Salida Insight Meditation Community (SIMC) is dedicated to fostering a welcoming refuge for all people to explore meditation, mindful living, and the teachings of the Buddha. We come together to support each other on the path of awakening and to deepen our practice of wisdom and compassion for the benefit of all beings. We are committed to cultivating an appreciation of the value of diversity and to acknowledging the need to recognize and dissolve barriers that separate us from each other. We open our doors and hearts to all social identities including, but not limited to, all races, classes, sexual orientations, genders identities, ages, abilities, cultures, and ethnicities. Individuals from all religious and spiritual backgrounds, and at all stages of their spiritual journey, are welcome. May our work together bring freedom and happiness to all beings everywhere without exception.
May our work together bring freedom and happiness to all beings everywhere without exception.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
SIMC is dedicated to the teachings of the Buddha as presented in the Vipassana tradition. The practice of mindful awareness, called Insight or Vipassana meditation, is at the heart of all of our activities. SIMC offers weekly meditation sessions, residential and non-residential meditation retreats, classes, discussion and support groups, library resources, and teachings led by recognized Buddhist teachers.
The Salida Insight Meditation Community holds monthly board meetings that are open to anyone interested in attending. We also hold our annual meeting every December, where we encourage everyone to join us for a wonderful evening.
MEET BRIAN LESAGE
OUR GUIDING TEACHER
Brian Lesage has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught meditation since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism. He was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996. His training in Vipassana Meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S. He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide.
Brian also has a private practice in Somatic Experiencing, which is a naturalistic approach to healing trauma. You can also visit his website for Somatic Experiencing at www.liberatingawareness.com
If you are interested in listening to any of Brian's past dharma talks, please visit the Online Talks section of our Resources page.
"In these simplest moments of awareness, I etch the dharma onto the bark and preserve it for future generations. And when the dharma is moving through, suddenly there is so much less of me, and at the same time, the feeling that I am beginning to fully arrive into the vastness of the dharma."
"Opening to a Vaster Sense of Buddhist Practice"
Published by Lion's Roar / Written by Brian Lesage
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Support Our Sangha
Salida Insight Meditation Community is 100% supported by the generous donations of our community.
We are committed to nurturing, supporting, and celebrating the development of wisdom and compassion for all who seek it. We support individual Insight Meditation practice through weekly meditation sessions, residential and non-residential meditation retreats, classes, discussion and support groups, library resources, and teachings led by recognized Buddhist teachers.
Your generosity is deeply appreciated and allows us to continue these offerings to our community. We thank you for your support.
SIMC is a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status and your donation will be considered tax-deductible.