Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

February 4, 2023
  • February 4, 2023

    Saturday 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Black Practitioners Meditation and Wisdom Circle

    With Anne Roise

    Five Saturdays: January 28  – February 25, 2023

    9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

    On Zoom

    This five-session series provides a safe and supportive space for Black practitioners to begin, refresh and strengthen their meditation and daily mindfulness practice. The sessions focus on the intersection of Buddhism and Black collective wisdom as the teachings of the Buddha are explored in the context of our unique experiences and expressions. The framework for the series is the Divine Abodes (lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic joy, equanimity) which cultivate positive mind states. These qualities can be empowering to face social and racial injustices in a manner that reduces harm for all. The group’s time together will include guided meditation, facilitated discussions and opportunities to share and connect with each other.

    To register and receive the Zoom link for the program, click on the following linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYud-uopjsiHtL9NPQ-r1kxBvmzXVyYlqUN

    Facilitator: Anne Roise

    Anne Roise has been a Zen practitioner since 1971 when she left Canada as a teenager to study with her first teacher, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She is lay-ordained in the Soto Zen tradition. Anne completed the Buddhist Chaplaincy program at the Sati Center and is also a trained mindfulness facilitator through the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the Director of Programs and Online Operations at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and serves on the boards of Mindful Schools and the San Francisco Zen Center. Anne has a graduate degree in City Planning from MIT and is a Certified Life Coach.

     


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February 5, 2023
  • February 5, 2023

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    2022-23 Eightfold Path Program Offered both In-person and Online

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

    Pre-requisite: completion of IMC’s Introduction to Meditation course or the equivalent.

    The registration and Mentor application form is found here.

    Please register. The in-person and online versions of the program will occur parallel at the same time. Participants can attend either version throughout the program. After registering, you will receive Zoom links and course materials by email. A longer application is required to be assigned a mentor in addition to the group meetings.  Mentoring slots may fill.  

    Team teaching is Chris Clifford, Liz Powell, David Lowrey, Marjolein Janssen, Ying Chen, Sandra Sanabria, Wendy Lo, Lilu Chen and Ari Crelin-Quick, Tanya Wiser

    The program has the following elements:

    1. 2-1/2 hour monthly meetings that include teachings, meditation, and discussions.
    2. Readings, reflections, and practices for each month.
    3. A monthly one-hour personal meeting with an Eightfold Path mentor (if you apply for this) to discuss one’s practice and reflections on the Eightfold Path factors.
    4. Four optional drop-in Discussion/Q&A sessions for anyone, but especially for those with no personal mentor.
    5. Ends with a one-day Eightfold Path retreat on Zoom.

     

    Contact eightfoldpath@insightmeditationcenter.org with questions.


    Dates (Sundays 1 two 3:30 pm Pacific Time)
    2021 Introduction to the Path and Program – Sep 4; Right View- Oct 2; Right Intention-Nov 6; Right Speech- Dec 4; Right Action – Jan 8 (online for everyone); Right Livelihood- Feb 5; Right Effort – March 5; Right Mindfulness – April 2; Right Concentration – May 7. Concluding Daylong, Sat, June 24 at IMC and online

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February 11, 2023
  • February 11, 2023

    Saturday 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Black Practitioners Meditation and Wisdom Circle

    With Anne Roise

    Five Saturdays: January 28  – February 25, 2023

    9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

    On Zoom

    This five-session series provides a safe and supportive space for Black practitioners to begin, refresh and strengthen their meditation and daily mindfulness practice. The sessions focus on the intersection of Buddhism and Black collective wisdom as the teachings of the Buddha are explored in the context of our unique experiences and expressions. The framework for the series is the Divine Abodes (lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic joy, equanimity) which cultivate positive mind states. These qualities can be empowering to face social and racial injustices in a manner that reduces harm for all. The group’s time together will include guided meditation, facilitated discussions and opportunities to share and connect with each other.

    To register and receive the Zoom link for the program, click on the following linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYud-uopjsiHtL9NPQ-r1kxBvmzXVyYlqUN

    Facilitator: Anne Roise

    Anne Roise has been a Zen practitioner since 1971 when she left Canada as a teenager to study with her first teacher, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She is lay-ordained in the Soto Zen tradition. Anne completed the Buddhist Chaplaincy program at the Sati Center and is also a trained mindfulness facilitator through the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the Director of Programs and Online Operations at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and serves on the boards of Mindful Schools and the San Francisco Zen Center. Anne has a graduate degree in City Planning from MIT and is a Certified Life Coach.

     


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  • February 11, 2023

    Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Leigh Brasington: Gradual Training

    Hosted by the Sati Center

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February 18, 2023
  • February 18, 2023

    Saturday 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Black Practitioners Meditation and Wisdom Circle

    With Anne Roise

    Five Saturdays: January 28  – February 25, 2023

    9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

    On Zoom

    This five-session series provides a safe and supportive space for Black practitioners to begin, refresh and strengthen their meditation and daily mindfulness practice. The sessions focus on the intersection of Buddhism and Black collective wisdom as the teachings of the Buddha are explored in the context of our unique experiences and expressions. The framework for the series is the Divine Abodes (lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic joy, equanimity) which cultivate positive mind states. These qualities can be empowering to face social and racial injustices in a manner that reduces harm for all. The group’s time together will include guided meditation, facilitated discussions and opportunities to share and connect with each other.

    To register and receive the Zoom link for the program, click on the following linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYud-uopjsiHtL9NPQ-r1kxBvmzXVyYlqUN

    Facilitator: Anne Roise

    Anne Roise has been a Zen practitioner since 1971 when she left Canada as a teenager to study with her first teacher, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She is lay-ordained in the Soto Zen tradition. Anne completed the Buddhist Chaplaincy program at the Sati Center and is also a trained mindfulness facilitator through the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the Director of Programs and Online Operations at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and serves on the boards of Mindful Schools and the San Francisco Zen Center. Anne has a graduate degree in City Planning from MIT and is a Certified Life Coach.

     


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February 25, 2023
  • February 25, 2023

    Saturday 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Black Practitioners Meditation and Wisdom Circle

    With Anne Roise

    Five Saturdays: January 28  – February 25, 2023

    9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

    On Zoom

    This five-session series provides a safe and supportive space for Black practitioners to begin, refresh and strengthen their meditation and daily mindfulness practice. The sessions focus on the intersection of Buddhism and Black collective wisdom as the teachings of the Buddha are explored in the context of our unique experiences and expressions. The framework for the series is the Divine Abodes (lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic joy, equanimity) which cultivate positive mind states. These qualities can be empowering to face social and racial injustices in a manner that reduces harm for all. The group’s time together will include guided meditation, facilitated discussions and opportunities to share and connect with each other.

    To register and receive the Zoom link for the program, click on the following linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYud-uopjsiHtL9NPQ-r1kxBvmzXVyYlqUN

    Facilitator: Anne Roise

    Anne Roise has been a Zen practitioner since 1971 when she left Canada as a teenager to study with her first teacher, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She is lay-ordained in the Soto Zen tradition. Anne completed the Buddhist Chaplaincy program at the Sati Center and is also a trained mindfulness facilitator through the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the Director of Programs and Online Operations at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and serves on the boards of Mindful Schools and the San Francisco Zen Center. Anne has a graduate degree in City Planning from MIT and is a Certified Life Coach.

     


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  • February 25, 2023

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Everything Included: Mindfulness Meditation Daylong

    Daylong Mindfulness Retreat with Kodo Conlin

    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    In-person only

    Description

    To support the maturation 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. Brief one-on-one meetings with the teacher to talk about your meditation practice will be available. Recommended for new and experienced practitioners. Bring Lunch.

    No registration is necessary.
    COVID vaccination and boosters are required. N95 or KN95 masks are required indoors.


    Kodo Conlin is an Insight practitioner and Zen priest. Currently a Dharma teacher trainee at IMC, Kodo has lived the last 10 years in temples and centers, cultivating a heart of practice.

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March 1, 2023
  • March 1, 2023

    Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    The Five Dharma Resources

    Hosted by Sati Center

    Taught by Kim Allen

    The Buddha named a list of five qualities in a wide range of suttas, calling them types of wealth, ways of fortifying the mind, modes of spiritual growth, accomplishments, and inspirations. They are: Faith, virtue, learning, generosity, and wisdom.

    Perhaps we could call these “Dharma resources” – resources from which the heart draws to respond well to situations both on and off the cushion. Over three sessions, we will explore these qualities through meditation, teachings, readings, and small group discussion. Participants will also be encouraged to practice with these resources in daily life.


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March 4, 2023
  • March 4, 2023

    Saturday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Selves & Not Self with Thanissaro Bhikkhu

    Times: 10:30 AM - Noon, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Hosted by the Sati Center

    Please register to receive Zoom link and other information about this course.

    Ajaan Thanissaro (Geoff) is an American monk of the Thai wilderness tradition. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1971 with a degree in European Intellectual History, he studied meditation under Ajaan Fuang Jotiko in Thailand and ordained in 1976. In 1991 he helped establish Metta Forest Monastery in San Diego, CA where he is the abbot. He is a prolific writer and translator. Many of his works can be found online at www.accesstoinsight.org.


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March 5, 2023
  • March 5, 2023

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    2022-23 Eightfold Path Program Offered both In-person and Online

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

    Pre-requisite: completion of IMC’s Introduction to Meditation course or the equivalent.

    The registration and Mentor application form is found here.

    Please register. The in-person and online versions of the program will occur parallel at the same time. Participants can attend either version throughout the program. After registering, you will receive Zoom links and course materials by email. A longer application is required to be assigned a mentor in addition to the group meetings.  Mentoring slots may fill.  

    Team teaching is Chris Clifford, Liz Powell, David Lowrey, Marjolein Janssen, Ying Chen, Sandra Sanabria, Wendy Lo, Lilu Chen and Ari Crelin-Quick, Tanya Wiser

    The program has the following elements:

    1. 2-1/2 hour monthly meetings that include teachings, meditation, and discussions.
    2. Readings, reflections, and practices for each month.
    3. A monthly one-hour personal meeting with an Eightfold Path mentor (if you apply for this) to discuss one’s practice and reflections on the Eightfold Path factors.
    4. Four optional drop-in Discussion/Q&A sessions for anyone, but especially for those with no personal mentor.
    5. Ends with a one-day Eightfold Path retreat on Zoom.

     

    Contact eightfoldpath@insightmeditationcenter.org with questions.


    Dates (Sundays 1 two 3:30 pm Pacific Time)
    2021 Introduction to the Path and Program – Sep 4; Right View- Oct 2; Right Intention-Nov 6; Right Speech- Dec 4; Right Action – Jan 8 (online for everyone); Right Livelihood- Feb 5; Right Effort – March 5; Right Mindfulness – April 2; Right Concentration – May 7. Concluding Daylong, Sat, June 24 at IMC and online

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March 8, 2023
  • March 8, 2023

    Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    The Five Dharma Resources

    Hosted by Sati Center

    Taught by Kim Allen

    The Buddha named a list of five qualities in a wide range of suttas, calling them types of wealth, ways of fortifying the mind, modes of spiritual growth, accomplishments, and inspirations. They are: Faith, virtue, learning, generosity, and wisdom.

    Perhaps we could call these “Dharma resources” – resources from which the heart draws to respond well to situations both on and off the cushion. Over three sessions, we will explore these qualities through meditation, teachings, readings, and small group discussion. Participants will also be encouraged to practice with these resources in daily life.


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March 11, 2023
  • March 11, 2023

    Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Introduction to Metta Course with Dawn Neal
March 12, 2023
  • March 12, 2023

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Via Zoom: 8f Path Drop-in Discussion

    You must be enrolled in the program to get the link for this event...see special and year-long programs.

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March 15, 2023
  • March 15, 2023

    Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    The Five Dharma Resources

    Hosted by Sati Center

    Taught by Kim Allen

    The Buddha named a list of five qualities in a wide range of suttas, calling them types of wealth, ways of fortifying the mind, modes of spiritual growth, accomplishments, and inspirations. They are: Faith, virtue, learning, generosity, and wisdom.

    Perhaps we could call these “Dharma resources” – resources from which the heart draws to respond well to situations both on and off the cushion. Over three sessions, we will explore these qualities through meditation, teachings, readings, and small group discussion. Participants will also be encouraged to practice with these resources in daily life.


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March 18, 2023
  • March 18, 2023

    Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Introduction to Metta Course with Dawn Neal
March 25, 2023
  • March 25, 2023

    Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Introduction to Metta Course with Dawn Neal
April 1, 2023
  • April 1, 2023

    Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Introduction to Metta Course with Dawn Neal
April 2, 2023
  • April 2, 2023

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    2022-23 Eightfold Path Program Offered both In-person and Online

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

    Pre-requisite: completion of IMC’s Introduction to Meditation course or the equivalent.

    The registration and Mentor application form is found here.

    Please register. The in-person and online versions of the program will occur parallel at the same time. Participants can attend either version throughout the program. After registering, you will receive Zoom links and course materials by email. A longer application is required to be assigned a mentor in addition to the group meetings.  Mentoring slots may fill.  

    Team teaching is Chris Clifford, Liz Powell, David Lowrey, Marjolein Janssen, Ying Chen, Sandra Sanabria, Wendy Lo, Lilu Chen and Ari Crelin-Quick, Tanya Wiser

    The program has the following elements:

    1. 2-1/2 hour monthly meetings that include teachings, meditation, and discussions.
    2. Readings, reflections, and practices for each month.
    3. A monthly one-hour personal meeting with an Eightfold Path mentor (if you apply for this) to discuss one’s practice and reflections on the Eightfold Path factors.
    4. Four optional drop-in Discussion/Q&A sessions for anyone, but especially for those with no personal mentor.
    5. Ends with a one-day Eightfold Path retreat on Zoom.

     

    Contact eightfoldpath@insightmeditationcenter.org with questions.


    Dates (Sundays 1 two 3:30 pm Pacific Time)
    2021 Introduction to the Path and Program – Sep 4; Right View- Oct 2; Right Intention-Nov 6; Right Speech- Dec 4; Right Action – Jan 8 (online for everyone); Right Livelihood- Feb 5; Right Effort – March 5; Right Mindfulness – April 2; Right Concentration – May 7. Concluding Daylong, Sat, June 24 at IMC and online

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April 8, 2023
  • April 8, 2023

    Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Introduction to Metta Course with Dawn Neal
May 6, 2023
  • May 6, 2023

    Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Right View in Early Buddhism with Bhikkhuni Dhammadinna
May 7, 2023
  • May 7, 2023

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    2022-23 Eightfold Path Program Offered both In-person and Online

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

    Pre-requisite: completion of IMC’s Introduction to Meditation course or the equivalent.

    The registration and Mentor application form is found here.

    Please register. The in-person and online versions of the program will occur parallel at the same time. Participants can attend either version throughout the program. After registering, you will receive Zoom links and course materials by email. A longer application is required to be assigned a mentor in addition to the group meetings.  Mentoring slots may fill.  

    Team teaching is Chris Clifford, Liz Powell, David Lowrey, Marjolein Janssen, Ying Chen, Sandra Sanabria, Wendy Lo, Lilu Chen and Ari Crelin-Quick, Tanya Wiser

    The program has the following elements:

    1. 2-1/2 hour monthly meetings that include teachings, meditation, and discussions.
    2. Readings, reflections, and practices for each month.
    3. A monthly one-hour personal meeting with an Eightfold Path mentor (if you apply for this) to discuss one’s practice and reflections on the Eightfold Path factors.
    4. Four optional drop-in Discussion/Q&A sessions for anyone, but especially for those with no personal mentor.
    5. Ends with a one-day Eightfold Path retreat on Zoom.

     

    Contact eightfoldpath@insightmeditationcenter.org with questions.


    Dates (Sundays 1 two 3:30 pm Pacific Time)
    2021 Introduction to the Path and Program – Sep 4; Right View- Oct 2; Right Intention-Nov 6; Right Speech- Dec 4; Right Action – Jan 8 (online for everyone); Right Livelihood- Feb 5; Right Effort – March 5; Right Mindfulness – April 2; Right Concentration – May 7. Concluding Daylong, Sat, June 24 at IMC and online

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May 13, 2023
  • May 13, 2023

    Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Right View in Early Buddhism with Bhikkhuni Dhammadinna
May 14, 2023
  • May 14, 2023

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Via Zoom: 8f Path Drop-in Discussion

    You must be enrolled in the program to get the link for this event...see special and year-long programs.

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May 20, 2023
  • May 20, 2023

    Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Right View in Early Buddhism with Bhikkhuni Dhammadinna