For Beginners

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

Information for Newcomers
Meditation Instruction
6 Week Introductory Audio Course
6 Week Introductory Course Handouts
Meditation Timers

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.

Upcoming Events


  • 5 Wednesday evenings, January 14 – February 11, 7:30-9pm with Gil Fronsdal
  • 5 Tuesday afternoons, January 19 – February 16, 1-2:30pm, with Diana Clark & Andrea Castillo

The basic instructions in Insight meditation taught sequentially, starting with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, then application of mindful- ness in daily life. No pre-registration necessary.


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.

  • 4 Wednesday evenings, February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 7:30 to 9pm

More Programs at IMC

More information about programs at IMC can be found on the Programs Overview.