Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups

No Cost – No Registration. Usually registration is not required to participate in IMC’s offerings. Although there is no cost for any of our programs, we are grateful for donations to support our activities and teachers.

Dharma Circle for People of Asian Background

Facilitated by Lilu Chen and Ying Chen

Fourth Sunday of the month, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Open to drop-in at any time

This monthly dharma circle includes sitting meditation, a short dharma talk, dharma discussion and community activities. We intend to provide a safe, friendly and nourishing environment. Open to all self-identified people of Asian or South Asian background, No registration required. For more information contact

Dharma in Spanish: Meditative Movement, Sitting and Talk

Led by Andrea Castillo or occasional guest teacher
Tuesday Evenings, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
A 30-minute meditative movement session is followed by a 30-minute sitting and a talk with time for questions. [Learn More]

Dharma en Español: Movimiento Meditativo, Meditación y Plática

Dirigido por Andrea Castillo o en ocasiones por maestros visitantes.
Martes en la noche, 7:00 a 9:00 pm
30 minutos de movimiento meditativo, seguida por 30 minutos de meditación y una plática con tiempo para preguntas. [Aprende Más]

At Home in the World: Dharma for People in their 20s and 30s

Led by Max Erdstein and guest teachers
Sunday Evenings (except the 2nd Sunday of the month), 7:30 – 9 pm
At Home in the World is an ongoing dharma practice group addressing themes relevant to people in their 20s and 30s. It includes guided meditations, dharma talks, small and large group discussions, and social interaction. Each Sunday we have a mix of returning, regular members and new attendees. Those at any level of practice experience are very welcome.  [Learn More]

LGBTQueer Sangha

Guiding teachers:  John Martin and bruni dávila
Fourth Sunday of the month, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex and queer individuals.
Contact us at

Women’s Circle of Mindfulness

Facilitated by Hilary Borison
Second Thursday of each month, 10:45 am – 12:30 pm

A gathering for women who wish to deepen practice by exploring together how to bring principles of mindfulness into our daily lives. You are welcome to bring lunch or have tea until 1:00 pm. For information contact Hilary Borison (