Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

December 1, 2019
  • December 1, 2019

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path - Right Speech 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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December 6, 2019
  • December 6, 2019

    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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December 7, 2019
  • December 7, 2019

    Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Daylong with 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 there will be a Dharma talk. Brief interviews to talk about the practice will be available. Previous experience is recommended. Bring Lunch.

    Gil Fronsdal's biography 

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December 14, 2019
  • December 14, 2019

    Saturday 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

    Half-Day Retreat with Liz Powell


    9:30 – 10:15 am Sitting

    10:15 – 11:00 am Walking

    11:00 – 11:45 am Sitting

    11:45 – 12:00 pm Dharmette (Brief talk)

    12:00 – 12:15 pm Temple cleaning

    Liz Powell's Biography

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December 31, 2019
  • December 31, 2019

    Tuesday 7:30 pm - 12:15 am

    New Year’s Eve Celebration with Tanya Wiser

    Join us on New Year's Eve for an alternative celebration of the ending of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. We will enjoy sitting and walking meditation; some time for reflection and sharing; refreshments; bring any holiday leftovers you wish to share; and end with chanting and ringing the bell 108 times. It's a tradition at IMC. Please come whenever you can and stay as long as you like. The only thing we ask is not to leave and return. A schedule will be posted at the door. See you then!

    Tanya Wiser’s biography


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January 1, 2020
  • December 31, 2019

    Tuesday 7:30 pm - 12:15 am

    New Year’s Eve Celebration with Tanya Wiser

    Join us on New Year's Eve for an alternative celebration of the ending of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. We will enjoy sitting and walking meditation; some time for reflection and sharing; refreshments; bring any holiday leftovers you wish to share; and end with chanting and ringing the bell 108 times. It's a tradition at IMC. Please come whenever you can and stay as long as you like. The only thing we ask is not to leave and return. A schedule will be posted at the door. See you then!

    Tanya Wiser’s biography


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January 4, 2020
  • January 4, 2020

    Saturday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat with Terry Lesser

    After the busyness and external focus that often accompanies the holidays, this mini-retreat offers a quiet and grounding place where we can slow down, deepen our meditation, connect with our bodies, and perhaps help clarify what is important for the coming year. Appropriate for beginners and experienced yogis and meditators—you don’t need to be flexible to do yoga; you only need to be as you are. Bring a large towel and a yoga mat if you have one, otherwise mats are available for your use. Led by Terry Lesser, who has been teaching weekly classes and retreats at IMC since 1995.

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January 6, 2020
  • January 6, 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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January 12, 2020
  • January 12, 2020

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path - Right Action 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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January 15, 2020
  • January 15, 2020

    Wednesday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

    5 Wednesday Evenings, 7:30 – 9:00pm, January 15 – February 12

    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. 

    Gil Fronsdal’s biography


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January 17, 2020
  • January 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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January 18, 2020
  • January 18, 2020

    Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Daylong with Max Erdstein

    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.

    Max Erdstein’s biography


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January 22, 2020
  • January 22, 2020

    Wednesday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

    5 Wednesday Evenings, 7:30 – 9:00pm, January 15 – February 12

    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. 

    Gil Fronsdal’s biography


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January 23, 2020
  • January 23, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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January 25, 2020
  • January 25, 2020

    Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Daylong with bruni dávila

    Practicing mindfulness meditation on retreat is one of the foundations for maturing insight meditation. This is a daylong retreat with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, instruction in mindfulness practice, and a Dharma talk. It is recommended for both beginners and experienced practitioners. Practice discussions will be offered.Bring lunch.

    bruni dávila’s Biography

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January 26, 2020
  • January 26, 2020

    Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Daily Life Practice Retreat with Andrea Fella

    DAILY LIFE PRACTICE RETREAT WITH ANDREA FELLA Sunday, January 26 to Saturday, February 1. Integrating practice into our daily lives can be difficult. Many of us need support for this challenging but rewarding aspect of practice. We will integrate formal practice and Dharma discussion with our daily life by surrounding our usual workweek and workdays with practice and discussion. We begin with a half-day retreat with instructions and discussion on Sunday, and end with a daylong retreat on the following Saturday. During the week we will meet each morning and evening to inspire, encourage and support our daily life practice. If you would like to attend the retreat during the week, please attend the Sunday session. The Sunday and Saturday sessions are open to all; the Monday and Thursday evening programs are also open to all as usual -- the retreat will integrate with these evening programs. • Sunday 1/26 1:30 to 4:30pm • Monday-Friday 1/26-1/31, mornings: 7:30 to 9am • Monday-Friday 1/26-1/31, evenings: 7:30 to 9pm • Saturday 2/1: 9:30am to 4:30pm, Daylong Retreat

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January 27, 2020
  • January 27, 2020

    Monday 7:30 am - 9:00 am

    Daily Life Practice Retreat w/ Andrea Fella

    Integrating practice into our daily lives can be difficult. Many of us need support for this challenging but rewarding aspect of practice. We will integrate formal practice and Dharma discussion with our daily life by surrounding our usual workweek and workdays with practice and discussion. We begin with a half-day retreat with instructions and discussion on Sunday, and end with a daylong retreat on the following Saturday. During the week we will meet each morning and evening to inspire, encourage and support our daily life practice. If you would like to attend the retreat during the week, please attend the Sunday session. The Sunday and Saturday sessions are open to all; the Monday and Thursday evening programs are also open to all as usual -- the retreat will integrate with these evening programs.

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  • January 27, 2020

    Monday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Sitting & Daily Life Practice Retreat w/ Andrea Fella

    The Monday evening session of the Daily Life Practice Retreat is open to all. The program will follow the usual Monday night sitting and talk format. Integrating practice into our daily lives can be difficult. Many of us need support for this challenging but rewarding aspect of practice. We will integrate formal practice and Dharma discussion with our daily life by surrounding our usual workweek and workdays with practice and discussion. We begin with a half-day retreat with instructions and discussion on Sunday, and end with a daylong retreat on the following Saturday. During the week we will meet each morning and evening to inspire, encourage and support our daily life practice. If you would like to attend the retreat during the week, please attend the Sunday session. The Sunday and Saturday sessions are open to all; the Monday and Thursday evening programs are also open to all as usual -- the retreat will integrate with these evening programs.

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January 28, 2020
  • January 28, 2020

    Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:00 am

    Daily Life Practice Retreat w/ Andrea Fella

    Integrating practice into our daily lives can be difficult. Many of us need support for this challenging but rewarding aspect of practice. We will integrate formal practice and Dharma discussion with our daily life by surrounding our usual workweek and workdays with practice and discussion. We begin with a half-day retreat with instructions and discussion on Sunday, and end with a daylong retreat on the following Saturday. During the week we will meet each morning and evening to inspire, encourage and support our daily life practice. If you would like to attend the retreat during the week, please attend the Sunday session. The Sunday and Saturday sessions are open to all; the Monday and Thursday evening programs are also open to all as usual -- the retreat will integrate with these evening programs.

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  • January 28, 2020

    Tuesday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Daily Life Practice Retreat w/ Andrea Fella

    Integrating practice into our daily lives can be difficult. Many of us need support for this challenging but rewarding aspect of practice. We will integrate formal practice and Dharma discussion with our daily life by surrounding our usual workweek and workdays with practice and discussion. We begin with a half-day retreat with instructions and discussion on Sunday, and end with a daylong retreat on the following Saturday. During the week we will meet each morning and evening to inspire, encourage and support our daily life practice. If you would like to attend the retreat during the week, please attend the Sunday session. The Sunday and Saturday sessions are open to all; the Monday and Thursday evening programs are also open to all as usual -- the retreat will integrate with these evening programs.

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January 29, 2020
  • January 29, 2020

    Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:00 am

    Daily Life Practice Retreat w/ Andrea Fella

    Integrating practice into our daily lives can be difficult. Many of us need support for this challenging but rewarding aspect of practice. We will integrate formal practice and Dharma discussion with our daily life by surrounding our usual workweek and workdays with practice and discussion. We begin with a half-day retreat with instructions and discussion on Sunday, and end with a daylong retreat on the following Saturday. During the week we will meet each morning and evening to inspire, encourage and support our daily life practice. If you would like to attend the retreat during the week, please attend the Sunday session. The Sunday and Saturday sessions are open to all; the Monday and Thursday evening programs are also open to all as usual -- the retreat will integrate with these evening programs.

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  • January 29, 2020

    Wednesday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Daily Life Practice Retreat w/ Andrea Fella

    Integrating practice into our daily lives can be difficult. Many of us need support for this challenging but rewarding aspect of practice. We will integrate formal practice and Dharma discussion with our daily life by surrounding our usual workweek and workdays with practice and discussion. We begin with a half-day retreat with instructions and discussion on Sunday, and end with a daylong retreat on the following Saturday. During the week we will meet each morning and evening to inspire, encourage and support our daily life practice. If you would like to attend the retreat during the week, please attend the Sunday session. The Sunday and Saturday sessions are open to all; the Monday and Thursday evening programs are also open to all as usual -- the retreat will integrate with these evening programs.

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  • January 29, 2020

    Wednesday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

    5 Wednesday Evenings, 7:30 – 9:00pm, January 15 – February 12

    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. 

    Gil Fronsdal’s biography


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January 30, 2020
  • January 30, 2020

    Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 am

    Daily Life Practice Retreat w/ Andrea Fella

    Integrating practice into our daily lives can be difficult. Many of us need support for this challenging but rewarding aspect of practice. We will integrate formal practice and Dharma discussion with our daily life by surrounding our usual workweek and workdays with practice and discussion. We begin with a half-day retreat with instructions and discussion on Sunday, and end with a daylong retreat on the following Saturday. During the week we will meet each morning and evening to inspire, encourage and support our daily life practice. If you would like to attend the retreat during the week, please attend the Sunday session. The Sunday and Saturday sessions are open to all; the Monday and Thursday evening programs are also open to all as usual -- the retreat will integrate with these evening programs.

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  • January 30, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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  • January 30, 2020

    Thursday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Sitting and Daily Life Practice Retreat w/ Andrea Fella

    The Thursday evening session of the Daily Life Practice Retreat is open to all. The program will follow the usual Thursday night sitting and talk format. Integrating practice into our daily lives can be difficult. Many of us need support for this challenging but rewarding aspect of practice. We will integrate formal practice and Dharma discussion with our daily life by surrounding our usual workweek and workdays with practice and discussion. We begin with a half-day retreat with instructions and discussion on Sunday, and end with a daylong retreat on the following Saturday. During the week we will meet each morning and evening to inspire, encourage and support our daily life practice. If you would like to attend the retreat during the week, please attend the Sunday session. The Sunday and Saturday sessions are open to all; the Monday and Thursday evening programs are also open to all as usual -- the retreat will integrate with these evening programs.

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January 31, 2020
  • January 31, 2020

    Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 am

    Daily Life Practice Retreat w/ Andrea Fella

    Integrating practice into our daily lives can be difficult. Many of us need support for this challenging but rewarding aspect of practice. We will integrate formal practice and Dharma discussion with our daily life by surrounding our usual workweek and workdays with practice and discussion. We begin with a half-day retreat with instructions and discussion on Sunday, and end with a daylong retreat on the following Saturday. During the week we will meet each morning and evening to inspire, encourage and support our daily life practice. If you would like to attend the retreat during the week, please attend the Sunday session. The Sunday and Saturday sessions are open to all; the Monday and Thursday evening programs are also open to all as usual -- the retreat will integrate with these evening programs.

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  • January 31, 2020

    Friday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Daily Life Practice Retreat w/ Andrea Fella

    Integrating practice into our daily lives can be difficult. Many of us need support for this challenging but rewarding aspect of practice. We will integrate formal practice and Dharma discussion with our daily life by surrounding our usual workweek and workdays with practice and discussion. We begin with a half-day retreat with instructions and discussion on Sunday, and end with a daylong retreat on the following Saturday. During the week we will meet each morning and evening to inspire, encourage and support our daily life practice. If you would like to attend the retreat during the week, please attend the Sunday session. The Sunday and Saturday sessions are open to all; the Monday and Thursday evening programs are also open to all as usual -- the retreat will integrate with these evening programs.

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February 1, 2020
  • February 1, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Mindfulness of Mind Daylong with Andrea Fella

    Taught in the style of U Tejaniya. 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.

    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. Please bring a bag lunch.

    Andrea Fella's Biography


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February 3, 2020
  • February 3, 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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February 5, 2020
  • February 5, 2020

    Wednesday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

    5 Wednesday Evenings, 7:30 – 9:00pm, January 15 – February 12

    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. 

    Gil Fronsdal’s biography


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February 6, 2020
  • February 6, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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February 12, 2020
  • February 12, 2020

    Wednesday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

    5 Wednesday Evenings, 7:30 – 9:00pm, January 15 – February 12

    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. 

    Gil Fronsdal’s biography


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February 13, 2020
  • February 13, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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February 14, 2020
  • February 14, 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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February 15, 2020
  • February 15, 2020

    Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Mindfulness Daylong with Gil Fronsdal

    Practicing mindfulness meditation on retreat is one of the foundations for maturing insight meditation. This is a daylong retreat with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, instruction in mindfulness practice, and a Dharma talk. It is recommended for both beginners and experienced practitioners. Bring lunch.

    Gil Fronsdal’s biography


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February 16, 2020
  • February 16, 2020

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path - Right Livelihood 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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February 20, 2020
  • February 20, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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February 27, 2020
  • February 27, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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February 29, 2020
  • February 29, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Maranasati: Awakening to Life Through Contemplating Death With Nikki Mirghafori

    “What is subject to death, dies. I am not exempt.” is one of the Five Daily Remembrances the Buddha recommended for frequent reflection for lay and ordained practitioners, alike.  We all die, that is for certain. Only the timing is unknown. Rather than ignoring, fearing, or running away from this natural truth of our human lives, we can harness the power of this most potent contemplation to inform our precious human life in order to live more fully, with presence, and according to our deepest values.  Embracing the impermanent nature of our lives also allows a deep letting go, freedom, and fearlessness in preparation for our actual moment of death. Join us for a day of practice and exploration through dharma talks, guided meditation, and small & large group dialogue. 

    Nikki Mirghafori’s Biography


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March 2, 2020
  • March 2, 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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March 3, 2020
  • March 3, 2020

    Tuesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Ying Chen

    5 Tuesday Afternoons, 1:00 – 2:30pm, March 3 – March 31

    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. 

    Gil Fronsdal’s biography


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March 5, 2020
  • March 5, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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March 7, 2020
  • March 7, 2020

    Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Daylong with Gil Fronsdal


    Marc h 7, 2019 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    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 there will be a Dharma talk. Brief interviews to talk about the practice will be available. Previous experience is recommended. Bring Lunch.
    Gil Fronsdal's biography

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March 10, 2020
  • March 10, 2020

    Tuesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Ying Chen

    5 Tuesday Afternoons, 1:00 – 2:30pm, March 3 – March 31

    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. 

    Gil Fronsdal’s biography


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March 12, 2020
  • March 12, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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March 13, 2020
  • March 13, 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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March 15, 2020
  • March 15, 2020

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path - Right Effort 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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March 17, 2020
  • March 17, 2020

    Tuesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Ying Chen

    5 Tuesday Afternoons, 1:00 – 2:30pm, March 3 – March 31

    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. 

    Gil Fronsdal’s biography


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March 19, 2020
  • March 19, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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March 24, 2020
  • March 24, 2020

    Tuesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Ying Chen

    5 Tuesday Afternoons, 1:00 – 2:30pm, March 3 – March 31

    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. 

    Gil Fronsdal’s biography


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March 26, 2020
  • March 26, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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March 28, 2020
  • March 28, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong with Ines Freedman

    A daylong retreat introducing the basic practice of mindfulness.There will be direction of mindfulness of the breath, body, emotions, thoughts and walking. There will be time for sitting meditation, walking meditation and discussion. Suitable for both beginners and those wanting to review the basics of practice. Bring lunch.

    Ines Freedman’s biography


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March 31, 2020
  • March 31, 2020

    Tuesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Ying Chen

    5 Tuesday Afternoons, 1:00 – 2:30pm, March 3 – March 31

    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. 

    Gil Fronsdal’s biography


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April 2, 2020
  • April 2, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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April 4, 2020
  • April 4, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Loving Heart, Resilient Heart with Diana Clark & Nikki Mirghafori

    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, as well as individual practice discussions with the teachers. Please bring a bag lunch.


    Diana Clark's Biography Nikki Mirghfori's Biography

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April 9, 2020
  • April 9, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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April 11, 2020
  • April 11, 2020

    Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Daylong with Matthew Brensilver

    Mindfulness of breathing lies at the foundation of Buddhist meditation practice. To support building a strong foundation, the day will include a variety of teachings and guidance on practices related to breathing, including detailed instruction on how to practice mindfulness of breathing, supporting the breath with the posture, how emotions relate to the breath. No interviews. Bring lunch. 

    Matthew Brensilver's Biography


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April 16, 2020
  • April 16, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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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 23, 2020
  • April 23, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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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 30, 2020
  • April 30, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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May 7, 2020
  • May 7, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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May 14, 2020
  • May 14, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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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 21, 2020
  • May 21, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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May 28, 2020
  • May 28, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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June 4, 2020
  • June 4, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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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 11, 2020
  • June 11, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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June 18, 2020
  • June 18, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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June 25, 2020
  • June 25, 2020

    Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    IMC Senior Sangha Group: Enjoying Our Aging with David Cohn, Fiona Barner & Robert Cusick

    Thursdays from 11am to 1pm: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25

    Suzuki Roshi was asked, "Why do you practice?"  He laughed and said, "To enjoy my old age." Please join us as we create a dharma based community of IMC seniors of all ages.  Everyone is welcome. We will cultivate enjoying our journey through the vicissitudes and blessings of aging with kindness and wisdom practices.  There will be guided meditations, talks, and discussion on topics that support aging with ease and contentment. Participants may bring a bag lunch.


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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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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