Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

July 11, 2020
  • July 11, 2020

    Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Navigating the Way: Exploring the Kalama Sutta with Diana Clark, Ying Chen, David Lorey and Kim Allen

    Navigating the Way: Exploring the Kalama sutta

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

     Join us in exploring one of the central questions of our practice: how do we know which teachings, practices, and actions to follow? In the Kalama Sutta, one of the most important discourses of the Buddha (AN 3.65), the Buddha offers guidance on this question as well as other teachings related to loving-kindness, the role of views, wise speech, and the four assurances (a version of Pascal’s Wager).

    In this 4-session course, offered by the Sati Center, we will explore the richness of the Kalama Sutta, developing a multifaceted picture of ways to navigate our spiritual path. Sessions will include meditation, teachings, and small-group discussions.

    Dates: July 11, 14, 16, and 18 (Sat, Tues, Thurs, Sat)

    Time: 8:30-10:00 am Pacific

    Note: On the weekdays (Tues, Thurs), the class will be 1 hour (8:30-9:30) followed by an optional guided meditation from 9:30-10:00.  While for the Saturday classes the guided meditation will be integrated into the class.

    Please register by sending an email to practicecourses.saticenter@gmail.com and you will receive the Zoom link

     


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July 14, 2020
  • July 14, 2020

    Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Navigating the Way: Exploring the Kalama Sutta with Diana Clark, Ying Chen, David Lorey and Kim Allen

    Navigating the Way: Exploring the Kalama sutta

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

     Join us in exploring one of the central questions of our practice: how do we know which teachings, practices, and actions to follow? In the Kalama Sutta, one of the most important discourses of the Buddha (AN 3.65), the Buddha offers guidance on this question as well as other teachings related to loving-kindness, the role of views, wise speech, and the four assurances (a version of Pascal’s Wager).

    In this 4-session course, offered by the Sati Center, we will explore the richness of the Kalama Sutta, developing a multifaceted picture of ways to navigate our spiritual path. Sessions will include meditation, teachings, and small-group discussions.

    Dates: July 11, 14, 16, and 18 (Sat, Tues, Thurs, Sat)

    Time: 8:30-10:00 am Pacific

    Note: On the weekdays (Tues, Thurs), the class will be 1 hour (8:30-9:30) followed by an optional guided meditation from 9:30-10:00.  While for the Saturday classes the guided meditation will be integrated into the class.

    Please register by sending an email to practicecourses.saticenter@gmail.com and you will receive the Zoom link

     


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July 16, 2020
  • July 16, 2020

    Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Navigating the Way: Exploring the Kalama Sutta with Diana Clark, Ying Chen, David Lorey and Kim Allen

    Navigating the Way: Exploring the Kalama sutta

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

     Join us in exploring one of the central questions of our practice: how do we know which teachings, practices, and actions to follow? In the Kalama Sutta, one of the most important discourses of the Buddha (AN 3.65), the Buddha offers guidance on this question as well as other teachings related to loving-kindness, the role of views, wise speech, and the four assurances (a version of Pascal’s Wager).

    In this 4-session course, offered by the Sati Center, we will explore the richness of the Kalama Sutta, developing a multifaceted picture of ways to navigate our spiritual path. Sessions will include meditation, teachings, and small-group discussions.

    Dates: July 11, 14, 16, and 18 (Sat, Tues, Thurs, Sat)

    Time: 8:30-10:00 am Pacific

    Note: On the weekdays (Tues, Thurs), the class will be 1 hour (8:30-9:30) followed by an optional guided meditation from 9:30-10:00.  While for the Saturday classes the guided meditation will be integrated into the class.

    Please register by sending an email to practicecourses.saticenter@gmail.com and you will receive the Zoom link

     


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July 18, 2020
  • July 18, 2020

    Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Navigating the Way: Exploring the Kalama Sutta with Diana Clark, Ying Chen, David Lorey and Kim Allen

    Navigating the Way: Exploring the Kalama sutta

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

     Join us in exploring one of the central questions of our practice: how do we know which teachings, practices, and actions to follow? In the Kalama Sutta, one of the most important discourses of the Buddha (AN 3.65), the Buddha offers guidance on this question as well as other teachings related to loving-kindness, the role of views, wise speech, and the four assurances (a version of Pascal’s Wager).

    In this 4-session course, offered by the Sati Center, we will explore the richness of the Kalama Sutta, developing a multifaceted picture of ways to navigate our spiritual path. Sessions will include meditation, teachings, and small-group discussions.

    Dates: July 11, 14, 16, and 18 (Sat, Tues, Thurs, Sat)

    Time: 8:30-10:00 am Pacific

    Note: On the weekdays (Tues, Thurs), the class will be 1 hour (8:30-9:30) followed by an optional guided meditation from 9:30-10:00.  While for the Saturday classes the guided meditation will be integrated into the class.

    Please register by sending an email to practicecourses.saticenter@gmail.com and you will receive the Zoom link

     


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August 1, 2020
  • August 1, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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

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

    David Cohn's biography    Andrea Castillo's biography


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August 8, 2020
  • August 8, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Practicing with Emotions with Diana Clark and Susy Keely

    Gaining skill and capacity with navigating our emotions serves us well as meditators – and feeling at home in our emotional life supports beauty and skill in how we relate to our world.  Our emotions often feel so close to who we are, which makes them a rich and potent object of exploration.  In this daylong retreat, we will explore practices and approaches that encourage more ease, freedom and confidence with our emotions.   The session will include meditation, teachings, and small-group discussions.


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August 15, 2020
  • August 15, 2020

    Saturday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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

    Joinus as we spend the day exploring the power of tuning into the Vedana (feelingtone) of our experience without getting carried away by itVedanais an immediate reaction to sense experience, a conditioned sense of eachmoment as pleasant, painful, or neither. Because it’s going on in every moment and we often don’t notice it, itcan drive our relationship to experience in ways that we aren’t consciouslychoosing. Instead of unconsciously grabbing hold of pleasant experience orpushing away the difficult, when we recognize this immediate reaction, it givesus the opportunity to respond with more clarity, using our discernment.  

    When we find our reactions toother people or events are not aligned with our values, it can lead toself-judgment or blame.  Recognizing theconditioned nature of our reactions, we can bring compassion to ourselves,softening reactivity and leading us to be more wise in how we meet each momentof life. 

    Tanya Wiser's Biography         Shelley Gault's Biography


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August 22, 2020
  • August 22, 2020

    Saturday 7:30 am - 9:30 am

    Awareness and Wisdom Integrated Home Retreat with Andrea Fella

    Awareness and Wisdom Integrated Home Retreat (Online Zoom format)
    Taught by Andrea Fella
    Inspired by the teachings of Sayadaw U Tejaniya.
    August 22-28, 2020

    During this weeklong online 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 emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day and all activities.

    This event requires registration.  After registration, you will receive the retreat details, including Zoom link information. Please contact Yosh Haggerty to register at yosh.haggerty@gmail.com.

    To support the practice during this online retreat, Andrea asks that you commit to attending all seven daily instruction sessions when you register.  Each day, there will also be an optional discussion and Q&A session.

    Schedule (times are given in Pacific Daylight Time):
    7:30 – 9:30am  Instruction, Guided Meditation and Discussion (includes a short break)
                                (Please commit to attending this session each day)
    3:30 – 4:30pm: Optional Discussion and Q&A session

    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.  Andrea teaches residential retreats for IMC, and at other centers around the country.

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  • August 22, 2020

    Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Awareness and Wisdom Integrated Home Retreat with Andrea Fella

    Awareness and Wisdom Integrated Home Retreat (Online Zoom format)
    Taught by Andrea Fella
    Inspired by the teachings of Sayadaw U Tejaniya.
    August 22-28, 2020

    During this weeklong online 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 emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day and all activities.

    This event requires registration.  After registration, you will receive the retreat details, including Zoom link information. Please contact Yosh Haggerty to register at yosh.haggerty@gmail.com.

    To support the practice during this online retreat, Andrea asks that you commit to attending all seven daily instruction sessions when you register.  Each day, there will also be an optional discussion and Q&A session.

    Schedule (times are given in Pacific Daylight Time):
    7:30 – 9:30am  Instruction, Guided Meditation and Discussion (includes a short break)
                                (Please commit to attending this session each day)
    3:30 – 4:30pm: Optional Discussion and Q&A session

    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.  Andrea teaches residential retreats for IMC, and at other centers around the country.

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August 23, 2020
  • August 23, 2020

    Sunday 7:30 am - 9:30 am

    Awareness and Wisdom Integrated Home Retreat with Andrea Fella

    This event is part of a weeklong online retreat, from 8/22/20 - 8/28/20.  Registration is required.  For details see the event listing for August 22, 2020.  

    During this week-long online 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 emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day and all activities.

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  • August 23, 2020

    Sunday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Awareness and Wisdom Integrated Home Retreat with Andrea Fella

    This event is part of a weeklong online retreat, from 8/22/20 - 8/28/20.  Registration is required.  For details see the event listing for August 22, 2020.  

    During this week-long online 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 emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day and all activities.

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August 24, 2020
  • August 24, 2020

    Monday 7:30 am - 9:30 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    This event is part of a weeklong online retreat, from 8/22/20 - 8/28/20.  Registration is required.  For details see the event listing for August 22, 2020.  

    During this week-long online 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 emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day and all activities.

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  • August 24, 2020

    Monday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Awareness and Wisdom Integrated Home Retreat with Andrea Fella

    This event is part of a weeklong online retreat, from 8/22/20 - 8/28/20.  Registration is required.  For details see the event listing for August 22, 2020.  

    During this week-long online 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 emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day and all activities.

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August 25, 2020
  • August 25, 2020

    Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:30 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    This event is part of a weeklong online retreat, from 8/22/20 - 8/28/20.  Registration is required.  For details see the event listing for August 22, 2020.  

    During this week-long online 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 emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day and all activities.

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  • August 25, 2020

    Tuesday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Awareness and Wisdom Integrated Home Retreat with Andrea Fella

    This event is part of a weeklong online retreat, from 8/22/20 - 8/28/20.  Registration is required.  For details see the event listing for August 22, 2020.  

    During this week-long online 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 emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day and all activities.

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August 26, 2020
  • August 26, 2020

    Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:30 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    This event is part of a weeklong online retreat, from 8/22/20 - 8/28/20.  Registration is required.  For details see the event listing for August 22, 2020.  

    During this week-long online 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 emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day and all activities.

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  • August 26, 2020

    Wednesday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Awareness and Wisdom Integrated Home Retreat with Andrea Fella

    This event is part of a weeklong online retreat, from 8/22/20 - 8/28/20.  Registration is required.  For details see the event listing for August 22, 2020.  

    During this week-long online 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 emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day and all activities.

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August 27, 2020
  • August 27, 2020

    Thursday 7:30 am - 9:30 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    This event is part of a weeklong online retreat, from 8/22/20 - 8/28/20.  Registration is required.  For details see the event listing for August 22, 2020.  

    During this week-long online 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 emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day and all activities.

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  • August 27, 2020

    Thursday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Awareness and Wisdom Integrated Home Retreat with Andrea Fella

    This event is part of a weeklong online retreat, from 8/22/20 - 8/28/20.  Registration is required.  For details see the event listing for August 22, 2020.  

    During this week-long online 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 emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day and all activities.

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August 28, 2020
  • August 28, 2020

    Friday 7:30 am - 9:30 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    This event is part of a weeklong online retreat, from 8/22/20 - 8/28/20.  Registration is required.  For details see the event listing for August 22, 2020.  

    During this week-long online 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 emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day and all activities.

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  • August 28, 2020

    Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Awareness and Wisdom Integrated Home Retreat with Andrea Fella

    This event is part of a weeklong online retreat, from 8/22/20 - 8/28/20.  Registration is required.  For details see the event listing for August 22, 2020.  

    During this week-long online 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 emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day and all activities.

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September 6, 2020
  • September 6, 2020

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Introduction to Eightfold Path Program with Chris Clifford, Bruni Dávila and 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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September 19, 2020
  • September 19, 2020

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Entering the Stream with Diana Clark

    This eight-month program provides experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will discuss core principles and insights important in the Buddha’s teachings, including aspects of liberation and awakening. The program includes required monthly readings and short reflective essays.

    Prerequisites: at least four years of committed insight meditation practice, 4 seven-day (or longer) silent vipassana retreats, and completion of IMC’s Eight-fold Path Program or its equivalent. 

    Participation is by selection.  To apply, go to the IMC website Programs/Yearlong programs page in July. Applications are due by August 21 and notification of acceptance will be by August 31.

    The course will be offered via Zoom; 9 am to 3:30 pm Pacific with ample time for breaks and lunch on the following Saturdays: 
    2020: September 19, October 17,  November 14,  December 12 
    2021: January 16, February 13, April 3, and May 1.

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October 4, 2020
  • October 4, 2020

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path - Right View with Chris Clifford,

    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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October 10, 2020
  • October 10, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-Residential Retreat with Andrea Fella


    This non-residential retreat, including the week long portion, will shift to an Online format.  Further details about the schedule will be forthcoming. 
    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

    This non-residential retreat, including the week long portion, will shift to an Online format.  Further details about the schedule will be forthcoming. 

    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

    This non-residential retreat will shift to an Online format.  Further details about the schedule will be forthcoming. 

    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

    This non-residential retreat will shift to an Online format.  Further details about the schedule will be forthcoming. 

    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

    This non-residential retreat will shift to an Online format.  Further details about the schedule will be forthcoming. 

    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

    This non-residential retreat will shift to an Online format.  Further details about the schedule will be forthcoming. 

    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

    This non-residential retreat will shift to an Online format.  Further details about the schedule will be forthcoming. 

    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 17, 2020
  • October 17, 2020

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Entering the Stream with Diana Clark

    This eight-month program provides experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will discuss core principles and insights important in the Buddha’s teachings, including aspects of liberation and awakening. The program includes required monthly readings and short reflective essays.

    Prerequisites: at least four years of committed insight meditation practice, 4 seven-day (or longer) silent vipassana retreats, and completion of IMC’s Eight-fold Path Program or its equivalent. 

    Participation is by selection.  To apply, go to the IMC website Programs/Yearlong programs page in July. Applications are due by August 21 and notification of acceptance will be by August 31.

    The course will be offered via Zoom; 9 am to 3:30 pm Pacific with ample time for breaks and lunch on the following Saturdays: 
    2020: September 19, October 17,  November 14,  December 12 
    2021: January 16, February 13, April 3, and May 1.

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November 1, 2020
  • November 1, 2020

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path - Right Intention 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)

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November 7, 2020
  • November 7, 2020

    Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Legacy Circle Dinner
November 14, 2020
  • November 14, 2020

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Entering the Stream with Diana Clark

    This eight-month program provides experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will discuss core principles and insights important in the Buddha’s teachings, including aspects of liberation and awakening. The program includes required monthly readings and short reflective essays.

    Prerequisites: at least four years of committed insight meditation practice, 4 seven-day (or longer) silent vipassana retreats, and completion of IMC’s Eight-fold Path Program or its equivalent. 

    Participation is by selection.  To apply, go to the IMC website Programs/Yearlong programs page in July. Applications are due by August 21 and notification of acceptance will be by August 31.

    The course will be offered via Zoom; 9 am to 3:30 pm Pacific with ample time for breaks and lunch on the following Saturdays: 
    2020: September 19, October 17,  November 14,  December 12 
    2021: January 16, February 13, April 3, and May 1.

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December 6, 2020
  • December 6, 2020

    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)

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December 12, 2020
  • December 12, 2020

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Entering the Stream with Diana Clark

    This eight-month program provides experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will discuss core principles and insights important in the Buddha’s teachings, including aspects of liberation and awakening. The program includes required monthly readings and short reflective essays.

    Prerequisites: at least four years of committed insight meditation practice, 4 seven-day (or longer) silent vipassana retreats, and completion of IMC’s Eight-fold Path Program or its equivalent. 

    Participation is by selection.  To apply, go to the IMC website Programs/Yearlong programs page in July. Applications are due by August 21 and notification of acceptance will be by August 31.

    The course will be offered via Zoom; 9 am to 3:30 pm Pacific with ample time for breaks and lunch on the following Saturdays: 
    2020: September 19, October 17,  November 14,  December 12 
    2021: January 16, February 13, April 3, and May 1.

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January 10, 2021
  • January 10, 2021

    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)

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January 16, 2021
  • January 16, 2021

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Entering the Stream with Diana Clark

    This eight-month program provides experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will discuss core principles and insights important in the Buddha’s teachings, including aspects of liberation and awakening. The program includes required monthly readings and short reflective essays.

    Prerequisites: at least four years of committed insight meditation practice, 4 seven-day (or longer) silent vipassana retreats, and completion of IMC’s Eight-fold Path Program or its equivalent. 

    Participation is by selection.  To apply, go to the IMC website Programs/Yearlong programs page in July. Applications are due by August 21 and notification of acceptance will be by August 31.

    The course will be offered via Zoom; 9 am to 3:30 pm Pacific with ample time for breaks and lunch on the following Saturdays: 
    2020: September 19, October 17,  November 14,  December 12 
    2021: January 16, February 13, April 3, and May 1.

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February 7, 2021
  • February 7, 2021

    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 13, 2021
  • February 13, 2021

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Entering the Stream with Diana Clark

    This eight-month program provides experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will discuss core principles and insights important in the Buddha’s teachings, including aspects of liberation and awakening. The program includes required monthly readings and short reflective essays.

    Prerequisites: at least four years of committed insight meditation practice, 4 seven-day (or longer) silent vipassana retreats, and completion of IMC’s Eight-fold Path Program or its equivalent. 

    Participation is by selection.  To apply, go to the IMC website Programs/Yearlong programs page in July. Applications are due by August 21 and notification of acceptance will be by August 31.

    The course will be offered via Zoom; 9 am to 3:30 pm Pacific with ample time for breaks and lunch on the following Saturdays: 
    2020: September 19, October 17,  November 14,  December 12 
    2021: January 16, February 13, April 3, and May 1.

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March 7, 2021
  • March 7, 2021

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    BY ZOOM: Eightfold Path - Right Effort with Chris Clifford, Bruni Dávila, Tanya Wiser & Liz Powell

    NOTE: Those enrolled in IMC's yearlong program will receive the zoom link by email.
    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)

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April 3, 2021
  • April 3, 2021

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Entering the Stream with Diana Clark

    This eight-month program provides experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will discuss core principles and insights important in the Buddha’s teachings, including aspects of liberation and awakening. The program includes required monthly readings and short reflective essays.

    Prerequisites: at least four years of committed insight meditation practice, 4 seven-day (or longer) silent vipassana retreats, and completion of IMC’s Eight-fold Path Program or its equivalent. 

    Participation is by selection.  To apply, go to the IMC website Programs/Yearlong programs page in July. Applications are due by August 21 and notification of acceptance will be by August 31.

    The course will be offered via Zoom; 9 am to 3:30 pm Pacific with ample time for breaks and lunch on the following Saturdays: 
    2020: September 19, October 17,  November 14,  December 12 
    2021: January 16, February 13, April 3, and May 1.

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April 4, 2021
  • April 4, 2021

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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

    ZOOM link will be sent to program mailing list” for these three:
    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)

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May 1, 2021
  • May 1, 2021

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Entering the Stream with Diana Clark

    This eight-month program provides experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will discuss core principles and insights important in the Buddha’s teachings, including aspects of liberation and awakening. The program includes required monthly readings and short reflective essays.

    Prerequisites: at least four years of committed insight meditation practice, 4 seven-day (or longer) silent vipassana retreats, and completion of IMC’s Eight-fold Path Program or its equivalent. 

    Participation is by selection.  To apply, go to the IMC website Programs/Yearlong programs page in July. Applications are due by August 21 and notification of acceptance will be by August 31.

    The course will be offered via Zoom; 9 am to 3:30 pm Pacific with ample time for breaks and lunch on the following Saturdays: 
    2020: September 19, October 17,  November 14,  December 12 
    2021: January 16, February 13, April 3, and May 1.

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May 9, 2021
  • May 9, 2021

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    BY ZOOM: Eightfold Path - Right Effort with Chris Clifford, Bruni Dávila, Tanya Wiser & Liz Powell

    NOTE: Those enrolled in IMC's yearlong program will receive the zoom link by email.
    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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