Events List

Events List

Sunday, January 17th
  • 9:25 am - 10:30 am YouTube: Sitting and Talk With Gil Fronsdal
      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.  
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  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm VIA ZOOM: IMC LGBTQueer Sangha with John Martin & bruni dávila

    Zoom meeting first & third Sundays

    Meeting link will be sent via email.

    The IMC LGBTQueer Sangha is open to all who self-identify as LGBTQIA2S+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and two spirited) or genderqueer or inquiring. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners within our LGBTQIA2S+ community. We meet every Sunday at 5pm. Please contact imcqueersangha@gmail.com if you wish to join us online and be added to our e-mail list. A separate message will be sent to you with the Zoom link. Our sangha is peer facilitated with guiding teachers John Martin and bruni dávila. 

    John Martin's biography & bruni dávila's biography
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  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Mindful Teens (High School)
    A safe and fun space where teens can learn the practice of mindfulness to support their self-discovery, happiness, and stress reduction. It is intended to be a trusting environment where teens can discuss among themselves and adult facilitators, issues that are important in their lives. Meets 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month - 5-6:30pm. For more information:www.MindfulTeens.net Please RSVP to Laura Hansen at ImcMindfulTeens@gmail.com or on the website.
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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 18th
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 am YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette with Gil Fronsdal
    YouTube Livestream   |   IMC Website Livestream
    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://youtube.com/c/InsightMeditationCenter

    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 - 8:30 pm YouTube: Sitting and Talk with Diana Clark
    A guided meditation at 7:30 pm and a dharma talk at 8:00 pm

    The live video is available on IMC's website here

    It is also broadcast live on YouTube here

    (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 19th
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 am YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette with Gil Fronsdal
    YouTube Livestream   |   IMC Website Livestream
    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 Andrea Fella

    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 Diana Clark
    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
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  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Zoom: Dharma en Español with Carrie Tamburo
    Meditación y pláticas de Dharma en español.



    Andrea Castillo is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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    Andrea Castillo's Biografía
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Wednesday, January 20th
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 am YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette with Gil Fronsdal
    YouTube Livestream   |   IMC Website Livestream
    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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  • 9:55 am - 12:00 pm Half-Day Retreat with Ying Chen

    Join us on the Zoom link listed below for a half day of practice including sitting and walking meditation, a brief dharma talk, and time for discussion and questions.  All are welcome.

    9:55 a.m. Welcome and Orientation

    10:00 a.m. Guided Meditation

    10:30 a.m. Walking Meditation

    10:50 a.m. Lightly guided meditation

    11:30 am. Dharmette

    11:45 a.m. Q and A

    12:00 p.m. End

    Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83025473777

    Biography of Ying Chen

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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://youtube.com/c/InsightMeditationCenter

    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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  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Meeting in Concord
    Zoom link 
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81218814178?

    Registration required.  Register on the What's New listing on IMC's homepage here


    Pre-session assignment:

    Read: 

    “The Buddha as an Activist” essay by Gil Fronsdal found here.  

    Also found under “Articles by Gil Fronsdal on the Resource menu on IMC’s website’ homepage.  

    Watch: 

    How our friendship survives our opposing politics | Caitlin Quattromani and Lauran Arledge

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qty0NjF3pdQ     14 min

    Recommended:

    Read or Listen (52 minutes edited, downloadable version)

    Sally Kohn and Erick Erickson: Relationship Across Rupture

    https://onbeing.org/programs/sally-kohn-and-erick-ericksn-relationship-across-rupture-oct18/




    Meeting ID: 812 1881 4178
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Thursday, January 21st
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 am YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette with Gil Fronsdal
    YouTube Livestream   |   IMC Website Livestream
    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 - 1:00 pm Via Zoom: IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Please fill out this short form to be added to the email list for class materials and announcements and class Zoom links:  form

    3rd Thursdays of the month from 11am to 1pm

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.

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  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Zoom: MC 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 yingchenb@yahoo.com for more info and for Zoom link
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  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Dharma Life with Diana Clark and Kim Allen

    The Dharma Life: A Course in Integration for Experienced Students

    Taught by Diana Clark and Kim Allen

    Six sessions on Zoom: Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm PST;  Jan 7 – Feb 11, 2021

    The wise and compassionate qualities that emerge through meditation and dharma practice can come alive in each moment of experience. As we move into 2021, how is the Dharma coming alive for you? 

    In this course, we will engage with inquiry and discussion, as well as individual practices, to deepen our ability to embody the Dharma in all areas of our life. Drawing from classical Buddhist teachings and texts, we will explore how the uniqueness of our own experience intersects with these ancient teachings. 

    Sessions include meditation, teachings, inquiry, reflection, and readings. We recommend practitioners have at least three years of regular dharma practice to benefit from this course.  

    Please register to receive the Zoom link and course materials.

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  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Zoom: Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with Diana Clark
    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
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  • 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm CANCELED: Zoom: Basic Meditation Instruction
    ZOOM LINK: https://audiodharma.wufoo.com/forms/r1bbnevb1uet34z/
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  • 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Zoom: Sitting and Q&A with Andrea Fella
    A sitting, followed by a short reflection and Q&A.   You are welcome to submit questions in advance at:  Thursday Evening Dharma Questions

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Friday, January 22nd