Tuere Sala is a guiding teacher of Seattle Insight Meditation Society and Capitol Hill Meditation Group. She has over 25 years of Buddhist meditation experience and is currently a participant in IMS’s 2017-2021 Teacher Training Program. Her teaching focus is on strengthening the value of everyday urban practice.
The hindrances are a necessary part of practice. They build resolve, determination, stamina, and patience. They also inspire appreciation, inspiration and gratitude. This talk is about learning to connect with the inspiring nature of the hindrances.
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.