Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

November 13, 2021
  • November 13, 2021

    Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Open Heart, Open Mind, Open Mouth: Engaging the Practice of Skillful Speech with Kim Allen, Diana Clark, David Lorey and Ying Chen

    Open Heart, Open Mind, Open Mouth: Engaging the Practice of Skillful Speech

    Sutta Study and Practice series
    with Ying Chen, Kim Allen, Diana Clark and David Lorey

    4 classes in one week:
    Sat Nov 13      8:30-10am PST
    Tues Nov 16   8:30-10am PST
    Thurs Nov 18  8:30-10am PST
    Sat Nov 20      8:30-10am PST

    Join us in exploring the Buddha’s teachings on speech: what kinds of speech are harmful and to be avoided, what kinds of speech are beneficial and to be cultivated, how might one speak or listen, and how do we apply these teachings to our modern-day communication modalities? In addition to engaging both better known and lesser known teachings on speech, we will engage in direct practice with this profound aspect of human relationship and community. The class will include dharmettes, guided meditations, Q&A, and small-group discussions.

    Please register here to receive the Zoom link and readings. We will be sending some passages to read before the first class.

    If you have any questions, please email practicecourses.saticenter@gmail.com

    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 specific themes that emerge in a collection of suttas.

    The classes include short talks, guided meditations, small-group discussions and Q&A.

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

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

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November 14, 2021
  • November 14, 2021

    Sunday 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Parami or “Perfections of the Heart” Course with Diana Clark

    Pāramī or “Perfections of the Heart” Course with Diana Clark

    Often when we think about Buddhist practice we think of meditation; however, there are additional powerful practices and qualities we can develop in our daily lives such as the ten Pāramī or “Perfections of the Heart.” In this six-month program we will explore and practice with Patience, Resolve, Truthfulness and other transformative qualities to support greater freedom in our lives. The program includes monthly meetings, readings and the writing of short reflective essays.  The meetings will include talks, discussions and guided meditations.

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

    Click here for an application for the program. Applications are due June 21 and notification of acceptance will be by June 25. 

    The course meetings will be offered via Zoom, 12:30 – 4:00pm Pacific time (with an ample break) on the following Sundays: July 18, Aug 15,Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, and Dec 12, 2021.

    Contact imc.parami@gmail.comwith questions.


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November 18, 2021
  • November 18, 2021

    Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Open Heart, Open Mind, Open Mouth: Engaging the Practice of Skillful Speech with David Lorey, Ying Chen, Kim Allen and Diana Clark,

    Open Heart, Open Mind, Open Mouth: Engaging the Practice of Skillful Speech

    Sutta Study and Practice series
    with Ying Chen, Kim Allen, Diana Clark and David Lorey

    4 classes in one week:
    Sat Nov 13      8:30-10am PST
    Tues Nov 16   8:30-10am PST
    Thurs Nov 18  8:30-10am PST
    Sat Nov 20      8:30-10am PST

    Join us in exploring the Buddha’s teachings on speech: what kinds of speech are harmful and to be avoided, what kinds of speech are beneficial and to be cultivated, how might one speak or listen, and how do we apply these teachings to our modern-day communication modalities? In addition to engaging both better known and lesser known teachings on speech, we will engage in direct practice with this profound aspect of human relationship and community. The class will include dharmettes, guided meditations, Q&A, and small-group discussions.

    Please register here to receive the Zoom link and readings. We will be sending some passages to read before the first class.

    If you have any questions, please email practicecourses.saticenter@gmail.com

    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 specific themes that emerge in a collection of suttas.

    The classes include short talks, guided meditations, small-group discussions and Q&A.

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

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

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November 20, 2021
  • November 20, 2021

    Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Open Heart, Open Mind, Open Mouth: Engaging the Practice of Skillful Speech with Diana Clark, Kim Allen, Ying Chen and David Lorey

    Open Heart, Open Mind, Open Mouth: Engaging the Practice of Skillful Speech

    Sutta Study and Practice series
    with Diana Clark, Ying Chen, David Lorey and Kim Allen

    4 classes in one week:
    Sat Nov 13      8:30-10am PST
    Tues Nov 16   8:30-10am PST
    Thurs Nov 18  8:30-10am PST
    Sat Nov 20      8:30-10am PST

    Join us in exploring the Buddha’s teachings on speech: what kinds of speech are harmful and to be avoided, what kinds of speech are beneficial and to be cultivated, how might one speak or listen, and how do we apply these teachings to our modern-day communication modalities? In addition to engaging both better known and lesser known teachings on speech, we will engage in direct practice with this profound aspect of human relationship and community. The class will include dharmettes, guided meditations, Q&A, and small-group discussions.

    Please register here to receive the Zoom link and readings. We will be sending some passages to read before the first class.

     If you have any questions, please email practicecourses.saticenter@gmail.com



    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 specific themes that emerge in a collection of suttas.

    The classes include short talks, guided meditations, small-group discussions and Q&A.

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

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

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  • November 20, 2021

    Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Daylong for November Intensive with Matthew Brensilver

    November Weeklong Intensive with Matthew Brensilver


    Ethics, Samadhi, and Wisdom in our Interpersonal Life

    November 14th – November 20th 2021

    Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-7:45 a.m. – On IMC’s YouTube Channel

    Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 -7:45 p.m. – On Zoom (link info below)

    Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. On Zoom (link info below)

    This week of practice is an immersion into dharma practice, amidst the fullness of our lives. It is organized around the exploration of how sila (ethical conduct), samadhi (unified attention), and panna (wisdom) function in our interpersonal lives. We live in a web of mutuality – the interpersonal realm is where the rubber meets the road in our spiritual lives. Others act like a magnet for the paramis (The ten perfections) and the kilesas (the ten afflictions), pulling both our goodness and our unconsciousness to the surface. How can we infuse the principles of the dharma into our relational lives? How can others serve as a mirror for our practice and self-understanding? How can we express our joy and freedom in the world?

    The program will feature daily morning meditations – offered through IMC’s weekday at 7:00 a.m. YouTube program, two evening sessions, and a daylong. It is an opportunity to bring a spirit of active investigation into our interpersonal life.

    If interested, please commit to making it to as many of the sessions as you are able.

    Morning IMC YouTube Sessions: 

    Monday November 15th: 7:00 am – 7:45 am PT

    Tuesday November 16th: 7:00 am – 7:45 am PT

    Wednesday November 17th: 7:00 am – 7:45 am PT

    Thursday November 18th: 7:00 am – 7:45 am PT

    Friday November 19th: 7:00 am – 7:45 am PT

     

    Evening Sessions on Zoom: 

    Tuesday November 16th: 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm PT

    Thursday November 18th: 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm PT

    Daylong on Zoom: 

    Saturday, November 20th: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm PT

    Matthew Brensilver, PhD, is a member of the Guiding Teachers Executive Committee and the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He previously served as Program Director for Mindful Schools and for more than a decade, was a core teacher at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He lectures at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center about the intersections between mindfulness and mental health. Before committing to teach meditation full-time, he spent years doing research on addiction pharmacotherapy at the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine and is interested in the unfolding dialogue between dharma and science. Matthew is the co-author of two forthcoming books on meditation during adolescence.

     

    All Zoom Meetings:

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November 27, 2021
  • November 27, 2021

    Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Daylong with Gil Fronsdal
December 12, 2021
  • December 12, 2021

    Sunday 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Parami or “Perfections of the Heart” Course with Diana Clark

    Pāramī or “Perfections of the Heart” Course with Diana Clark

    Often when we think about Buddhist practice we think of meditation; however, there are additional powerful practices and qualities we can develop in our daily lives such as the ten Pāramī or “Perfections of the Heart.” In this six-month program we will explore and practice with Patience, Resolve, Truthfulness and other transformative qualities to support greater freedom in our lives. The program includes monthly meetings, readings and the writing of short reflective essays.  The meetings will include talks, discussions and guided meditations.

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

    Click here for an application for the program. Applications are due June 21 and notification of acceptance will be by June 25. 

    The course meetings will be offered via Zoom, 12:30 – 4:00pm Pacific time (with an ample break) on the following Sundays: July 18, Aug 15,Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, and Dec 12, 2021.

    Contact imc.parami@gmail.comwith questions.


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January 18, 2022
  • January 18, 2022

    Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Sutta Study and Practice with David Lorey, Diana Clark, Ying Chen and Kim Allen

    Sutta Study and Practice series
    with Ying Chen, Kim Allen, Diana Clark and David Lorey

    5 classes in two weeks:
    Tues Jan 18     8:30-10am PST
    Thurs Jan 20   8:30-10am PST
    Tues Jan 25     8:30-10am PST
    Thurs Jan 27   8:30-10am PST
    Sat Jan 29       8:30am-12:30pm PST

    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 specific themes that emerge in a collection of suttas.

    The classes include short talks, guided meditations, small-group discussions and Q&A.

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

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

    More details on the specific topic for this series and a link for registration will be available closer to the beginning of the course.

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January 25, 2022
  • January 25, 2022

    Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Sutta Study and Practice with David Lorey, Diana Clark, Ying Chen and Kim Allen

    Sutta Study and Practice series
    with Ying Chen, Kim Allen, Diana Clark and David Lorey

    5 classes in two weeks:
    Tues Jan 18     8:30-10am PST
    Thurs Jan 20   8:30-10am PST
    Tues Jan 25     8:30-10am PST
    Thurs Jan 27   8:30-10am PST
    Sat Jan 29       8:30am-12:30pm PST

    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 specific themes that emerge in a collection of suttas.

    The classes include short talks, guided meditations, small-group discussions and Q&A.

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

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

    More details on the specific topic for this series and a link for registration will be available closer to the beginning of the course.

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January 27, 2022
  • January 27, 2022

    Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Sutta Study and Practice with David Lorey, Diana Clark, Ying Chen and Kim Allen

    Sutta Study and Practice series
    with Ying Chen, Kim Allen, Diana Clark and David Lorey

    5 classes in two weeks:
    Tues Jan 18     8:30-10am PST
    Thurs Jan 20   8:30-10am PST
    Tues Jan 25     8:30-10am PST
    Thurs Jan 27   8:30-10am PST
    Sat Jan 29       8:30am-12:30pm PST

    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 specific themes that emerge in a collection of suttas.

    The classes include short talks, guided meditations, small-group discussions and Q&A.

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

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

    More details on the specific topic for this series and a link for registration will be available closer to the beginning of the course.

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January 29, 2022
  • January 29, 2022

    Saturday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Sutta Study and Practice with David Lorey, Diana Clark, Ying Chen and Kim Allen

    Sutta Study and Practice series
    with Ying Chen, Kim Allen, Diana Clark and David Lorey

    5 classes in two weeks:
    Tues Jan 18     8:30-10am PST
    Thurs Jan 20   8:30-10am PST
    Tues Jan 25     8:30-10am PST
    Thurs Jan 27   8:30-10am PST
    Sat Jan 29       8:30am-12:30pm PST

    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 specific themes that emerge in a collection of suttas.

    The classes include short talks, guided meditations, small-group discussions and Q&A.

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

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

    More details on the specific topic for this series and a link for registration will be available closer to the beginning of the course.

    [ Add to Calendar ]