New IMC Online Programs

New IMC Online Programs

With much of the world “sheltering” at home, IMC is continuing to expand its online programs. We hope these can provide a wide variety of support for home practice, Dharma inspiration and learning, and a greater sense of community and connections with fellow practitioners.

Currently, we are primarily using YouTube and Zoom.   

IMC has a YouTube channel called “Insightmed” where video recordings are archive.  This channel is where you can find live video of Dharma talks here (on YouTube) or here (on IMC’s website). Often these live sessions include a period of meditation that start with a few minutes of guided meditation.

Please check the calendar on IMC’s website for schedule changes, including postings of new events and the unique Zoom link for each Zoom program.

Our current online YouTube programs are (in California time):

March 30 -April 10, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal (may also be broadcast on ZOOM)

Every Weekday Morning, 7:00 am (sitting) and talk (15-minute talk; starting March 16 the topic is one week each on each of the Five Spiritual Faculties); after the Friday session Gil will respond to a few questions from the YouTube audience.

Sunday Mornings, 9:25 am (sitting) and 10:00 am (30-45-minute talk)

Monday Evenings, 7:30 pm (sitting) and 8:15 (30-45-minute talk)

Wednesday Mornings, 11:00 a.m. (sitting) and 11:45 (15-minute talk)

The following programs are offered on Zoom (details in IMC calendar including other programs)


Sunday Evenings, 7:30 pm – 9:00 p.m. At Home in the World for 20 & 30 year-olds

Tuesday Evenings, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Dharma en Español with Andrea Castillo

Wednesday Evenings, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Happy Hour (Sit and Talk on Loving-kindness)

Wednesday Evenings, April 8 – 29, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, How the Heart Meets the World with Diana Clark

Thursday Evenings, 6:15 pm – 7:15 p.m. Brief Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation


Second Sunday Evening, 7:30 pm – 9:00, Buddhism and 12-Step Support Group with Jennifer Lemas

Fourth Sunday Evening, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, IMC LGBTQueer Sangha with John Martin & bruni dávila

Fourth Thursday, 11:00 am 1:00 pm, Senior Sangha Group with David Cohn, Fiona Barner, and Robert Cusick

First and Third Thursday, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Support Group for persons with Life Threatening Illnesses and Chronic Health Challenges with Ying Chen

Saturday Daylong Retreats:

April 4, 9:30 am – 4:00 p.m. Loving Heart, Resilient Heart with Diana Clark & Nikki Mirghafori

April 11, 9:00 am 0 4:30 p.m. Insight Meditation Daylong Retreat with Matthew Brensilver