Recurring Events

Recurring Events

Sunday, October 20
  • 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
  • 11:15 am - 12:30 pmDharma Rocks

    Led by Hilary Borison. Third Sunday of each month at IMC, 11:15am to 12:30pm. Interactive mindfulness meditations, games, art/ crafts, and movement. RSVP to Hilary at hborison@sbcglobal.net or 650/575-2052 if you plan to attend, including the first name and age of each participant.

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  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmMindful Teens (High School)

    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 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 all are welcome to drop in at any time.

    Max Erdstein's biography

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Monday, October 21
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 amDMP Practice Discussion with Diana Clark

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

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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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  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmSitting and Talk with Tanya Wiser

    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, October 22
Wednesday, October 23
  • 9:30 am - 12:15 pmHalf-day Retreat with Maria Straatmann

    • 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 - 9:00 pmIntroduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

    Wednesdays from September 25 - October 23, 7:30- 9:00pm.

    Mindfulness meditation, also known as insight meditation or vipassana, is a simple technique that concentrates and calms the mind. At the heart of mindfulness meditation is the practice of moment-to-moment observation which cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. While mindfulness practice can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life, it is also a spiritual path that gradually dissolves the barriers to the full development of our wisdom and compassion.

    During this introductory course, the basic instructions in mindfulness meditation will be given sequentially, starting with a focus on mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, thinking, and the application of mindfulness in daily life.

    Gil Fronsdal’s biography

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Thursday, October 24
  • 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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  • 6:15 pm - 7:15 pmBasic Meditation Instruction
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmSitting and Talk with Diana Clark