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).

Monday, May 27th
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 am YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette With Gil Fronsdal 7:00 am - 7:45 am
    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: Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with Anne Roise
    Zoom & YT: Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind! We will explore gentle and gradual cultivation of heart practices, which are both supportive for mindfulness and transformative in their own right.  Format: 5-10 min intro, 30-minute guided meditation, small-group practice, and discussion & Q/A. 

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92006340224?pwd=U3dZZVVLWVpaeWtGWHQ5eGg1Lzc0UT09
    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224; Passcode: metta
    One tap mobile:  +16699006833,,92006340224# US (San Jose)
    IMC YouTube Channel (Zoom is streamed live on YT concurrently): https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed/live
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  • 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Meditation and Talk with Diana Clark
    Please join us as we meditate together then hear and discuss a dharma talk.

    30 min silent meditation
    30 min dharma talk
    15 min Q&A

    Offered in-person and broadcast live on YouTube. The link for watching on our YouTube channel is 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, May 28th
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 am YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette With Gil Fronsdal 7:00 am - 7:45 am
    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 Sandra Sanabria
    Join us for a 35 minute lightly guided meditation, a short Dharma talk, and practice questions & discussion. The meditation instructions include the four foundations of mindfulness, emphasizing embodied receptive awareness, mind states, and mental activity. Our teachings draw on many of the Buddha’s teachings, and include the approach of Sayadaw U Tejaniya. 

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/98849673888
    Password: Aware

    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!

    Dawn Neal's biography
    Marjolein Janssen's biography

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    Meeting ID: 988 4967 3888
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcUCRysbdQ
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  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Zoom: Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with Liz Powell
    On Zoom: Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind! We will explore gentle and gradual cultivation of heart practices, which are both supportive for mindfulness and transformative in their own right.  Format: 5-10 min intro, 30-minute guided meditation, small-group practice, and discussion and Q/A. 

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92006340224?pwd=U3dZZVVLWVpaeWtGWHQ5eGg1Lzc0UT09
    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224; Passcode: metta
    One tap mobile:  +16699006833,,92006340224# US (San Jose)
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  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Zoom: Dharma en Español con Carrie Tamburo

    El grupo de Dharma en Español se reúne cada martes de 6:30 p.m. a 8 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:

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86030275712?pwd=d3JVaEs2RWJDbm40TzBRR1dsYTlnZz09

    Meeting ID: 860 3027 5712
    Passcode: Respirando
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbrKxQA6CA
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Wednesday, May 29th
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 am YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette With Gil Fronsdal 7:00 am - 7:45 am
    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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  • 8:30 am - 9:15 am Basic Meditation Instruction
    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.
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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 a maks is optional but no longer 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 Temple cleaning
    • 12:15 – Informal Lunch Gathering (bring bag lunch)

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  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Zoom: Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with Liz Powell
    Zoom & YT: Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind! We will explore gentle and gradual cultivation of heart practices, which are both supportive for mindfulness and transformative in their own right.  Format: 5-10 min intro, 30-minute guided meditation, small-group practice, and discussion & Q/A. 

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92006340224?pwd=U3dZZVVLWVpaeWtGWHQ5eGg1Lzc0UT09
    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224; Passcode: metta
    One tap mobile:  +16699006833,,92006340224# US (San Jose)
    IMC YouTube Channel (Zoom is streamed live on YT concurrently): https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed/live
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  • 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette With Matthew Brensilver
      The Dharma path is an honest exploration of the human condition and a discovery of the principles conducive to peace. Matthew will guide a 30-minute meditation and offer a short talk exploring different Dharma topics. All are welcome
      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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Thursday, May 30th
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 am YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette With Gil Fronsdal 7:00 am - 7:45 am
    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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  • 9:00 am - 10:45 am In-Person 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.
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  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Zoom: Women's Circle of Mindfulness with Hilary Borison
    A gathering for self-identified 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.
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  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Zoom: Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with Liz Powell
    On Zoom: Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind! We will explore gentle and gradual cultivation of heart practices, which are both supportive for mindfulness and transformative in their own right.  Format: 5-10 min intro, 30-minute guided meditation, small-group practice, and discussion and Q/A. 

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92006340224?pwd=U3dZZVVLWVpaeWtGWHQ5eGg1Lzc0UT09
    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224; Passcode: metta
    One tap mobile:  +16699006833,,92006340224# US (San Jose)
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  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Dharma Practice Thursdays: Bringing the Dharma to Life in Community with Tanya Wiser
    Location: In-person at IMC
    Theme: The Five Faculties — trust/faith, energy/effort, mindfulness, calm/concentration & wisdom/insight

    Join us on Thursdays for in-depth exploration of various Dharma topics. The format of Dharma Practice Thursday includes sharing reflections on our practice the previous week; a guided meditation; a short dharma talk; discussions in small groups; and finally sharing with all participants. The group discussions focus on the evening’s dharma topic, and provide ample opportunity to ask questions. Suitable for beginners and experienced beginners (i.e., anyone with an ongoing meditation practice, no matter how long).
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  • 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Zoom: Meditation & Talk with Ari Crellin-Quick & Liz Powell
    A sitting, followed by a short reflection and Q&A.  

    Each session features a lightly guided 30-minute sitting, a short dharma talk, and time for practice questions and discussion.  Ari Crellin-Quick offers the first and third Thursdays, and Liz Powell offers the second and fourth Thursdays. Various guest teachers will also occasionally lead the group.


    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86725123624?pwd=blNOOXJwUGZ0V3pySjU5eTBjd2UyUT09


    Passcode: 077971

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    Meeting ID: 867 2512 3624

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcm4fPuJ3e

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Friday, May 31st
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 am YouTube: Sitting and Dharmette With Gil Fronsdal 7:00 am - 7:45 am
    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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  • 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: Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with bruni davila
    Zoom: Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind! We will explore gentle and gradual cultivation of heart practices, which are both supportive for mindfulness and transformative in their own right.  Format: 5-10 min intro, 30-minute guided meditation, small-group practice, and discussion & Q/A. 

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92006340224?pwd=U3dZZVVLWVpaeWtGWHQ5eGg1Lzc0UT09
    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224; Passcode: metta
    One tap mobile:  +16699006833,,92006340224# US (San Jose)
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  • 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Weekend Non-Residential Retreat for Those New to Retreat Practice with Diana Clark and Tanya Wiser
    In-Person in Belmont, CA — Location and directions will be provided upon acceptance to this retreat
    Three Days: Friday, May 31, 3pm to 8pm; Saturday, June 1, 9am to 8pm; Sunday, June 2, 9am to 12pm

    With Diana Clark and Tanya Wiser

    This non-residential retreat will introduce participants to the routines, practices, and schedules found on residential retreats, to deepen their confidence for going on retreat and engaging in deeper practice. This retreat is offered freely, as a gift to those who attend — there is no cost.
    Registration & deposit are required.A lottery process will determine who will be selected for this retreat. The lottery process will be held on or before April 15 and you will be notified shortly thereafter. A $75 deposit is required to save your spot on this retreat. The retreat is freely offered, and your check will not be cashed unless you cancel after May 10 or fail to show up.
    Registration is required: for details and to register, see the registration form. For questions, email Rafttsangha@gmail.com .
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Saturday, June 1st
  • 9:00 am - 11:30 am Joy as Path: Pāmojja and Transcendent Dependent Origination": A Morning of Practice with Ajahn Kovilo
    Hosted by the Sati Center In Person at the Insight Meditation Center Though the Buddha repeatedly emphasized a sense of well-being, or pāmojja, as an essential aspect of the path to awakening, many of us find our sitting practice anything but. The narrow techniques often taught in meditation circles conceive of practice as a dry exercise that fails to interest and calm the active minds of modern practitioners. By exploring different routes to well-being (paths to pāmojja), especially those emphasizing meditation on breath, loving-kindness, letting go, and objects of faith, the retreat aims to help participants rediscover happiness in their practice.
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  • 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Weekend Non-Residential Retreat for Those New to Retreat Practice with Diana Clark and Tanya Wiser
    In-Person in Belmont, CA — Location and directions will be provided upon acceptance to this retreat
    Three Days: Friday, May 31, 3pm to 8pm; Saturday, June 1, 9am to 8pm; Sunday, June 2, 9am to 12pm

    With Diana Clark and Tanya Wiser

    This non-residential retreat will introduce participants to the routines, practices, and schedules found on residential retreats, to deepen their confidence for going on retreat and engaging in deeper practice. This retreat is offered freely, as a gift to those who attend — there is no cost.
    Registration & deposit are required.A lottery process will determine who will be selected for this retreat. The lottery process will be held on or before April 15 and you will be notified shortly thereafter. A $75 deposit is required to save your spot on this retreat. The retreat is freely offered, and your check will not be cashed unless you cancel after May 10 or fail to show up.
    Registration is required: for details and to register, see the registration form. For questions, email Rafttsangha@gmail.com .
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Sunday, June 2nd
  • 8:30 am - 9:10 am In-Person Silent Sitting
    In-person attendance is open without registration. Masks are no longer required.

    If you'd like to donate to the teacher or to IMC, you can do so at IMC's donation page

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  • 9:25 am - 10:45 am In-Person and on YouTube: Sitting and Talk With Tenzin Chogkyi
      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 30-45-minute talk starts at 10:00
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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. 

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84009542053?pwd=V09IOXJhOHZ2TnovMGpiK2s3V243Zz09

    Meeting ID: 840 0954 2053
    Passcode: Sangha

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    +16699009128,,84009542053#,,,,*571074# US (San Jose)
    +16694449171,,84009542053#,,,,*571074# US

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    Meeting ID: 840 0954 2053
    Passcode: 571074
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbTdVwhpHY
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  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Weekend Non-Residential Retreat for Those New to Retreat Practice with Diana Clark and Tanya Wiser
    In-Person in Belmont, CA — Location and directions will be provided upon acceptance to this retreat
    Three Days: Friday, May 31, 3pm to 8pm; Saturday, June 1, 9am to 8pm; Sunday, June 2, 9am to 12pm

    With Diana Clark and Tanya Wiser

    This non-residential retreat will introduce participants to the routines, practices, and schedules found on residential retreats, to deepen their confidence for going on retreat and engaging in deeper practice. This retreat is offered freely, as a gift to those who attend — there is no cost.
    Registration & deposit are required.A lottery process will determine who will be selected for this retreat. The lottery process will be held on or before April 15 and you will be notified shortly thereafter. A $75 deposit is required to save your spot on this retreat. The retreat is freely offered, and your check will not be cashed unless you cancel after May 10 or fail to show up.
    Registration is required: for details and to register, see the registration form. For questions, email Rafttsangha@gmail.com .
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  • 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Dharma Sprouts Program with Hilary Borison and Carla Rayacich
    (for K through 2nd Graders and their parents)

    First Sunday of the month, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
    in-person at IMC


    Meditation and mindfulness practice through stories, songs, art, movement, and games. Parents participate with their children. Contact Hilary at IMC.familyprogram@gmail.com or 650-575-2052 for more information and to RSVP. Please come vaccinated, wearing a KN95 or KF94 mask. Thank you!
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  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm VIA ZOOM: IMC LGBTQIA+ Sangha with bruni dávila

    A zoom meeting on the first and third Sundays of every month (the 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. This gathering is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners within our LGBTQIA2S+ community.  

    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 teacher bruni dávila. 

     bruni dávila's biography
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  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Joint Mindful Teens — Dharma Bodhis Meeting with Hilary Borison and Conrad Sherby
    Second Sunday of the Month, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
    in-person at IMC

    This is a joint meeting of Dharma Bodhis (6-8th graders) and Mindful Teens.

    Vegetarian pizza will be provided. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

    For more information and to RSVP, contact Hilary Borison at  IMC.familyprogram@gmail.com or 650-575-2052.You can find more information on the Mindful Teens and Dharma Bodhis programs on the IMC website.
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  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online, for people in their 20s/30s: At Home in the World with Max Erdstein
    *this is an interactive camera-on zoom event*

    https://zoom.us/j/688465676

    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 meditation, a brief dharma talk, and group discussion. We have a friendly and vibrant ongoing community, and those in their 20s/30s are welcome to join us. 

    Max Erdstein's biography
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