Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

May 30, 2020
  • May 30, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Zoom: Introduction to Chaplaincy with Diane Wilde, Alistair Shanks, Gesshin Greenwood and Jennifer Lemas

    Saturday, May 30, 9:30am to 12:30pm

    On Zoom

    Please email Jennifer Lemas for Zoom link: lemasjenn@gmail.com

    A half-day overview of a chaplain’s work of providing spiritual care and support for people in hospitals, hospices, prisons, and a wide variety of other settings. In recent years, Buddhist practitioners have been experiencing chaplaincy as a powerful opportunity to practice engaged Buddhism, and for some, as a profession. Information about the Sati Center’s Buddhist Chaplaincy Training and the Institute for Buddhist Studies Chaplaincy Degree Program will be provided.

    A Sati Center Event; donations at .sati.org/donate/





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June 20, 2020
  • June 20, 2020

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Samadhi and Vipassana Daylong with Ying Chen

    Samadhi and Vipassana are twocomplementary dimensions of the meditation practice. When they are cultivated,they support a deep sense of well-being through steadiness, composure andprofound clarity in the midst of everything. This day will include teachings related to these two dimensions.There will be periods of guided meditation sessions to engage in thesepractices, and Q&A. Bring lunch. 

    Ying Chen’s biography

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June 26, 2020
  • June 26, 2020

    Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    10 Supreme Supports for Meditation with Chris Clifford, David Cohn & Jennifer Lemas

    Fridays, 9:30-12:00 (not 9:00 as stated in the newsletter): Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan. 17, Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 17, May 15, June 26 The ten perfections (paramis) are ten qualities of character which, when developed, support both Buddhist practice and compassionate involvement in the world. This series will combine emailed readings and reflections with in-class teachings and discussion of what we read and reflected on. Sign-up forms will appear on the web in late July [at https://audiodharma.wufoo.com/forms/r1qumzdp06juayb/ (https://audiodharma.wufoo.com/forms/r1qumzdp06juayb/)]. This is just a short form for getting on the mailing list for the course materials. No deadline, but please sign up if you plan to attend or audit the course. Suggested reading prior to the first class: http://ajahnsucitto.org/articles/parami-1-crossing-the-floods/ (http://ajahnsucitto.org/articles/parami-1-crossing-the-floods/). Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch and stay for lunch. Chris Clifford's Biography (https://audiodharma.org/teacher/35/), David Cohn's Biography, (https://audiodharma.org/teacher/38/) Jennifer Lemas's Biography (https://audiodharma.org/teacher/93/)

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June 27, 2020
  • June 27, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Zoom: Cultivating Right View: Five Key Supports with Kim Allen

    June 27, 9:30am-3:30pm

    On Zoom All the steps of the Eightfold Path are practices that can be cultivated, including the first step of Right View. In one discourse (AN 5.25), the Buddha said that Right View can be developed using five supports: Virtue, learning, discussion, calm, and insight. In this daylong, we will relate each of these to the practice of Right View, building a multifaceted understanding of this important path factor.

     This online daylong will be held spaciously, including sitting, teachings, discussion, breaks for daily life practice, and Q&A. Information on finding the Zoom link will be posted here soon.

    Kim Allen has been practicing Insight meditation since 2003, and has trained intensively in the US and Asia. Originally trained at IMC with Gil Fronsdal, she is a teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and offers classes and sutta study around the Bay Area, as well as farther afield. Dedicated to a life of deep Dharma practice in the West, she draws from a background in science, contemplative practices, and creativity to offer classical Dharma in a modern context.

     

    Kim Allen's Biography



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August 1, 2020
  • August 1, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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

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

    David Cohn's biography    Andrea Castillo's biography


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August 15, 2020
  • August 15, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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

    Joinus as we spend the day exploring the power of tuning into our experiencewithout getting carried away by it.  Instead of unconsciously grabbinghold of pleasant experience or pushing away the difficult, when werecognize our immediate reactions it gives us the opportunityto respond with more clarity and wisdom. When werecognize the conditioned nature of our experience we can soften our reactivitywhich leads us to be more present, open and connected.   The daylong willincluded guided meditations, small group discussions and dharma talks. Bringlunch.

    Tanya Wiser's Biography         Shelley Gault's Biography

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August 22, 2020
  • August 22, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-Residential Retreat with Andrea Fella

    Taught in the style of U Tejaniya. During this daylong retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. The schedule for the retreat will alternate periods of sitting and walking with instructions and discussion. Aside from the instruction and discussion periods, the day will be primarily in silence. It is recommended for both beginners and experienced practitioners. This daylong retreat begins the first day of a week-long non-residential retreat taught in the style of Sayadaw U Tejaniya. The retreat begins with a non-residential weekend at IMC, open to the entire community. The Sunday morning portion of the retreat will integrate with the usual Sunday morning sitting program. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week. Andrea Fella has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1996, and began teaching meditation in 2003. She is particularly drawn to intensive retreat practice, and has done a number of long retreats, both in the U.S. and Burma. During one long practice period in Burma, she ordained as a nun with Sayadaw U Janeka. Andrea teaches residential retreats for IMC, and at other centers around the country.

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August 23, 2020
  • August 23, 2020

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential Retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 8/22 and Sunday 8/23. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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August 24, 2020
  • August 24, 2020

    Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 8/22 and Sunday 8/23. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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August 25, 2020
  • August 25, 2020

    Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 8/22 and Sunday 8/23. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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August 26, 2020
  • August 26, 2020

    Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 8/22 and Sunday 8/23. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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August 27, 2020
  • August 27, 2020

    Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 8/22 and Sunday 8/23. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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August 28, 2020
  • August 28, 2020

    Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 8/22 and Sunday 8/23. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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September 19, 2020
  • September 19, 2020

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    The Equivalence of Ethics & Enlightenment wIth Diana Clark

    Eight-month program from October to April providing experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will study and discuss the core principles of the Buddha’s teachings on ethics to understand the ethical nature of his teachings. We will discover how the Buddha’s path to awakening is an ethical path, that awakening itself is an ethical awakening, and that the awakened life is an ethical life. The program includes required monthly readings and writing short reflective essays.

    Participation is by selection. Pre-requisites: at least four years of committed insight meditation practice, four seven-day (or longer) silent vipassana retreats, and completion of IMC’s Eightfold Path Program or its equivalent. To apply go to the IMC website Special Events page in June. Applications due by August 21. Notification of acceptance by August 31.7
    9 am to 3:30 pm on the following Saturdays: 2020—September 19, October 1, Monday,  November 14; December 12; 20219—January 16, February 13, April 3,, and May 1.

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October 10, 2020
  • October 10, 2020

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-Residential Retreat with Andrea Fella

    Taught in the style of U Tejaniya. During this daylong retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. The schedule for the retreat will alternate periods of sitting and walking with instructions and discussion. Aside from the instruction and discussion periods, the day will be primarily in silence. It is recommended for both beginners and experienced practitioners. This daylong retreat begins the first day of a week-long non-residential retreat taught in the style of Sayadaw U Tejaniya. The retreat begins with a non-residential weekend at IMC, open to the entire community. The Sunday morning portion of the retreat will integrate with the usual Sunday morning sitting program. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week. Andrea Fella has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1996, and began teaching meditation in 2003. She is particularly drawn to intensive retreat practice, and has done a number of long retreats, both in the U.S. and Burma. During one long practice period in Burma, she ordained as a nun with Sayadaw U Janeka. Andrea teaches residential retreats for IMC, and at other centers around the country.

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October 11, 2020
  • October 11, 2020

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential Retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 10/10 and Sunday 10/11. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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October 12, 2020
  • October 12, 2020

    Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 10/10 and Sunday 10/11. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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October 13, 2020
  • October 13, 2020

    Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 10/10 and Sunday 10/11. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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October 14, 2020
  • October 14, 2020

    Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 10/10 and Sunday 10/11. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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October 15, 2020
  • October 15, 2020

    Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 10/10 and Sunday 10/11. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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October 16, 2020
  • October 16, 2020

    Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-residential retreat with Andrea Fella

    During this week-long non-residential retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one's experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. This retreat begins with a non-residential weekend retreat, Saturday 10/10 and Sunday 10/11. For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week.

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October 17, 2020
  • October 17, 2020

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    The Equivalence of Ethics & Enlightenment wIth Diana Clark

    Eight-month program from October to April providing experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will study and discuss the core principles of the Buddha’s teachings on ethics to understand the ethical nature of his teachings. We will discover how the Buddha’s path to awakening is an ethical path, that awakening itself is an ethical awakening, and that the awakened life is an ethical life. The program includes required monthly readings and writing short reflective essays.

    Participation is by selection. Pre-requisites: at least four years of committed insight meditation practice, four seven-day (or longer) silent vipassana retreats, and completion of IMC’s Eightfold Path Program or its equivalent. To apply go to the IMC website Special Events page in June. Applications due by August 21. Notification of acceptance by August 31.7
    9 am to 3:30 pm on the following Saturdays: 2020—, October 17, Monday,  November 14; December 12; 20219—January 16, February 13, April 3,, and May 1.

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November 7, 2020
  • November 7, 2020

    Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    The Equivalence of Ethics & Enlightenment wIth Diana Clark

    Eight-month program from October to April providing experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will study and discuss the core principles of the Buddha’s teachings on ethics to understand the ethical nature of his teachings. We will discover how the Buddha’s path to awakening is an ethical path, that awakening itself is an ethical awakening, and that the awakened life is an ethical life. The program includes required monthly readings and writing short reflective essays.

    Participation is by selection. Pre-requisites: at least four years of committed insight meditation practice, four seven-day (or longer) silent vipassana retreats, and completion of IMC’s Eightfold Path Program or its equivalent. To apply go to the IMC website Special Events page in June. Applications due by August 21. Notification of acceptance by August 31.7
    9 am to 3:30 pm on the following Saturdays: 2020—September 19, October 1, Monday,  November 14; December 12; 20219—January 16, February 13, April 3,, and May 1.

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December 12, 2020
  • December 12, 2020

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    The Equivalence of Ethics & Enlightenment wIth Diana Clark

    Eight-month program from October to April providing experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will study and discuss the core principles of the Buddha’s teachings on ethics to understand the ethical nature of his teachings. We will discover how the Buddha’s path to awakening is an ethical path, that awakening itself is an ethical awakening, and that the awakened life is an ethical life. The program includes required monthly readings and writing short reflective essays.

    Participation is by selection. Pre-requisites: at least four years of committed insight meditation practice, four seven-day (or longer) silent vipassana retreats, and completion of IMC’s Eightfold Path Program or its equivalent. To apply go to the IMC website Special Events page in June. Applications due by August 21. Notification of acceptance by August 31.7
    9 am to 3:30 pm on the following Saturdays: 2020—September 19, October 1, Monday,  November 14; December 12; 20219—January 16, February 13, April 3,, and May 1.

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January 16, 2021
  • January 16, 2021

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    The Equivalence of Ethics & Enlightenment wIth Diana Clark

    Eight-month program from October to April providing experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will study and discuss the core principles of the Buddha’s teachings on ethics to understand the ethical nature of his teachings. We will discover how the Buddha’s path to awakening is an ethical path, that awakening itself is an ethical awakening, and that the awakened life is an ethical life. The program includes required monthly readings and writing short reflective essays.

    Participation is by selection. Pre-requisites: at least four years of committed insight meditation practice, four seven-day (or longer) silent vipassana retreats, and completion of IMC’s Eightfold Path Program or its equivalent. To apply go to the IMC website Special Events page in June. Applications due by August 21. Notification of acceptance by August 31.7
    9 am to 3:30 pm on the following Saturdays: 2020—September 19, October 1, Monday,  November 14; December 12; 20219—January 16, February 13, April 3,, and May 1.

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February 13, 2021
  • February 13, 2021

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    The Equivalence of Ethics & Enlightenment wIth Diana Clark

    Eight-month program from October to April providing experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will study and discuss the core principles of the Buddha’s teachings on ethics to understand the ethical nature of his teachings. We will discover how the Buddha’s path to awakening is an ethical path, that awakening itself is an ethical awakening, and that the awakened life is an ethical life. The program includes required monthly readings and writing short reflective essays.

    Participation is by selection. Pre-requisites: at least four years of committed insight meditation practice, four seven-day (or longer) silent vipassana retreats, and completion of IMC’s Eightfold Path Program or its equivalent. To apply go to the IMC website Special Events page in June. Applications due by August 21. Notification of acceptance by August 31.7
    9 am to 3:30 pm on the following Saturdays: 2020—September 19, October 1, Monday,  November 14; December 12; 20219—January 16, February 13, April 3,, and May 1.

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April 3, 2021
  • April 3, 2021

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    The Equivalence of Ethics & Enlightenment wIth Diana Clark

    Eight-month program from October to April providing experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will study and discuss the core principles of the Buddha’s teachings on ethics to understand the ethical nature of his teachings. We will discover how the Buddha’s path to awakening is an ethical path, that awakening itself is an ethical awakening, and that the awakened life is an ethical life. The program includes required monthly readings and writing short reflective essays.

    Participation is by selection. Pre-requisites: at least four years of committed insight meditation practice, four seven-day (or longer) silent vipassana retreats, and completion of IMC’s Eightfold Path Program or its equivalent. To apply go to the IMC website Special Events page in June. Applications due by August 21. Notification of acceptance by August 31.7
    9 am to 3:30 pm on the following Saturdays: 2020—September 19, October 1, Monday,  November 14; December 12; 20219—January 16, February 13, April 3,, and May 1.

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May 1, 2021
  • May 1, 2021

    Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    The Equivalence of Ethics & Enlightenment wIth Diana Clark

    Eight-month program from October to April providing experienced practitioners an opportunity to delve into some of the deeper teachings of our Buddhist tradition in a community of other committed practitioners. We will study and discuss the core principles of the Buddha’s teachings on ethics to understand the ethical nature of his teachings. We will discover how the Buddha’s path to awakening is an ethical path, that awakening itself is an ethical awakening, and that the awakened life is an ethical life. The program includes required monthly readings and writing short reflective essays.

    Participation is by selection. Pre-requisites: at least four years of committed insight meditation practice, four seven-day (or longer) silent vipassana retreats, and completion of IMC’s Eightfold Path Program or its equivalent. To apply go to the IMC website Special Events page in June. Applications due by August 21. Notification of acceptance by August 31.7
    9 am to 3:30 pm on the following Saturdays: 2020—September 19, October 1, Monday,  November 14; December 12; 20219—January 16, February 13, April 3,, and May 1.

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