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Sunday October 9 — Honoring the 10th Anniversary of Vipassana Earth Care Week

Sunday October 9 — Honoring the 10th Anniversary of Vipassana Earth Care Week

Vipassana Earth Care week begins October 2nd. Please join us, for an in-person celebration on Sunday October 9, 2022 9:25 – 10:45 AM — at the regular Sunday morning meditation and talk 10:45 – 11:30 AM — at the Community Tea following the meditation and talk Earth care week was launched in 2013 by teachers gathered at the International Vipassana Teachers meeting at Spirit Rock. In proposing the annual observance, the teachers were responding to a request for teachings on…

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Dharma Rocks Program for 3rd through 5th Graders Restarting October 16

Dharma Rocks Program for 3rd through 5th Graders Restarting October 16

The Dharma Rocks Program is restarting Sunday, October 18, 2022. Dharma Rocks Program (3rd through 5th Graders) (Sixth graders have the option of attending Dharma Rocks and/or Dharma Bodhis) Led by Camille Whitney and Tim Sandoe Third Sunday of the month from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Meditation and mindfulness practice through games, stories, and art. Light snack provided. Parents/guardians can either drop off and pick up their kids, or wait at IMC. We ask that anyone attending be vaccinated…

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Upcoming Sati Center Events

Upcoming Sati Center Events

The Sati Center for Buddhist Studies is sponsoring the following upcoming events. Saturdays, October 8th, 15th and 22nd, 2022 at 9:30 – 11am PDT, Experience and Stages of Awakening in Early Buddhism with Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā – via Zoom In this mini-series in three sessions Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā looks at the map of the four stages of awakening (stream-entry, once-return, non-return and arahantship) recognized in early Buddhism. They are explored through the prism of early Buddhist meditation theory and practice and contextualised…

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In-Person and YouTube: Daylong Mindfulness Meditation with Tanya Wiser and Kodo Colin

In-Person and YouTube: Daylong Mindfulness Meditation with Tanya Wiser and Kodo Colin

All-day mindfulness meditation retreat on Saturday, 10/1/22 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. This day-long retreat format allows for a number of meditation sessions in a single day which provides an opportunity to learn how to apply the instructions and to build momentum and continuity in mindfulness. The schedule consists of alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation.  Light guidance will be offered on mindfulness of breath, body, emotions, thoughts and open awareness practices.  Brief one-on-one meetings with the teachers…

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Seven Shining Jewels Program with Diana Clark (Oct 2022- May 2023)

Seven Shining Jewels Program with Diana Clark (Oct 2022- May 2023)

On Zoom; Sundays, 1:00 – 3:30pm Pacific Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 18, Jan 15, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7 The Buddha highlighted seven shining jewels as supports for awakening. These jewels, also known as the Seven Factors of Awakening, have an important role in our meditation practice, daily life, and the path of liberation. In this seven-month program, we will explore and practice with these jewels so that they can shine in our lives. We will spend one…

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2022-23 Deepening Meditation Program with Gil Fronsdal

2022-23 Deepening Meditation Program with Gil Fronsdal

TAUGHT BY GIL FRONSDAL On Zoom Mondays, 9:00 am-4:00 pm: 10/3, 10/31, 12/5, 1/6 (Friday), 1/30, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1.  Optional DMP online retreat: March 13-16; 9:00 am-4:00 each day The DMP is an eight-month program giving experienced practitioners the opportunity to delve into meditation practice and the Buddhist teachings and instructions for meditation. The program will utilize Anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing) as the reference for delving into practices and states of meditation related to the deepening of mindfulness, concentration, and insight.  We…

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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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September 10, In-Person and YouTube: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong with Tanya Wiser and Liz Powell

September 10, In-Person and YouTube: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong with Tanya Wiser and Liz Powell

All-day introduction to mindfulness meditation on a Saturday, 9/10/22. This day-long retreat format allows for a number of meditation sessions in a single day which provides an opportunity to learn how to apply the instructions and to build momentum and continuity in mindfulness. The schedule consists of alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation.  Brief instructions and light guidance will be offered on mindfulness of breath, body, emotions, thoughts and open awareness practices.  Brief one-on-one discussions with the teachers to…

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September Earth Care Meeting with Special Guest Speaker Leo Steinmetz of Acterra

September Earth Care Meeting with Special Guest Speaker Leo Steinmetz of Acterra

Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 8:30 to 10 am PDT on Zoom. Today, we have a special guest speaker, Leo Steinmetz of Acterra. He will lead a Green@Home Workshop that focuses on reducing carbon emissions at home through electrification. Leo Steinmetz is the Beneficial Electrification Manager at Acterra, a nonprofit working on sustainability outreach, advocacy, and community-building around the Bay Area. Leo works on supporting people’s access to building electrification, through Acterra’s Green@Home workshop series and induction cooktop lending programs….

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Buddhist Chaplaincy Training starts in September

Buddhist Chaplaincy Training starts in September

WITH JENNIFER BLOCK, GIL FRONSDAL, AND PAUL HALLER 11-month training: September 2022–July 2023. An 11-month training program introducing a Buddhist perspective on spiritual care skills needed for being a chaplain or Buddhist teacher, or providing spiritual support for people in times of major life transitions and challenges. Registration required. Offered through the Sati Center (sati.org). More information found here. This is the twentieth year that Jennifer, Gil, and Paul are delighted to offer this program, a program that has benefitted…

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Attending in-person events at IMC — Policy Changes

Attending in-person events at IMC — Policy Changes

IMC has made some changes to the policies around attending in person events effective starting Sunday July 3: You are no longer required to submit proof of vaccination. We still require full vaccination but we are going to use the honor system. We no longer have signups for Monday evening and Wednesday morning half-day events. Just come to IMC without a need to signup.  The times are the same and are listed in the calendar. We still require signups for…

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2022-23 Eightfold Path Program Offered both In-person and Online

2022-23 Eightfold Path Program Offered both In-person and Online

The Buddha’s most explicit path of practice is the Eightfold Path— a set of eight practical approaches to bring Buddhist practice into the width and depth of our lives. The Eightfold Path Program is an introduction to each of the Eightfold factors so participants will discover how to apply each set of practices in ways that are personally meaningful. Pre-requisite: completion of IMC’s Introduction to Meditation course or the equivalent. Please register.  The in-person and online versions of the program…

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A note from Andrea about her sabbatical: August 2022-August 2023

A note from Andrea about her sabbatical: August 2022-August 2023

I am taking a year-long sabbatical from teaching starting in August, 2022, so I am stepping out of the regular teaching I have been doing online for IMC on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Both classes will continue through the year!  The Tuesday morning class will be held by Dawn Neal and Marjolein Janssen.  The Thursday evening class will be held by Ari Crellin-Quick and Lienchi Tran. People have been asking me what I will do on sabbatical.  I asked another teacher…

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