Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

February 24, 2024
  • February 24, 2024

    Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Introduction to Insight Meditation Daylong Retreat with Matthew Brensilver

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: Matthew Brensilver

    There are so many doorways into the dharma because the dharma is so many things. The Buddhist path is a process of self-understanding, dramatically refining the map of our inner landscape, simultaneously clarifying the inner life of others. It is a path of love, beginning with our sincerity and culminating in our devotion to the welfare of others. Insight meditation responds to the vicissitudes of life — the ultimately ungovernable tides of pleasure and pain - by cultivating equanimity and a sense of inner refuge. It is a path of peace, and peace is the only thing that doesn’t fatigue the heart.
     
    In this daylong retreat, we’ll explore the foundational teachings of insight meditation and learn several approaches to meditation practice. The day will include dharma talks, guided and silent meditation, and time for questions and dialogue. All are welcome. Bring lunch.

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

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  • February 24, 2024

    Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    The Way to the Far Shore Pārāyanavagga: Sutta Nipāta Book Five with Leigh Brasington

    Hosted by the Sati Center
    Online via Zooom

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    This program will take an in-depth look at the 16 suttas found in Sutta Nipata Book V. Many scholars believe these discourses were composed early in the development of Buddhism, prior to the inevitable institutionalization of the tradition. These suttas are presented as conversations in which the Buddha addresses questions posed by learned brahmins, for example: "Where do mind-and-body completely cease?" "Who here in the world is content?"; "What is the origin of dukkha?"; and "How should one view the world so the King of Death does not see one?" Together, we will explore these questions and the Buddha’s responses, as well as other themes such as old age and death, dukkha, craving, sensuality, quenching, nothingness, and awakening. This weekend will include time for sitting meditation, careful reading and interpretation of the text, dharma talks, and opportunities for questions and reflections.

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March 2, 2024
  • March 2, 2024

    Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    The Way to the Far Shore Pārāyanavagga: Sutta Nipāta Book Five with Leigh Brasington

    Hosted by the Sati Center
    Online via Zooom

    Register

    This program will take an in-depth look at the 16 suttas found in Sutta Nipata Book V. Many scholars believe these discourses were composed early in the development of Buddhism, prior to the inevitable institutionalization of the tradition. These suttas are presented as conversations in which the Buddha addresses questions posed by learned brahmins, for example: "Where do mind-and-body completely cease?" "Who here in the world is content?"; "What is the origin of dukkha?"; and "How should one view the world so the King of Death does not see one?" Together, we will explore these questions and the Buddha’s responses, as well as other themes such as old age and death, dukkha, craving, sensuality, quenching, nothingness, and awakening. This weekend will include time for sitting meditation, careful reading and interpretation of the text, dharma talks, and opportunities for questions and reflections.

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  • March 2, 2024

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong Retreat with bruni dávila

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: bruni dávila

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

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

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March 5, 2024
  • March 5, 2024

    Tuesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    The Spectrum of Compassion with Kim Allen

    Hosted by the Sati Center The first noble truth reminds us that dukkha (suffering) is to be understood. This entails a clear willingness to get close to suffering – our own and others’. The quality of caring for the dukkha that is part of human life encompasses a rich spectrum of actions and attitudes, all of which could be called compassion. This course explores a selection of compassionate mindstates and actions found in the Pāli Canon with occasional connections to later Buddhist literature. Rather that attempt a comprehensive selection, the course will spotlight several diverse examples. Sessions include teachings, meditation, and small- and large-group discussion.

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March 9, 2024
  • March 9, 2024

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    CANCELADA: Día de retiro presencial en el IMC con Andrea Castillo

    presencial en el IMC en Español
    con Andrea Castillo

    No hay necesidad de inscribirse; todos los niveles de práctica son bienvenidos. Traer su almuerzo y vestir ropa cómoda y suelta.

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  • March 9, 2024

    Saturday 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

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

    Offered by Tanya Wiser

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

    • 9:30 – 10:15 am Guided or Lightly Guided Meditation
    • 10:15 – 11:00 am Walking Meditation -or- Optional Small Group (Practice) Discussion 
    • 11:00 – 11:45 am Lightly Guided Meditation 
    • 11:45 – 12:00 pm  Brief Dharma Talks
    • 12:00 – 12:15 pm Mindful Activity (cleaning the center) 
    • 12:15 – Informal Lunch Gathering (bring bag lunch)

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


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March 10, 2024
  • March 10, 2024

    Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    IMC Community Meeting with Gil

    Gil will discuss some of the new developments at IMC and answer questions about out IMC community. Everyone invited.

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March 11, 2024
  • March 11, 2024

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

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

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March 12, 2024
  • March 12, 2024

    Tuesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    The Spectrum of Compassion with Kim Allen

    Hosted by the Sati Center The first noble truth reminds us that dukkha (suffering) is to be understood. This entails a clear willingness to get close to suffering – our own and others’. The quality of caring for the dukkha that is part of human life encompasses a rich spectrum of actions and attitudes, all of which could be called compassion. This course explores a selection of compassionate mindstates and actions found in the Pāli Canon with occasional connections to later Buddhist literature. Rather that attempt a comprehensive selection, the course will spotlight several diverse examples. Sessions include teachings, meditation, and small- and large-group discussion.

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March 13, 2024
  • March 13, 2024

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    A 45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation instruction offered at IMC. All are welcome. Registration iis not needed.

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March 16, 2024
  • March 16, 2024

    Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Buddhist Chaplaincy Speaker Series (BCSS) - Nathan Jishin Michon - "Healthy Compassion During Crises and Disasters

    Hosred by the Sati Center BUDDHIST CHAPLAINCY SPEAKER SERIES
    Nathan Jishin Michon
    Healthy Compassion During Crises and Disasters
    9:00 - 10:00 AM PST

    Nathan Jishin Michon (he//they) is a postdoctoral JSPS research fellow at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan focused on Buddhist chaplaincy.  They especially focus on the development of Buddhist chaplaincy training programs around Japan. Jishin previously worked in hospice and disaster care. They previously trained in Zen and Thai Forest Tradition for a number of years, and then ordained both as a Shingon Buddhist priest and as an interfaith minister. Jishin is editor of works such as Refuge in the Storm: Buddhist Voices in Crisis Care, A Thousands Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community, and co-author the Oxford Research Encyclopedia's entry on Buddhist Chaplaincy, among other works.

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March 19, 2024
  • March 19, 2024

    Tuesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    The Spectrum of Compassion with Kim Allen

    Hosted by the Sati Center The first noble truth reminds us that dukkha (suffering) is to be understood. This entails a clear willingness to get close to suffering – our own and others’. The quality of caring for the dukkha that is part of human life encompasses a rich spectrum of actions and attitudes, all of which could be called compassion. This course explores a selection of compassionate mindstates and actions found in the Pāli Canon with occasional connections to later Buddhist literature. Rather that attempt a comprehensive selection, the course will spotlight several diverse examples. Sessions include teachings, meditation, and small- and large-group discussion.

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March 30, 2024
  • March 30, 2024

    Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Daylong with Gil Fronsdal

    In-person only at IMC

    Practicing mindfulness on retreat is one of the foundations for maturing insight meditation. The simplicity, silence and support of retreats contribute to letting go of many of the distractions that get in the way of clear seeing. Retreats also are a wonderful environment for developing a continuity of awareness for an extended period.

    This particular daylong retreat is meant for people who already understand the basic practice of mindfulness; no instruction will be given.

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

    Gil Fronsdal's biography

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April 8, 2024
  • April 8, 2024

    Monday 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Basic Meditation Instruction

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

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April 10, 2024
  • April 10, 2024

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Basic Meditation Instruction

    A 45-minute introduction to IMC and the basic meditation instruction offered at IMC. All are welcome. Registration iis not needed.

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  • April 10, 2024

    Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Bhikkhu Sambodhi

    In Person at IMC Hosted by the Sati Center

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April 13, 2024
  • April 13, 2024

    Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Insight Meditation Daylong retreat with Ying Chen

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: Ying Chen

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

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

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April 20, 2024
  • April 20, 2024

    Saturday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Mindfulness of the Body Meditation Daylong with Diana Clark

    In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: Diana Clark

    Despite the name, “mind-fulness,” meditation is not about the cerebral mind overcoming the physical body. Instead, mindfulness practice includes deeply connecting with the body and learning to reap the support and wisdom it offers. Join us as we explore mindfulness of the body as an integral part of mindfulness practice. The day will include guided and silent meditations, alternating periods of sitting and walking, and short Dharma talks. Recommended for people who have some meditation experience and have attended an introductory mindfulness meditation course (or similar), as well as for experienced practitioners. Bring lunch.

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

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April 27, 2024
  • April 27, 2024

    Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Nikki Mirghafori Maraṇasati
  • April 27, 2024

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Spaciousness and the Objects of Mind Daylong with Ines Freedman

    Location: In-person only at IMC
    Offered by: Ines Freedman

    Description:  This daylong will explore how seeing the objects of mind more clearly can help develop a sense of spaciousness in our practice. The day will include guided and silent meditations, alternating periods of sitting and walking, and short Dharma talks.

    Bring lunch.

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

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May 5, 2024
  • May 5, 2024

    Sunday 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.
    May 5-11, 2024 with two online sessions daily 7:30am – 9:30am; 3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Registration is required: To register fill out this Registration Form.  For questions, contact Yosh Haggerty at yosh@insightretreatcenter.org.


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

    For more details about the retreat, see the Event Description
    For further information about Andrea: www.andreafella.org

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  • May 5, 2024

    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 5/5/24 - 5/11/24.  Registration is required.  


    For more details about the retreat, see the Event Description   

    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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May 6, 2024
  • May 6, 2024

    Monday 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.
    May 5-11, 2024 with two online sessions daily 7:30am – 9:30am; 3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Registration is required: To register fill out this Registration Form.  For questions, contact Yosh Haggerty at yosh@insightretreatcenter.org.


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

    For more details about the retreat, see the Event Description
    For further information about Andrea: www.andreafella.org

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  • May 6, 2024

    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 5/5/24 - 5/11/24.  Registration is required.  


    For more details about the retreat, see the Event Description   

    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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May 7, 2024
  • May 7, 2024

    Tuesday 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.
    May 5-11, 2024 with two online sessions daily 7:30am – 9:30am; 3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Registration is required: To register fill out this Registration Form.  For questions, contact Yosh Haggerty at yosh@insightretreatcenter.org.


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

    For more details about the retreat, see the Event Description
    For further information about Andrea: www.andreafella.org

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  • May 7, 2024

    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 5/5/24 - 5/11/24.  Registration is required.  


    For more details about the retreat, see the Event Description   

    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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May 8, 2024
  • May 8, 2024

    Wednesday 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.
    May 5-11, 2024 with two online sessions daily 7:30am – 9:30am; 3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Registration is required: To register fill out this Registration Form.  For questions, contact Yosh Haggerty at yosh@insightretreatcenter.org.


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

    For more details about the retreat, see the Event Description
    For further information about Andrea: www.andreafella.org

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  • May 8, 2024

    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 5/5/24 - 5/11/24.  Registration is required.  


    For more details about the retreat, see the Event Description   

    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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May 9, 2024
  • May 9, 2024

    Thursday 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.
    May 5-11, 2024 with two online sessions daily 7:30am – 9:30am; 3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Registration is required: To register fill out this Registration Form.  For questions, contact Yosh Haggerty at yosh@insightretreatcenter.org.


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

    For more details about the retreat, see the Event Description
    For further information about Andrea: www.andreafella.org

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  • May 9, 2024

    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 5/5/24 - 5/11/24.  Registration is required.  


    For more details about the retreat, see the Event Description   

    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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May 10, 2024
  • May 10, 2024

    Friday 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.
    May 5-11, 2024 with two online sessions daily 7:30am – 9:30am; 3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Registration is required: To register fill out this Registration Form.  For questions, contact Yosh Haggerty at yosh@insightretreatcenter.org.


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

    For more details about the retreat, see the Event Description
    For further information about Andrea: www.andreafella.org

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  • May 10, 2024

    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 5/5/24 - 5/11/24.  Registration is required.  


    For more details about the retreat, see the Event Description   

    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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May 11, 2024
  • May 11, 2024

    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.
    May 5-11, 2024 with two online sessions daily 7:30am – 9:30am; 3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Registration is required: To register fill out this Registration Form.  For questions, contact Yosh Haggerty at yosh@insightretreatcenter.org.


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

    For more details about the retreat, see the Event Description
    For further information about Andrea: www.andreafella.org

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  • May 11, 2024

    Saturday 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 5/5/24 - 5/11/24.  Registration is required.  


    For more details about the retreat, see the Event Description   

    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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June 1, 2024
  • June 1, 2024

    Saturday 9:00 am - 11:30 am

    Joy as Path: Pāmojja and Transcendent Dependent Origination": A Morning of Practice with Ajahn Kovilo

    Hosted by the Sati Center In Person at the Insight Meditation Center Though the Buddha repeatedly emphasized a sense of well-being, or pāmojja, as an essential aspect of the path to awakening, many of us find our sitting practice anything but. The narrow techniques often taught in meditation circles conceive of practice as a dry exercise that fails to interest and calm the active minds of modern practitioners. By exploring different routes to well-being (paths to pāmojja), especially those emphasizing meditation on breath, loving-kindness, letting go, and objects of faith, the retreat aims to help participants rediscover happiness in their practice.

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June 25, 2024
  • June 25, 2024

    Tuesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Zoom: Full Simplicity with Kim Allen

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

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

    Life as a layperson committed to the Dharma involves harmonizing the activities of work, family, practice, and community. What is the role in our lay life for the simplicity and contemplation that the Buddha encourages in the suttas? Far from bringing a sense of lack or depletion, skillful simplification (renunciation) creates space for wisdom, care, intuition, and a wholesome sense of fullness to arise.
    Full Simplicity is a 6-week program with Kim Allen, author of Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go. Based on the book, this experiential program gives the opportunity to explore and deepen simplicity in one’s life. Participants are expected to engage in specific practices of letting go during this time, as well as readings, reflection, and certain meditation practices.

    The program includes the following elements:
    • Based on the book “Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go” by Kim Allen. Must purchase the book (print or electronic) in advance of the program.
    • Four Tuesday meetings online, 6:00-8:00pm Pacific, Jun 25-Aug 6*. These span three 2-week segments. Must attend at least 3 of the 4, and full attendance is strongly recommended.
    • Daily-life practices of letting go during each of the three segments
    • Supportive meditations for each segment
    • Readings from the book for each segment
    • The group meetings include meditation, teachings, Q&A, and small-group discussion
    Registration is required and will open April 1. Please check back then for a link.

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June 30, 2024
  • June 30, 2024

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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

    Offered by: Kim Allen
    In-person at IMC

    SUPPLEMENTAL SESSIONS: Sundays: June 30 & July 28, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

    These supplemental sessions are not an official part of the Full Simplicity program, but provide an opportunity for local participants to connect.

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

    Registration is required  and will open April 1. Please check back then for a link.

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July 9, 2024
  • July 9, 2024

    Tuesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Zoom: Full Simplicity with Kim Allen

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

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

    Life as a layperson committed to the Dharma involves harmonizing the activities of work, family, practice, and community. What is the role in our lay life for the simplicity and contemplation that the Buddha encourages in the suttas? Far from bringing a sense of lack or depletion, skillful simplification (renunciation) creates space for wisdom, care, intuition, and a wholesome sense of fullness to arise.
    Full Simplicity is a 6-week program with Kim Allen, author of Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go. Based on the book, this experiential program gives the opportunity to explore and deepen simplicity in one’s life. Participants are expected to engage in specific practices of letting go during this time, as well as readings, reflection, and certain meditation practices.

    The program includes the following elements:
    • Based on the book “Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go” by Kim Allen. Must purchase the book (print or electronic) in advance of the program.
    • Four Tuesday meetings online, 6:00-8:00pm Pacific, Jun 25-Aug 6*. These span three 2-week segments. Must attend at least 3 of the 4, and full attendance is strongly recommended.
    • Daily-life practices of letting go during each of the three segments
    • Supportive meditations for each segment
    • Readings from the book for each segment
    • The group meetings include meditation, teachings, Q&A, and small-group discussion
    Registration is required and will open April 1. Please check back then for a link.

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July 16, 2024
  • July 16, 2024

    Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Zoom: Ying, David, Diana, and Kim Program

    Hosted by the Sati Center

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July 18, 2024
  • July 18, 2024

    Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Zoom: Ying, David, Diana, and Kim Program

    Hosted by the Sati Center

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July 20, 2024
  • July 20, 2024

    Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Zoom: Ying, David, Diana, and Kim Program

    Hosted by the Sati Center

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July 23, 2024
  • July 23, 2024

    Tuesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Zoom: Full Simplicity with Kim Allen

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

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

    Life as a layperson committed to the Dharma involves harmonizing the activities of work, family, practice, and community. What is the role in our lay life for the simplicity and contemplation that the Buddha encourages in the suttas? Far from bringing a sense of lack or depletion, skillful simplification (renunciation) creates space for wisdom, care, intuition, and a wholesome sense of fullness to arise.
    Full Simplicity is a 6-week program with Kim Allen, author of Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go. Based on the book, this experiential program gives the opportunity to explore and deepen simplicity in one’s life. Participants are expected to engage in specific practices of letting go during this time, as well as readings, reflection, and certain meditation practices.

    The program includes the following elements:
    • Based on the book “Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go” by Kim Allen. Must purchase the book (print or electronic) in advance of the program.
    • Four Tuesday meetings online, 6:00-8:00pm Pacific, Jun 25-Aug 6*. These span three 2-week segments. Must attend at least 3 of the 4, and full attendance is strongly recommended.
    • Daily-life practices of letting go during each of the three segments
    • Supportive meditations for each segment
    • Readings from the book for each segment
    • The group meetings include meditation, teachings, Q&A, and small-group discussion
    Registration is required and will open April 1. Please check back then for a link.

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July 28, 2024
  • July 28, 2024

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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

    Offered by: Kim Allen
    In-person at IMC

    SUPPLEMENTAL SESSIONS: Sundays: June 30 & July 28, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

    These supplemental sessions are not an official part of the Full Simplicity program, but provide an opportunity for local participants to connect.

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

    Registration is required  and will open April 1. Please check back then for a link.

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August 6, 2024
  • August 6, 2024

    Tuesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Zoom: Full Simplicity with Kim Allen

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

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

    Life as a layperson committed to the Dharma involves harmonizing the activities of work, family, practice, and community. What is the role in our lay life for the simplicity and contemplation that the Buddha encourages in the suttas? Far from bringing a sense of lack or depletion, skillful simplification (renunciation) creates space for wisdom, care, intuition, and a wholesome sense of fullness to arise.
    Full Simplicity is a 6-week program with Kim Allen, author of Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go. Based on the book, this experiential program gives the opportunity to explore and deepen simplicity in one’s life. Participants are expected to engage in specific practices of letting go during this time, as well as readings, reflection, and certain meditation practices.

    The program includes the following elements:
    • Based on the book “Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go” by Kim Allen. Must purchase the book (print or electronic) in advance of the program.
    • Four Tuesday meetings online, 6:00-8:00pm Pacific, Jun 25-Aug 6*. These span three 2-week segments. Must attend at least 3 of the 4, and full attendance is strongly recommended.
    • Daily-life practices of letting go during each of the three segments
    • Supportive meditations for each segment
    • Readings from the book for each segment
    • The group meetings include meditation, teachings, Q&A, and small-group discussion
    Registration is required and will open April 1. Please check back then for a link.

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October 29, 2024
  • October 29, 2024

    Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Zoom: Ying, David, Diana, and Kim Program

    Hosted by the Sati Center

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October 31, 2024
  • October 31, 2024

    Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Zoom: Ying, David, Diana, and Kim Program

    Hosted by the Sati Center

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November 2, 2024
  • November 2, 2024

    Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Zoom: Ying, David, Diana, and Kim Program

    Hosted by the Sati Center

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