Saturday, April 17th, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT

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This is an online event.

Connection details will be emailed to registrants. Technical support will be available to those who are unfamiliar with the Zoom Meeting service. 


Because the Buddha's teachings are considered to be priceless, and in keeping with the teachings and spirit of generosity or dana, this retreat is freely offered. Donations are welcomed.
Donations to the teacher can be made here by using PayPal. Please contact the registrar for alternative ways of sending donations to Tuere.

For the organizational costs incurred by Victoria IMS, clients of Canadian banks can make donations by Interac e-Transfer to vimsdana@gmail.com and anyone can donate with PayPal by clicking here. The suggested donation for organizational costs for this one-day event is $25. 

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


VIMS Registrar
Victoria Insight Meditation Society


One-day Online Meditation Retreat
Tuere Sala


Have you ever wondered what is nibbana? Is it something concrete or some elusive concept about the afterlife? Is nibbana, sometimes called awakening, even possible? Is it just about belief or is it real, something to be experienced in the here and now? These questions and more have been swirling around Dhamma practice since the time of the Buddha. Buddha has described nibbana as the cooling of fire, the quenching of thirst, a release, escape. It is pointed to in the Third Noble Truth and is attained by cultivating the Eightfold Path. All of which implies an experience here and now.

During this daylong, we will explore nibbana by looking deeper at the Third Noble Truth. We will look at why it is so important in today’s urban world to practice towards awakening.

This daylong Zoom meditation retreat is suitable for both beginner and experienced meditators.

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 currently a participant in 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.

For more information about Tuere, please read her biography on the Seattle Insight Meditation Society website.  

Thank you,
Kiko Brown (Registrar)