Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

September 29, 2022
  • September 29, 2022

    Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Establishing a Practice 4-week Course

    Taught by Tanya Wiser
    Four Thursday Evenings, Sept 8-29
    6:30-8:00 p.m. at IMC

    In this in person series, we provide a brief introduction to some of the most foundational teachings of the Buddha, guidance, and skillful tips to support you in establishing or deepening your practice along with rich opportunities to ask questions of teachers and to relate with sangha members. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with more experience who want to support or inspire their practice

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October 2, 2022
  • October 2, 2022

    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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October 5, 2022
  • October 5, 2022

    Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    32 Parts of the Body Meditation with Bob Stahl

    More information and tuition costs, visit the Sati Center website

    The Sati Center will be offering a 8 week course with Bob Stahl, PhD on “32 Parts of the Body Meditation”. This practice will cultivate deeper insight into the true nature of the body and most importantly to help see through the identifications, conditionings, beliefs, and narratives – the erroneous view of self. It has also been used for healing illness. Various methods will be taught to strengthen mindfulness of the body and to explore the mind/body connection.

    Classes will be held Wednesdays, September 14 to November 2, 2022, at 6:30-8:30PM Pacific Time over Zoom. This course is eligible for 12 hours of Continuing Education credit.


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October 6, 2022
  • October 6, 2022

    Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Let's Talk about Practice with Tanya Wiser and Diana Clark

    The Buddha emphasized the important role that community (sangha) plays in our spiritual practice. If we would like to learn what leads to skillful and unskillful outcomes in our practice, one way is to notice the results of our efforts in the form of indirect and direct feedback from others. Join us as we engage, reflect and discuss practice through the teachings of Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness and Wise Concentration. Classes will include guided meditation, dharma talks and group discussions. These are rich opportunities to ask questions of teachers and to relate with other sangha members. Classes are appropriate for beginners as well as those with more experience. No registration required.

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October 8, 2022
  • October 8, 2022

    Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Experience and Stages of Awakening in Early Buddhism

    With  Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā

    This event is hosted by the Sati Center.

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

    In this mini-series in three sessions Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā looks at the map of the four stages of awakening (stream-entry, once-return, non-return and arahantship) recognized in early Buddhism. They are explored through the prism of early Buddhist meditation theory and practice and contextualised in light of the experiential, existential and transformative dimensions of the early Buddhist path to freedom. Different conceptualisations of the path and fruits of awakening arisen in later Buddhist tradition will also be explored in light of the interplay between theory and practice. 

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    Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā is a scholar-monastic and practitioner, born in Italy in 1980. She is the director of the Āgama Research Group and her main research interests are the early Buddhist discourses and Vinaya texts, as well as the development of the theories, practices and ideologies of Buddhist meditative traditions (for her publications, see here). Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā has been practicing meditation since 1996 and has been studying and collaborating with Bhikkhu Anālayo since 2007.


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October 12, 2022
  • October 12, 2022

    Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    32 Parts of the Body Meditation with Bob Stahl

    More information and tuition costs, visit the Sati Center website

    The Sati Center will be offering a 8 week course with Bob Stahl, PhD on “32 Parts of the Body Meditation”. This practice will cultivate deeper insight into the true nature of the body and most importantly to help see through the identifications, conditionings, beliefs, and narratives – the erroneous view of self. It has also been used for healing illness. Various methods will be taught to strengthen mindfulness of the body and to explore the mind/body connection.

    Classes will be held Wednesdays, September 14 to November 2, 2022, at 6:30-8:30PM Pacific Time over Zoom. This course is eligible for 12 hours of Continuing Education credit.


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October 13, 2022
  • October 13, 2022

    Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Let's Talk about Practice with Tanya Wiser and Diana Clark

    The Buddha emphasized the important role that community (sangha) plays in our spiritual practice. If we would like to learn what leads to skillful and unskillful outcomes in our practice, one way is to notice the results of our efforts in the form of indirect and direct feedback from others. Join us as we engage, reflect and discuss practice through the teachings of Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness and Wise Concentration. Classes will include guided meditation, dharma talks and group discussions. These are rich opportunities to ask questions of teachers and to relate with other sangha members. Classes are appropriate for beginners as well as those with more experience. No registration required.

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October 15, 2022
  • October 15, 2022

    Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Experience and Stages of Awakening in Early Buddhism

    With  Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā

    This event is hosted by the Sati Center.

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

    In this mini-series in three sessions Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā looks at the map of the four stages of awakening (stream-entry, once-return, non-return and arahantship) recognized in early Buddhism. They are explored through the prism of early Buddhist meditation theory and practice and contextualised in light of the experiential, existential and transformative dimensions of the early Buddhist path to freedom. Different conceptualisations of the path and fruits of awakening arisen in later Buddhist tradition will also be explored in light of the interplay between theory and practice. 

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    Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā is a scholar-monastic and practitioner, born in Italy in 1980. She is the director of the Āgama Research Group and her main research interests are the early Buddhist discourses and Vinaya texts, as well as the development of the theories, practices and ideologies of Buddhist meditative traditions (for her publications, see here). Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā has been practicing meditation since 1996 and has been studying and collaborating with Bhikkhu Anālayo since 2007.


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October 16, 2022
  • October 16, 2022

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Seven Shining Jewels Program with Diana Clark

    On Zoom: Sundays 1:00-3:30pm Pacific

    Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 18, Jan 15, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7

    The Buddha highlighted seven shining jewels as supports for awakening. These jewels, also known as the Seven Factors of Awakening, have an important role in our meditation practice, daily life and the path of liberation. In this seven-month program we will explore and practice with these jewels so that they can shine in our lives. We will spend one month on each factor: Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Joy, Tranquility, Concentration and Equanimity.

    The program includes monthly Zoom meetings, readings and the writing of short reflective essays.  The meetings will include talks, discussions and guided meditations.

    Prerequisites: At least one year of committed insight meditation practice and completion of IMC’s Eight-fold Path Program or its equivalent.

    You can register here to receive a link to the Google Classroom that will have the zoom links and course materials.

    Questions?  You can email sevenfactors@insightmeditationcenter.org


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October 19, 2022
  • October 19, 2022

    Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    32 Parts of the Body Meditation with Bob Stahl

    More information and tuition costs, visit the Sati Center website

    The Sati Center will be offering a 8 week course with Bob Stahl, PhD on “32 Parts of the Body Meditation”. This practice will cultivate deeper insight into the true nature of the body and most importantly to help see through the identifications, conditionings, beliefs, and narratives – the erroneous view of self. It has also been used for healing illness. Various methods will be taught to strengthen mindfulness of the body and to explore the mind/body connection.

    Classes will be held Wednesdays, September 14 to November 2, 2022, at 6:30-8:30PM Pacific Time over Zoom. This course is eligible for 12 hours of Continuing Education credit.


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October 20, 2022
  • October 20, 2022

    Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Let's Talk about Practice with Tanya Wiser and Diana Clark

    The Buddha emphasized the important role that community (sangha) plays in our spiritual practice. If we would like to learn what leads to skillful and unskillful outcomes in our practice, one way is to notice the results of our efforts in the form of indirect and direct feedback from others. Join us as we engage, reflect and discuss practice through the teachings of Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness and Wise Concentration. Classes will include guided meditation, dharma talks and group discussions. These are rich opportunities to ask questions of teachers and to relate with other sangha members. Classes are appropriate for beginners as well as those with more experience. No registration required.

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October 22, 2022
  • October 22, 2022

    Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Experience and Stages of Awakening in Early Buddhism

    With  Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā

    This event is hosted by the Sati Center.

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

    In this mini-series in three sessions Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā looks at the map of the four stages of awakening (stream-entry, once-return, non-return and arahantship) recognized in early Buddhism. They are explored through the prism of early Buddhist meditation theory and practice and contextualised in light of the experiential, existential and transformative dimensions of the early Buddhist path to freedom. Different conceptualisations of the path and fruits of awakening arisen in later Buddhist tradition will also be explored in light of the interplay between theory and practice. 

    ----------------------------------------------

    Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā is a scholar-monastic and practitioner, born in Italy in 1980. She is the director of the Āgama Research Group and her main research interests are the early Buddhist discourses and Vinaya texts, as well as the development of the theories, practices and ideologies of Buddhist meditative traditions (for her publications, see here). Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā has been practicing meditation since 1996 and has been studying and collaborating with Bhikkhu Anālayo since 2007.


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October 26, 2022
  • October 26, 2022

    Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    32 Parts of the Body Meditation with Bob Stahl

    More information and tuition costs, visit the Sati Center website

    The Sati Center will be offering a 8 week course with Bob Stahl, PhD on “32 Parts of the Body Meditation”. This practice will cultivate deeper insight into the true nature of the body and most importantly to help see through the identifications, conditionings, beliefs, and narratives – the erroneous view of self. It has also been used for healing illness. Various methods will be taught to strengthen mindfulness of the body and to explore the mind/body connection.

    Classes will be held Wednesdays, September 14 to November 2, 2022, at 6:30-8:30PM Pacific Time over Zoom. This course is eligible for 12 hours of Continuing Education credit.


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October 27, 2022
  • October 27, 2022

    Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Let's Talk about Practice with Tanya Wiser and Diana Clark

    The Buddha emphasized the important role that community (sangha) plays in our spiritual practice. If we would like to learn what leads to skillful and unskillful outcomes in our practice, one way is to notice the results of our efforts in the form of indirect and direct feedback from others. Join us as we engage, reflect and discuss practice through the teachings of Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness and Wise Concentration. Classes will include guided meditation, dharma talks and group discussions. These are rich opportunities to ask questions of teachers and to relate with other sangha members. Classes are appropriate for beginners as well as those with more experience. No registration required.

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November 2, 2022
  • November 2, 2022

    Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    32 Parts of the Body Meditation with Bob Stahl

    More information and tuition costs, visit the Sati Center website

    The Sati Center will be offering a 8 week course with Bob Stahl, PhD on “32 Parts of the Body Meditation”. This practice will cultivate deeper insight into the true nature of the body and most importantly to help see through the identifications, conditionings, beliefs, and narratives – the erroneous view of self. It has also been used for healing illness. Various methods will be taught to strengthen mindfulness of the body and to explore the mind/body connection.

    Classes will be held Wednesdays, September 14 to November 2, 2022, at 6:30-8:30PM Pacific Time over Zoom. This course is eligible for 12 hours of Continuing Education credit.


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November 5, 2022
  • November 5, 2022

    Saturday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    The Dhammapada: Gems of Wisdom

    This event is hosted by the Sati Center and will be held online over Zoom

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

    Teacher: Kim Allen

    The Dhammapada is a slim text containing volumes of Dharma wisdom. The apparently simple verses center on deep issues of ethics, life choices, meditation, and freedom. This popular text has inspired Buddhist practitioners over millennia and remains startlingly relevant in the contemporary world.

    Over three sessions, we will read the entire Dhammapada through the lens of its main themes. It teaches us to discern, with ever clearer wisdom, the path to freedom amidst many choices that lead into suffering. We learn what kind of effort will bring the deepest peace.

    There are numerous translations of the Dhammapada. In this class, we will use Gil Fronsdal’s translation – please be sure to have a copy of it. Please register soon; there are readings to do before the first session on Nov 5th. Sessions will include teachings, small and large-group discussion, meditation, and Q&A.

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    Kim Allen has been practicing Insight meditation since 2003 in the US and Asia. Trained by Gil Fronsdal, she teaches at Insight Meditation Center, Sati Center, and farther afield offering Dharma programs, sutta study, and retreats in-person and online. She lives as a lay contemplative and draws from a background in long retreat practice, devotion, and scientific training to bring classical Dharma to a modern context. Her website is www.uncontrived.org


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November 6, 2022
  • November 6, 2022

    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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November 12, 2022
  • November 12, 2022

    Saturday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    The Dhammapada: Gems of Wisdom

    This event is hosted by the Sati Center and will be held online over Zoom

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

    Teacher: Kim Allen

    The Dhammapada is a slim text containing volumes of Dharma wisdom. The apparently simple verses center on deep issues of ethics, life choices, meditation, and freedom. This popular text has inspired Buddhist practitioners over millennia and remains startlingly relevant in the contemporary world.

    Over three sessions, we will read the entire Dhammapada through the lens of its main themes. It teaches us to discern, with ever clearer wisdom, the path to freedom amidst many choices that lead into suffering. We learn what kind of effort will bring the deepest peace.

    There are numerous translations of the Dhammapada. In this class, we will use Gil Fronsdal’s translation – please be sure to have a copy of it. Please register soon; there are readings to do before the first session on Nov 5th. Sessions will include teachings, small and large-group discussion, meditation, and Q&A.

    -------------------------------------------------------

    Kim Allen has been practicing Insight meditation since 2003 in the US and Asia. Trained by Gil Fronsdal, she teaches at Insight Meditation Center, Sati Center, and farther afield offering Dharma programs, sutta study, and retreats in-person and online. She lives as a lay contemplative and draws from a background in long retreat practice, devotion, and scientific training to bring classical Dharma to a modern context. Her website is www.uncontrived.org


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November 13, 2022
  • November 13, 2022

    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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  • November 13, 2022

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Seven Shining Jewels Program with Diana Clark

    On Zoom: Sundays 1:00-3:30pm Pacific

    Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 18, Jan 15, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7

    The Buddha highlighted seven shining jewels as supports for awakening. These jewels, also known as the Seven Factors of Awakening, have an important role in our meditation practice, daily life and the path of liberation. In this seven-month program we will explore and practice with these jewels so that they can shine in our lives. We will spend one month on each factor: Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Joy, Tranquility, Concentration and Equanimity.

    The program includes monthly Zoom meetings, readings and the writing of short reflective essays.  The meetings will include talks, discussions and guided meditations.

    Prerequisites: At least one year of committed insight meditation practice and completion of IMC’s Eight-fold Path Program or its equivalent.

    You can register here to receive a link to the Google Classroom that will have the zoom links and course materials.

    Questions?  You can email sevenfactors@insightmeditationcenter.org


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November 19, 2022
  • November 19, 2022

    Saturday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    The Dhammapada: Gems of Wisdom

    This event is hosted by the Sati Center and will be held online over Zoom

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

    Teacher: Kim Allen

    The Dhammapada is a slim text containing volumes of Dharma wisdom. The apparently simple verses center on deep issues of ethics, life choices, meditation, and freedom. This popular text has inspired Buddhist practitioners over millennia and remains startlingly relevant in the contemporary world.

    Over three sessions, we will read the entire Dhammapada through the lens of its main themes. It teaches us to discern, with ever clearer wisdom, the path to freedom amidst many choices that lead into suffering. We learn what kind of effort will bring the deepest peace.

    There are numerous translations of the Dhammapada. In this class, we will use Gil Fronsdal’s translation – please be sure to have a copy of it. Please register soon; there are readings to do before the first session on Nov 5th. Sessions will include teachings, small and large-group discussion, meditation, and Q&A.

    -------------------------------------------------------

    Kim Allen has been practicing Insight meditation since 2003 in the US and Asia. Trained by Gil Fronsdal, she teaches at Insight Meditation Center, Sati Center, and farther afield offering Dharma programs, sutta study, and retreats in-person and online. She lives as a lay contemplative and draws from a background in long retreat practice, devotion, and scientific training to bring classical Dharma to a modern context. Her website is www.uncontrived.org


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December 1, 2022
  • December 1, 2022

    Thursday 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Outsmart Your Pain with Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD

    6 Week Online Course hosted by the Sati Center

    For more information and registration details, visit https://sati.org/outsmart-your-pain/


    Living with chronic pain is a challenge on many different levels. In this 6 week series we will explore how the practices of awareness and kindness can help to down-regulate not only our stress levels in general but very specific the often over sensitized pain system. We will look at the traditional Buddhist teachings as well as what recent research is showing about pain regulation and perception.

    Each week we will spend time exploring the topic through a short talk, reflection, small and big group discussions and a guided practice. During the week you are encouraged to put the shared material into practice so you will have a well equipped tool box at the end.

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December 4, 2022
  • December 4, 2022

    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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December 10, 2022
  • December 10, 2022

    Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Perceiving and Remembering – Converging Views from neuroscience and Early Buddhism with Rick Maddock

    Hosted by the Sati Center

    Many of the Buddha’s teachings have close parallels in modern neuroscience. This half-day presentation will explore these parallels, with a particular focus on perception and memory. Early Buddhist teachings on emptiness and “situational awareness” (sampajañña) emphasize insights into the nature of perception that can be valuable supports for dharma practice. Similar insights emerge from studies of the perceptual circuits of the brain. Neuroplasticity, or how the brain is changed by experience, is viewed by neuroscientists as the basis of all forms of memory. Early Buddhist teachings on karma and the “storehouse” (alaya) emphasize how this principle affects our well-being. A similar perspective underlies the effectiveness of many modern psychotherapies.


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    Rick Maddock, MD, is a professor of psychiatry who teaches and conducts neuroscience research at the UC Davis School of Medicine. A long-time dharma practitioner with a focus on the teachings of early Indian Buddhism, Rick has completed Spirit Rock’s training programs for senior students and teaches dharma in the Sacramento area and Sierra foothills. His teachings explore the convergence between contemporary scientific insights about the human brain and the wisdom traditions and practices of Buddhism.

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December 18, 2022
  • December 18, 2022

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Seven Shining Jewels Program with Diana Clark

    On Zoom: Sundays 1:00-3:30pm Pacific

    Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 18, Jan 15, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7

    The Buddha highlighted seven shining jewels as supports for awakening. These jewels, also known as the Seven Factors of Awakening, have an important role in our meditation practice, daily life and the path of liberation. In this seven-month program we will explore and practice with these jewels so that they can shine in our lives. We will spend one month on each factor: Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Joy, Tranquility, Concentration and Equanimity.

    The program includes monthly Zoom meetings, readings and the writing of short reflective essays.  The meetings will include talks, discussions and guided meditations.

    Prerequisites: At least one year of committed insight meditation practice and completion of IMC’s Eight-fold Path Program or its equivalent.

    You can register here to receive a link to the Google Classroom that will have the zoom links and course materials.

    Questions?  You can email sevenfactors@insightmeditationcenter.org


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January 8, 2023
  • January 8, 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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January 15, 2023
  • January 15, 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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January 17, 2023
  • January 17, 2023

    Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Sati Center Study and Practice Series

    Sati Center Study and Practice Series 
    with Diana Clark, Ying Chen, Kim Allen and David Lorey

    Two days in one week
    Tues Jan 17, 8:30-10:100am Pacific
    Thurs Jan 19, 8:30-10:100am Pacific

    The Sati Center’s Study-and-Practice series combines explorations of the discourses from Early Buddhism with ways of applying these teachings to meditation and daily life.

    Taught by four friends who wish to share their love of studying the texts and practicing together with others, the courses focus on either individual suttas or on themes that emerge from a collection of suttas.

    Details for this course and registration information are forthcoming.

    The teaching team is Ying Chen, Diana Clark, David Lorey and Kim Allen.

    The course will be offered via Zoom and is sponsored by the Sati Center.


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January 19, 2023
  • January 19, 2023

    Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Sati Center Study and Practice Series

    Sati Center Study and Practice Series 
    with Diana Clark, Ying Chen, Kim Allen and David Lorey

    Two days in one week
    Tues Jan 17, 8:30-10:100am Pacific
    Thurs Jan 19, 8:30-10:100am Pacific

    The Sati Center’s Study-and-Practice series combines explorations of the discourses from Early Buddhism with ways of applying these teachings to meditation and daily life.

    Taught by four friends who wish to share their love of studying the texts and practicing together with others, the courses focus on either individual suttas or on themes that emerge from a collection of suttas.

    Details for this course and registration information are forthcoming.

    The teaching team is Ying Chen, Diana Clark, David Lorey and Kim Allen.

    The course will be offered via Zoom and is sponsored by the Sati Center.


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January 21, 2023
  • January 21, 2023

    Saturday 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Ajahn Brahmali

    Sati Center event. Will be in-person @ IMC

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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 - 4:00 pm

    Leigh Brasington: Gradual Training

    Hosted by the Sati Center

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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

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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

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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

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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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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 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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