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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong Retreat with bruni dávila

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong Retreat with bruni dávila

Location: In-person only at IMC Date: Saturday, February 4th, 9:00am – 4:30pm Offered by: bruni dávila This daylong retreat will include guided meditations, dharma talks, and alternating periods of sitting and walking. Instructions and guidance on mindfulness of breathing, body, emotions, thoughts, and open attention will be provided. This daylong retreat is an opportunity to strengthen mindfulness, develop concentration, practice with the IMC community, and ask a teacher questions. This daylong is appropriate for beginners and those with more experience….

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January Earth Care Meeting: New Year and New Resolve: Caring for the Planet

January Earth Care Meeting: New Year and New Resolve: Caring for the Planet

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 8:30 – 10:00 am on Zoom January’s meeting will include a brief meditation and an orientation to today’s topic followed by break-room and large-group discussion. Our reflection to start: Do not try to save the whole world or, do anything grandiose. Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life and wait there, patiently until the song that is your life falls into your own cupped hands and you recognize and greet it. Only…

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January 28: Embodying the Seven Factors of Awakening Daylong Retreat

January 28: Embodying the Seven Factors of Awakening Daylong Retreat

 led by  Andrea Castillo and Dawn Neal Saturday, January 28, 2023, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm In-person at IMC Practicing mindfulness on retreat is a foundation for maturing and integrating insight meditation. This experiential daylong retreat offers instruction in mindfulness practice. Through periods of sitting, walking, guided movement activities, and Q&A, we will explore teachings on the seven factors of awakening. Join us in cultivating these important supports along the path of mindfulness. It is recommended for both beginners and experienced practitioners.  Bring lunch.  COVID…

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Black Practitioners Meditation and Wisdom Circle

Black Practitioners Meditation and Wisdom Circle

With Anne Roise Five Saturdays: January 28  – February 25, 2023 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time On Zoom This five-session series provides a safe and supportive space for Black practitioners to begin, refresh and strengthen their meditation and daily mindfulness practice. The sessions focus on the intersection of Buddhism and Black collective wisdom as the teachings of the Buddha are explored in the context of our unique experiences and expressions. The framework for the series is the Divine…

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Día de retiro presencial en el IMC Sábado 11 de febrero, 2023

Día de retiro presencial en el IMC Sábado 11 de febrero, 2023

con Andrea Castillo y Sandra Sanabria Sábado 11 de febrero, 2023, de 9:30 am a 4:30 pm Dirección: 108 Birch Street, Redwood City, CA 94062 Experimentando los siete factores del despertar. En este día de retiro investigaremos los Siete factores del despertar: atención plena; investigación; energía; alegría; tranquilidad; concentración y ecuanimidad. Nuestra intención será experimentar cada factor de manera directa en nuestro cuerpo, mente y corazón. Lo haremos a través de charlas breves, meditaciones sedentes, caminando y movimiento libre. No…

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Intro to Mindfulness Series starts Thursday, January 5, 2023

Intro to Mindfulness Series starts Thursday, January 5, 2023

led by Tanya Wiser and Dawn Neal Five Thursdays: January 5 – February 2, 2023: 6:30 – 8:00pm In-person and streamed on YouTube led by Tanya Wiser and Dawn Neal Basic instructions in mindfulness meditation are taught sequentially in this 5-week class. The series 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. Classes will include guided meditation, dharma talks, and…

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Upcoming Sati Center Events

Upcoming Sati Center Events

The Sati Center for Buddhist Studies is sponsoring the following upcoming events. Tuesday & Thursday January 17 & 19 8:30 – 10am PST,  The Path to True Wealth and Security: The Study of Two Suttas in the Suttanipāta What is true wealth and security? In this class, we will explore the Dhaniya Sutta (Sn 1:2) and the Snake Sutta (Sn 1:1) of the Suttanipāta, which feature the theme of protection and release in the household and spiritual life. These verse…

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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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Attending in-person events at IMC — Policy Changes

Attending in-person events at IMC — Policy Changes

IMC has made some changes to the policies around attending in person events effective starting Sunday July 3: You are no longer required to submit proof of vaccination. We still require full vaccination but we are going to use the honor system. We no longer have signups for Monday evening and Wednesday morning half-day events. Just come to IMC without a need to signup.  The times are the same and are listed in the calendar. We still require signups for…

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2022-23 Eightfold Path Program Offered both In-person and Online

2022-23 Eightfold Path Program Offered both In-person and Online

The Buddha’s most explicit path of practice is the Eightfold Path— a set of eight practical approaches to bring Buddhist practice into the width and depth of our lives. The Eightfold Path Program is an introduction to each of the Eightfold factors so participants will discover how to apply each set of practices in ways that are personally meaningful. Pre-requisite: completion of IMC’s Introduction to Meditation course or the equivalent. Please register.  The in-person and online versions of the program…

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A note from Andrea about her sabbatical: August 2022-August 2023

A note from Andrea about her sabbatical: August 2022-August 2023

I am taking a year-long sabbatical from teaching starting in August, 2022, so I am stepping out of the regular teaching I have been doing online for IMC on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Both classes will continue through the year!  The Tuesday morning class will be held by Dawn Neal and Marjolein Janssen.  The Thursday evening class will be held by Ari Crellin-Quick and Lienchi Tran. People have been asking me what I will do on sabbatical.  I asked another teacher…

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Zoom: Weekly Sunday Sangha Meeting Following the Dharma Talk

Zoom: Weekly Sunday Sangha Meeting Following the Dharma Talk

Build and maintain community by connecting online with other IMC sangha members to discuss the Sunday dharma talk and share about our Buddhist practices. Please join us on Zoom each Sunday following the dharma talk at approximately 10:45 am for about 45 minutes for breakout rooms and/or large group discussions. Facilitated by Jan Messer and Barry Rothman, IMC sangha members. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84009542053?pwd=V09IOXJhOHZ2TnovMGpiK2s3V243Zz09 Meeting ID: 840 0954 2053 Passcode: Sangha One tap mobile +16699009128,,84009542053#,,,,*571074# US (San Jose) +16694449171,,84009542053#,,,,*571074# US…

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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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