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, July 1–29, 7:30 to 9pm with Diana Clark and Andrea Castillo
  • 5 Wednesday evenings, October 7 – November 4, 7:30 to 9pm with Gil Fronsdal

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.

More Programs at IMC

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