What’s New At Insight Meditation Center

Study and Practice Series: The Anapanasati Sutta With David Lorey, Diana Clark, Kim Allen and Ying Chen

Study and Practice Series: The Anapanasati Sutta With David Lorey, Diana Clark, Kim Allen and Ying Chen

Sati Center Program at Insight Meditation Center Sati Center Program at Insight Meditation Center Wednesday afternoons, May 1st – May 29th⋅1:30 – 3:00pm Many forms of insight practice come from the ancient teachings of the Buddha and his disciples as documented in the suttas. In Study and Practice Series, we bring the elements of sutta study and practice together to enrich and deepen our Dharma practice. The sessions include teachings, discussions, practices, and Q&A. The first series will focus on…

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Four Foundations of Mindfulness Monday Evening Series with Gil

Four Foundations of Mindfulness Monday Evening Series with Gil [2018]

Four Foundations of Mindfulness Monday evening Dharma Talk series With Gil Fronsdal Starting January 7, for the months of January, February, and March, when he is present to teach on Monday evenings, Gil we give talks on the Buddha’s Discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.  These are the ancient teachings on mindfulness which are the source for the modern prcatice in mindfulness practice.

Dharma Talk Videos Now Available

Dharma Talk Videos Now Available [2018]

Audio Dharma Video In 2018 we began to video record some of the Dharma Talks given at IMC, and hosted on YouTube. When one becomes available there is a Video button associated with the talk in the Audio Dharma list of talks. All the video recordings can be reached from the Video link on the left menu on AudioDharma’s homepage. You can access the Audio Dharma Youtube channel directly at https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed/videos In the future we hope to live stream some…

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Year End Letter from Gil Fronsdal

Year End Letter from Gil Fronsdal [2018]

Dear Friend of IMC /IRC/Audio Dharma, Thirty-four years ago a few people began to gather together in Menlo Park on Monday evenings to practice mindfulness meditation and listen to Buddhist teachings. They planted the seed that grew to become IMC. Not only do we now have an active urban meditation center, but we have the Insight Retreat Center, a thriving residential retreat center in Santa Cruz, and also a large “online center” of tens of thousands of people who listen…

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January 12 Daylong Retreat with Gil Fronsdal

January 12 Daylong Retreat with Gil Fronsdal [2018]

Daylong with Gil Fronsdal Saturday, January 12, 2019⋅8:30am – 5:00pm Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch Street, Redwood City, CA, United States Description:Practicing mindfulness on retreat is one of the foundations for maturing insight meditation. The simplicity, silence and support of retreats contribute to letting go of many of the distractions that get in the way of clear seeing. Retreats also are a wonderful environment for developing a continuity of awareness for an extended period. This particular daylong retreat is meant…

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Parking Around IMC

Parking Around IMC [2018]

Recently we received a neighbor’s complaint about parking near IMC. In addition, a person from the Abigail senior living facility across the street interrupted a Dharma talk to announce that people attending IMC were using their private parking lot. We are eager to be good neighbors. We also realize that if we cannot reduce our parking impact we will need to reduce the number and scheduling of our programs. Therefore, we ask that people attending IMC events do not park…

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Thanksgiving Morning Yoga and Meditation – November 22, 8:30-10:30

Thanksgiving Morning Yoga and Meditation – November 22, 8:30-10:30 [2018]

The morning offers a peaceful start to Thanksgiving Day, and invites us to reflect on our good fortune. Having the opportunity to come together in stillness and movement at IMC is one of our many blessings. We will play with a variety of yoga poses to focus and calm the mind, enhance breath and overall awareness, and invite our bodies to experience a full range of movement. The morning is appropriate for both beginners and experienced yogis. Everyone is participates in accordance…

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Eight-fold Path Program (2018-2019)

Eight-fold Path Program (2018-2019) [2018]

TAUGHT BY CHRIS CLIFFORD, LIZ POWELL & BRUNI DAVILA   Application required to be assigned a mentor:  Application to apply here.  Applications due by Sept. 15, 2018. Meeting Dates: Sundays 1:00-3:30: Sept 23, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, Jan 7, Feb 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 Saturday (TENTATIVE): June 22 9:30 to 4:30 Concluding Daylong Retreat at IRC, Scotts Valley  The Buddha’s most explicit path of practice is the Eightfold Path. This is a set of eight practical approaches to bring…

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New Program: The Equivalence of Ethics & Enlightenment With Gil Fronsdal

New Program: The Equivalence of Ethics & Enlightenment With Gil Fronsdal [2018]

TAUGHT BY GIL FRONSDAL Friday Sep 7, Monday Oct 1, Monday Oct 22, Monday Nov 26; 2019—Friday Jan 18, Monday Feb 4, Monday Mar 4, and Monday Apr 8, 9am to 3:30pm Eight-month program from September to April  providing experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will study and discuss core principles of the Buddha’s teachings on ethics to understand the ethical nature of…

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