Recurring Events

Recurring Events

Wednesday, March 1
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 amYouTube: Sitting and Dharmette With Kim Allen 7:00 am - 7:45 am

      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 - 12:15 pmHalf-day Retreat with Max Erdstein

      Attendance to this half-day retreat requires being COVID vaccinated and boosted. Wearing an N95 mask is also 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 pmZoom & YT: Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with Nikki Mirghafori

    On Zoom and YouTube (links below): Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind and heart! In these daily offerings we will explore gentle and gradual cultivation and expansion of heart practices, which are known to be both supportive for a mindfulness practice and transformative in their own right. Our hour together includes: a 5-10 min introduction to the week's topic, a 30-minute guided meditation, small-group practice, and discussion and Q/A. All are welcome.

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92006340224?pwd=U3dZZVVLWVpaeWtGWHQ5eGg1Lzc0UT09
    Password: metta

    IMC YouTube Channel (Zoom is streamed live on YT concurrently -- no opportunity for small group practice, though): https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed/live

    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!

    Nikki Mirghafori's Biography
    Diana Clark's Biography

    Zoom dial by phone information:

    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224
    Passcode: metta
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    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k8SDvlO7Z

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Thursday, March 2
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 amYouTube: Sitting and Dharmette With Kim Allen 7:00 am - 7:45 am

      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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  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pmWomen's Circle of Mindfulness with Hilary Borison

    A gathering for 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. In-person on 2nd Thursdays of the month; on zoom other weeks.

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  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pmOnline: IMC Support Group for persons with Life Threatening Illnesses and Chronic Health Challenges with Ying Chen

    Meetings include brief sittings and consideration of pertinent
    Dharma topics; the primary purpose of each group is to provide
    each participant an opportunity to share personal challenges, triumphs, hopes, and fears with individuals facing a similar situation.
    At least four days before attending the group for the first time, please contact
    Ying Chen at imcsg22@gmail.com

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  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmZoom: Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with TBD

    On Zoom (link below): Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind and heart! In these daily offerings we will explore gentle and gradual cultivation and expansion of heart practices, which are known to be both supportive for a mindfulness practice and transformative in their own right. Our hour together includes: a 5-10 min introduction to the week's topic, a 30-minute guided meditation, small-group practice, and discussion and Q/A. All are welcome.

    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!

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92006340224?pwd=U3dZZVVLWVpaeWtGWHQ5eGg1Lzc0UT09
    password:metta

    Diana Clark's Biography
    Nikki Mirghafori's Biography


    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224
    Passcode: metta
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    +12532158782,,92006340224# US (Tacoma)

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    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k8SDvlO7Z

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  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmThe Five Hindrances with Tanya Wiser and Diana Clark

    In-person and streamed on YouTube  
    (You can also view the livestream on the IMC Website)

    Five Hindrances: Anyone practicing mindfulness knows there are forces in the mind that can make it difficult to stay attentive to one’s present moment experience. We will explore these forces both from the similes found in the suttas coupled with the characters from the Wizard of Oz. Rather than reacting to these difficulties as being “bad,” “distractions,” or personal failings, they can become an integral part of the path of practice.

    Classes will include guided meditation, dharma talks, and group discussions. These are rich opportunities to ask questions of teachers and to relate with other sangha members. Classes are appropriate for beginners as well as those with more experience who want support or to inspire practice.

    IMC is committed to the health and safety of everyone.  Therefore, current requirements for attending in person include being fully vaccinated and boosted and wearing an N95 mask. 

    The program is offered freely with no registration needed. 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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  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmZoom: Sitting and Q&A with Lienchi Tran & Ari Crellin-Quick

    A sitting, followed by a short reflection and Q&A.  You are welcome to submit questions in advance at:  Thursday Evening Dharma Questions


    Lienchi Tran facilitates on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, and Ari Crellin-Quick facilitates on the first and third Thursdays. Various guest teachers will also occasionally lead the group. 

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    Meeting ID: 967 4953 1274
    Password: 100929
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    Meeting ID: 967 4953 1274
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Friday, March 3
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 amYouTube: Sitting and Dharmette With Kim Allen 7:00 am - 7:45 am

      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 pmVia 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 pmZoom & YT: Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with Nikki Mirghafori

    On Zoom and YouTube (links below): Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind and heart! In these daily offerings we will explore gentle and gradual cultivation and expansion of heart practices, which are known to be both supportive for a mindfulness practice and transformative in their own right. Our hour together includes: a 5-10 min introduction to the week's topic, a 30-minute guided meditation, small-group practice, and discussion and Q/A. All are welcome.

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92006340224?pwd=U3dZZVVLWVpaeWtGWHQ5eGg1Lzc0UT09
    Password: metta

    IMC YouTube Channel (Zoom is streamed live on YT concurrently -- no opportunity for small group practice, though): https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed/live

    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!

    Nikki Mirghafori's Biography
    Diana Clark's Biography

    Zoom dial by phone information:

    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224
    Passcode: metta
    One tap mobile
    +16699006833,,92006340224# US (San Jose)
    +12532158782,,92006340224# US (Tacoma)

    Dial by your location
            +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
            +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
            +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
            +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
            +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
            +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k8SDvlO7Z

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Sunday, March 5
  • 8:30 am - 9:10 amIn-Person Silent Sitting

      In-person attendance is open for a limited number of people who have pre-registered their vaccination card and registered for a specific day and time at: 
    https://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/2021/10/registering-for-imc-in-person-programs/
     

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  • 9:25 am - 10:45 amIn-Person and on Zoom: Sitting and Talk With tbd

      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 to 45-minute talk starts at 10:00
    In-person attendance is open for a limited number of people who have pre-registered their vaccination card and registered for a specific day and time at: 
    https://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/2021/10/registering-for-imc-in-person-programs/
     

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  • 10:45 am - 11:30 amZoom: 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
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    Meeting ID: 840 0954 2053
    Passcode: Sangha

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    Meeting ID: 840 0954 2053
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    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbTdVwhpHY

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  • 11:15 am - 12:15 pmDharma Sprouts Program with Hilary Borison and Carla Rayacich

    Dharma Sprouts Program

    (K through 2nd Graders and their parents)

    Led by Hilary Borison and Carla Rayacich
    In-Person at IMC, First Sunday of the month, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

    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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  • 1:00 pm - 3:30 pmSeven Shining Jewels Program with Diana Clark

    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 month on each factor: Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Joy, Tranquility, Concentration and Equanimity.

    The program includes monthly Zoom meetings, readings and the writing of short reflective essays.  The meetings will include talks, discussions and guided meditations.

    Prerequisites: At least one year of committed insight meditation practice and completion of IMC’s Eight-fold Path Program or its equivalent.

    Registration for the course will be available in late July 2022.


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  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmVIA 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 - 6:30 pmMindful Teens

    Open to all teens interested in mindfulness. We start each session with a guided meditation, followed by a short talk and group discussion of different ways to apply mindfulness practice to all aspects of our lives, from academic stress to social situations to sleep. Newcomers to mindfulness practice and experienced meditators welcome! We meet on Zoom from 5 to 6 pm the first Sunday of each month. Please email imcmindfulteens@gmail.com to be added to our email list to receive the Zoom link, or if you have any questions. Led by Laura Hansen and Max.

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  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmOnline, for people in their 20s/30s: At Home in the World: Dharma Evenings for people in their 20's and 30's with Max Erdstein

    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 meditations, short dharma talks, and group discussions. We have a friendly and vibrant ongoing community, and those in their 20s/30s are welcome to join us. 


    Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/688465676

    Max Erdstein's biography

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Monday, March 6
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 amYouTube: Sitting and Dharmette With Gil Fronsdal 7:00 am - 7:45 am

      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 pmZoom & YT: Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with Nikki Mirghafori

    On Zoom and YouTube (links below): Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind and heart! In these daily offerings we will explore gentle and gradual cultivation and expansion of heart practices, which are known to be both supportive for a mindfulness practice and transformative in their own right. Our hour together includes: a 5-10 min introduction to the week's topic, a 30-minute guided meditation, small-group practice, and discussion and Q/A. All are welcome.

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92006340224?pwd=U3dZZVVLWVpaeWtGWHQ5eGg1Lzc0UT09
    Password: metta

    IMC YouTube Channel (Zoom is streamed live on YT concurrently -- no opportunity for small group practice, though): https://www.youtube.com/user/insightmed/live

    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!

    Nikki Mirghafori's Biography
    Diana Clark's Biography

    Zoom dial by phone information:

    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224
    Passcode: metta
    One tap mobile
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    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224
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  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmMeditation and Talk with Diana Clark

    A silent meditation at 7:30 pm and a dharma talk at 8:15 pm offered in-person and broadcast live on YouTube.  The link for watching on our YouTube channel is here

    IMC is committed to the health and safety of everyone.  Therefore, the requirements for attending in person include being fully vaccinated and boosted and wearing a N95 mask. 

    (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, March 7
  • 7:00 am - 7:45 amYouTube: Sitting and Dharmette With Gil Fronsdal 7:00 am - 7:45 am

      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 amZoom: Sitting, Reflection, & Discussion with Liz Powell


    We will sit for 30 minutes, followed by a reflection and discussion.

    Join Zoom Meeting
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    Password: Aware


    Meeting ID: 988 4967 3888
    Password: Aware
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    Meeting ID: 988 4967 3888
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  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmZoom: Happy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with TBD

    On Zoom (link below): Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind and heart! In these daily offerings we will explore gentle and gradual cultivation and expansion of heart practices, which are known to be both supportive for a mindfulness practice and transformative in their own right. Our hour together includes: a 5-10 min introduction to the week's topic, a 30-minute guided meditation, small-group practice, and discussion and Q/A. All are welcome.

    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!

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92006340224?pwd=U3dZZVVLWVpaeWtGWHQ5eGg1Lzc0UT09
    password:metta

    Diana Clark's Biography
    Nikki Mirghafori's Biography


    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224
    Passcode: metta
    One tap mobile
    +16699006833,,92006340224# US (San Jose)
    +12532158782,,92006340224# US (Tacoma)

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            +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
            +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
            +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
    Meeting ID: 920 0634 0224
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  • 6:30 pm - 7:15 pmYoga en español con Angela Salgado cada martes 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

    Yoga en español con Angela Salgado cada martes 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

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  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmZoom: Dharma en Español with Andrea Castillo and Sandra Sanabria


    El grupo de Dharma en Español se reúne cada martes de 7:30 p.m. a 9:00 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
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    Meeting ID: 860 3027 5712
    Passcode: Respirando
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbrKxQA6CA

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