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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

INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

  • 5 Wednesday evenings, January 13 – February 10, 7:30-9pm with Gil Fronsdal
  • 5 Tuesday afternoons, January 19 – February 16, 1:30-3pm, with Bruni Davila & Liz Powell

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.

BEGINNERS PRACTICE GROUP

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.