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New Year’s Eve Celebration with Tanya Wiser 12-31-2019

New Year’s Eve Celebration with Tanya Wiser 12-31-2019

Join us Join us on New Year’s Eve for an alternative celebration of the ending of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. We will enjoy sitting and walking meditation; some time for reflection and sharing; refreshments; and end by chanting and ringing the bell 108 times. It’s a tradition at IMC. Please come whenever you can and stay as long as you like. The only thing we ask is not to leave and return. Parking Please do not park on…

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Mindfulness Daylong with Gil Fronsdal Nov 9

Mindfulness Daylong with Gil Fronsdal Nov 9

November 9, 2019  9:00 am – 4:30 pm Location: Insight Meditation Center 108 Birch Street, Redwood City, CA, United States [ Map ]  Description: Practicing mindfulness meditation on retreat is one of the foundations for maturing insight meditation. This is a daylong retreat with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, instruction in mindfulness practice, and a Dharma talk. It is recommended for both beginners and experienced practitioners. Bring lunch. Gil Fronsdal’s Biography

Daylong Meditation Retreat With Gil Fronsdal Oct 5

Daylong Meditation Retreat With Gil Fronsdal Oct 5

Saturday, October 5 ⋅ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch Street, Redwood City, CA, United States  Description: Practicing mindfulness on retreat is one of the foundations for maturing insight meditation. The simplicity, silence and support of retreats contribute to letting go of many of the distractions that get in the way of clear seeing. Retreats also are a wonderful environment for developing a continuity of awareness for an extended period. This particular daylong retreat is meant for people…

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Intro to Meditation with Gil Fronsdal starting Sept 25

Intro to Meditation with Gil Fronsdal starting Sept 25

Wednesdays from September 25 – October 23, 2019, 7:30- 9:00pm. At: Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch St, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA Mindfulness meditation, also known as insight meditation or vipassana, is a simple technique that concentrates and calms the mind. At the heart of mindfulness meditation is the practice of moment-to-moment observation which cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. While mindfulness practice can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life,…

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Thanksgiving Morning Yoga and Meditation – November 22, 8:30-10:30

Thanksgiving Morning Yoga and Meditation – November 22, 8:30-10:30 [2018]

The morning offers a peaceful start to Thanksgiving Day, and invites us to reflect on our good fortune. Having the opportunity to come together in stillness and movement at IMC is one of our many blessings. We will play with a variety of yoga poses to focus and calm the mind, enhance breath and overall awareness, and invite our bodies to experience a full range of movement. The morning is appropriate for both beginners and experienced yogis. Everyone is participates in accordance…

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[2016]

Three Month Course, Part 2 (second six weeks) Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA October 22– December 3, 2016 With Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf, Alexis Santos For more information, see www.dharma.org February Month-long Jan 28 – February 25,2017 Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA With Guy Armstrong, James Baraz, Carol Wilson, Sally Armstrong, Andrea Fella, Bonnie Duran For further information see: http://www.spiritrock.org/ Two Week Mindfulness of Mind Retreat Sept 8-22, 2017 At Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Castle…

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Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat

Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat [2015]

January 2, 2016, 9am-12:30pm After the busyness of the holidays, this mini-retreat offers a quiet and grounding place where we can slow down, deepen our meditation, connect with our bodies, and reflect on our intentions for the coming year. No experience is necessary. We will alternate between meditation in movement and in stillness. You do not have to be flexible to do yoga or have a particular body type; you need only to be as you are. Gentle postures invite…

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The Great Passing Away of the First Buddhist Nun: A Benefit for the Saranaloka Nuns

The Great Passing Away of the First Buddhist Nun: A Benefit for the Saranaloka Nuns [2015]

Saturday, November 14, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – reception 7:30 – 8:30 pm – Dramatization 8:30 – 9:00 pm – reception At IMC IMC will host a grand dramatization of the great passing away of the first Buddhist nun, the Buddha’s foster mother, Mahāpajāpatī. The dramatization will be based on an ancient poem that confidently asserts the spiritual potential of women. It also celebrates the role Buddhist nuns have for teaching the Dharma and displaying the attainment of liberation. Dramatizing the…

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Women in Buddhism Symposium: In Honor of the Nuns of Aloka Vihara

Women in Buddhism Symposium: In Honor of the Nuns of Aloka Vihara [2015]

On Saturday, November 14 the Sati Center will host a symposium highlighting the accomplishments of women scholars in the early years of Buddhist Studies in the West, on the one hand, and portraits of women as presented in the scriptures of early Buddhist literature on the other. We will celebrate the contributions of these women as part of a benefit to support the pioneering Theravada Buddhist nuns living at Aloka Vihara in the Sierra foothills. Bring a bag lunch. Lunch…

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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation With Gil Fronsdal

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation With Gil Fronsdal [2014]

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on 5 Wednesday evenings, January 14 to February 11, 2015 Insight Meditation or Vipassana, is a simple technique, beginning with focusing the attention on the breath. The practice concentrates and calms the mind. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of Mindfulness, a practice of moment-to-moment observation that cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. While mindfulness practice can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily…

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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Diana Clark

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Diana Clark [2014]

1:00pm – 2:30pm on 5 Tuesday Afternoons, January 13 – February 10, 2015 Insight Meditation or Vipassana, is a simple technique, beginning with focusing the attention on the breath. The practice concentrates and calms the mind. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of Mindfulness, a practice of moment-to-moment observation that cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. While mindfulness practice can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life, it…

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Gathering the Mind with Max Erdstein

Gathering the Mind with Max Erdstein [2014]

Aspects of Concentration in Mindfulness Practice Five Thursday evenings Sept 18 – Oct 16 7:30pm – 9:00pm The Buddha taught that one who has cultivated samadhi, usually translated as concentration, see things as they are. This five-week series of talks and guided meditations will explore the practice of samadhi and how it relates to vipassana practice. Topics will include: the benefits of concentration practice, factors that support the deepening of concentration, how concentration relates to vipassana, and the role for…

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Beginners Practice Group

Beginners Practice Group [2014]

4 Wednesday evenings, November 5, 12, 19, and 26, 7:30 – 9 pm For beginners who have taken an introductory mindfulness meditation class and would like to take the next step in building and supporting their practice. This is a 4-week series on developing mindfulness practice with a 20-minute meditation, review of basic instruction and introduction to further teachings that support mindfulness practice. Led by Chris Clifford and others.

Thanksgiving Morning Yoga and Meditation

Thanksgiving Morning Yoga and Meditation [2014]

Thursday, November 26, 2015, 8:30 am – 10:30 am Thanksgiving Day invites us to reflect upon the good in our lives, and to appreciate our good fortune. Even if we are feeling sad, low, grumpy or just not particularly fortunate, coming together in the stillness of meditation and the movement of yoga can revitalize our acceptance, gratitude and joy. Appropriate for beginners to yoga or meditation, as well as those with more experience. Bring a large towel and sticky mat, if…

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