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Loving-kindness Daylong with John Martin

Loving-kindness Daylong with John Martin [2019]

Saturday, August 17, 9:00am – 4:30pm   Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch St, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA    Description:This will be a day devoted to cultivating loving-kindness (Metta). The practice of loving kindness was taught by the Buddha to cultivate the natural beautiful qualities of an open and loving heart. The practice begins with ourselves and expands outward for all beings. There will be instructions and and teachings to develop this practice and to work with the challenges that…

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Deepening Meditation Program (2019-2020)

Deepening Meditation Program (2019-2020) [2019]

TAUGHT BY GIL FRONSDAL, DIANA CLARK & MAX ERDSTEIN Mondays, 9:30 am-4:00 pm: 8/26, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm: 10/7, 11/11, 12/2, 1/6, 2/3, 3/2, 4/20 5/18.  Optional retreat: March 15-22. The DMP is an eight-month program giving experienced practitioners the opportunity to delve into meditation practice and the Buddhist teachings and instructions for meditation. The program will focus on understanding the different attentional factors involved in mindfulness, insight, and concentration meditation. We will also consider the supports and challenges…

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Live Video Streaming of IMC talks

Live Video Streaming of IMC talks [2019]

Video recordings of some of the Dharma Talks given at IMC are available on YouTube. When one becomes available there is a Video button associated with the talk in the Audio Dharma list of talks. All the video recordings can be reached from the Video link on the left menu on AudioDharma’s homepage.   Sunday morning talks by Gil (and occasionally other teachers) will also be live streamed. You can access the Audio Dharma Youtube channel directly at https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed/vide

Study and Practice Series: The Anapanasati Sutta With David Lorey, Diana Clark, Kim Allen and Ying Chen

Study and Practice Series: The Anapanasati Sutta With David Lorey, Diana Clark, Kim Allen and Ying Chen [2019]

Sati Center Program at Insight Meditation Center Sati Center Program at Insight Meditation Center Wednesday afternoons, May 1st – May 29th⋅1:30 – 3:00pm Many forms of insight practice come from the ancient teachings of the Buddha and his disciples as documented in the suttas. In Study and Practice Series, we bring the elements of sutta study and practice together to enrich and deepen our Dharma practice. The sessions include teachings, discussions, practices, and Q&A. The first series will focus on…

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Four Foundations of Mindfulness Monday Evening Series with Gil

Four Foundations of Mindfulness Monday Evening Series with Gil [2018]

Four Foundations of Mindfulness Monday evening Dharma Talk series With Gil Fronsdal Starting January 7, for the months of January, February, and March, when he is present to teach on Monday evenings, Gil we give talks on the Buddha’s Discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.  These are the ancient teachings on mindfulness which are the source for the modern prcatice in mindfulness practice.

Dharma Talk Videos Now Available

Dharma Talk Videos Now Available [2018]

Audio Dharma Video In 2018 we began to video record some of the Dharma Talks given at IMC, and hosted on YouTube. When one becomes available there is a Video button associated with the talk in the Audio Dharma list of talks. All the video recordings can be reached from the Video link on the left menu on AudioDharma’s homepage. You can access the Audio Dharma Youtube channel directly at https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed/videos In the future we hope to live stream some…

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Year End Letter from Gil Fronsdal

Year End Letter from Gil Fronsdal [2018]

Dear Friend of IMC /IRC/Audio Dharma, Thirty-four years ago a few people began to gather together in Menlo Park on Monday evenings to practice mindfulness meditation and listen to Buddhist teachings. They planted the seed that grew to become IMC. Not only do we now have an active urban meditation center, but we have the Insight Retreat Center, a thriving residential retreat center in Santa Cruz, and also a large “online center” of tens of thousands of people who listen…

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January 12 Daylong Retreat with Gil Fronsdal

January 12 Daylong Retreat with Gil Fronsdal [2018]

Daylong with Gil Fronsdal Saturday, January 12, 2019⋅8:30am – 5:00pm 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…

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Parking Around IMC

Parking Around IMC [2018]

Recently we received a neighbor’s complaint about parking near IMC. In addition, a person from the Abigail senior living facility across the street interrupted a Dharma talk to announce that people attending IMC were using their private parking lot. We are eager to be good neighbors. We also realize that if we cannot reduce our parking impact we will need to reduce the number and scheduling of our programs. Therefore, we ask that people attending IMC events do not park…

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Eight-fold Path Program (2018-2019)

Eight-fold Path Program (2018-2019) [2018]

TAUGHT BY CHRIS CLIFFORD, LIZ POWELL & BRUNI DAVILA   Application required to be assigned a mentor:  Application to apply here.  Applications due by Sept. 15, 2018. Meeting Dates: Sundays 1:00-3:30: Sept 23, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, Jan 7, Feb 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 Saturday (TENTATIVE): June 22 9:30 to 4:30 Concluding Daylong Retreat at IRC, Scotts Valley  The Buddha’s most explicit path of practice is the Eightfold Path. This is a set of eight practical approaches to bring…

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New Program: The Equivalence of Ethics & Enlightenment With Gil Fronsdal

New Program: The Equivalence of Ethics & Enlightenment With Gil Fronsdal [2018]

TAUGHT BY GIL FRONSDAL Friday Sep 7, Monday Oct 1, Monday Oct 22, Monday Nov 26; 2019—Friday Jan 18, Monday Feb 4, Monday Mar 4, and Monday Apr 8, 9am to 3:30pm Eight-month program from September to April  providing experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will study and discuss core principles of the Buddha’s teachings on ethics to understand the ethical nature of…

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Dharma Practice Day Series – Brahmaviharas: Practicing with Love

Dharma Practice Day Series – Brahmaviharas: Practicing with Love [2017]

TAUGHT BY NIKKI MIRGHAFORI Fridays, 9:30 am – 3:30 p.m.,  Sept. 8, Oct 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15 The Brahmaviharas – Lovingkindness, compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity – are four aspects of love at the heart of Buddhist practice. Each day will be devoted to teachings, guided meditation, and discussions on one of the of the Brahmaviharas. You may attend any part of the series. Bring lunch.

Entering the Stream Program with Gil Fronsdal (2017 – 2018)

Entering the Stream Program with Gil Fronsdal (2017 – 2018) [2017]

  Monday Oct 2, Friday Nov 3, Monday Dec 4; Friday Jan 19, Monday Feb 5, Friday March 16, Friday Apr 20, Monday May 21, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m This eight-month program provides experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will discuss core principles and insights important in the Buddha’s teachings, including aspects of liberation and awakening. The program includes required monthly…

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