There is no cost for classes, events and retreats at IMC. Donations are welcome. No pre-registration is required unless otherwise stated.
For a calendar of retreats and all other events at IMC, see the IMC Calendar
Basic Meditation Instruction
Every Thursday, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
First Monday of each month, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
First Thursday of each month, 10:45 - 11:45 am
These classes are taught by experienced meditation students. Attending once or twice is helpful in beginning a meditation 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, 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 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
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