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7:00 a.m. YouTube Community Meeting with Metta

7:00 a.m. YouTube Community Meeting with Metta

February 23 at 7:45 a.m. Pacific Time we will have a Zoom Community Meeting for participants of the 7:00 a.m. You Tube community. Enter here Passcode for entering is the the Pali word for loving-kindness   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86540499009?pwd=ZGc4THJoQlNwMkx5QWZ1dnk1RG5Ydz09 Meeting ID: 865 4049 9009 — One tap mobile +16699006833,,86540499009# US (San Jose) +16694449171,,86540499009# US — Dial by your location • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) • +1 669 444 9171 US • +1 719 359 4580 US…

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Farewell to our friend Lolly Font

Farewell to our friend Lolly Font

Lolly passed away peacefully on Februray 3rd at the age of 93. Lolly was one of the longest serving yoga teachers in the Peninsula area.  She loved IMC and graced us with her warmth and enthusiasm. She sometimes taught yoga for our community which was always wonderful. She is missed. Here memorial service will be on Friday, February 23 at 11 a.m. at the Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong Retreat with bruni dávila — Saturday, March 2

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Daylong Retreat with bruni dávila — Saturday, March 2

Saturday, March 2, 2024 9:30 am – 4:30 pm In-person only at IMC 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 retreat is an opportunity to strengthen mindfulness, develop concentration, practice with the IMC community, and ask a teacher questions. Appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Bring lunch. The…

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Earth Care Meeting: A Biologist’s Take on Climate Change and CO2 Removal with Barry Rothman — Saturday February 24

Earth Care Meeting: A Biologist’s Take on Climate Change and CO2 Removal with Barry Rothman — Saturday February 24

Saturday, February 24, 2024 8:30 am – 10:00 am On Zoom In his talk, A Biologist’s Take on Climate Change and CO2 Removal, Barry will discuss carbon chemistry as it pertains to life and climate, and then review the methods presently available for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. One of his abiding interests is to make scientific information easily accessible to non-scientists. Barry Rothman earned his PhD in Biochemistry and Neuroscience from Cal Tech and performed post-doctoral research at…

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Introduction to Insight Meditation Daylong Retreat with Matthew Brensilver — Saturday February 24

Introduction to Insight Meditation Daylong Retreat with Matthew Brensilver — Saturday February 24

Saturday, February 24, 2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm In-person only at IMC Offered by: Matthew Brensilver There are so many doorways into the dharma because the dharma is so many things. The Buddhist path is a process of self-understanding, dramatically refining the map of our inner landscape, simultaneously clarifying the inner life of others. It is a path of love, beginning with our sincerity and culminating in our devotion to the welfare of others. Insight meditation responds to the…

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January 31 – February 28: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal In Person and YouTube

January 31 – February 28: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal In Person and YouTube

Wednesdays from January 31 – February 28 — 5 Wednesdays 7:15 – 8:45 pm In person & on YouTube In-Person: Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch St, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA Online:  YouTube Livestream   and   IMC Website Livestream Mindfulness meditation, also known as insight meditation or vipassana, is a simple technique that concentrates and calms the mind. At the heart of mindfulness meditation is the practice of moment-to-moment observation which cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. While mindfulness practice…

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2024 Path of Fearlessness with Diana Clark and Tanya Wiser

2024 Path of Fearlessness with Diana Clark and Tanya Wiser

Saturdays 12:30pm – 3:30pm (Pacific time) Jan 27, Feb 24, Apr 13, May 25, Jun 29 and Aug 10, 2024 On Zoom Offered by: Diana Clark and Tanya Wiser In order to find real freedom it is important to practice right in the middle of our lives, including those areas that are unresolved, frightening, or painful. Often enough, it is easy for us to hear and practice Dharma teachings without knowing how to apply these to the deepest personal, emotional,…

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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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2023 – 2024 Eightfold Path Program

2023 – 2024 Eightfold Path Program

Taught by Chris Clifford, Tanya Wiser, Liz Powell and others offered both in-person and on Zoom DATES: One Sunday a month 1:00 to 3:30 pm with a concluding daylong in June, 2024 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…

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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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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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