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Saturday 12/4 & 12/11: Black-Identified Mindfulness Circle: Year End Sessions

Saturday 12/4 & 12/11: Black-Identified Mindfulness Circle: Year End Sessions

Saturday, December 4 and 11; 9 a.m. to 12 pm With Anne Roise and Karin Wilkerson On Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88977147027 More Zoom links below The Black-Identified Mindfulness Circle is for people who identify as Black, African, or African-American. We will come together to meditate in two sessions to reflect on the past year, embrace the present, and set intentions for the future. Our collective wisdom will allow us to reconnect, acknowledge and celebrate who we are as practitioners. We will sit…

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Wednesday, Nov 17 Compassion and Remembrance: A Gathering to Witness, Grieve, and Support

Wednesday, Nov 17 Compassion and Remembrance: A Gathering to Witness, Grieve, and Support

With Ying Chen and Dawn Neal Wednesday, November 17 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm. In this time of COVID there has been much to lose and grief related to loved-ones, work, finances, politics, social injustice, climate change-related catastrophes, and much more. These losses have impacted people world-wide. IMC warmly welcomes all practitioners to gather for a circle of witnessing, grieving, and remembrance. The gathering will include a short meditation, sharing of reflections, and a brief ritual. Please bring a candle…

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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 20-30 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/84445209955?pwd=YjIrNEpCb3psNTlBbGVKcWxXSk84QT09 Meeting ID: 844 4520 9955 Passcode: Sangha One tap mobile +16699006833,,84445209955# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,84445209955# US…

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Registering for IMC In-person Programs

Registering for IMC In-person Programs

IMC is planning to resume live, in-person Sunday morning sessions for groups of 25 people. Registration and proof of vaccination are required.  Masks will also be required.  Signup lists will be checked at the door. To accommodate more people we will have two sessions on Sunday morning: Session 1: 8:00 Meditation; 8:40 Question and Answer session with Gil; 9:00 end (and prompt exit from the building) Session 2: 9:25 Meditation; 10:00-10:45  Dharma Talk with Gil Please only sign up in advance…

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November Weeklong Intensive with Matthew Brensilver

November Weeklong Intensive with Matthew Brensilver

Ethics, Samadhi, and Wisdom in our Interpersonal Life November 14th – November 20th 2021 Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-7:45 a.m. – On IMC’s YouTube Channel Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 -7:45 p.m. – On Zoom (link info below) Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. On Zoom (link info below) This week of practice is an immersion into dharma practice, amidst the fullness of our lives. It is organized around the exploration of how sila (ethical conduct), samadhi (unified attention), and panna (wisdom) function in our…

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Eightfold Path Program on Zoom (2021-2022)

Eightfold Path Program on Zoom (2021-2022)

Taught by Tanya Wiser, Ying Chen, Chris Clifford, David Lorey Offered on Zoom, registration/application required, see details below.  Applications to have a personal mentor are due by Aug. 31, 2021. Registration to attend without mentoring will remain open. 2021-22 Sundays 1:00-3:30pm Pacific Time unless otherwise noted Sep 5 – Introduction to the Program Oct 3 –  View Nov 7  – Intention ( Nov 21 1:00-2:00 Optional Drop-in Discussion Session) Dec 5 – Speech Jan 16 –  Action ( Feb 06 1:00-2:00 Optional Drop-in…

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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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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