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Upcoming Sati Center Events

Upcoming Sati Center Events

The Sati Center for Buddhist Studies is sponsoring the following upcoming events. Tuesdays, July 12, August 9, September 13 ⋅7:30 – 9:00pm PDT, Avoid All Evil, Do Good, Purify the Mind with Santussika Bhikkhuni In this 3-session course, we will delve into how to live by this teaching of all the Buddhas (Dhammapada 183). Using passages from the Pali suttas as our basis for discussion and practice, we will explore questions drawn from life experience. Each session will include instruction,…

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Saturday, May 21, Introduction to the Field of Buddhist Chaplaincy

Saturday, May 21, Introduction to the Field of Buddhist Chaplaincy

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, with Vanessa Able,  Ram Appalaraju, Chenxing Han, Jennifer Lemas, and Kathryn Stark A half-day overview of a chaplain’s work of providing spiritual care and support for people in hospitals, hospices, prisons, and a wide variety of other settings. The work is wonderfully challenging and satisfying. In recent years, Buddhist practitioners have been experiencing chaplaincy as a powerful opportunity to practice engaged Buddhism, and for some, as a vocation and profession. Information…

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Earth Care Events

Earth Care Events

Online via Zoom Earth Care Group, Saturday May 28, 2022, 8:30 to 10 AM   A monthly group, planning activities, exploring the eco implications of Buddhist teachings and and supporting each other in facing environmental challenges. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the Earth Care group at EarthCareDharma@gmail.com On May 28, 2022, Elaine Salinger will offer a presentation about climate change action. We will compare 18 major climate change solutions using En-ROADS, a climate change simulation website…

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Buddhist Eco-Chaplaincy Training with Gil and others

Buddhist Eco-Chaplaincy Training with Gil and others

Starting in July, Gil, Susie Harrington, Kirsten Rudestam, and Ram Appalaraju are teaching the third Buddhist Eco-Chaplaincy Training. This program offers basic Buddhist training in the wisdom and skill needed to be a Buddhist Environmental Chaplain, i.e., those who work to support people in developing healthy, compassionate, and mutually supportive relationships with each other and with the natural world. It will offer experience-based activities and contemplative practices that deepen individuals’ own relationships with the natural world, as well as provide…

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4/30 Earth Care Group Activities Planned

4/30 Earth Care Group Activities Planned

Earth Day, April 22nd, 2022 marks the start of a monthly program on Zoom exploring our mutual interests, concerns, experiences, and planning activities, including community engagement.  You are invited to bring your enthusiasm, your learning, and your beginner’s mind. The first meeting is on Saturday, April 30, 1:00 – 2:30 pm Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83790169250?pwd=V040bnlOZWlVbjVJL0pyUVNvUldvdz09 Meeting ID: 837 9016 9250 Passcode: 974633

Registering for IMC In-person Sunday Morning, Monday Evening, and Wednesday Morning Programs

Registering for IMC In-person Sunday Morning, Monday Evening, and Wednesday Morning Programs

IMC is resuming live, in-person Sunday morning, Monday evening and Wednesday half-day sessions for groups of 35 people. Registration and proof of vaccination are required.  KN 95 or N 95 masks are required.  Signup lists will be checked at the door. To accommodate more people we will have two sessions on Sunday morning:  8:30 a.m. Meditation; 9:10 Walking Meditation; 9:25 a.m.  meditation, 10:00 a.m. Dharma Talk. The Monday sessions include 7:30 p.m. meditation and 8:15 Dharma Talk. Wednesdays start at 9:30…

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Volunteer Opportunities with the AudioDharma Transcript Team

Volunteer Opportunities with the AudioDharma Transcript Team

Additional volunteer editors are needed to join the Audio Dharma Transcript Team, co-coordinated by Leslie Kanno and Meg Gawler. We are planning a progressive process of recruiting new editors, and the pace will depend on our training capacity. The Audio Dharma transcript project aims to edit Gil Fronsdal’s short morning talks (dharmettes) in order to make transcripts available on Audio Dharma and out into the cybersphere. These talks are appreciated and used by teachers, sitting groups, and practitioners worldwide. Our…

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IMC’s January Schedule

IMC’s January Schedule

IMC’s online programs continue in January.  The Sunday morning and Monday evening sit and Dharma talk will only be online on YouTube for the first two weeks of January.  We plan to begin offering these in-person again starting Sunday, January 16. Only people fully vaccinated and fully masked will be able to come to the in-person events. Most likely people who have already registered their COVID card will need to do it again. More information will be posted here around…

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Zoom: Weekly Sunday Sangha Meeting Following the Dharma Talk

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 10:45 am for about 45 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/84445209955?pwd=YjIrNEpCb3psNTlBbGVKcWxXSk84QT09 Meeting ID: 844 4520 9955 Passcode: Sangha One tap mobile +16699006833,,84445209955# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,84445209955# US…

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Small Group Practice Discussions with IMC Teachers/Dharma Leaders

Small Group Practice Discussions with IMC Teachers/Dharma Leaders

We are offering once-weekly opportunities to connect with IMC and other practitioners in a small group setting via Zoom. IMC teachers/Dharma Leaders will answer questions and offer supportive teachings and practices. Emphasis will be on what is arising for participants in meditation and daily life. Take advantage of the small group format (8 persons) for connecting with fellow practitioners. Listen to one another as we talk about dharma practice, feelings and experiences. Meetings are offered at different times and with…

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Individual Practice Discussions with IMC Teachers/Dharma Leaders

Individual Practice Discussions with IMC Teachers/Dharma Leaders

Several of IMC’s Dharma Leaders are offering an opportunity for an individual practice discussion each month. The sessions will provide a chance to process your sitting and daily life practice, ask questions, and be heard and supported. Please sign up for only one practice discussion per month so that everyone has an opportunity. Here is the link to sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044ba9ad2faaf85-imcpractice Please bookmark the link so that you can sign up for a session in future months. New sessions available are posted every two months towards…

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The Words of the Buddha: Ongoing Class on the Middle Length Discourses

The Words of the Buddha: Ongoing Class on the Middle Length Discourses

Ongoing Class on the Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha With Gil Fronsdal and Diana Clark Intermittent Thursdays on Zoom, 3:30–4:30 p.m. with optional Q&A 4:30–5:00 p.m. Pacific time 1st Theme: Introduction to the Majjhima Nikaya (Middle-Length Discourses) – Aug 5 2nd Theme: Relating to the Teachings – August 19, 26, and September 9, 2021 3rd Theme: Faith – September 30, October, 14, 21, 28 4th Theme: The Path – Nov. 11, 18, Dec. 9, and 16 5th Theme: The…

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Donations for Haiti

Donations for Haiti

From Friday, August 20 through Sunday, August 22, online donations to IMC will be given to Partners in Health, a non-profit doing important grassroots healthcare and assistance to the people of Haiti. To donate through IMC, donate here.  Use the  IMC/Audiodharma option. There is no special “Haiti” button by which to donate. Everything donated to IMC/Audiodharma through Sunday will be given to Partners in Health. Thank you!