Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

July 31, 2021
  • July 31, 2021

    Saturday 8:30 am - 10:30 am

    Entering the World of the Pali Canon

    Entering the World of the Pali Canon 

    with Kim Allen, Ying Chen, David Lorey and Diana Clark

    2 Saturday mornings on Zoom:
    July 24, 8:30-10:30am Pacific
    July 31, 8:30-10:30am Pacific

    Sometimes in Dharma talks we hear teachers refer to a sutta passage or they say “the Buddha said....” What are they referring to? How can we find these passages ourselves and how do we know the Buddha even said these things? In this course we’ll explore the Pali Canon with particular attention to the suttas or discourses of the Buddha. We'll also explore ways to practice with texts as part of one’s spiritual path. Each session includes talks, meditation and small-group interactions. This class is suitable for people new to the Pali Canon as well as those more familiar with it.

    Please register here to receive the Zoom link.  

    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.

    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.

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

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August 14, 2021
  • August 14, 2021

    Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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

    Awakening Poems: Inspiration for Practice from the Therīgāthā and Theragāthā
    with Diana Clark, Kim Allen, Ying Chen and David Lorey

    3 classes in one week:
    Sat Aug 14      8:30-10am PST
    Tues Aug 17   8:30-10am PST
    Thurs Aug 19  8:30-10am PST

    During the Buddha’s lifetime and for several centuries after his death, monastic followers made a practice of recording their experience of awakening in verse.  These poems come down to us in two collections, the Therīgāthā and the Theragāthā—awakening poems of nuns and of monks.  The poems provide fascinating insight into the daily life, social setting, teachings, and culmination of practice in the early Buddhist sangha. Please join us as we explore these expressions of awakening, seeking in them both insight and inspiration.  The class will include dharmettes, guided meditations, Q&A, and small group discussion.

    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, Diana Clark, Ying Chen and Kim Allen.

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

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August 15, 2021
  • August 15, 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

    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.com with questions.

    Diana Clark's bio


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August 17, 2021
  • August 17, 2021

    Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Awakening Poems: Inspiration for Practice from the Therīgāthā and Theragāthā with Ying Chen, Diana Clark, David Lorey and Ying Chening Chen

    Awakening Poems: Inspiration for Practice from the Therīgāthā and Theragāthā
    with Diana Clark, Kim Allen, Ying Chen and David Lorey

    3 classes in one week:
    Sat Aug 14      8:30-10am PST
    Tues Aug 17   8:30-10am PST
    Thurs Aug 19  8:30-10am PST

    During the Buddha’s lifetime and for several centuries after his death, monastic followers made a practice of recording their experience of awakening in verse.  These poems come down to us in two collections, the Therīgāthā and the Theragāthā—awakening poems of nuns and of monks.  The poems provide fascinating insight into the daily life, social setting, teachings, and culmination of practice in the early Buddhist sangha. Please join us as we explore these expressions of awakening, seeking in them both insight and inspiration.  The class will include dharmettes, guided meditations, Q&A, and small group discussion.

    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, Diana Clark, Ying Chen and Kim Allen.

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

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August 19, 2021
  • August 19, 2021

    Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Awakening Poems: Inspiration for Practice from the Therīgāthā and Theragāthā with Ying Chen, Diana Clark, David Lorey and Ying Chening Chen

    Awakening Poems: Inspiration for Practice from the Therīgāthā and Theragāthā
    with Diana Clark, Kim Allen, Ying Chen and David Lorey

    3 classes in one week:
    Sat Aug 14      8:30-10am PST
    Tues Aug 17   8:30-10am PST
    Thurs Aug 19  8:30-10am PST

    During the Buddha’s lifetime and for several centuries after his death, monastic followers made a practice of recording their experience of awakening in verse.  These poems come down to us in two collections, the Therīgāthā and the Theragāthā—awakening poems of nuns and of monks.  The poems provide fascinating insight into the daily life, social setting, teachings, and culmination of practice in the early Buddhist sangha. Please join us as we explore these expressions of awakening, seeking in them both insight and inspiration.  The class will include dharmettes, guided meditations, Q&A, and small group discussion.

    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, Diana Clark, Ying Chen and Kim Allen.

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

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September 12, 2021
  • September 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

    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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September 18, 2021
  • September 18, 2021

    Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Thanissaro Bhikkhu
October 10, 2021
  • October 10, 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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October 16, 2021
  • October 16, 2021

    Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Daylong Retreat with Gil Fronsdal
October 30, 2021
  • October 30, 2021

    Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Mindfulness Daylong with bruni dávila

    Description: Practicing mindfulness meditation on retreat is one of the foundations for maturing insight meditation. This is a daylong retreat with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, instruction in mindfulness practice, and a Dharma talk. It is recommended for both beginners and experienced practitioners. Bring lunch.

    bruni dávila's biography

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November 13, 2021
  • November 13, 2021

    Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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

    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

    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.

    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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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 16, 2021
  • November 16, 2021

    Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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

    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

    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.

    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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November 18, 2021
  • November 18, 2021

    Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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

    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

    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.

    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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November 20, 2021
  • November 20, 2021

    Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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

    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

    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.

    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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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 ]