Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

March 30, 2020
  • March 30, 2020

    Monday 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Live online: Introduction to Mindfulness with Gil Fronsdal

    A nine-day course over two weeks.


    Weekdays, Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 9, 9:30 to 10:20 am


    Offered live on IMC's website (via YouTube). 
    Click here at the designated time. 

    This is IMC’s basic instructions in Insight Meditation taught sequentially, starting with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, then application of mindfulness in daily life. Mindfulness a foundation stone for the practice taught at IMC.  



     

     


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  • March 30, 2020

    Monday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Live, ONLINE Sitting and Talk With Gil Fronsdal: Intro to Buddhism

    In Lieu of our regular Monday evening sitting and talk at IMC, Gil Fronsdal will offer a live online sitting and talk available at 7:30 p.m. (sitting) and 8:15 p.m. (talk) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNY2dUUObBI

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March 31, 2020
  • March 31, 2020

    Tuesday 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Live online: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

    A nine-day course over two weeks.


    Weekdays, Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 9, 9:30 to 10:20 am

    Offered live on IMC's website (via YouTube). 
    Click here at the designated time. 

    This is IMC’s basic instructions in Insight Meditation taught sequentially, starting with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, then application of mindfulness in daily life. Mindfulness a foundation stone for the practice taught at IMC.  



     

     


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April 1, 2020
  • April 1, 2020

    Wednesday 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Live online: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

    A nine-day course over two weeks.


    Weekdays, Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 9, 9:30 to 10:20 am

    Offered live on IMC's website (via YouTube). 
    Click here at the designated time. 

    This is IMC’s basic instructions in Insight Meditation taught sequentially, starting with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, then application of mindfulness in daily life. Mindfulness a foundation stone for the practice taught at IMC.  



     

     


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April 2, 2020
  • April 2, 2020

    Thursday 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Live online: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

    A nine-day course over two weeks.


    Weekdays, Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 9, 9:30 to 10:20 am

    Offered live on IMC's website (via YouTube). 
    Click here at the designated time. 

    This is IMC’s basic instructions in Insight Meditation taught sequentially, starting with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, then application of mindfulness in daily life. Mindfulness a foundation stone for the practice taught at IMC.  



     

     


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April 3, 2020
  • April 3, 2020

    Friday 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Live online: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

    A nine-day course over two weeks.


    Weekdays, Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 9, 9:30 to 10:20 am

    Offered live on IMC's website (via YouTube). 
    Click here at the designated time. 

    This is IMC’s basic instructions in Insight Meditation taught sequentially, starting with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, then application of mindfulness in daily life. Mindfulness a foundation stone for the practice taught at IMC.  



     

     


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April 4, 2020
  • April 4, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Via Zoom: Loving Heart, Resilient Heart with Diana Clark & Nikki Mirghafori

    Via Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/976231622.   The more we’re able to soften and open the heart to gentleness, care, and love for ourselves and others, the more we’re able to allow the emotional entanglements of our lives to untangle. Join us as we explore practices that support heart-opening and increase our capacity to bounce back from adversity and be with the vicissitudes that life brings us. Our time together will include brief teachings, guided meditations and opportunities for questions.   


    Diana Clark's Biography Nikki Mirghfori's Biography

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April 6, 2020
  • April 6, 2020

    Monday 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Live online: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

    A nine-day course over two weeks.


    Weekdays, Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 9, 9:30 to 10:20 am

    Offered live on IMC's website (via YouTube). 
    Click here at the designated time. 

    This is IMC’s basic instructions in Insight Meditation taught sequentially, starting with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, then application of mindfulness in daily life. Mindfulness a foundation stone for the practice taught at IMC.  



     

     


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  • April 6, 2020

    Monday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Live, ONLINE Sitting and Talk With Gil Fronsdal: Intro to Buddhism

    In Lieu of our regular Monday evening sitting and talk at IMC, Gil Fronsdal will offer a live online sitting and talk available at 7:30 p.m. (sitting) and 8:15 p.m. (talk) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNY2dUUObBI

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April 7, 2020
  • April 7, 2020

    Tuesday 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Live online: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

    A nine-day course over two weeks.


    Weekdays, Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 9, 9:30 to 10:20 am

    Offered live on IMC's website (via YouTube). 
    Click here at the designated time. 

    This is IMC’s basic instructions in Insight Meditation taught sequentially, starting with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, then application of mindfulness in daily life. Mindfulness a foundation stone for the practice taught at IMC.  



     

     


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April 8, 2020
  • April 8, 2020

    Wednesday 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Live online: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

    A nine-day course over two weeks.


    Weekdays, Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 9, 9:30 to 10:20 am

    Offered live on IMC's website (via YouTube). 
    Click here at the designated time. 

    This is IMC’s basic instructions in Insight Meditation taught sequentially, starting with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, then application of mindfulness in daily life. Mindfulness a foundation stone for the practice taught at IMC.  



     

     


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April 9, 2020
  • April 9, 2020

    Thursday 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Live online: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

    A nine-day course over two weeks.


    Weekdays, Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 9, 9:30 to 10:20 am

    Offered live on IMC's website (via YouTube). 
    Click here at the designated time. 

    This is IMC’s basic instructions in Insight Meditation taught sequentially, starting with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, then application of mindfulness in daily life. Mindfulness a foundation stone for the practice taught at IMC.  



     

     


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April 11, 2020
  • April 11, 2020

    Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Online: A Online: Day of Silence & Sangha with Matthew Brensilver

    Online: A Day of Silence & Sangha with Matthew Brensilver

    9:30am – 4:30pm 

    Saturday April 11th 2020

     Retreat conducted on Zoom; Click on this link to participate: https://uclahs.zoom.us/j/5461996508

    Please download the free, basic Zoom app before the start of the retreat.  

    In practicing mindfulness, we cultivate a sense of refuge. The sense of refuge fosters the strength such that we can allow the world to rush into our heart. In the intensity of this historical moment, it can almost feel as if we’re obliged to suffer. While we have a duty to care for ourselves and the welfare of others, we recognize that our suffering does not serve anyone.  On this day, we come together to stabilize our mind and find rest amidst uncertainty. We sit together and let the silence run right through us. 

     The day will include sitting and walking meditation, guided practice, optional small group discussions with your peers, one-on-one practice discussions with Matthew, and a dharma talk. You are kindly asked to participate in the full day – or as much of the day as you are able. 

     Schedule: 

    9:30 – 10:15                 Welcome, Practice Instructions & Sit 

     10:15 – 10:45               Walking meditation / Mindful Movement

     10:45 – 11:30               Sitting Meditation

     11:30 – 12:00               Walking meditation / Mindful Movement

     12:00 – 12:30               Sitting Meditation

     12:30 – 1:30                 Lunch

     1:30 – 2:00                   Lying Down Meditation 

     2:00 – 2:30                   Sitting Meditation 

     2:30 – 3:00                   Walking Meditation or Optional Small Group Discussion in break-out rooms

     3:00 – 3:30                   Sitting Meditation 

     3:30 – 3:45                   Stretch / Walk

     3:45 – 4:30                   Dharma Talk / Closing

     

     

    Matthew Brensilver's Biography


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April 13, 2020
  • April 13, 2020

    Monday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Live, ONLINE Sitting and Talk With Gil Fronsdal: Intro to Buddhism

    In Lieu of our regular Monday evening sitting and talk at IMC, Gil Fronsdal will offer a live online sitting and talk available at 7:30 p.m. (sitting) and 8:15 p.m. (talk) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNY2dUUObBI

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April 17, 2020
  • April 17, 2020

    Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    10 Supreme Supports for Meditation with Chris Clifford, David Cohn & Jennifer Lemas

    Fridays, 9:30-12:00 (not 9:00 as stated in the newsletter): Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan. 17, Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 17, May 15, June 19
    The ten perfections (paramis) are ten qualities of character which, when developed, support both Buddhist practice and compassionate involvement in the world. This series will combine emailed readings and reflections with in-class teachings and discussion of what we read and reflected on. Sign-up forms will appear on the web in late July [at https://audiodharma.wufoo.com/forms/r1qumzdp06juayb/]. This is just a short form for getting on the mailing list for the course materials. No deadline, but please sign up if you plan to attend or audit the course. Suggested reading prior to the first class: http://ajahnsucitto.org/articles/parami-1-crossing-the-floods/. Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch and stay for lunch.

    Chris Clifford's Biography, David Cohn's Biography, Jennifer Lemas's Biography

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April 19, 2020
  • April 19, 2020

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path - Right Mindfulness with Chris Clifford, Bruni Dávila, Tanya Wiser & Liz Powell

    The Buddha’s most explicit path of practice is the Eightfold Path. This is 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.

    All are welcome to attend the Sunday sessions below. To be assigned a mentor for additional private monthly meetings, application is required. Please fill out the online application, which will be available in late July so that you can apply to get a mentor, to audit the course, and to receive course material via email. The deadline for applying is Sept. 1st. 

    Dates of Public Meetings at IMC (except for the first and last sessions, all are Sunday 1pm to 3:30pm):
    2019
    Introduction to the Path & Program–Sep 8 (1:00- 2:30pm); Right View–Oct 6; Right Intention–Nov 3; Right Speech–Dec 1 
    2020
    Right Action–Jan 12; Right Livelihood–Feb 16; Right Effort–Mar 15; Right Mindfulness–Apr 19; Right Concentration–May 17; Concluding Daylong Retreat at Insight Retreat Center, Santa Cruz—Sat., June 13 (9:30am- 4pm)

    IMC Website for more details

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  • April 19, 2020

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path - Right Mindfulness with Chris Clifford, Bruni Dávila, Tanya Wiser & Liz Powell

    The Buddha’s most explicit path of practice is the Eightfold Path. This is 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.

    Dates of Public Meetings at IMC (except for the first and last sessions, all are Sunday 1pm to 3:30pm):
    2019
    Introduction to the Path & Program–Sep 8 (1:00- 2:30pm); Right View–Oct 6; Right Intention–Nov 3; Right Speech–Dec 1 
    2020
    Right Action–Jan 12; Right Livelihood–Feb 16; Right Effort–Mar 15; Right Mindfulness–Apr 19; Right Concentration–May 17; Concluding Daylong Retreat at Insight Retreat Center, Santa Cruz—Sat., June 13 (9:30am- 4pm)

    IMC Website for more details

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April 20, 2020
  • April 20, 2020

    Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Deepening 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: Aug 26; 9:00 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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  • April 20, 2020

    Monday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Live, ONLINE Sitting and Talk With Gil Fronsdal: Intro to Buddhism

    In Lieu of our regular Monday evening sitting and talk at IMC, Gil Fronsdal will offer a live online sitting and talk available at 7:30 p.m. (sitting) and 8:15 p.m. (talk) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNY2dUUObBI

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April 25, 2020
  • April 25, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    The Eightfold Path: Mindfulness Daylong with Chris Clifford, bruni dávila, Liz Powell & Tanya Wiser

    This daylong will provide an opportunity for in-depth practice with one of the factors of the Eightfold Path -- Right Mindfulness. Mindfulness is woven through all aspects of our practice. Those taking the Eightfold Path program are encouraged to attend and all others are welcome. It will be a mostly silent day of sitting, walking and instructions. Please bring a bag lunch.

    Chris Clifford's Biography, bruni dávila's Biography, Liz Powell's Biography & Tanya Wiser's Biography

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April 27, 2020
  • April 27, 2020

    Monday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Live, ONLINE Sitting and Talk With Gil Fronsdal: Intro to Buddhism

    In Lieu of our regular Monday evening sitting and talk at IMC, Gil Fronsdal will offer a live online sitting and talk available at 7:30 p.m. (sitting) and 8:15 p.m. (talk) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNY2dUUObBI

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May 15, 2020
  • May 15, 2020

    Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    10 Supreme Supports for Meditation with Chris Clifford, David Cohn & Jennifer Lemas

    Fridays, 9:30-12:00 (not 9:00 as stated in the newsletter): Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan. 17, Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 17, May 15, June 19
    The ten perfections (paramis) are ten qualities of character which, when developed, support both Buddhist practice and compassionate involvement in the world. This series will combine emailed readings and reflections with in-class teachings and discussion of what we read and reflected on. Sign-up forms will appear on the web in late July [at https://audiodharma.wufoo.com/forms/r1qumzdp06juayb/]. This is just a short form for getting on the mailing list for the course materials. No deadline, but please sign up if you plan to attend or audit the course. Suggested reading prior to the first class: http://ajahnsucitto.org/articles/parami-1-crossing-the-floods/. Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch and stay for lunch.

    Chris Clifford's Biography, David Cohn's Biography, Jennifer Lemas's Biography

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May 17, 2020
  • May 17, 2020

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path - Right Concentration with Chris Clifford, Bruni Dávila, Tanya Wiser & Liz Powell

    The Buddha’s most explicit path of practice is the Eightfold Path. This is 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.

    Dates of Public Meetings at IMC (except for the first and last sessions, all are Sunday 1pm to 3:30pm):
    2019
    Introduction to the Path & Program–Sep 8 (1:00- 2:30pm); Right View–Oct 6; Right Intention–Nov 3; Right Speech–Dec 1 
    2020
    Right Action–Jan 12; Right Livelihood–Feb 16; Right Effort–Mar 15; Right Mindfulness–Apr 19; Right Concentration–May 17; Concluding Daylong Retreat at Insight Retreat Center, Santa Cruz—Sat., June 13 (9:30am- 4pm)

    IMC Website for more details

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May 18, 2020
  • May 18, 2020

    Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Deepening 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: Aug 26; 9:00 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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May 27, 2020
  • May 27, 2020

    Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Ying Chen

    5 Wednesday Afternoons, 1:00 – 2:30pm, May 27th to June 24th with Ying Chen

    The basic instructions in Insight meditation taught sequentially, starting with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, then application of mindfulness in daily life. No pre-registration necessary. 


    Ying Chen's Biography  

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May 30, 2020
  • May 30, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Introduction to Chaplaincy with Diane Wilde, Alistair Shanks, Gesshin Greenwood and Jennifer Lemas

    A half-day overview of a chaplain's work of providing spiritual care and support for people in hospitals, hospices, prisons, and a wide variety of other settings. In recent years, Buddhist practitioners have been experiencing chaplaincy as a powerful opportunity to practice engaged Buddhism, and for some, as a profession. Information about the Sati Center's Buddhist Chaplaincy Training and the Institute for Buddhist Studies Chaplaincy Degree Program will be provided.


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June 3, 2020
  • June 3, 2020

    Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Ying Chen

    5 Wednesday Afternoons, 1:00 – 2:30pm, May 27th to June 24th with Ying Chen

    The basic instructions in Insight meditation taught sequentially, starting with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, then application of mindfulness in daily life. No pre-registration necessary. 


    Ying Chen's Biography  

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June 6, 2020
  • June 6, 2020

    Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

    Intensive Daylong with Gil Fronsdal


    This is a great opportunity for a full day of immersion in silent Dharma Practice. Fifteen minute inter-views with Gil will be available on a sign up basis. You are welcome to come for the entire day or drop in for any part of the retreat. If you come for only part of the day, please enter the meditation hall only at the beginning of a scheduled sit- ting. If you come while a sitting is in progress, please sit in the outer hall.Bring lunch. Breakfast and light supper provided.
    Gil Fronsdal's biography

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June 10, 2020
  • June 10, 2020

    Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Ying Chen

    5 Wednesday Afternoons, 1:00 – 2:30pm, May 27th to June 24th with Ying Chen

    The basic instructions in Insight meditation taught sequentially, starting with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, then application of mindfulness in daily life. No pre-registration necessary. 


    Ying Chen's Biography  

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June 17, 2020
  • June 17, 2020

    Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Ying Chen

    5 Wednesday Afternoons, 1:00 – 2:30pm, May 27th to June 24th with Ying Chen

    The basic instructions in Insight meditation taught sequentially, starting with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, then application of mindfulness in daily life. No pre-registration necessary. 


    Ying Chen's Biography  

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June 20, 2020
  • June 20, 2020

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Samadhi and Vipassana Daylong with Ying Chen

    Samadhi and Vipassana are twocomplementary dimensions of the meditation practice. When they are cultivated,they support a deep sense of well-being through steadiness, composure andprofound clarity in the midst of everything. This day will include teachings related to these two dimensions.There will be periods of guided meditation sessions to engage in thesepractices, and Q&A. Bring lunch. 

    Ying Chen’s biography

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June 24, 2020
  • June 24, 2020

    Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Ying Chen

    5 Wednesday Afternoons, 1:00 – 2:30pm, May 27th to June 24th with Ying Chen

    The basic instructions in Insight meditation taught sequentially, starting with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, then application of mindfulness in daily life. No pre-registration necessary. 


    Ying Chen's Biography  

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June 26, 2020
  • June 26, 2020

    Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    10 Supreme Supports for Meditation with Chris Clifford, David Cohn & Jennifer Lemas

    Fridays, 9:30-12:00 (not 9:00 as stated in the newsletter): Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan. 17, Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 17, May 15, June 26 The ten perfections (paramis) are ten qualities of character which, when developed, support both Buddhist practice and compassionate involvement in the world. This series will combine emailed readings and reflections with in-class teachings and discussion of what we read and reflected on. Sign-up forms will appear on the web in late July [at https://audiodharma.wufoo.com/forms/r1qumzdp06juayb/ (https://audiodharma.wufoo.com/forms/r1qumzdp06juayb/)]. This is just a short form for getting on the mailing list for the course materials. No deadline, but please sign up if you plan to attend or audit the course. Suggested reading prior to the first class: http://ajahnsucitto.org/articles/parami-1-crossing-the-floods/ (http://ajahnsucitto.org/articles/parami-1-crossing-the-floods/). Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch and stay for lunch. Chris Clifford's Biography (https://audiodharma.org/teacher/35/), David Cohn's Biography, (https://audiodharma.org/teacher/38/) Jennifer Lemas's Biography (https://audiodharma.org/teacher/93/)

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June 27, 2020
  • June 27, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Clear Presence during Speech: A daylong on mindful speaking with Kim Allen

    Many Dharma practitioners value “wise speech,” but how is this kind of speaking actually done? Mindful speech includes a number of dimensions related to both the body and the mind. This daylong explores embodied speech combined with the mental qualities that the Buddha called clear comprehension. There will be teachings, experientialexercises, and silent sitting. It is recommended to attend the entire day.Bring lunch.

    Kim Allen's Biography



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August 1, 2020
  • August 1, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Enthusiasm, Awareness and Surrendering into Ease, Contentment and Joy with David Cohn & Andrea Castillo

    In the introduction to the Satipatthana Sutta, the "Vipassana Anthem," it is stated that arousing, cultivating and strengthening these three qualities in relationship to mindfulness practices will lead to freedom from sorrow and lamentation, to the disappearance of suffering and discontent, and for the realization of Nibbana.  We will study these qualities of heart and mind with guided meditations, short dharma talks, and group discussions. Please bring a bag lunch.  

    David Cohn's biography    Andrea Castillo's biography


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August 15, 2020
  • August 15, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Growing Freedom, Choice and Compassionate Awareness with Tanya Wiser and Shelley Gault

    Joinus as we spend the day exploring the power of tuning into our experiencewithout getting carried away by it.  Instead of unconsciously grabbinghold of pleasant experience or pushing away the difficult, when werecognize our immediate reactions it gives us the opportunityto respond with more clarity and wisdom. When werecognize the conditioned nature of our experience we can soften our reactivitywhich leads us to be more present, open and connected.   The daylong willincluded guided meditations, small group discussions and dharma talks. Bringlunch.

    Tanya Wiser's Biography         Shelley Gault's Biography

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August 22, 2020
  • August 22, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-Residential Retreat with Andrea Fella

    Taught in the style of U Tejaniya. During this daylong retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. The schedule for the retreat will alternate periods of sitting and walking with instructions and discussion. Aside from the instruction and discussion periods, the day will be primarily in silence. It is recommended for both beginners and experienced practitioners. This daylong retreat begins the first day of a week-long non-residential retreat taught in the style of Sayadaw U Tejaniya. The retreat begins with a non-residential weekend at IMC, open to the entire community. The Sunday morning portion of the retreat will integrate with the usual Sunday morning sitting program. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week. Andrea Fella has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1996, and began teaching meditation in 2003. She is particularly drawn to intensive retreat practice, and has done a number of long retreats, both in the U.S. and Burma. During one long practice period in Burma, she ordained as a nun with Sayadaw U Janeka. Andrea teaches residential retreats for IMC, and at other centers around the country.

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August 23, 2020
  • August 23, 2020

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential Retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 8/22 and Sunday 8/23. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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August 24, 2020
  • August 24, 2020

    Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 8/22 and Sunday 8/23. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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August 25, 2020
  • August 25, 2020

    Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 8/22 and Sunday 8/23. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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August 26, 2020
  • August 26, 2020

    Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 8/22 and Sunday 8/23. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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August 27, 2020
  • August 27, 2020

    Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 8/22 and Sunday 8/23. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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August 28, 2020
  • August 28, 2020

    Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 8/22 and Sunday 8/23. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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October 10, 2020
  • October 10, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-Residential Retreat with Andrea Fella

    Taught in the style of U Tejaniya. During this daylong retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. The schedule for the retreat will alternate periods of sitting and walking with instructions and discussion. Aside from the instruction and discussion periods, the day will be primarily in silence. It is recommended for both beginners and experienced practitioners. This daylong retreat begins the first day of a week-long non-residential retreat taught in the style of Sayadaw U Tejaniya. The retreat begins with a non-residential weekend at IMC, open to the entire community. The Sunday morning portion of the retreat will integrate with the usual Sunday morning sitting program. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week. Andrea Fella has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1996, and began teaching meditation in 2003. She is particularly drawn to intensive retreat practice, and has done a number of long retreats, both in the U.S. and Burma. During one long practice period in Burma, she ordained as a nun with Sayadaw U Janeka. Andrea teaches residential retreats for IMC, and at other centers around the country.

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October 11, 2020
  • October 11, 2020

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential Retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 10/10 and Sunday 10/11. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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October 12, 2020
  • October 12, 2020

    Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 10/10 and Sunday 10/11. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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October 13, 2020
  • October 13, 2020

    Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 10/10 and Sunday 10/11. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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October 14, 2020
  • October 14, 2020

    Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 10/10 and Sunday 10/11. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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October 15, 2020
  • October 15, 2020

    Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 10/10 and Sunday 10/11. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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October 16, 2020
  • October 16, 2020

    Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 10/10 and Sunday 10/11. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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November 7, 2020
  • November 7, 2020

    Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Legacy Circle Dinner