https://cambridgeinsight.org/what-we-offer/wednesday-evening-programs/ Online event
Cambridge, MA 02139
Lectures & Conferences, Rainy Day Ideas, Social Good, Virtual
On most Wednesday evenings throughout the year, a Cambridge Insight Meditation Center teacher or visiting teacher offers a Dharma talk. The Dharma talk this week is by Tuere Sala and is titled "The Importance of Cultivating Stillness."
Stillness is an ever present phenomenon and yet it seems so elusive in urban (also referred to as householder or lay) practice. Within the context of contemporary society, cultivating stillness can seem self-indulgent. Our demanding can sometimes make it harder to recognize it, but stillness is part of the unconditional and thus, a necessary aspect of awakening. This talk will explore how urban practitioners can learn to cultivate stillness in the midst of movement and chaos.
Registration is not required; this is a drop-in program. We invite attendees to offer financial support for our visiting teachers through the practice of dana (generosity). All are welcome regardless of ability to pay.
Wednesday Evening Dharma schedule
6:30 – 7:15: Evening Sit
7:15 – 7:30: Mindful Break
7:30 – 8:45: Dharma Talk
You are welcome to attend just the sit, just the talk, or both.
Click here to join via Zoom. Alternatively, you can dial +1 (646) 876-9923 and enter the Meeting ID: 960 7085 2464.
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.