A SPRING RETREAT
With TUERE SALA
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
Cultivating Awakening Emotions
For Wisdom and Clarity
The Port Townsend Sangha Invites you to a non-residential weekend retreat.
- Dates: April 3rd, 4th and 5th 2020
- Friday: 7 pm – Introduction and Meditation
- Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm Retreat
- Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm Retreat
- Location: Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington Street, Port Townsend
- Registration: Online Registration Form
- Suggested donation to cover costs is $30 for the weekend. But all are welcome regardless of donation.
- A dana basket will also be provided for the teacher.
- Bring cushions or other meditation supports if you wish. Chairs will be provided.
- Tea and hot water will be provided. We have a limited number of cups for the tea breaks, so participants are encouraged to bring their own cups/mugs.
- Bring your lunch, or if you prefer, visit a local restaurant during the lunch break.
- The retreat will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions and presentations by Tuere and small group meetings. This offering is appropriate for beginners to meditation practice, as well as for more experienced practitioners.
Cultivating Awakening Emotions
It hardly seems that any of us are able to make it through a day without being emotionally triggered. It could be a tragic or anger-inducing news story, a disagreement with family or friends (or even a stranger!), a comment or article on social media, a stressful situation at work … the list is endless.
Often emotions can turn our lives into a roller coaster ride of reactivity, which can have the effect of turning our meditative practice into an escape clause rather than the source of our inner strength.
It is possible, however, to engage our meditative practice in a more proactive way by cultivating several awakening emotions. They are considered awakening emotions because when present, they bring clarity and wisdom.
During this weekend retreat we will explore these awakening emotions, how to distinguish them from non-awakening emotions, how to cultivate them and how to recognize their impact upon our practice.
Tuere has practiced Vipassana meditation for over 25 years. She has been an active member and volunteer at Seattle Insight since 2001. In 2009, she was appointed to be a Local Dharma Leader and has often supported SIMS in unconventional ways such as answering the many letters SIMS receives from practitioners in prison; offering beginning classes at Angeline Women’s shelter and Jubilee House, a women’s transitional house; and facilitating workshops using nonviolent communication to support a mindfulness practice.
She 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 to understand – making it accessible to everyone.
Tuere has completed extensive trainings, including the two-year Spirit Rock/IMS Community Dharma Leader Program; a one year course, Focusing for Complex Trauma that incorporates mindfulness principles with somatic listening, and a one-year Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training course that applies mindfulness principles to the high stress work environments of first responders.
She has a long history of assisting others in establishing and maintaining a daily practice.
We hope you can attend.