Daylong Retreats

Eightfold Path Program on Zoom (2021-2022)

Eightfold Path Program on Zoom (2021-2022)

Taught by Tanya Wiser, Ying Chen, Chris Clifford, David Lorey Offered on Zoom, registration/application required, see details below.  Applications to have a personal mentor are due by Aug. 31, 2021. Registration to attend without mentoring will remain open. 2021-22 Sundays 1:00-3:30pm Pacific Time unless otherwise noted Sep 5 – Introduction to the Program Oct 3 –  View Nov 7  – Intention ( Nov 21 1:00-2:00 Optional Drop-in Discussion Session) Dec 5 – Speech Jan 16 –  Action ( Feb 06 1:00-2:00 Optional Drop-in…

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Sat. January 18 – Daylong With Max Erdstein

Sat. January 18 – Daylong With Max Erdstein

Saturday, January 18, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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 who already understand the basic practice of mindfulness; no instruction will…

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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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The Four Foundations of Mindfulness with Nikki Mirghafori (Week 1)

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness with Nikki Mirghafori (Week 1)

Four Thursday evenings:  Sept 12,19,26, Oct 3 The teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, the Satipatthana Sutta, are considered the core practices that make up a direct path to realization.  This four week series explores these foundational practices, which comprise the contemplation of the body, feelings, mind, and mental phenomena.   We will explore both a conceptual discussion and understanding of the teachings, as well as experiential practice pointers on and off the cushion.  The series will also include reflections…

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Bringing Mindfulness to Children

Bringing Mindfulness to Children

April 20 9:30am – 4:00pm Bringing Mindfulness to Children is a daylong for teachers, parents, therapists, and others interested in brining mindfulness- based practices to children. We will explore fun and easy mindfulness practices that can be shared with youth of all ages to help them develop embodied awareness, emotional intelligence, curiosity and focus, compassion and empathy, and trust in their own inner wisdom. Pre-registration is requested.  To register or get additional information contact Liz Powell at eapowell@aol.com Taught by: Carla Brooke has taught…

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Daylong with Gil Fronsdal

Daylong with Gil Fronsdal

Saturday December 10, 9am to 4:30pm This is a daylong retreat with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation,  instruction in mindfulness practice, particularly in mindfulness of the body and a dharma talk. It is recommended for both beginners and experienced practitioners. No interviews.  Bring lunch. Gil Fronsdal

Daylong with Gil Fronsdal

Daylong with Gil Fronsdal

Saturday November 12, 8:30am to 5pm 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 who already understand the basic practice of mindfulness; no instruction will be given….

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Teen Retreat with Gil Fronsdal

Teen Retreat with Gil Fronsdal

Saturday November 5,  1-4pm Within Buddhism, meditation is one element of an integrated approach to living a wise and stress-free life. This retreat will include instruction and practice of meditation, and an introduction to the Four Noble Truths, the heart of the Buddhist teachings. The Four Noble Truths point to a happiness and peace not tied to our experiences in life. Discovering this happiness brings balance through all the changes life can bring. There will be time for peer discussion…

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Mindfulness of Mind Daylong with Andrea Fella

Mindfulness of Mind Daylong with Andrea Fella

Saturday August 27, 9:30am to 4:30pm Taught in the style of U Tejaniya. The simplicity, silence and support of retreats contribute to letting go of many distractions that get in the way of clear seeing and for developing a continuity of awareness. We will explore relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one’s experience. The retreat will alternate periods of sitting & walking with instructions and discussion. The day will be primarily in…

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Daylong: Not Clinging to Anything in the World-The Path and Fruit of the Buddha’s Teaching w/Will Kabat Zinn

Daylong: Not Clinging to Anything in the World-The Path and Fruit of the Buddha’s Teaching w/Will Kabat Zinn

Saturday August 6, 9:30am to 5pm The Buddha taught that it is not the world itself that holds us in bondage, but our own misguided relationship to it.   In this daylong we will look closely at how we relate to our own experience and explore the possibility that liberation lies not in fundamentally altering ourselves or the world but in learning to meet all experience without clinging or aversion.  Suitable for all levels. Bring lunch. Will Kabat-Zinn’s biography

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Ines Freedman

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Ines Freedman

Saturday July 9, 9:30am to 3:30pm Introducing the basic practice of mindfulness, with direction in mindfulness of the breath, body, emotions, thoughts, walking and eating. There will sitting and walking meditation and discussion. Suitable for both beginners and those wanting to review the basics of practice.  Bring lunch. Ines Freedman’s biography

Eight Month Dharma Practice Program with Gil Fronsdal: The Brahma Viharas

Eight Month Dharma Practice Program with Gil Fronsdal: The Brahma Viharas

Dharma Practice Series: Fridays, 9:30am – 3:30pm 2011 September 9 Metta(Lovingkindness) October 7      Metta(Lovingkindness) November 4 Karuna(Compassion) December 2 Karuna(Compassion) 2012 January 6   Mudita(Appreciative Joy) February 3 Mudita(Appreciative Joy) March 2      Upekkha(Equanimity) March 30    Upekkha(Equanimity) Starting September 9th, IMC is offering a eight month program of practice and study of the four Brahma Viharas or Sublime Abidings.  These are Loving Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy, and Equanimity.  Each daylong session will include meditation, teachings, and…

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Cultivation and Blessings of the Brahma Viharas with Chris Clifford and Maria Straatmann

Cultivation and Blessings of the Brahma Viharas with Chris Clifford and Maria Straatmann

May 21, 9am to 4:30pm The Brahma Viharas are four states of heart and mind that the Buddha encouraged us to develop: unconditional kindness (metta), compassion (karuna), appreciative joy (mudita) and equanimity (upekkha). Arising out of our practice, they are available to us in softening and awaking the heart. We will explore these qualities in a day of meditation, talks and guided meditations in specific practices. Bring lunch. Maria Straatmann Biography/Talks Chris Clifford Biography/Talks