Tag: What’s New

Aug 4: Grief meets Compassion: A Support Circle for Asian Indian Diaspora

Aug 4: Grief meets Compassion: A Support Circle for Asian Indian Diaspora

With Ying Chen, Shani Jayant, Ram Apalaraju, and Dawn Neal Wednesday, August 4, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82583404262 The devastating impact of the COVID situation in India is felt all around the world. IMC warmly welcomes practitioners of Asian, especially Indian, origin to gather for this Zoom support circle. In the circle, we will share a short meditation, some reflections, and a brief ritual. Participants will have the opportunity to name any lost or endangered loved…

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IMC Will Continue to Remain Closed

IMC Will Continue to Remain Closed

Because of growing infections from the Delta variant and the growing need to wear masks, IMC WILL NOT open on August 1st, as planned.  We will remain closed until the unknown time when it appears appropriate to open again.  We will post here on What’s New when we have new information about opening again. We very much look forward to the chance to meet together at IMC.

The Equivalence of Ethics and Enlightenment with Gil Fronsdal, Diana Clark and Max Erdstein

The Equivalence of Ethics and Enlightenment with Gil Fronsdal, Diana Clark and Max Erdstein

Two Options: In person class                On Mondays at IMC, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm                Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 22, Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 14, March 14, April 4 Abbreviated, alternate Online class using same readings, reflections, and assignments as the in-person class with access to audio recordings of in-person Dharma talks.                On Saturdays, 9:00 – 11:15 am…

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July – December: Pāramī or “Perfections of the Heart” Six-Month Course with Diana Clark

July – December: Pāramī or “Perfections of the Heart” Six-Month 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…

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IMC Speaks Out Against Anti-Asian Violence

IMC Speaks Out Against Anti-Asian Violence

This statement is also available in PDF format We are heartbroken by the horrific surge in relentless, unprovoked harassment and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Since March 2020, the Stop AAPI Hate organization reports nearly 4,000 incidents of anti-Asian hate, of which nearly 44 percent occurred in California—and many more cases go unreported.  The Insight Meditation Center (IMC) and its community open our hearts to the pain of anti-Asian hate, bearing witness to the suffering and…

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6/30 to 7/28 Five-Week Introduction to Mindful Meditation (taught in Chinese) by Yin Chen

6/30 to 7/28 Five-Week Introduction to Mindful Meditation (taught in Chinese) by Yin Chen

五周内观禅修的简介课(ZOOM,中文)  這是一個初步介紹内观禅修的課程。内观禅修是佛法中训练正念的重要课程。通过正念的开发,我们可以见到世间现象的本质,从而能放下执著而得自在和解脱。这个课程共有五节课分期为五周进行。每周上一节课。第一周介紹观呼吸的禅修方法。第二周介紹观身的方法。第三周介紹观感情的内容。第四周介紹观想的方法。第五周总结前几周的内容,并讲解如何把内观禅带到生活中。每周上课有讲解,老师带领的禅修,和学生问答。课后有錄音可以在家练习。歡迎任何問題與意見,請跟老师联络。 指导老师:陈颖 上课时间:星期三晚, 7 – 8:15pm, PST。六月30日 — 七月28日。详细内容请看IMC日历。 ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89121718233?pwd=d2cySDFYa1piOURpbVBOajBObFVtQT09 Meeting ID: 891 2171 8233.        Passcode: 916509 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbFZ9O8HWk Basic instructions in mindfulness meditation is 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…

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Individual Practice Discussions with IMC Teachers/Dharma Leaders

Individual Practice Discussions with IMC Teachers/Dharma Leaders

Several of IMC’s Dharma Leaders are offering an opportunity for an individual practice discussion each month. The sessions will provide a chance to process your sitting and daily life practice, ask questions, and be heard and supported. Please sign up for only one practice discussion per month so that everyone has an opportunity. Here is the link to sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044ba9ad2faaf85-imcpractice Please bookmark the link so that you can sign up for a session in future months. New sessions available are posted every two months towards…

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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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