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Cultivating Inner Strength: An Insight Dialogue Program For People of Color
Dates: Jul 12, 2020 - Aug 11, 2020
Online Course

Instructor(s): Tuere Sala

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Cultivation of a strong inner core is essential for People of Color attempting to navigate through our world while maintaining a connection with the Dhamma. Insight Dialogue is a relational practice that integrates meditative awareness, the wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings, and our natural human capacity for relatedness. When practiced together, these three qualities enable the cultivation of deep concentration and easeful embodiment, both of which are at the heart of inner strength and resilience. This online offering is a 6-week program for People of Color, inviting those interested in learning the practice of Insight Dialogue as well as practitioners experienced in Insight Dialogue who aspire to deepen their practice skills.

Each week we will explore and practice with one of the six guidelines that make up the foundation of the practice. The class will be divided into two gatherings per week as follows:


Sunday Afternoons, 4 – 5:30 PM EDT, Dhamma Talk, Q/A and full group practice


Tuesday Evenings, 8 – 9:30 PM EDT, Contemplation practice


This course will be hosted on the Zoom video conferencing platform.


Meeting dates are Sunday July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2 and 9 and Tuesday July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4 and 11. 


Meetings will not be recorded and live attendance is required.

  • Tuere Sala is a Guiding Teacher at Seattle Meditation Society (SIMS). She is a retired prosecuting attorney who has practiced Vipassana meditation for over 25 years and has been a practicing member of SIMS since 2001. She is also the founding teacher of the Capitol Hill Meditation Group.Tuere has a long history of assisting others in establishing and maintaining a daily practice. Her teachings reflect an approach to Dharma that is both easy to follow and understand – making it accessible to everyone.