Upcoming Talk & Meditation Retreat with Suere Sala

Registration is now open for a retreat on Saturday, May 28, 2022 with Tuere Sala. The retreat will be held online from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, using Zoom. The retreat will consist of a mix of seated meditation and walking meditation with instruction and a Dharma talk and will be suitable for beginners and experienced meditators. To register for the retreat, please send an email to Chris Murray. Fee for the retreat will be $10. Please use our online donation form to pay the retreat fee, and leave a comment indicating that the donation is for the retreat on May 28th. The fee will be waived for those who can’t afford it. Those who are registered for the retreat will receive an email a day or two before the retreat with the Zoom link for the retreat.

Tuere will also lead a meditation and give a Dharma talk with time for discussion the evening before the retreat, on Friday, May 27th. That event will also be online using Zoom, from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm. No registration will be needed for the Friday evening talk and meditation and there will be no fee to attend. The Zoom link for that talk will be provided in the newsletter and on the IMMC website a week before the event.

The topic for the retreat and the talk the evening before is:
Appreciating the Liberating Gift of Anger

Description: Anger often gets a bad rap in Dhamma communities, but anger is a normal and natural part of being human. We often blame anger rather than investigate the challenging nature of the moment. When we investigate it, however, we can see that anger can show up as a necessary aspect of being part of the human race. At the same time, anger can mask deeper avoidance of greed, hatred, and delusion. During this weekend retreat, we will explore these two distinctions of anger and navigate toward cultivating the wisdom and gift of healthy anger and abandoning unhealthy anger.

Tuere is one of the guiding teachers of Seattle Insight Meditation Society and a graduate of the Insight Meditation Society Teacher Training Program. Tuere recently joined the Spirit Rock Retreat Center governance team, where she serves as a member of the Guiding Teacher Council and Board of Directors. She regularly teaches at Spirit Rock, Cloud Mountain, Insight Meditation Society (IMS) and urban sanghas throughout the country.

Participants are encouraged to support Tuere’s work by providing a donation online using PayPal, seetueresala.org, or for Venmo please use @Tuere-Sala.