Events List

Events List

Sunday, December 8th
  • 8:30 am - 10:45 am Sunday Morning Sit with Gil Fronsdal
    • 8:30 – 9:10 am Sitting
    • 9:10 – 9:25 am Walking
    • 9:25 – 10:00 am Sitting
    • 10:00 – 10:45 am Dharma talk
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  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday Community Tea
  • 11:15 am - 12:00 pm Dharma Sprouts (K-2nd & parents)  with Hilary Borison
    Meditation and mindfulness practice through stories, songs, art, movement, and games. Parents/caregivers participate with their children. Please contact Hilary Borison at hborison@sbcglobal.net or 650-575-2052 for more information or to RSVP. Please provide first names of each adult and child who will attend.
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  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dharma Bodhis Middle School Program (6th - 8th Grades) with Hilary Borison
    (Sixth graders have the option of attending Dharma Rocks and/or Dharma Bodhis) Led by Hilary Borison. A time to explore how the dharma can support challenges and opportunities pertinent to middle schoolers through small and large group discussions, mindfulness practice, creative activities, interactive games, pizza dinner, and opportunities for community service. No registration required, however, RSVPs are encouraged for dinner plans. Please contact Hilary Borison at hborison@sbcglobal.net or 650-575-2052 for more information or to RSVP.
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  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Buddhism and Twelve Step Support Group with Jennifer Lemas
    SECOND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7:30 TO 9PM. Group discussion and study exploring the 12-Step program and and the teachings of the Buddha. The format includes a 30 minute period of sitting meditation, a reading on Dharma and recovery and open discussion on the reading. Everyone welcome. Facilitated by Jennifer Lemas, jennlemas@comcast.net.
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Monday, December 9th
  • 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm Yoga with Terry Lesser
    Each session uses a variety of asanas (poses) to focus and calm the mind, enhance breath and overall awareness, and develop flexibility, balance and strength. Beginners are always welcome. The class is a mixed level and everyone is encouraged to work in accordance with their own needs and abilities. Bring a large towel and sticky mat, if you have one. Terry Lesser's Biography
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  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Sitting and Talk with bruni dávila
    A 45-minute silent meditation session is followed by a 45-minute dharma talk. Please do not park on the 100 block of Birch Street (the block the Insight Meditation Center is one).
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Tuesday, December 10th
Wednesday, December 11th
  • 9:30 am - 12:15 pm Half-day Retreat with David Cohen
    • 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 Temple cleaning
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  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with Tanya Wiser
    Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind and heart! In these weekly 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 will start with a brief introduction to the week's topic, followed by a 30-minute guided meditation and conclude with discussion and a question and answer period. All are welcome.

    Out of compassion for our neighbors, please do not park on the 100 block of Birch St (the street where IMC is). There is plenty of street parking within a 2-4 min walk of IMC.


    Diana Clark's Biography
    Nikki Mirghafori's Biography
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Thursday, December 12th
  • 8:30 am - 10:30 am Yoga and Meditation with Terry Lesser
    Each session uses a variety of asanas (poses) to focus and calm the mind, enhance breath and overall awareness, and develop flexibility, balance and strength. Beginners are always welcome. The class is a mixed level and everyone is encouraged to work in accordance with their own needs and abilities. Bring a large towel and sticky mat, if you have one. Terry Lesser's biography
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  • 10:45 am - 12:30 pm Women's Circle of Mindfulness with Hilary Borison
    A gathering for women who wish to deepen practice by exploring together how to bring principles of mindfulness into our daily lives. The circle will meet on the second Thursday of each month.  You're welcome to bring lunch or have tea until 1pm. Facilitated by Hilary Borison, hborison@sbcglobal.net.
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  • 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm Basic Meditation Instruction
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Sitting and Talk with Nikki Mirghafori
Saturday, December 14th
  • 9:30 am - 12:15 pm Half-Day Retreat with Liz Powell

    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 Temple cleaning

    Liz Powell's Biography
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