IMC Online Programs in the COVID-19 Period

IMC Online Programs in the COVID-19 Period


Updated: 2020-06-09
Page and corresponding PDF have been updated.

With IMC closed as part of our society’s effort to “flatten the curve” in the transmission of the COVID-19 virus, IMC has transitioned to online programming. During this time, we are streaming many of our programs via YouTube or Zoom.

You can check below to see what we offer online and how you can join us. A PDF version suitable for printing is available here. Our offerings on YouTube take place on IMC’s YouTube channel. You will need a link to each Zoom event. If a Zoom link is not provided in the chart below or if the Zoom link is incorrect, check the event on the IMC calendar for the correct link.

IMC’s YouTube Channel:
IMC’s YouTube Live Stream:

Currently on YouTube

  • Weekday Morning Sit with Gil Fronsdal — 7:00 am — sitting, 7:30 am — Dharmette
  • Sunday Morning Sit with Gil Fronsdal — 9:25 am — sitting, 10:00 am — talk (30 – 45-minutes)
  • Monday Evening Sit — 7:30 pm — sitting, 8:15 pm — talk (30–45-minutes) — Most Mondays, check the calendar.
  • Wednesday IRC Mini-Retreat — 10:00 am – 12:00 am; meditation and short talk (15 minutes) —  on Insight Retreat Center Youtube channel.  More info and schedule here

IMC Small Group Practice Discussions on Zoom

  • IMC is now offering small group practice discussions on Zoom
    Each  group is facilitated by an IMC teacher or Dharma Leader and is limited to eight participants. You can see the schedule and sign up for a group here. Zoom instructions will be sent by email the day before the meeting.

Regular Weekly Schedule on Zoom


  • Dharma en Español with Andrea Castillo — 7:30 – 9:00 pm, Check calendar for Zoom link
  • Sitting, Questions & Reflections with Andrea Fella — 9:30 – 10:45 am, Check calendar for link



  • Basic Meditation Instruction — 6:15 – 7:15 pm, Check the IMC Calendar
  • Sitting, Questions & Reflections with Andrea Fella — 7:30 – 8:30 pm, Check calendar for link

Daylongs & Classes on Zoom

Wednesdays – 5 weeks – June 10 – July 8

Affinity & Support Groups on Zoom


  • At Home in the World: Dharma Evenings for people in their 20s and 30s — 7:30 – 9:00 pm,
  • LGBTQueer Sangha with John Martin & bruni dávila — 5:00 – 6:30 pm, Zoom link will be emailed to participants. To join us online contact — will be every Sunday until the May 31

Second Sunday

  • Buddhism and 12-Step Support Group with Jennifer Lemas — 7:30 – 9:00 pm, Check IMC’s event calendar

Second & Fourth Sundays

First & Third Thursdays

  • Support Group for persons with Life Threatening Illnesses and Chronic Health Challenges with Ying Chen — 12:30 – 2:30 pm, See the event calendar for how to join this group.

Second Thursday

  • Women’s Circle of Mindfulness — 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Please email for a Zoom link.

Fourth Thursday

  • Senior Sangha Group with David Cohn, Fiona Barner, and Robert Cusick — 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Zoom link will be sent to participants.

Other Groups on Zoom


  • Dharma Inspired Book Group — 5:00 – 6:30 pm, See the Book Group page on the Dharma Friends website Zoom Link

Non-Residential Retreat with Andrea Fella

Awareness and Wisdom Integrated Home Retreat (Online Zoom format)
Taught by Andrea Fella
Inspired by the teachings of Sayadaw U Tejaniya.
August 22-28, 2020; 7:30 – 9:30am; 3:30 – 4:30pm

During this weeklong online retreat, we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one’s experience.  Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities.  The emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day and all activities.

This event requires registration.  After registration, you will receive the Zoom link information. Please contact Yosh Haggerty to register at

To support the practice during this online retreat, Andrea asks that you commit to attending all seven daily instruction sessions when you register.  Each day, there will also be an optional discussion and Q&A session.

Schedule (times are given in Pacific Daylight Time):
7:30 – 9:30 am Instruction, Guided Meditation, and Discussion (includes a short break)
(Please commit to attending this session each day)
3:30 – 4:30 pm: Optional Discussion and Q&A session

Andrea Fella has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1996 and began teaching meditation in 2003.  She is particularly drawn to intensive retreat practice and has done a number of long retreats, both in the U.S. and Burma.  Andrea teaches residential retreats for IMC, and at other centers around the country.


All programs offered freely; you can offer a donation here