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Sunday, August 23: Sitting in the Fire: A fundraiser for GRIP

Sunday, August 23: Sitting in the Fire: A fundraiser for GRIP

Sitting in the Fire: A fundraiser for GRIP (Guiding Rage Into Power) Sunday, August 23, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (PST) We invite you to join us for this important fundraiser. All details here for the online event! Come and hear from the formerly incarcerated: Lessons from lifers for the rest of us This is a fundraiser to support GRIP and the critical work they are doing in prisons. All are welcome to come, regardless of your ability to donate,…

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Friday, 8/14 YouTube Community Meeting

Friday, 8/14 YouTube Community Meeting

Community meeting for 7 a.m. weekday Youtube community.  Discussion, breakout groups, and Q and A with Gil Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86258159137?pwd=VWRzb1FPcUdEQ0sxWDRZNG1NckRsUT09 Password: metta

Julio 30 -Septiembre 1: Introducción a la meditación insight/vipassana (mindfulness), Parte 2 con bruni dávila  

Julio 30 -Septiembre 1: Introducción a la meditación insight/vipassana (mindfulness), Parte 2 con bruni dávila  

          En Zoom: Ocho clases-martes y jueves 8:00 am – 9:00 am PDT:  julio 30, agosto 4, 6, 11, 13, 25, 27 y septiembre 1 No es necesario inscribirse. Conéctese a través de zoom aquí: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83153647426 Se recomienda que tenga como base, la clase Introducción a la meditación insight/vipassana (mindfulness), que se enseña aquí en IMC. Descripción:  En esta clase, aprenderá a practicar la meditación introspectiva (insight/vipassana), aún cuando se presenten ciertos obstáculos en la mente. Cualquier persona que practica el mindfulness, sabe que estos…

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August 22-28 Awareness and Wisdom Integrated Home Retreat (Online) taught by Andrea Fella

August 22-28 Awareness and Wisdom Integrated Home Retreat (Online) taught by Andrea Fella

August 22-28, 2020: Online Zoom format 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.  These teachings this week are inspired by the teachings of Sayadaw U Tejaniya.  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…

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 Conversations on Not-Self with Andrea Fella starts July 16th

 Conversations on Not-Self with Andrea Fella starts July 16th

Thursday evenings: July 16, 30, August 6,20,27  7:30 – 8:30 PM An extended series of reflections and discussion on the Buddha’s teaching of not-self (anatta) on some Thursday evenings in July and August. We will sit together, then Andrea will offer a short reflection on the teaching on not-self, which will be followed by time for discussion and questions.  You are welcome to come to any or all of these sessions. Questions can be submitted in advance at:  Thursday Evening…

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Invitation to IRC Mini-Retreats

Invitation to IRC Mini-Retreats

The retreat will be offered through “Insight Retreat Center” Youtube Channel found here On Wednesday mornings, starting May 27, IRC is hosting live streamed, online mini-retreats providing a small taste of being on retreat at IRC.  An IRC retreat teacher will lead each mini-retreat with guided meditation and a Dharmette (a fifteen-minute Dharma talk). These Dharmette’s will focus on topics of personal meditation practice that are relevant practice both on retreat and at home.  The schedule for the mini-retreat is 9:50…

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IMC spiritual support for those with COVID-19

IMC spiritual support for those with COVID-19

IMC members who are trained as professional chaplains (spiritual care providers in hospitals, hospices, etc,) are available by phone or Zoom to offer spiritual care to people connected to IMC and IRC who have COVID-19 or who have a loved one that has it. This offering is extended to our IMC and IRC community, both locally and remotely. If you are interested in having an IMC chaplain contact you please email IMCChaplains@gmail.com

YouTube 7 a.m. Meditation and Short Talks with Gil

YouTube 7 a.m. Meditation and Short Talks with Gil

Each weekday morning Monday to Friday from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. Gil Fronsdal offers a thirty-minute meditation and a fifteen-minute Dharma talk. The meditation begins with a period of guided meditation. These are available on YouTube here.  Each week focuses on a different foundation of Buddhist Practice, with each day discussing a different aspect of the week’s theme. Diana Clark will be teaching July 20 to 24.

New IMC Online Programs

New IMC Online Programs

With much of the world “sheltering” at home, IMC is continuing to expand its online programs. We hope these can provide a wide variety of support for home practice, Dharma inspiration and learning, and a greater sense of community and connections with fellow practitioners. Currently, we are primarily using YouTube and Zoom.    IMC has a YouTube channel called “Insightmed” where video recordings are archive.  This channel is where you can find live video of Dharma talks here (on YouTube) or…

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IMC Program Changes in Response to the Coronavirus

IMC Program Changes in Response to the Coronavirus

To support efforts to prevent or slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus, IMC is suspending all of its in-person programs at our center until at least May 1st. Our Sunday morning, Monday evening, and Wednesday morning programs are continuing and are now offered live online. We have also begun an online sitting and short Dharma talk every weekday from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Please visit our live video page to watch the live stream of these talks. We…

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Audiodharma App for Android and Iphone

Audiodharma App for Android and Iphone

For ease of use, personal archiving, and other special features in using Audio Dharma free Android and iphone app has been created by sangha member Christopher Minson.  It is available for Apple iPhones/iPads and Google Android devices at the Apple store or Google Play.. The Audiodharma homepage has a direct link to download the app. The app allows users to create their personal albums of archived talks, notated talks, and listening history. It also has features showing which talks are…

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Exploring Wise Speech through the practice of Insight Dialogue with Jill Shepherd (Sept 7)

Exploring Wise Speech through the practice of Insight Dialogue with Jill Shepherd (Sept 7)

9:30am – 4:30pm Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that brings the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation into our experience with others. Resting on the foundation of traditional Buddhist teachings, this practice offers a way to integrate wisdom and compassion into our relational lives through mindful speaking and mindful listening.In this one-day non-residential workshop, we will use the power of relational meditation practice to understand the habits of heart and mind that lead to stress and distress,…

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