Half-Day Retreats

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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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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Mindfulness Meditation and Practice Half-Day with Tanya Wiser — Saturday February 3

Mindfulness Meditation and Practice Half-Day with Tanya Wiser — Saturday February 3

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. Bring lunch.  9:30 – 10:15 am: Guided or Lightly Guided Meditation 10:15 – 11:00 am: Walking…

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In-Person Half-day Mindfulness Meditation and Practice — Saturday December 9

In-Person Half-day Mindfulness Meditation and Practice — Saturday December 9

Saturday, December 9, 2023:  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 and daily life practice, ask a teacher questions, and practice with other sangha members. Half-day Mindfulness meditation and practice are appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Registration is not required. Bring lunch. Attendance…

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In-Person Half Day Sangha Retreat and Traditional Japanese Tea Gathering — Saturday October 14

In-Person Half Day Sangha Retreat and Traditional Japanese Tea Gathering — Saturday October 14

Saturday, October 14, 2023:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm with Jan Messer and Barry Rothman and Nancy Hamilton In-person at IMC

 Half day sangha retreat led by sangha members, Jan Messer and Barry Rothman, and a Japanese tea gathering led by Nancy Hamilton. Hosted by the IMC Community Development Group. All are welcome to attend and take refuge in the jewel of sangha/spiritual community. This is an opportunity to fortify, grow and deepen our community experience through sitting meditation, a traditional…

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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

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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Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat

Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat

Saturday, October 25 2014, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm In this retreat we will develop a continuity of awareness in movement and in stillness. Our focus will be on the first three foundations of mindfulness: mindfulness of the body, of feelings or sensations, and of mental processes. We will integrate guided and silent meditation, moving meditation (yoga poses), breath work, and relaxation, and let the synergy of these practices inform and deepen one another to open heart and mind. The retreat…

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Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat

Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat

Saturday, January 3, 2015, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm After the busyness and external focus that often accompanies the holidays, this mini-retreat offers a quiet and grounding place where we can slow down, deepen our meditation, connect with our bodies, and perhaps help clarify what is important for the coming year. Appropriate for beginners and experienced yogis and meditators – you don’t need to be flexible to do yoga; you only need to be as you are. Bring a large…

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Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat

Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat

Saturday, January 4, 2014, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm After the busyness and external focus that often accompanies the holidays, this mini-retreat offers a quiet and grounding place where we can slow down, deepen our meditation, connect with our bodies, and perhaps help clarify what is important for the coming year. Appropriate for beginners and experienced yogis and meditators – you don’t need to be flexible to do yoga; you only need to be as you are. Bring a large…

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Half-Day Retreat: Meditation and Yoga with Terry Lesser

Half-Day Retreat: Meditation and Yoga with Terry Lesser

Saturday, January 8, 2011, 9:00am to 12:30pm This retreat offers an opportunity to develop a continuity of awareness in movement and in stillness. We will integrate yoga poses, breath work, relaxation, loving-kindness (metta), and guided and silent meditation and let the synergy of these practices inform and deepen one another to open heart and mind. The retreat is appropriate for beginners to either yoga or meditation as well as experienced yogis and meditators. You do not have to be flexible…

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Half-Day Retreat: Meditation and Yoga with Terry Lesser

Half-Day Retreat: Meditation and Yoga with Terry Lesser

Saturday, May 1, 2010, 9am to 12:30pm In this mini-retreat, we will awaken our bodies, minds and hearts to the present moment. We will integrate yoga, breathwork, meditation, metta (loving kindness), and relaxation and let these practices inform and deepen one another. The morning is appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Our aim is not perfect poses or perfect meditation, but to connect deeply with ourselves and allow the emergence of our innate wisdom, capabilities, joy, tranquility and…

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Awakening to Joy: Workshop and Book Reading with James Baraz

Awakening to Joy: Workshop and Book Reading with James Baraz

Saturday, January 9, 2010, 9:30am to 12:30pm In Buddhism, Joy is both a Factor of Enlightenment and one of the four Divine Abodes.  Today, as we are bombarded with messages that heighten our fear and sadness about the world, more than ever it is vital to understand the importance of joy as a central aspect of spiritual practice. True happiness is not about acquiring anything but rather opening to the natural joy and aliveness right inside you.  This workshop is…

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