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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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2022-23 Deepening Meditation Program with Gil Fronsdal

2022-23 Deepening Meditation Program with Gil Fronsdal

TAUGHT BY GIL FRONSDAL On Zoom Mondays, 9:00 am-4:00 pm: 10/3, 10/31, 12/5, 1/6 (Friday), 1/30, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1.  Optional DMP online retreat: March 13-16; 9:00 am-4:00 each day The DMP is an eight-month program giving experienced practitioners the opportunity to delve into meditation practice and the Buddhist teachings and instructions for meditation. The program will utilize Anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing) as the reference for delving into practices and states of meditation related to the deepening of mindfulness, concentration, and insight.  We…

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July 10: In Person Vegetarian Potluck Picnic at IMC Outdoor Spaces

July 10: In Person Vegetarian Potluck Picnic at IMC Outdoor Spaces

It’s Picnic Time! Join the IMC community in sharing friendship and favorite summer foods at IMC’s vegetarian potluck picnic. WHEN Sunday, July 10th 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE Outdoor Spaces at IMC Everyone is welcome to meet and reconnect with sangha members outside following the dharma talk. Tables and chairs, along with picnic blankets will be set up on the grounds of the meditation center. If you can, please bring a vegetarian dish to share with 4-6 people.  If not,…

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Upcoming Sati Center Events

Upcoming Sati Center Events

The Sati Center for Buddhist Studies is sponsoring the following upcoming events. “The Original Body Scan: 32 Parts of the Body Meditation Discovering Freedom within the Body” with Bob Stahl, PhD The Sati Center will be offering a 8 week course with Bob Stahl, PhD on “32 Parts of the Body Meditation”. This practice will cultivate deeper insight into the true nature of the body and most importantly to help see through the identifications, conditionings, beliefs, and narratives – the…

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June 25: Earth Care Event: DharmaTalk by Thanissara

June 25: Earth Care Event: DharmaTalk by Thanissara

A monthly group, planning activities, exploring the eco implications of Buddhist teachings and and supporting each other in facing environmental challenges. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the Earth Care group at EarthCareDharma@gmail.com UPCOMING EVENT: Dharma Talk with Thanissara Online via Zoom Earth Care Group, Saturday June 25, 2022, 8:30 to 10 AM PDT Climate crisis is affecting the entire planet and causing immense suffering to many demographics. Thanissara’s talk will cover skillfully participating in engaged Buddhism….

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Registering for IMC In-person Sunday Morning, Monday Evening, and Wednesday Morning Programs

Registering for IMC In-person Sunday Morning, Monday Evening, and Wednesday Morning Programs

IMC is resuming live, in-person Sunday morning, Monday evening and Wednesday half-day sessions for groups of 35 people. Registration and proof of vaccination are required.  KN 95 or N 95 masks are required.  Signup lists will be checked at the door. To accommodate more people we will have two sessions on Sunday morning:  8:30 a.m. Meditation; 9:10 Walking Meditation; 9:25 a.m.  meditation, 10:00 a.m. Dharma Talk. The Monday sessions include 7:30 p.m. meditation and 8:15 Dharma Talk. Wednesdays start at 9:30…

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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/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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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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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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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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IMC Pausing In-Person Sessions until February

IMC Pausing In-Person Sessions until February

IMC is pausing live, in-person Sunday morning and Monday evening sessions until February 6. Around January 31, we will post signups for attending the Sunday and Monday sessions starting February 6.  We are limiting ourselves to groups of 25 people at a time which is one reason it is important to register. By registering you will be sent the sign-up options for the month. When we open we require everyone to wear a KN 95 or N95 mask. Most likely,…

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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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