakening. This retreat will explore the many aspects of this teaching through the practice of continuous mindfulness meditation in silence throughout the day—in sitting and walking meditation. In the silence we can begin to move toward unpacking the delusion of a separate self which allows compassion and wisdom to arise in our lives. Experiential meditative approaches will be offered throughout the retreat and will be supported by optional discussion times. This retreat is designed for beginners and experienced practitioners.
This retreat is offered through The Salida Insight Meditation Community. Please register early as the retreats tend to fill up quickly. This is a dana based retreat. There is no registration fee but donations to Brian and the Sangha are gratefully accepted during the retreat to cover expenses. Brian receives no other compensation. Also note that this is President's Day weekend. Our last retreat was over Labor Day weekend and unfortunately we had a lot of last minute cancellations and no shows. We sincerely hope to avoid that this time.
Denise Ackert's Year Long Class
A Year-Long Course: Connecting with Freedom
In this year-long online course, we will deepen our practice on the path of freedom, by learning useful tools to reduce suffering and increase our capacity to be of benefit, moment by moment. The course includes a twice monthly LIVE online class, small group practices, weekly readings and reflections, and individual sessions.
Details and donation information below and in registration link. If you have questions after reading the course information, please register for our LIVE informational meeting - also using the link below.
Connecting to Freedom Informational Meeting
Wednesday, December 21st, 2022, 8-9am
DETAILS ABOUT CONNECTING TO FREEDOM COURSE
LIVE Course Classes: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each Month, 7-8:30am,
however, the first class is WEDNESDAY, January 18th, 2023
(subject to change based on group needs)
Year End Donations
Many thanks to all our members who have recently made donations! It's not to late to make a tax deductible year end gift to SIMC. You may donate through our website or with the pledge letter found below.
Donate Through Our Website
Open Pledge Form
SIMC Library at the Sangha House
We extend our deep gratitude to Deb Tannenbaum for her years of reorganizing and tending the library. Many thanks to Jackie Mart and Chris O'Connor have graciously volunteered to take over those duties.
Our Beautiful New Sign
Here is the happy crew after Phil installed the sign designed by Mike Fisher.
Wishing you a joyful New Year!!!
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