Recurring Events

Recurring Events

Sunday, December 1
  • 8:30 am - 10:45 amSunday Morning Sit with Gil Fronsdal

    • 8:30 – 9:10 am Sitting
    • 9:10 – 9:25 am Walking
    • 9:25 – 10:00 am Sitting
    • 10:00 – 10:45 am Dharma talk

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  • 11:00 am - 11:15 amTemple Cleaning and Sangha Gardening
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmMindful Teens (Highschool)

    A safe and fun space where teens can learn the practice of mindfulness to support their self-discovery, happiness, and stress reduction. It is intended to be a trusting environment where teens can discuss among themselves and adult facilitators, issues that are important in their lives. Meets 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month - 5-6:30pm. For more information: www.MindfulTeens.net Please RSVP to Vy/Gregor at ImcMindfulTeens@gmail.com or on the website.

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  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmAt Home in the World: Dharma Evenings for people in their 20's and 30's with Tanya Wiser

    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 all are welcome to drop in at any time.

    Max Erdstein's biography

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Monday, December 2
  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pmDeepening Meditation Program with Gil Fronsdal, Diana Clark, & Max Erdstein

    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 focus on understanding the different attentional factors involved in mindfulness, insight, and concentration meditation. We will also consider the supports and challenges to meditation, and the experiences and insights emphasized in traditional Vipassana practice. Components of the program include monthly group meetings, readings, short reflective writing assignments and small group practice-discussion meetings with Diana Clark, Max Erdstein and possibly other teachers. Additional optional components are a seven-day retreat at IRC for forty people in March 2020 and a series of daylong retreats at IMC focusing on themes augmenting the program.
    As this is an immersion program, having a regular meditation practice is required. Additional prerequisites are five years of committed insight meditation practice, 4 seven-day (or longer) silent insight meditation retreats and completion of the IMC Eightfold Path Program or its equivalent.
    Dates: 9:30 am-4:00 pm: Oct 7, Nov 11, Dec 2, Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 2, Apr 20 May 18. Optional retreat: Mar 15-22. To apply go to IMC’s website Special Events page after June 1; Applications due by August 1. Notification of acceptance by Aug 14.

    Gil Fronsdal Biography
    Diana Clark Biography
    Max Erdstein Biography

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  • 6:15 pm - 7:00 pmYoga with Terry Lesser

    Each session uses a variety of asanas (poses) to focus and calm the mind, enhance breath and overall awareness, and develop flexibility, balance and strength. Beginners are always welcome. The class is a mixed level and everyone is encouraged to work in accordance with their own needs and abilities. Bring a large towel and sticky mat, if you have one. Terry Lesser's Biography

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  • 6:15 pm - 7:15 pmBasic Meditation Instruction
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmSitting and Talk with Gil Fronsdal

    A 45-minute silent meditation session is followed by a 45-minute dharma talk. Please do not park on the 100 block of Birch Street (the block the Insight Meditation Center is one).

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Tuesday, December 3
Wednesday, December 4
  • 9:30 am - 12:15 pmHalf-day Retreat with Gil Fronsdal

    • 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

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  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmHappy Hour: Practicing Loving-Kindness with Diana Clark

    Join us for an hour of gladdening the mind and heart! In these weekly 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 will start with a brief introduction to the week's topic, followed by a 30-minute guided meditation and conclude with discussion and a question and answer period. All are welcome.

    Out of compassion for our neighbors, please do not park on the 100 block of Birch St (the street where IMC is). There is plenty of street parking within a 2-4 min walk of IMC.


    Diana Clark's Biography
    Nikki Mirghafori's Biography

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  • 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmDMP Practice Discussion with Diana Clark

    An optional group practice discussion for those participating in the DMP program.

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Thursday, December 5
  • 8:30 am - 10:30 amYoga and Meditation with Terry Lesser

    Each session uses a variety of asanas (poses) to focus and calm the mind, enhance breath and overall awareness, and develop flexibility, balance and strength. Beginners are always welcome. The class is a mixed level and everyone is encouraged to work in accordance with their own needs and abilities. Bring a large towel and sticky mat, if you have one. Terry Lesser's biography

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  • 10:45 am - 11:45 amBasic Meditation Instruction
  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pmIMC 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 408-802-6430 or yingchenb@yahoo.com

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  • 6:15 pm - 7:15 pmBasic Meditation Instruction
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmSitting and Talk with Diana Clark