Events

IMC Spring Cleaning — Saturday May 18

IMC Spring Cleaning — Saturday May 18

Saturday, May 18, 2024:  9:00 am – 12:30 pm In-person at IMC It’s that time of year when the temple we all share receives our tender loving care. Please join in a concentrated cleaning practice to sweep away dust and dirt so that we can renew our practice with a fresh new breath. Come at 9:00am for a welcome and a short meditation. Feel free to come all or part of the time. Bring a bag lunch and stay until 1:00pm…

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Earth Care Meeting: Rewilding Our True Nature with Carla Brennan — Saturday May 25

Earth Care Meeting: Rewilding Our True Nature with Carla Brennan — Saturday May 25

Saturday, May 25, 2024:  8:30 am – 10:00 am On Zoom Offered by: Carla Brennan Topic: Rewilding Our True Nature Earth Care meetings focus on a set of diverse topics relating to the right actions we can take to mitigate climate change. Meetings will usually have a speaker who will be educating and contributing to topics on climate change and meaningful actions we can take. Sessions include a brief meditation, a presentation and group discussion. If you have any questions, please…

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Summer Potluck Picnic at Red Morton Park — Sunday May 26

Summer Potluck Picnic at Red Morton Park — Sunday May 26

Sunday, May 26, 2024:  11:00 am – 2:00 pm Location: Red Morton Park, 1120 Roosevelt Ave, Redwood City, CA Picnic Area #1—  near the entrance to the parking lot on Valota Road Join the IMC community to share friendship and favorite summer foods at IMC’s vegetarian potluck picnic. If possible, bring a vegetarian dish to share with 4–6 people. If you are unable to bring food, bring yourself! We’ll drive to Red Morton Park after the Dharma talk. DIRECTIONS FROM IMC:…

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Mindfulness Meditation and Practice Half-Day — Saturday June 8

Mindfulness Meditation and Practice Half-Day — Saturday June 8

Saturday, June 8, 2024: 9:30 am – 12:15 pm In-person only at IMC Offered by: Tanya Wiser This half-day of mindfulness practice will include guided or lightly guided meditations, a brief dharma talk, group discussion, and mindful activity. This is an opportunity to deepen your meditation practice and daily life practice, ask a teacher questions and practice with other sangha members. Mindfulness meditation half-days are appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Registration is not required. Bring lunch. 9:30 –…

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IRC Online Retreats — Online Retreat Sangha Gathering with Gil Fronsdal — Sunday May 5

IRC Online Retreats — Online Retreat Sangha Gathering with Gil Fronsdal — Sunday May 5

Sunday, May 5, 2024:  11:30 am – 12:30 pm On Zoom, Hosted by the Insight Retreat Center with Gil Fronsdal Everyone involved or interested in IRC’s online retreats is invited to an Online Sangha Gathering with Gil Fronsdal. This event will be held online over ZOOM on Sunday, May 5th, hosted by Insight Retreat Center. The event will include a short meditation, discussion of practicing on retreats from home, an update about Insight Retreat Online, and information about how to become…

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Cultivating a Boundless Heart In-Person Daylong with Ying Chen — Saturday May 4

Cultivating a Boundless Heart In-Person Daylong with Ying Chen — Saturday May 4

Saturday, May 4, 2024: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm In-person only at IMC Offered by: Ying Chen This daylong retreat will include guided meditations, dharma talks, practice discussions, and alternating periods of sitting and walking. The day long retreat will ground in the mindfulness practices and expand to include the cultivation of heart qualities. This daylong retreat is an opportunity to strengthen mindfulness, develop concentration, open our hearts, practice with the IMC community, and ask a teacher questions. This daylong…

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May 5-11: Awareness and Wisdom Daily Life Retreat (Online Zoom Format)

May 5-11: Awareness and Wisdom Daily Life Retreat (Online Zoom Format)

Taught by Andrea Fella Inspired by the teachings of Sayadaw U Tejaniya. May 5-11, 2024 Click here to Register During this weeklong online retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one’s experience.  Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities.  The emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day…

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Insight Meditation Daylong Retreat with Ying Chen — Saturday April 13

Insight Meditation Daylong Retreat with Ying Chen — Saturday April 13

Saturday, April 13, 2024:  9:00 am – 4:30 pm In-person only at IMC Offered by: Ying Chen To support the cultivation of mindfulness through instruction and continuity, you are invited to join this day of practice. Alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation will be offered, as well as light guidance on mindfulness of breathing, body, emotions, thoughts, and choiceless attention. Recommended for people who have some meditation experience and have attended an introductory mindfulness meditation course (or similar), as well…

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On Zoom: Full Simplicity with Kim Allen — starts Tuesday June 25

On Zoom: Full Simplicity with Kim Allen — starts Tuesday June 25

Offered by: Kim Allen On Zoom with two supplemental meetings in-person at IMC MAIN PROGRAM: Tuesdays: June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug 6, 2024 — 6:00 – 8:00 pm Pacific time — on Zoom SUPPLEMENTAL SESSIONS: Sundays: June 30 & July 28, 1:00 – 2:30 pm Two supplemental in-person sessions at IMC Redwood City are offered for those able to come in person. These are not an official part of the program, but provide an opportunity for local participants…

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YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette with Matthew Brensilver — Weekly starting Wednesday April 3

YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette with Matthew Brensilver — Weekly starting Wednesday April 3

Wednesdays 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm starting April 3, 2024 Offered by Matthew Brensilver On YouTube YouTube Livestream | IMC Website Livestream William James said the aim of all education is to make one’s nervous system an ally rather than an enemy. Given the sensitivity of our body and mind, given the changingness of all things, given imperfection — what is possible for us? The dharma path is an honest exploration of the human condition and a discovery of the…

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Weekend Non-Residential Retreat for Those New to Retreat Practice — May 31 – June 2

Weekend Non-Residential Retreat for Those New to Retreat Practice — May 31 – June 2

Three Days: Friday, May 31, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Saturday, June 1, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm; Sunday, June 2, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Offered by: Diana Clark and Tanya Wiser In-Person in Belmont, CA — Location and directions will be provided upon acceptance to this retreat This non-residential retreat will introduce participants to the routines, practices, and schedules found on residential retreats, to deepen their confidence for going on retreat and engaging in deeper practice. The retreat…

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Earth Care Meeting: What is Engaged Buddhism Missing? with David Loy —Saturday March 30

Earth Care Meeting: What is Engaged Buddhism Missing? with David Loy —Saturday March 30

Saturday, March 30, 2024:  8:30 am – 10:00 am On Zoom Offered by David Loy Why is it that we as a civilization find it so difficult to respond appropriately to the ecological crisis — the greatest challenge that humanity has ever faced? One of the main reasons is that the eco-crisis is also an economic crisis—a class problem. Between 1990 and 2015, the wealthiest one percent of the world’s population was responsible for twice the carbon emissions of the bottom 50 percent. And the wealth gap…

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Mindfulness Meditation and Practice Half-Day with Tanya Wiser — Saturday, March 9

Mindfulness Meditation and Practice Half-Day with Tanya Wiser — Saturday, March 9

Saturday, March 9, 2024 9:30 am – 12:15 pm In-Person only at IMC Offered by Tanya Wiser This half-day of mindfulness practice will include guided or lightly guided meditations, a brief dharma talk,  group discussion, and mindful activity. This  is an opportunity to deepen your meditation practice and daily life practice, ask a teacher questions and practice with other sangha members. Mindfulness meditation half-days are appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Registration is not required. Bring lunch. 9:30…

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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong Retreat with bruni dávila — Saturday, March 2

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong Retreat with bruni dávila — Saturday, March 2

Saturday, March 2, 2024 9:30 am – 4:30 pm In-person only at IMC Offered by: bruni dávila This daylong retreat will include guided meditations, dharma talks, and alternating periods of sitting and walking. Instructions and guidance on mindfulness of breathing, body, emotions, thoughts, and open attention will be provided. This retreat is an opportunity to strengthen mindfulness, develop concentration, practice with the IMC community, and ask a teacher questions. Appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Bring lunch. The…

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Earth Care Meeting: A Biologist’s Take on Climate Change and CO2 Removal with Barry Rothman — Saturday February 24

Earth Care Meeting: A Biologist’s Take on Climate Change and CO2 Removal with Barry Rothman — Saturday February 24

Saturday, February 24, 2024 8:30 am – 10:00 am On Zoom In his talk, A Biologist’s Take on Climate Change and CO2 Removal, Barry will discuss carbon chemistry as it pertains to life and climate, and then review the methods presently available for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. One of his abiding interests is to make scientific information easily accessible to non-scientists. Barry Rothman earned his PhD in Biochemistry and Neuroscience from Cal Tech and performed post-doctoral research at…

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