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3/31-4/28: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Ying Chen

3/31-4/28: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Ying Chen

Wednesday, March 31⋅7:00 – 8:30pm Weekly on Wednesday, 5 times  Description: On Zoom: Basic instructions in mindfulness meditation are taught sequentially in this 5-week course. The course starts with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, and concludes with a discussion on concentration and the application of mindfulness in daily life.  Each class has opportunities for Q&A with teachers. This course is taught by Ying Chen. The weekly handouts for the course are available here.Ying Chen’s…

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April 24 – Earthcare: Kindness and Renewal in the Engaged Spiritual Life with Ayya Santussika

April 24 – Earthcare: Kindness and Renewal in the Engaged Spiritual Life with Ayya Santussika

10:00 a.m. – 12:00, April 24 Zoom link below. A morning to look at kindness, generosity, and virtue as key values and practices for renewal this Spring on earth, and in both our inner and outer lives. As Bhikkhu Analayo says, “This is the other side of the coin of the present situation. With all its catastrophic dimensions, it is at the same time also an outstanding opportunity. It is an opportunity to step out of detrimental patterns ingrained in…

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5/8-6/5 – Mindfulness Meditation and Practice Circle for Black-Identified Practitioners

5/8-6/5 – Mindfulness Meditation and Practice Circle for Black-Identified Practitioners

Taught by Anne Roise May 8 – June 5, 2021;  Five Saturdays 9:00  AM – 10:30 AM PT This 5-session program provides a safe and supportive space for Black-identified people to begin, refresh and strengthen their mindfulness meditation and practice to support everyday experiences.  The sessions sequentially build on each other beginning with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, and will conclude with a discussion on self-care in the midst of the current health…

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Small Group Practice Discussions with IMC Teachers/Dharma Leaders

Small Group Practice Discussions with IMC Teachers/Dharma Leaders

We are offering once-weekly opportunities to connect with IMC and other practitioners in a small group setting via Zoom. IMC teachers/Dharma Leaders will answer questions and offer supportive teachings and practices. Emphasis will be on what is arising for participants in meditation and daily life. Take advantage of the small group format (8 persons) for connecting with fellow practitioners. Listen to one another as we talk about dharma practice, feelings and experiences. Meetings are offered at different times and with…

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IMC Dharma Friends Refresh

IMC Dharma Friends Refresh

Dharma Friends is a group of IMC members whose goal is to encourage and support spiritually-based friendships by holding social events and activities for members of the IMC community. These events are an opportunity to bring practice into a more informal social setting. We are currently recruiting hosts and participants for a variety of events and activities in both virtual and socially-distanced settings. Examples of Dharma Friends events and activities under discussion include virtual brunches, on-line movie and discussion, craft…

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IMC spiritual support for those with COVID-19

IMC spiritual support for those with COVID-19

IMC members who are trained as professional chaplains (spiritual care providers in hospitals, hospices, etc,) are available by phone or Zoom to offer spiritual care to people connected to IMC and IRC who have COVID-19 or who have a loved one that has it. This offering is extended to our IMC and IRC community, both locally and remotely. If you are interested in having an IMC chaplain contact you please email IMCChaplains@gmail.com

YouTube 7 a.m. Meditation and Short Talks with Gil

YouTube 7 a.m. Meditation and Short Talks with Gil

Each weekday morning Monday to Friday from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. Gil Fronsdal offers a thirty-minute meditation and a fifteen-minute Dharma talk. The meditation begins with a period of guided meditation. These are available on YouTube here.  Each week focuses on a different foundation of Buddhist Practice, with each day discussing a different aspect of the week’s theme. Diana Clark will be teaching July 20 to 24.

New IMC Online Programs

New IMC Online Programs

Currently, all our programs are offered on either YouTube and Zoom.    IMC has a YouTube channel called “Insightmeditationcenter” where video recordings are archived.  This channel is where you can find live video broadcasts of Dharma talks here (on YouTube) or here (on IMC’s website). Some of these live sessions begin with\ a period of meditation.  IMC’s live channel is open about ten minutes before the scheduled start time (broadcasting IMC’s Buddha).  Please check the calendar on IMC’s website for schedule…

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IMC Program Changes in Response to the Coronavirus

IMC Program Changes in Response to the Coronavirus

To support efforts to prevent or slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus, IMC is suspending all of its in-person programs at our center until at least May 1st. Our Sunday morning, Monday evening, and Wednesday morning programs are continuing and are now offered live online. We have also begun an online sitting and short Dharma talk every weekday from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Please visit our live video page to watch the live stream of these talks. We…

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Powering IRC for the 21st Century: Letter from Gil on IRC’s Renewable Energy Initiative

Powering IRC for the 21st Century: Letter from Gil on IRC’s Renewable Energy Initiative

Dear friends of IRC and IMC, For 2020, we are committed to upgrading the electrical system at our Insight Retreat Center so that 100% of our power comes from solar panels, with battery backup. We also plan to install a new backup generator fueled by propane (which is less polluting than our current diesel generator) and to upgrade our electrical system so that retreats can continue to run smoothly when power outages occur. We are enthusiastic about converting to renewable…

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Dharma Circle for People of Asian Background meets monthly

Dharma Circle for People of Asian Background meets monthly

Fourth Sunday of the month 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Open to drop-in at any time The Dharma Circle for People of Asian Background now meets monthly. The group is facilitated by Lilu Chen and Ying Chen and is open to all self-identified people of Asian or South Asian background. No registration is required. For more information email asianimc2020@gmail.com. See the webpage for more information.  

Earth Care Group – 2020 Series

Earth Care Group – 2020 Series

Join us We are approaching the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day. The Earth Care Group is hosting a series of events culminating in a gathering at Huddart Park where we will practice in nature—connecting with and honoring the earth. Dates Sunday, February 16, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Location: IMC Sunday, March 8, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Location: IMC Sunday, April 26, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Location: Huddart Park, Oak Grove Picnic Area Practicing in Nature led by Liz…

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