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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation With Gil Fronsdal

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on 5 Wednesday evenings, January 14 to February 11, 2015

Insight Meditation or Vipassana, is a simple technique, beginning with focusing the attention on the breath. The practice concentrates and calms the mind. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of Mindfulness, a practice of moment-to-moment observation that cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. While mindfulness practice can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life, it is also a spiritual path that gradually dissolves the barriers to the full development of our wisdom and compassion.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Diana Clark

1:00pm – 2:30pm on 5 Tuesday Afternoons, January 13 – February 10, 2015

Insight Meditation or Vipassana, is a simple technique, beginning with focusing the attention on the breath. The practice concentrates and calms the mind. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of Mindfulness, a practice of moment-to-moment observation that cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. While mindfulness practice can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life, it is also a spiritual path that gradually dissolves the barriers to the full development of our wisdom and compassion.

Beginners Practice Group

4 Wednesday evenings, November 5, 12, 19, and 26, 7:30 – 9 pm

For beginners who have taken an introductory mindfulness meditation class and would like to take the next step in building and supporting their practice. This is a 4-week series on developing mindfulness practice with a 20-minute meditation, review of basic instruction and introduction to further teachings that support mindfulness practice.

Led by Chris Clifford and others.

Establishing A Practice Group

4 Monday evenings, October 6, 13, 20, and 27, 7:30 – 9 pm, at IMC Annex, 1040 Brewster Ave. Suite D.

People who have completed IMC’s Introduction to Meditation class, are welcome to apply to be part of a small four week support group focused on getting further established in a regular meditation practice. The group will be led by Chris Clifford, a long time IMC practitioner and instructor. Participants will have a chance to have a personal meeting with Chris to discuss their meditation practice. These groups will be limited to 8 to 10 people who can commit to attending all four sessions.

Click here to apply.   If the group is already full, the form will tell you it is no longer accepting submissions.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

5 Wednesday evenings, October 1 – 29, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Insight Meditation or Vipassana, is a simple technique, beginning with focusing the attention on the breath. The practice concentrates and calms the mind. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of Mindfulness, a practice of moment-to-moment observation which cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. While mindfulness practice can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life, it is also a spiritual path that gradually dissolves the barriers to the full development of our wisdom and compassion.

During this introductory course, the basic instructions in insight meditation will be given sequentially, starting with a focus on mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, of emotions, of thoughts, of mind and of the application of mindfulness in daily life and on retreats. No pre-registration necessary.

Gil Fronsdal’s biography

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Ines Freedman

5 Wednesday evenings, July 2 – August 3, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Insight Meditation or Vipassana, is a simple technique, beginning with focusing the attention on the breath. The practice concentrates and calms the mind. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of Mindfulness, a practice of moment-to-moment observation which cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. While mindfulness practice can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life, it is also a spiritual path that gradually dissolves the barriers to the full development of our wisdom and compassion.

During this introductory course, the basic instructions in insight meditation will be given sequentially, starting with a focus on mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, of emotions, of thoughts, of mind and of the application of mindfulness in daily life and on retreats. No pre-registration necessary.

Ines Freedman’s biography

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Shin Kwan Park

5 Monday mornings, June 2-30, 10:00 – 11:30am

Insight Meditation or Vipassana, is a simple technique, beginning with focusing the attention on the breath. The practice concentrates and calms the mind. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of Mindfulness, a practice of moment-to-moment observation which cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. While mindfulness practice can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life, it is also a spiritual path that gradually dissolves the barriers to the full development of our wisdom and compassion.

During this introductory course, the basic instructions in insight meditation will be given sequentially, starting with a focus on mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, of emotions, of thoughts, of mind and of the application of mindfulness in daily life and on retreats. No pre-registration necessary.

Shin Kwan Park’s biography

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong with Ines Freedman

Saturday, March 1, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

A daylong retreat introducing the basic practice of mindfulness.There will be direction of mindfulness of the breath, body, emotions, thoughts, walking and eating. There will be time for sitting meditation, walking meditation and discussion. Suitable for both beginners and those wanting to review the basics of practice.

Ines Freedman’s biography

Beginners’ Practice Group

4 Wednesday evenings, February 12, 19, 26, and March 5, 7:30 – 9pm

For beginners who have taken an introductory mindfulness meditation class and would like to take the next step in building and supporting their practice.  This is a 4-week series on developing mindfulness practice with a 20-minute meditation, review of basic instruction and introduction to further teachings that support mindfulness practice.

Introduction to Meditation with Diana Clark, Shin Kwan Park, and Jim Podolske

5 Wednesday evenings, January 8, 15, 22, 29, and February 5, 7:30 – 9pm

Insight Meditation or Vipassana, is a simple technique, beginning with focusing the attention on the breath. The practice concentrates and calms the mind. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of Mindfulness, a practice of moment-to-moment observation which cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. While mindfulness practice can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life, it is also a spiritual path that gradually dissolves the barriers to the full development of our wisdom and compassion.
During this introductory course, the basic instructions in insight meditation will be given sequentially, starting with a focus on mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, of emotions, of thoughts, of mind and of the application of mindfulness in daily life and on retreats. No pre-registration necessary.

Diana Clark, Shin Kwan Park, and Jim Podolske

Beginners’ Practice Group

4 Wednesday evenings, Nov 13, 20, 27, and Dec 4, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

For beginners who have taken an introductory mindfulness meditation class and would like to take the next step in building and supporting their practice.  This is a 4-week series on developing mindfulness practice with a 20-minute meditation, review of basic instruction and introduction to further teachings that support mindfulness practice. Led by Shin Kwan Park, Kim Allen, and Diana Clark.

Introduction to Loving-kindness Meditation with Dawn Neal

6 Wednesday evenings, July 17,  24, 31, August 7, 14, and 21, 7:30-9pm

This six-week course teaches the basic meditation practice of lovingkindness or goodwill. As one of the central practices of Buddhism, lovingkindness heals anger and self-criticism while cultivating a generous heart. Lovingkindness will be taught as a practice and perspective that is integrated with mindfulness practice. We will also touch on some of the recent scientific research supporting the physical, emotional, and social benefits of lovingkindness and self compassion.

Dawn Neal began contemplative practice through yoga and tai chi in 1997. She started practicing in the Insight Meditation and Zen traditions after learning biofeedback meditation in 2004. She has practiced in America and Asia, temporarily ordaining in Burma. Dawn is earning an MA in Buddhist Studies through the Sati Institute at the Graduate Theological Union/IBS, with guidance from Gil Fronsdal. She is a volunteer and practitioner in the IMC community, an Integral Coach, and teaches meditation, mindfulness, and loving-kindness to patients and caregivers in clinical settings.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

5 Wednesday evenings, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 7:30-9pm

Insight Meditation or Vipassana, is a simple technique, beginning with focusing the attention on the breath. The practice concentrates and calms the mind. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of Mindfulness, a practice of moment-to-moment observation which cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. While mindfulness practice can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life, it is also a spiritual path that gradually dissolves the barriers to the full development of our wisdom and compassion.
During this introductory course, the basic instructions in insight meditation will be given sequentially, starting with a focus on mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, of emotions, of thoughts, of mind and of the application of mindfulness in daily life and on retreats. No pre-registration necessary.

Gil Fronsdal’s biography

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Ines Freedman

5 Wednesday evenings May 22, 29 and June 5, 12, 19, 7:30-9pm

Insight Meditation or Vipassana, is a simple technique, beginning with focusing the attention on the breath. The practice concentrates and calms the mind. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of Mindfulness, a practice of moment-to-moment observation which cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. While mindfulness practice can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life, it is also a spiritual path that gradually dissolves the barriers to the full development of our wisdom and compassion.
During this introductory course, the basic instructions in insight meditation will be given sequentially, starting with a focus on mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, of emotions, of thoughts, of mind and of the application of mindfulness in daily life and on retreats. No pre-registration necessary.

Ines Freedman’s biography

Introduction Mindfulness Meditation with Jim Podolske and Shin Kwan Park

5 Monday mornings March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 9:30-11am

Insight Meditation or Vipassana, is a simple technique, beginning with focusing the attention on the breath. The practice concentrates and calms the mind. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of Mindfulness, a practice of moment-to-moment observation which cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. While mindfulness practice can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life, it is also a spiritual path that gradually dissolves the barriers to the full development of our wisdom and compassion.
During this introductory course, the basic instructions in insight meditation will be given sequentially, starting with a focus on mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, of emotions, of thoughts, of mind and of the application of mindfulness in daily life and on retreats. No pre-registration necessary.

Jim Podolske’s biography
Shin Kwan Park’s biography