Events List

Events List

Events List

IMC is pleased to offer many of our programs online.

IMC is currently considering ways to reopen IMC and IRC to in-person programs.  As of now, there are no plans to reopen before late-summer or early-fall.  IMC is committed to creating a safe and welcoming practice environment for all.

To view the standalone events calendar, click here. To access the calendar from other applications, click here (iCal).

Sunday, January 29th
  • 8:30 am - 9:10 am In-Person Silent Sitting
      In-person attendance is open for a limited number of people who have pre-registered their vaccination card and registered for a specific day and time at: 
    https://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/2021/10/registering-for-imc-in-person-programs/
     
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  • 9:25 am - 10:45 am In-Person and on Zoom: Sitting and Talk With Ines Freedman
      We are offering IMC's usual Sunday morning sit and talk live, on YouTube and on IMC's website..  The meditation starts at 9:25 and the 30-minute talk starts at 10:00
    In-person attendance is open for a limited number of people who have pre-registered their vaccination card and registered for a specific day and time at: 
    https://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/2021/10/registering-for-imc-in-person-programs/
     
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  • 10:45 am - 11:30 am Zoom: Weekly Sunday Sangha Meeting Following the Dharma Talk
    Build and maintain community by connecting online with other IMC sangha members to discuss the Sunday dharma talk and share about our Buddhist practices. Please join us on Zoom each Sunday following the dharma talk at approximately 10:30 am for about 20-30 minutes for breakout rooms and/or large group discussions. Facilitated by Jan Messer and Barry Rothman, IMC sangha members. 


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  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online, for people in their 20s/30s: At Home in the World: Dharma Evenings for people in their 20's and 30's with Max Erdstein
    Sunday evenings, 7:30 to 9pm. (except the 2nd Sunday of the month). This weekly group addresses themes relevant to people in their 20s and 30s and includes guided meditations, short dharma talks, and group discussions. We have a friendly and vibrant ongoing community, and those in their 20s/30s are welcome to join us. 


    Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/688465676

    Max Erdstein's biography
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Monday, January 30th
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 am YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette With Gil Fronsdal 7:00 am - 7:45 am
      Each weekday morning Gil leads a lightly-guided 30-minute meditation (7-7:30 am) followed by a brief discussion of a dharma topic (7:30-7:45 am).  Each week will be a different topic and each day will be a further exploration of that week's topic.
      This offering is broadcast live (and recorded) on YouTube.  You can access it on the IMC website at  https://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/live-video/  Alternatively, you can also access it directly on YouTube at  https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed/live.
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  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Zoom & YT: Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with Nikki Mirghafori
    On Zoom and YouTube (links below): Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind and heart! In these daily offerings we will explore gentle and gradual cultivation and expansion of heart practices, which are known to be both supportive for a mindfulness practice and transformative in their own right. Our hour together includes: a 5-10 min introduction to the week's topic, a 30-minute guided meditation, small-group practice, and discussion and Q/A. All are welcome.

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92006340224?pwd=U3dZZVVLWVpaeWtGWHQ5eGg1Lzc0UT09
    Password: metta

    IMC YouTube Channel (Zoom is streamed live on YT concurrently -- no opportunity for small group practice, though): https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed/live

    Support: If you'd like to donate to the teacher or to IMC, you can click here to go to the donations page on the IMC website.  thank you!

    Nikki Mirghafori's Biography
    Diana Clark's Biography

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  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Meditation and Talk with Maria Straatman
    A silent meditation at 7:30 pm and a dharma talk at 8:15 pm offered in-person and broadcast live on YouTube.  The link for watching on our YouTube channel is here

    IMC is committed to the health and safety of everyone.  Therefore, the requirements for attending in person include being fully vaccinated and boosted and wearing a N95 mask. 

    (If you'd like to donate to the teacher or to the center, you can visit IMC's donation page here)
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Tuesday, January 31st
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 am YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette With Gil Fronsdal 7:00 am - 7:45 am
      Each weekday morning Gil leads a lightly-guided 30-minute meditation (7-7:30 am) followed by a brief discussion of a dharma topic (7:30-7:45 am).  Each week will be a different topic and each day will be a further exploration of that week's topic.
      This offering is broadcast live (and recorded) on YouTube.  You can access it on the IMC website at  https://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/live-video/  Alternatively, you can also access it directly on YouTube at  https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed/live.
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  • 9:30 am - 10:45 am Zoom: Sitting, Reflection, & Discussion with Dawn Neal

    We will sit for 30 minutes, followed by a reflection and discussion.

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  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Zoom: Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with Liz Powell
    On Zoom (link below): Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind and heart! In these daily offerings we will explore gentle and gradual cultivation and expansion of heart practices, which are known to be both supportive for a mindfulness practice and transformative in their own right. Our hour together includes: a 5-10 min introduction to the week's topic, a 30-minute guided meditation, small-group practice, and discussion and Q/A. All are welcome.

    Support: If you'd like to donate to the teacher or to IMC, you can click here to go to the donations page on the IMC website.  thank you!

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92006340224?pwd=U3dZZVVLWVpaeWtGWHQ5eGg1Lzc0UT09
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    Diana Clark's Biography
    Nikki Mirghafori's Biography


    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224
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  • 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm Yoga en español con Angela Salgado cada martes 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
    Yoga en español con Angela Salgado cada martes 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
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  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Zoom: Dharma en Español with Andrea Castillo and Sandra Sanabria

    El grupo de Dharma en Español se reúne cada martes de 7:30 p.m. a 9:00 p.m. No importa el nivel de experiencia o el tiempo que llevan practicando. Durante cada sesión se ofrece una meditación, una plática y una discusión en grupo. Por el momento las reuniones son virtuales a través de zoom:

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    Meeting ID: 860 3027 5712
    Passcode: Respirando
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Wednesday, February 1st
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 am YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette With Gil Fronsdal 7:00 am - 7:45 am
      Each weekday morning Gil leads a lightly-guided 30-minute meditation (7-7:30 am) followed by a brief discussion of a dharma topic (7:30-7:45 am).  Each week will be a different topic and each day will be a further exploration of that week's topic.
      This offering is broadcast live (and recorded) on YouTube.  You can access it on the IMC website at  https://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/live-video/  Alternatively, you can also access it directly on YouTube at  https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed/live.
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  • 9:30 am - 12:15 pm Half-day Retreat with Gil Fronsdal

      Attendance to this half-day retreat requires being COVID vaccinated and boosted. Wearing an N95 mask is also required

    9:30 – 10:15 am Sitting
    10:15 – 11:00 am Walking
    11:00 – 11:45 am Sitting
    11:45 – 12:00 pm Dharmette (Brief talk)
    12:00 – 12:15 pm Mindful activity (cleaning the center)
    12:15 – Informal Lunch Gathering (bring bag lunch)

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  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Zoom & YT: Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with Nikki Mirghafori
    On Zoom and YouTube (links below): Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind and heart! In these daily offerings we will explore gentle and gradual cultivation and expansion of heart practices, which are known to be both supportive for a mindfulness practice and transformative in their own right. Our hour together includes: a 5-10 min introduction to the week's topic, a 30-minute guided meditation, small-group practice, and discussion and Q/A. All are welcome.

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92006340224?pwd=U3dZZVVLWVpaeWtGWHQ5eGg1Lzc0UT09
    Password: metta

    IMC YouTube Channel (Zoom is streamed live on YT concurrently -- no opportunity for small group practice, though): https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed/live

    Support: If you'd like to donate to the teacher or to IMC, you can click here to go to the donations page on the IMC website.  thank you!

    Nikki Mirghafori's Biography
    Diana Clark's Biography

    Zoom dial by phone information:

    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224
    Passcode: metta
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Thursday, February 2nd
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 am YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette With Gil Fronsdal 7:00 am - 7:45 am
      Each weekday morning Gil leads a lightly-guided 30-minute meditation (7-7:30 am) followed by a brief discussion of a dharma topic (7:30-7:45 am).  Each week will be a different topic and each day will be a further exploration of that week's topic.
      This offering is broadcast live (and recorded) on YouTube.  You can access it on the IMC website at  https://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/live-video/  Alternatively, you can also access it directly on YouTube at  https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed/live.
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  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Women's Circle of Mindfulness with Hilary Borison
    A gathering for women who wish to deepen practice in a loving community, as we learn to weave  mindfulness throughout our daily lives. For more information and to receive the zoom link, please contact Hilary at hborison@sbcglobal.net. In-person on 2nd Thursdays of the month; on zoom other weeks.
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  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Online: IMC Support Group for persons with Life Threatening Illnesses and Chronic Health Challenges with Ying Chen
    Meetings include brief sittings and consideration of pertinent
    Dharma topics; the primary purpose of each group is to provide
    each participant an opportunity to share personal challenges, triumphs, hopes, and fears with individuals facing a similar situation.
    At least four days before attending the group for the first time, please contact
    Ying Chen at imcsg22@gmail.com
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  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Zoom: Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with Liz Powell
    On Zoom (link below): Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind and heart! In these daily offerings we will explore gentle and gradual cultivation and expansion of heart practices, which are known to be both supportive for a mindfulness practice and transformative in their own right. Our hour together includes: a 5-10 min introduction to the week's topic, a 30-minute guided meditation, small-group practice, and discussion and Q/A. All are welcome.

    Support: If you'd like to donate to the teacher or to IMC, you can click here to go to the donations page on the IMC website.  thank you!

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92006340224?pwd=U3dZZVVLWVpaeWtGWHQ5eGg1Lzc0UT09
    password:metta

    Diana Clark's Biography
    Nikki Mirghafori's Biography


    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224
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    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224
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  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Intro to Mindfulness with Tanya Wiser and Dawn Neal
    6:30 to 8:00 pm 
    In-person and streamed on YouTube  |   IMC Website Livestream
    With Tanya Wiser and Dawn Neal

    Basic instructions in mindfulness meditation are taught sequentially in this 5-week class. The series starts with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, and concludes with a discussion on concentration and the application of mindfulness in daily life.  

    Classes will include guided meditation, dharma talks, and group discussions. These are rich opportunities to ask questions of teachers and to relate with  other  sangha members. Classes are appropriate for beginners as well as those with more experience who want support or to inspire practice.  

    IMC is committed to the health and safety of everyone.  Therefore, current requirements for attending in person include being fully vaccinated and boosted and wearing an N95 mask. 

    The program is offered freely with no registration needed. If you'd like to donate to the teachers or to the center, you can visit IMC's donation page here.

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  • 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Zoom: Sitting and Reflections with Liz Powell

    A sitting, followed by a dharmette and/or Q&A.

    Ari Crellin-Quick facilitates on the first and third Thursdays, and Liz Powell will facilitate on the second and fourth Thursdays of January and February of 2023. Lienchi Tran facilitates on the second and fourth Thursdays of most months (from March onward, in 2023).

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Friday, February 3rd
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 am YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette With Gil Fronsdal 7:00 am - 7:45 am
      Each weekday morning Gil leads a lightly-guided 30-minute meditation (7-7:30 am) followed by a brief discussion of a dharma topic (7:30-7:45 am).  Each week will be a different topic and each day will be a further exploration of that week's topic.
      This offering is broadcast live (and recorded) on YouTube.  You can access it on the IMC website at  https://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/live-video/  Alternatively, you can also access it directly on YouTube at  https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed/live.
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  • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Via Zoom: Dharma Inspired Book Group

    Dharma Inspired Book Group. Go to Dharma Friends Website for zoom instructions and information about our current book.

     

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  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Zoom & YT: Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with Nikki Mirghafori
    On Zoom and YouTube (links below): Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind and heart! In these daily offerings we will explore gentle and gradual cultivation and expansion of heart practices, which are known to be both supportive for a mindfulness practice and transformative in their own right. Our hour together includes: a 5-10 min introduction to the week's topic, a 30-minute guided meditation, small-group practice, and discussion and Q/A. All are welcome.

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92006340224?pwd=U3dZZVVLWVpaeWtGWHQ5eGg1Lzc0UT09
    Password: metta

    IMC YouTube Channel (Zoom is streamed live on YT concurrently -- no opportunity for small group practice, though): https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed/live

    Support: If you'd like to donate to the teacher or to IMC, you can click here to go to the donations page on the IMC website.  thank you!

    Nikki Mirghafori's Biography
    Diana Clark's Biography

    Zoom dial by phone information:

    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224
    Passcode: metta
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Saturday, February 4th
  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am Black Practitioners Meditation and Wisdom Circle

    With Anne Roise

    Five Saturdays: January 28  – February 25, 2023

    9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

    On Zoom

    This five-session series provides a safe and supportive space for Black practitioners to begin, refresh and strengthen their meditation and daily mindfulness practice. The sessions focus on the intersection of Buddhism and Black collective wisdom as the teachings of the Buddha are explored in the context of our unique experiences and expressions. The framework for the series is the Divine Abodes (lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic joy, equanimity) which cultivate positive mind states. These qualities can be empowering to face social and racial injustices in a manner that reduces harm for all. The group’s time together will include guided meditation, facilitated discussions and opportunities to share and connect with each other.

    To register and receive the Zoom link for the program, click on the following linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYud-uopjsiHtL9NPQ-r1kxBvmzXVyYlqUN

    Facilitator: Anne Roise

    Anne Roise has been a Zen practitioner since 1971 when she left Canada as a teenager to study with her first teacher, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She is lay-ordained in the Soto Zen tradition. Anne completed the Buddhist Chaplaincy program at the Sati Center and is also a trained mindfulness facilitator through the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the Director of Programs and Online Operations at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and serves on the boards of Mindful Schools and the San Francisco Zen Center. Anne has a graduate degree in City Planning from MIT and is a Certified Life Coach.

     

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  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong Retreat with bruni dávila

    Location: In-person only at IMC

    Offered by: bruni dávila

    This daylong retreat will include guided meditations, dharma talks, and alternating periods of sitting and walking. Instructions and guidance on mindfulness of breathing, body, emotions, thoughts, and open attention will be provided. This daylong retreat is an opportunity to strengthen mindfulness, develop concentration, practice with the IMC community, and ask a teacher questions. This daylong is appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Registration is not required. Bring lunch. 

    No registration is necessary. 

    COVID vaccination and boosters are required. N95 or KN95 masks are required indoors.

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