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). Some of these live sessions begin with\ a period of meditation.  IMC’s live channel is open about ten minutes before the scheduled start time (broadcasting IMC’s Buddha). 

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):

Every Weekday Morning, 7:00 am (meditation) and talk (15-minute talk; From May 4 to May 29 the theme for the talks is the Four Noble Truths, one Truth each week. The meditation is partly guided. 

Sunday Mornings, 9:25 am (sitting) and 10:00 am (30-45-minute talk). Usually followed at 10:30 am with 30-minute community discussion facilitated by IMC Dharma Leader in a “Zoom room”; info on IMC calendar. 

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

Occasional 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)

Weekly:

Every Weekday Early Evening: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Happy Hour with Diana Clark and Nikki Mirghafori

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 with Diana Clark and Nikki Mirghafori)

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

Monthly:

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