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Saturday July 8: Half Day Sangha Retreat with Jan Messer and Barry Rothman

Saturday July 8: Half Day Sangha Retreat with Jan Messer and Barry Rothman

Saturday,July 8, 2023: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm In-Person at IMC Half Day Sangha Retreat facilitated by sangha members Jan Messer and Barry Rothman. Hosted by the IMC Community Development group. This is an in-person event. Bring your lunch. Come take Refuge in the jewel of the sangha. Share collective wisdom and create connection. Everyone is welcome to attend this sangha retreat and gathering led by sangha members. This is an opportunity to fortify, grow and deepen our community experience…

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June 24: Earth Care Meeting: Hope, Fear and Being an Eco-Pilgrim with Kate Davies

June 24: Earth Care Meeting: Hope, Fear and Being an Eco-Pilgrim with Kate Davies

Saturday, June 24, 2023, 8:30 – 10:00 am on Zoom Together, we will explore the idea and experiences of being an eco-pilgrim in a world of climate disruption, growing social inequalities and pollution. Now, more than ever, we need a realistic sense of hope that is not based on attaining specific goals and results anytime soon. Instead, we need a more robust hope that is based on compassion, a deep trust in whatever happens, and the human capacity to respond…

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Summer Solstice walk in Edgewood Park — Wednesday June 21

Summer Solstice walk in Edgewood Park — Wednesday June 21

When and where: Wednesday, June 21st, 11:00 am Let’s meet in the Edgewood Park parking lot at 11 am for a 4+ mile hike. What: We will celebrate this celestial event walking through local ecosystems with some periods of silence bringing our awareness to the present, paying attention to our senses. There will be a sit spot with a ritual and a gathering together. Join: Kristen Benson, a member of the current Eco Buddist Chaplain cohort with Sati center. A…

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Basic Instructions in Mindfulness Meditation — Thursdays in June

Basic Instructions in Mindfulness Meditation — Thursdays in June

with Tanya Wiser Five Thursdays, June 1 – 29, 2023:  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in-person only at IMC 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 open awareness practice and applying mindfulness in daily life. Classes will include guided meditation, dharma talks, and small group discussions. These are rich opportunities to ask teachers questions and relate with…

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2023 – 2024 Eightfold Path Program

2023 – 2024 Eightfold Path Program

Taught by Chris Clifford, Tanya Wiser, Liz Powell, and others. Offered in person at IMC and online through Zoom  Dates: Sundays 1:00 pm to 3:30 p.m. (Pacific); Sept 3, Oct. Nov. 5, Dec.3, Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12; concluding daylong: June 22 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 What depth of our lives. The Eightfold Path Program is…

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Mask Requirement Ends June 1

Mask Requirement Ends June 1

The current requirement to wear masks when indoors at IMC will end on June 1. We encourage anyone wishing to continue wearing a mask, to do so. We request that anyone with cold or flu symptoms to not attend IMC programs in person. If you believe you are no  longer sick, we request you wear a mask until you no longer have symptoms.

Saturday June 3: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong

Saturday June 3: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong

with Bruni Dávila Saturday: June 3, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm In-person only at IMC 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 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. Bring lunch….

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Introducción a la meditación con Sandra Sanabria — Mayo 2023

Introducción a la meditación con Sandra Sanabria — Mayo 2023

Cinco reuniones los martes 2, 9, 16, 23 y 30 de mayo, 2023 de 6 a 7:30 pm (California) en Zoom Se ofrecerán las instrucciones básicas de la meditación de la consciencia plena empezando con la consciencia plena de la respiración, seguida de la consciencia plena del cuerpo, las emociones y el pensamiento, y concluye con una discusión sobre la consciencia abierta y la aplicación de la consciencia plena en la vida diaria. Las clases incluirán meditación guiada, charlas breves…

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Upcoming Sati Center Events

Upcoming Sati Center Events

The Sati Center for Buddhist Studies is sponsering the following events:   Getting to the Heart of Practice – without veering off or stopping short! David Lorey, Ying Chen, Diana Clark, Kim Allen April 18, 20, 22 (Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday) 8:30-10:00am Pacific We can conceive of practice as a journey to greater freedom. What supports us to travel the path to its full completion? This class will explore two suttas, MN 29 and MN 107, that provide evocative…

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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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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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