Support Groups Support Groups No Cost – No Registration. In general, registration is not required to participate in IMC’s offerings. Although there is no cost for any of our programs, we are grateful for donations to support our activities and teachers. Support Group for Persons with Life Threatening Illnesses and Chronic Health Challenges Facilitated by Ying Chen First and third Thursday of the month, 12:30 – 2:30 pm Meetings include brief sittings and consideration of pertinent Dharma topics. The primary purpose of the meetings is to provide each participant an opportunity to share personal challenges, triumphs, hopes, and fears with individuals facing a similar situation. At least four days before attending the group for the first time, please contact Ying Chen at 408-802-6430 or firstname.lastname@example.org There is also a monthly online support group for persons with life threatening illnesses and chronic health challenges. Please check with Ying Chen above for details. Buddhism and Twelve-Step Support Group Facilitated by Jennifer Lemas Second Sunday of the month, 7:30 – 9:00 pm Group discussion and study exploring the 12-Step program and the teachings of the Buddha. The format includes a 30 minute period of sitting meditation, a reading on Dharma and recovery and open discussion on the reading. Everyone welcome. Facilitated by Jennifer Lemas, email@example.com.