Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

June 19, 2024
  • June 19, 2024

    Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Celebrate Liberation and Inclusivity at IMC's Juneteenth Event

    with Anne Roise

    On Zoom (link below)

    This Juneteenth, the Insight Meditation Center (IMC) invites you to join us in honoring the end of slavery and the ongoing journey toward freedom for all people. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates June 19, 1865 – the date when the last enslaved African Americans in Texas finally received word of their emancipation.

    On Wednesday, June 19th, at 6 pm, we will gather via Zoom to reflect on the immense suffering caused by the institution of slavery and celebrate the enduring human capacity for liberation. Our evening will feature:

    • A Guided Meditation on the Themes of Freedom and Inclusivity
    • A Dharma Talk by Anne Roise on "The Intersection of Racial and Spiritual Liberation"

    Anne has lovingly nurtured IMC's Mindfulness Circle for Black Practitioners for several years. Please, join us for this powerful and historic evening of community, contemplation, and commitment to creating a truly inclusive space of refuge for all. This will be IMC's first-ever Juneteenth commemoration event, marking an important step in our journey to become a more diverse and welcoming community. 

    As we acknowledge the systemic injustices that continue to manifest, may this Juneteenth catalyze our individual and collective resolve to keep uncovering the roots of suffering through wisdom and compassion.

    Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85225191280?pwd=rl6Na9L4axcJZNwwXLvyXQkopzZhkR.1
    Meeting ID: 852 2519 1280
    Passcode: 021198
    One tap mobile: +16694449171,,85225191280# US


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June 20, 2024
  • June 20, 2024

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

    Summer Solstice Walk in Edgewood Park with Kristen Benson

    Let's meet in the Edgewood Park parking lot at 11am for a 3+ mile hike.

    What: We will celebrate this celestial event walking through local ecosystems with some periods of silence bringing our awareness to the present, paying attention to our senses. There will be a time of sitting with a ritual and a gathering together.

    Join: Kristen Benson, an Buddist Chaplain through the Sati Center. A chaplain of the spiritual connection of people and the land/earth, who loves the earth and all that she blesses us with.

    What to bring: Walking shoes, water, layers of clothing, snacks, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses.

    Questions: There is no need to RSVP, but if you have questions, please contact Kristen Benson kristenbensonart@gmail.com. 650-483-6838

    There will be a liability form that can be signed at the parking lot.

    This is a Dharma Friends' event of the Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula. The intention of Dharma Friends events is to further the development of spiritually based friendships and a sense of community within our sangha.


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June 23, 2024
  • June 23, 2024

    Sunday 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

    Discussing Potential IMC partnership with Hidden Villa

    Sunday, June 23 at 11:15

    In person at IMC and on Zoom

    IMC has been given the wonderful invitation to begin hostingretreats at Hidden Villa, a nature preserves and farm in the Los Altos hills.We are inspired by this possibility. Everyone if welcome to come to this meetingto help us assess if we have the resources and volunteers to accept theinvitation.   

    Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83772176057?pwd=0QIc4iyiEy4OTWDHeeNWNPbhj79cj7.1


     


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June 25, 2024
  • June 25, 2024

    Tuesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Zoom: Full Simplicity with Kim Allen

    Offered by: Kim Allen
    On Zoom with two supplemental meetings in-person at IMC

    MAIN PROGRAM: Tuesdays: June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug 6, 2024 — 6:00 – 8:00 pm Pacific time — on Zoom
    SUPPLEMENTAL SESSIONS: Sundays: June 30 & July 28, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
    There are also two supplemental in-person sessions at IMC Redwood City for those able to come in person. These are not an official part of the program, but provide an opportunity for local participants to connect.

    Life as a layperson committed to the Dharma involves harmonizing the activities of work, family, practice, and community. What is the role in our lay life for the simplicity and contemplation that the Buddha encourages in the suttas? If we wish to live in this way, it does mean choosing to slow down and perhaps let go of some activities. Far from bringing a feeling of lack or depletion, skillful simplification (renunciation) creates space for wisdom, care, intuition, and a wholesome sense of fullness to arise.

     Full Simplicity is a 6-week program with Kim Allen, author of Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go. Based on the book, this experiential program gives the opportunity to explore and deepen simplicity in one’s life. Participants are expected to engage in specific practices of letting go during this time, as well as readings, reflection, and certain meditation practices.
     
    The program includes the following elements:

    •  Based on the book “Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go,” by Kim Allen. Must purchase the book (print or electronic) in advance of the program.
    • Four Tuesday meetings online, 6:00-8:00pm Pacific, Jun 25-Aug 6*. These span three 2-week segments. Must attend at least 3 of the 4, and full attendance is strongly recommended.
    • Daily-life practices of letting go during each of the three segments
    • Supportive meditations for each segment
    • Readings from the book for each segment
    • The group meetings include meditation, teachings, Q&A, and small-group discussion

    Registration is required: Register here.


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June 26, 2024
  • June 26, 2024

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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June 30, 2024
  • June 30, 2024

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    In-Person: Full Simplicity — Supplemental Sessions — with Kim Allen

    Offered by: Kim Allen
    In-person at IMC

    SUPPLEMENTAL SESSIONS: Sundays: June 30 & July 28, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
    These sessions are not an official part of the program, but provide an opportunity for local participants to connect

    Life as a layperson committed to the Dharma involves harmonizing the activities of work, family, practice, and community. What is the role in our lay life for the simplicity and contemplation that the Buddha encourages in the suttas? If we wish to live in this way, it does mean choosing to slow down and perhaps let go of some activities. Far from bringing a feeling of lack or depletion, skillful simplification (renunciation) creates space for wisdom, care, intuition, and a wholesome sense of fullness to arise.

     Full Simplicity is a 6-week program with Kim Allen, author of Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go. Based on the book, this experiential program gives the opportunity to explore and deepen simplicity in one’s life. Participants are expected to engage in specific practices of letting go during this time, as well as readings, reflection, and certain meditation practices.

    The program includes the following elements:

    • Based on the book “Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go,” by Kim Allen. Must purchase the book (print or electronic) in advance of the program.
    • Four Tuesday meetings online, 6:00-8:00pm Pacific, Jun 25-Aug 6*. These span three 2-week segments. Must attend at least 3 of the 4, and full attendance is strongly recommended.
    • Daily-life practices of letting go during each of the three segments
    • Supportive meditations for each segment
    • Readings from the book for each segment
    •  The group meetings include meditation, teachings, Q&A, and small-group discussion

     Registration is required: Register here.


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July 6, 2024
  • July 6, 2024

    Saturday 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

    In-Person Mindfulness Meditation and Practice Half-Day with Tanya Wiser

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: Tanya Wiser

    This half-day of mindfulness practice will include guided or lightly guided meditations, a brief dharma talk, group discussion, and mindful activity. This is an opportunity to deepen your meditation practice and daily life practice, ask a teacher questions and practice with other sangha members. Mindfulness meditation half-days are appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Registration is not required. Bring lunch. 

    • 9:30 – 10:15 am: Guided or Lightly Guided Meditation
    • 10:15 – 11:00 am: Walking Meditation -or- Optional Small Group (Practice) Discussion 
    • 11:00 – 11:45 am: Lightly Guided Meditation 
    • 11:45 – 12:00 pm: Brief Dharma Talks
    • 12:00 – 12:15 pm: Mindful Activity (cleaning the center) 
    • 12:15 – Informal Lunch Gathering (bring bag lunch)
    The program is offered freely with no registration. If you'd like to donate to the teacher or the center, you can visit IMC's donation page here.


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July 9, 2024
  • July 9, 2024

    Tuesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Zoom: Full Simplicity with Kim Allen

    Offered by: Kim Allen
    On Zoom with two supplemental meetings in-person at IMC

    MAIN PROGRAM: Tuesdays: June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug 6, 2024 — 6:00 – 8:00 pm Pacific time — on Zoom
    SUPPLEMENTAL SESSIONS: Sundays: June 30 & July 28, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
    There are also two supplemental in-person sessions at IMC Redwood City for those able to come in person. These are not an official part of the program, but provide an opportunity for local participants to connect.

    Life as a layperson committed to the Dharma involves harmonizing the activities of work, family, practice, and community. What is the role in our lay life for the simplicity and contemplation that the Buddha encourages in the suttas? If we wish to live in this way, it does mean choosing to slow down and perhaps let go of some activities. Far from bringing a feeling of lack or depletion, skillful simplification (renunciation) creates space for wisdom, care, intuition, and a wholesome sense of fullness to arise.

     Full Simplicity is a 6-week program with Kim Allen, author of Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go. Based on the book, this experiential program gives the opportunity to explore and deepen simplicity in one’s life. Participants are expected to engage in specific practices of letting go during this time, as well as readings, reflection, and certain meditation practices.
     
    The program includes the following elements:

    •  Based on the book “Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go,” by Kim Allen. Must purchase the book (print or electronic) in advance of the program.
    • Four Tuesday meetings online, 6:00-8:00pm Pacific, Jun 25-Aug 6*. These span three 2-week segments. Must attend at least 3 of the 4, and full attendance is strongly recommended.
    • Daily-life practices of letting go during each of the three segments
    • Supportive meditations for each segment
    • Readings from the book for each segment
    • The group meetings include meditation, teachings, Q&A, and small-group discussion

    Registration is required: Register here.


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July 13, 2024
  • July 13, 2024

    Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Opening to Stability and Clarity through the Breath Daylong with Kim Allen

    in-person at IMC only
    Offered by: Kim Allen
    Breath meditation is a foundational practice that can be immediately accessible, and yet also unfold to deeper layers over many years. This daylong retreat is an opportunity to connect or re-connect with the simplicity and richness of the breath. Our day will include guided and silent meditations, dharma teachings, and walking meditation. Classical instructions and guidance on mindfulness of breathing will support the opportunity to strengthen mindfulness, develop concentration, practice with the IMC community, and ask a teacher questions. This daylong is appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Registration is not required. Bring lunch.
    The program is offered freely, with no registration needed. If you'd like to donate to the teacher or the center, you can visit IMC's donation page here
    No registration is necessary.
    Kim Allen began meditating in 2003, seeking both a path out of suffering and the deeper truths of life. Her longest-term teacher is Gil Fronsdal, and she has also practiced in Sri Lanka and, more recently, with a few Mahāyāna teachers. Kim was drawn early on to long retreat practice and has sat cumulative three years of retreat. A teacher and author, Kim aims to bring classical Dharma to a modern context and to encourage lay practitioners in fully living a life of Dharma. Her education includes a PhD in physics and a master's degree in environmental sustainability, and her website is http://www.uncontrived.org.


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July 16, 2024
  • July 16, 2024

    Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Entering the World of the Pali Canon with Ying Chen, Kim Allen, Diana Clark and David Lorey

    Entering the World of the Pali Canon 

    with Ying Chen, Diana Clark, David Lorey and Kim Allen

    The history, structure, study, and practices of the Early Buddhist texts made accessible to modern times

    A Sati Center Study-and-Practice course offered via Zoom

    July 16, 18, 20, 2024 (Tues, Thurs, Sat)

    8:30-10:00am Pacific

    Sometimes in Dharma talks we hear teachers refer to a sutta passage, “what the Buddha said,” or to “the Pali Canon.” What are they referring to? How can we find these passages ourselves and how do we know the Buddha even said these things? In this course we’ll explore the three “baskets" (tipitaka) of the Pali Canon, with particular attention to the specific books containing the suttas (discourses). The class includes reading and discussing several texts, along with suggestions for ways to practice with texts as part of one’s spiritual path. Each session also includes meditation and small-group interaction. This class is suitable for people new to the Pali Canon as well as those more familiar with it. 

    Registration to receive the Zoom link and more information here



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July 18, 2024
  • July 18, 2024

    Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Entering the World of the Pali Canon with Ying Chen, Kim Allen, Diana Clark and David Lorey

    Entering the World of the Pali Canon 

    with Ying Chen, Diana Clark, David Lorey and Kim Allen

    The history, structure, study, and practices of the Early Buddhist texts made accessible to modern times

    A Sati Center Study-and-Practice course offered via Zoom

    July 16, 18, 20, 2024 (Tues, Thurs, Sat)

    8:30-10:00am Pacific

    Sometimes in Dharma talks we hear teachers refer to a sutta passage, “what the Buddha said,” or to “the Pali Canon.” What are they referring to? How can we find these passages ourselves and how do we know the Buddha even said these things? In this course we’ll explore the three “baskets" (tipitaka) of the Pali Canon, with particular attention to the specific books containing the suttas (discourses). The class includes reading and discussing several texts, along with suggestions for ways to practice with texts as part of one’s spiritual path. Each session also includes meditation and small-group interaction. This class is suitable for people new to the Pali Canon as well as those more familiar with it. 

    Registration to receive the Zoom link and more information here



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July 20, 2024
  • July 20, 2024

    Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Entering the World of the Pali Canon with Ying Chen, Kim Allen, Diana Clark and David Lorey

    Entering the World of the Pali Canon 

    with Ying Chen, Diana Clark, David Lorey and Kim Allen

    The history, structure, study, and practices of the Early Buddhist texts made accessible to modern times

    A Sati Center Study-and-Practice course offered via Zoom

    July 16, 18, 20, 2024 (Tues, Thurs, Sat)

    8:30-10:00am Pacific

    Sometimes in Dharma talks we hear teachers refer to a sutta passage, “what the Buddha said,” or to “the Pali Canon.” What are they referring to? How can we find these passages ourselves and how do we know the Buddha even said these things? In this course we’ll explore the three “baskets" (tipitaka) of the Pali Canon, with particular attention to the specific books containing the suttas (discourses). The class includes reading and discussing several texts, along with suggestions for ways to practice with texts as part of one’s spiritual path. Each session also includes meditation and small-group interaction. This class is suitable for people new to the Pali Canon as well as those more familiar with it. 

    Registration to receive the Zoom link and more information here



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July 22, 2024
  • July 22, 2024

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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July 23, 2024
  • July 23, 2024

    Tuesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Zoom: Full Simplicity with Kim Allen

    Offered by: Kim Allen
    On Zoom with two supplemental meetings in-person at IMC

    MAIN PROGRAM: Tuesdays: June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug 6, 2024 — 6:00 – 8:00 pm Pacific time — on Zoom
    SUPPLEMENTAL SESSIONS: Sundays: June 30 & July 28, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
    There are also two supplemental in-person sessions at IMC Redwood City for those able to come in person. These are not an official part of the program, but provide an opportunity for local participants to connect.

    Life as a layperson committed to the Dharma involves harmonizing the activities of work, family, practice, and community. What is the role in our lay life for the simplicity and contemplation that the Buddha encourages in the suttas? If we wish to live in this way, it does mean choosing to slow down and perhaps let go of some activities. Far from bringing a feeling of lack or depletion, skillful simplification (renunciation) creates space for wisdom, care, intuition, and a wholesome sense of fullness to arise.

     Full Simplicity is a 6-week program with Kim Allen, author of Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go. Based on the book, this experiential program gives the opportunity to explore and deepen simplicity in one’s life. Participants are expected to engage in specific practices of letting go during this time, as well as readings, reflection, and certain meditation practices.
     
    The program includes the following elements:

    •  Based on the book “Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go,” by Kim Allen. Must purchase the book (print or electronic) in advance of the program.
    • Four Tuesday meetings online, 6:00-8:00pm Pacific, Jun 25-Aug 6*. These span three 2-week segments. Must attend at least 3 of the 4, and full attendance is strongly recommended.
    • Daily-life practices of letting go during each of the three segments
    • Supportive meditations for each segment
    • Readings from the book for each segment
    • The group meetings include meditation, teachings, Q&A, and small-group discussion

    Registration is required: Register here.


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July 27, 2024
  • July 27, 2024

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong Retreat with bruni dávila

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: bruni dávila

    This daylong retreat will include guided meditations, dharma talks, and alternating periods of sitting and walking. Instructions and guidance on mindfulness of breathing, body, emotions, thoughts, and open attention will be provided. This daylong retreat is an opportunity to strengthen mindfulness, develop concentration, practice with the IMC community, and ask a teacher questions. Appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Bring lunch.

    The program is offered freely, with no registration needed. If you'd like to donate to the teacher or the center, you can visit IMC's donation page here

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July 28, 2024
  • July 28, 2024

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    In-Person: Full Simplicity — Supplemental Sessions — with Kim Allen

    Offered by: Kim Allen
    In-person at IMC

    SUPPLEMENTAL SESSIONS: Sundays: June 30 & July 28, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
    These sessions are not an official part of the program, but provide an opportunity for local participants to connect

    Life as a layperson committed to the Dharma involves harmonizing the activities of work, family, practice, and community. What is the role in our lay life for the simplicity and contemplation that the Buddha encourages in the suttas? If we wish to live in this way, it does mean choosing to slow down and perhaps let go of some activities. Far from bringing a feeling of lack or depletion, skillful simplification (renunciation) creates space for wisdom, care, intuition, and a wholesome sense of fullness to arise.

     Full Simplicity is a 6-week program with Kim Allen, author of Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go. Based on the book, this experiential program gives the opportunity to explore and deepen simplicity in one’s life. Participants are expected to engage in specific practices of letting go during this time, as well as readings, reflection, and certain meditation practices.

    The program includes the following elements:

    • Based on the book “Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go,” by Kim Allen. Must purchase the book (print or electronic) in advance of the program.
    • Four Tuesday meetings online, 6:00-8:00pm Pacific, Jun 25-Aug 6*. These span three 2-week segments. Must attend at least 3 of the 4, and full attendance is strongly recommended.
    • Daily-life practices of letting go during each of the three segments
    • Supportive meditations for each segment
    • Readings from the book for each segment
    •  The group meetings include meditation, teachings, Q&A, and small-group discussion

     Registration is required: Register here.


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July 31, 2024
  • July 31, 2024

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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August 3, 2024
  • August 3, 2024

    Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Metta Meditation Daylong with bruni dávila

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: bruni dávila

    To support the cultivation of metta (lovingkindness) and mindfulness through instruction and continuity, you are invited to join this day of practice. Alternating periods of metta, sitting and walking meditation will be offered. Recommended for people who have some meditation experience and have attended an introductory mindfulness meditation course (or similar), as well as for experienced practitioners. Bring Lunch.

    The program is offered freely, with no registration needed. If you'd like to donate to the teacher or the center, you can visit IMC's donation page here

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August 6, 2024
  • August 6, 2024

    Tuesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Zoom: Full Simplicity with Kim Allen

    Offered by: Kim Allen
    On Zoom with two supplemental meetings in-person at IMC

    MAIN PROGRAM: Tuesdays: June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug 6, 2024 — 6:00 – 8:00 pm Pacific time — on Zoom
    SUPPLEMENTAL SESSIONS: Sundays: June 30 & July 28, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
    There are also two supplemental in-person sessions at IMC Redwood City for those able to come in person. These are not an official part of the program, but provide an opportunity for local participants to connect.

    Life as a layperson committed to the Dharma involves harmonizing the activities of work, family, practice, and community. What is the role in our lay life for the simplicity and contemplation that the Buddha encourages in the suttas? If we wish to live in this way, it does mean choosing to slow down and perhaps let go of some activities. Far from bringing a feeling of lack or depletion, skillful simplification (renunciation) creates space for wisdom, care, intuition, and a wholesome sense of fullness to arise.

     Full Simplicity is a 6-week program with Kim Allen, author of Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go. Based on the book, this experiential program gives the opportunity to explore and deepen simplicity in one’s life. Participants are expected to engage in specific practices of letting go during this time, as well as readings, reflection, and certain meditation practices.
     
    The program includes the following elements:

    •  Based on the book “Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go,” by Kim Allen. Must purchase the book (print or electronic) in advance of the program.
    • Four Tuesday meetings online, 6:00-8:00pm Pacific, Jun 25-Aug 6*. These span three 2-week segments. Must attend at least 3 of the 4, and full attendance is strongly recommended.
    • Daily-life practices of letting go during each of the three segments
    • Supportive meditations for each segment
    • Readings from the book for each segment
    • The group meetings include meditation, teachings, Q&A, and small-group discussion

    Registration is required: Register here.


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August 17, 2024
  • August 17, 2024

    Saturday 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

    In-Person Mindfulness Meditation and Practice Half-Day with Tanya Wiser

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: Tanya Wiser

    This half-day of mindfulness practice will include guided or lightly guided meditations, a brief dharma talk, group discussion, and mindful activity. This is an opportunity to deepen your meditation practice and daily life practice, ask a teacher questions and practice with other sangha members. Mindfulness meditation half-days are appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Registration is not required. Bring lunch. 

    • 9:30 – 10:15 am: Guided or Lightly Guided Meditation
    • 10:15 – 11:00 am: Walking Meditation -or- Optional Small Group (Practice) Discussion 
    • 11:00 – 11:45 am: Lightly Guided Meditation 
    • 11:45 – 12:00 pm: Brief Dharma Talks
    • 12:00 – 12:15 pm: Mindful Activity (cleaning the center) 
    • 12:15 – Informal Lunch Gathering (bring bag lunch)
    The program is offered freely with no registration. If you'd like to donate to the teacher or the center, you can visit IMC's donation page here.


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August 19, 2024
  • August 19, 2024

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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August 24, 2024
  • August 24, 2024

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Mindfulness Meditation Daylong Retreat with Ari Crellin-Quick

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: Ari Crellin-Quick

    This daylong retreat will include guided meditations, dharma talks, and alternating periods of sitting and walking. The retreat is an opportunity to strengthen mindfulness, develop concentration, practice with the IMC community, and ask a teacher questions. Appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Bring lunch.

    The program is offered freely, with no registration needed. If you'd like to donate to the teacher or the center, you can visit IMC's donation page here

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August 28, 2024
  • August 28, 2024

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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August 31, 2024
  • August 31, 2024

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Bringing All Parts of Yourself to IMC — a daylong of care and connection for IMC volunteers with Bruni Dávila and Tanya Wiser

    In-person at IMC
    Dates: 8/31, 11/2 or 11/9 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Offered by: Bruni Dávila and Tanya Wiser
    This in-person workshop is a chance to contribute to the IMC community's ongoing exploration of diversity and inclusivity. We will share, explore, and celebrate our and each other's many different identities. As we unveil and connect, we will consider the very natural human tendency to have biases and misunderstandings of others. While a natural tendency bias and misunderstandings are invaluable areas of Dharma practice. With the sangha as a beautiful mirror and support, we will highlight each person's uniqueness free from conditioned forms of bias and projection.
    Registration is required: http://bit.ly/IMCVolunteer

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September 7, 2024
  • September 7, 2024

    Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

    Intensive Daylong with bruni dávila

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: bruni dávila

    This is a great opportunity for a full day of immersion in silent Dharma Practice. 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.

    Fifteen minute Interviews with bruni 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 retreat, please enter the meditation hall only at the beginning of a scheduled sitting. If you come while a sit is in progress, sit in one of the chairs in the outer hall.

    Bring breakfast and lunch. Light supper provided.

    Schedule:
    6:00 - 7:00 am Sit
    7:00 - 8:15 am Breakfast
    8:15 – 9:00 am Sit
    9:00 – 9:45 am Walk
    9:45 – 10:30 am Sit
    10:30 – 10:45 am Walk
    10:45 – 11:30 am Sit
    11:30 – 12:00 noon Dharma Talk
    12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch
    1:15 – 2:00 pm Sit
    2:00 – 2:45 pm Walk
    2:45 – 3:30 pm Sit
    3:30 – 4:00 pm Walk
    4:00 – 4:45 pm Sit
    4:45 – 5:00 pm Dharmette
    5:00 – 6:00 pm Supper/tea:
    6:00 – 6:20 pm Temple cleaning
    6:20 – 7:00 pm Sit
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Walk
    7:30 – 8:15 pm Sit
    8:15 – 9:00 pm Dharma Talk

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September 14, 2024
  • September 14, 2024

    Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu Daylong

    Hosted by the Sati Center
    in-person at the Insight Meditation Center and online via Zoom.
    Offered by: Thānissaro Bhikkhu

    Please register to get the Zoom link.

     Bring lunch. There will be an opportunity to donate food for the meal offering to Ajahn Geoff.


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September 16, 2024
  • September 16, 2024

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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September 21, 2024
  • September 21, 2024

    Saturday 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

    In-Person Mindfulness Meditation and Practice Half-Day with Tanya Wiser

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: Tanya Wiser

    This half-day of mindfulness practice will include guided or lightly guided meditations, a brief dharma talk, group discussion, and mindful activity. This is an opportunity to deepen your meditation practice and daily life practice, ask a teacher questions and practice with other sangha members. Mindfulness meditation half-days are appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Registration is not required. Bring lunch. 

    • 9:30 – 10:15 am: Guided or Lightly Guided Meditation
    • 10:15 – 11:00 am: Walking Meditation -or- Optional Small Group (Practice) Discussion 
    • 11:00 – 11:45 am: Lightly Guided Meditation 
    • 11:45 – 12:00 pm: Brief Dharma Talks
    • 12:00 – 12:15 pm: Mindful Activity (cleaning the center) 
    • 12:15 – Informal Lunch Gathering (bring bag lunch)
    The program is offered freely with no registration. If you'd like to donate to the teacher or the center, you can visit IMC's donation page here.


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September 25, 2024
  • September 25, 2024

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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October 5, 2024
  • October 5, 2024

    Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Rainbow Sangha Daylong with bruni dávila

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: bruni dávila

    Rainbow Sangha Daylong

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October 12, 2024
  • October 12, 2024

    Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Daylong Retreat with Kim Allen

    in-person at IMC only
    Offered by: Kim Allen

    Daylong Retreat


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October 19, 2024
  • October 19, 2024

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong Retreat with Dawn Neal

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: Dawn Neal

    This daylong retreat will include guided meditations, dharma talks, and alternating periods of sitting and walking. Instructions and guidance on mindfulness of breathing, body, emotions, thoughts, and open attention will be provided. This daylong retreat is an opportunity to strengthen mindfulness, develop concentration, practice with the IMC community, and ask a teacher questions. Appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Bring lunch.

    The program is offered freely, with no registration needed. If you'd like to donate to the teacher or the center, you can visit IMC's donation page here

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October 21, 2024
  • October 21, 2024

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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October 23, 2024
  • October 23, 2024

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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October 29, 2024
  • October 29, 2024

    Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Zoom: Ying, David, Diana, and Kim Program

    Hosted by the Sati Center

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October 31, 2024
  • October 31, 2024

    Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Zoom: Ying, David, Diana, and Kim Program

    Hosted by the Sati Center

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November 2, 2024
  • November 2, 2024

    Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Zoom: Ying, David, Diana, and Kim Program

    Hosted by the Sati Center

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  • November 2, 2024

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Bringing All Parts of Yourself to IMC — a daylong of care and connection for IMC volunteers with Bruni Dávila and Tanya Wiser

    In-person at IMC
    Dates: 8/31, 11/2 or 11/9 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Offered by: Bruni Dávila and Tanya Wiser
    This in-person workshop is a chance to contribute to the IMC community's ongoing exploration of diversity and inclusivity. We will share, explore, and celebrate our and each other's many different identities. As we unveil and connect, we will consider the very natural human tendency to have biases and misunderstandings of others. While a natural tendency bias and misunderstandings are invaluable areas of Dharma practice. With the sangha as a beautiful mirror and support, we will highlight each person's uniqueness free from conditioned forms of bias and projection.
    Registration is required: http://bit.ly/IMCVolunteer

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November 9, 2024
  • November 9, 2024

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Bringing All Parts of Yourself to IMC — a daylong of care and connection for IMC volunteers with Bruni Dávila and Tanya Wiser

    In-person at IMC
    Dates: 8/31, 11/2 or 11/9 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Offered by: Bruni Dávila and Tanya Wiser
    This in-person workshop is a chance to contribute to the IMC community's ongoing exploration of diversity and inclusivity. We will share, explore, and celebrate our and each other's many different identities. As we unveil and connect, we will consider the very natural human tendency to have biases and misunderstandings of others. While a natural tendency bias and misunderstandings are invaluable areas of Dharma practice. With the sangha as a beautiful mirror and support, we will highlight each person's uniqueness free from conditioned forms of bias and projection.
    Registration is required: http://bit.ly/IMCVolunteer

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November 16, 2024
  • November 16, 2024

    Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Daylong with Gil Fronsdal

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: Gil Fronsdal

    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 for people who already understand the basic practice of mindfulness; no instruction will be given.

    The schedule consists of alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation. At the end of the day Gil gives a Dharma talk. Brief interviews to talk about the practice will be available with Gil. Previous experience is recommended. Bring Lunch.

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November 18, 2024
  • November 18, 2024

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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November 23, 2024
  • November 23, 2024

    Saturday 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

    In-Person Mindfulness Meditation and Practice Half-Day with Ari Crellin-Quick

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: Ari Crellin-Quick

    This half-day of mindfulness practice will include guided or lightly guided meditations, a brief dharma talk, group discussion, and mindful activity. This is an opportunity to deepen your meditation practice and daily life practice, ask a teacher questions and practice with other sangha members. Mindfulness meditation half-days are appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Registration is not required. Bring lunch. 

    • 9:30 – 10:15 am: Guided or Lightly Guided Meditation
    • 10:15 – 11:00 am: Walking Meditation -or- Optional Small Group (Practice) Discussion 
    • 11:00 – 11:45 am: Lightly Guided Meditation 
    • 11:45 – 12:00 pm: Brief Dharma Talks
    • 12:00 – 12:15 pm: Mindful Activity (cleaning the center) 
    • 12:15 – Informal Lunch Gathering (bring bag lunch)
    The program is offered freely with no registration. If you'd like to donate to the teacher or the center, you can visit IMC's donation page here.


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November 27, 2024
  • November 27, 2024

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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November 30, 2024
  • November 30, 2024

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong Retreat with Mei Elliott

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: Mei Elliott

    This daylong retreat will include guided meditations, dharma talks, and alternating periods of sitting and walking. Instructions and guidance on mindfulness of breathing, body, emotions, thoughts, and open attention will be provided. This daylong retreat is an opportunity to strengthen mindfulness, develop concentration, practice with the IMC community, and ask a teacher questions. Appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Bring lunch.

    The program is offered freely, with no registration needed. If you'd like to donate to the teacher or the center, you can visit IMC's donation page here

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December 7, 2024
  • December 7, 2024

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Daylong Mindfulness Meditation Retreat with Dawn Neal

    Location: In-person at IMC only
    This daylong retreat will include guided meditations, dharma talks, and alternating periods of sitting and walking. The retreat is an opportunity to strengthen mindfulness, develop concentration, practice with the IMC community, and ask a teacher questions. Appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Bring lunch.
    Offered byDawn Neal
    The program is offered freely, with no registration needed. If you'd like to donate to the teacher or the center, you can visit IMC's donation page here.

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December 14, 2024
  • December 14, 2024

    Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Daylong Retreat with Matthew Brensilver

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: Matthew Brensilver
    The program is offered freely, with no registration needed. If you'd like to donate to the teacher or the center, you can visit IMC's donation page here

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December 16, 2024
  • December 16, 2024

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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December 25, 2024
  • December 25, 2024

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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January 20, 2025
  • January 20, 2025

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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January 22, 2025
  • January 22, 2025

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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February 17, 2025
  • February 17, 2025

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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February 26, 2025
  • February 26, 2025

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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March 17, 2025
  • March 17, 2025

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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March 26, 2025
  • March 26, 2025

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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April 21, 2025
  • April 21, 2025

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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April 23, 2025
  • April 23, 2025

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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May 19, 2025
  • May 19, 2025

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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May 28, 2025
  • May 28, 2025

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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June 16, 2025
  • June 16, 2025

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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June 25, 2025
  • June 25, 2025

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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July 21, 2025
  • July 21, 2025

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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July 23, 2025
  • July 23, 2025

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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August 18, 2025
  • August 18, 2025

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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August 27, 2025
  • August 27, 2025

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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September 15, 2025
  • September 15, 2025

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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September 24, 2025
  • September 24, 2025

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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October 20, 2025
  • October 20, 2025

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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October 22, 2025
  • October 22, 2025

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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November 17, 2025
  • November 17, 2025

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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November 26, 2025
  • November 26, 2025

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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December 15, 2025
  • December 15, 2025

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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December 24, 2025
  • December 24, 2025

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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January 19, 2026
  • January 19, 2026

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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January 28, 2026
  • January 28, 2026

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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February 16, 2026
  • February 16, 2026

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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February 25, 2026
  • February 25, 2026

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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March 16, 2026
  • March 16, 2026

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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March 25, 2026
  • March 25, 2026

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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April 20, 2026
  • April 20, 2026

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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April 22, 2026
  • April 22, 2026

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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May 18, 2026
  • May 18, 2026

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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May 27, 2026
  • May 27, 2026

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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June 15, 2026
  • June 15, 2026

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation practice taught at IMC. All are welcome. Registration not needed.

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