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Bringing the Wisdom of Dhamma to Environmental Challenges with Ayya Santussika

Bringing the Wisdom of Dhamma to Environmental Challenges with Ayya Santussika

IMC Earth Care Program Saturday, October 31st 2020 10:00pm – 12:00pm On Zoom with Ayya Santussika We will begin by taking a candid look at the current yet rapidly changing situation regarding our environment and the forces that help or impede progress in restoring it. We will meditate together and then explore how we can collectively apply the wisdom of Dhamma to support the healing of our natural world. This session will include teachings, meditation, and group discussion/Q&A. Ayya Santussika is…

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Dharma Friends Phone Banking with Reclaim Our Vote

Dharma Friends Phone Banking with Reclaim Our Vote

October 14, 2020  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm October 21, 2020  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm October 28, 2020  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Everyone is welcome to join us for a get-out-the-vote phone banking party. This event, organized by IMC members in conjunction with Reclaim Our Vote, is an afternoon of collective (on Zoom) phone banking to encourage people to register and to vote in the November election. To find out more: 1. For more on Reclaim Our Vote, read…

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Invitation to take the IMC Community Survey

Invitation to take the IMC Community Survey

Since March IMC has suspended all of its in-person programs at our center and transitioned to offering programs online in order to support efforts to prevent or slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We will plan for a careful, safe future reopening of the center for in-person events and continue some online programs that have been running. Currently, we invite you to complete an online survey to share feedback, interests, needs, and recommendations for what happens at IMC…

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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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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 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

YouTube 7 a.m. Meditation and Short Talks with Gil

YouTube 7 a.m. Meditation and Short Talks with Gil

Each weekday morning Monday to Friday from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. Gil Fronsdal offers a thirty-minute meditation and a fifteen-minute Dharma talk. The meditation begins with a period of guided meditation. These are available on YouTube here.  Each week focuses on a different foundation of Buddhist Practice, with each day discussing a different aspect of the week’s theme. Diana Clark will be teaching July 20 to 24.

New IMC Online Programs

New IMC Online Programs

With much of the world “sheltering” at home, IMC is continuing to expand its online programs. We hope these can provide a wide variety of support for home practice, Dharma inspiration and learning, and a greater sense of community and connections with fellow practitioners. Currently, we are primarily using YouTube and Zoom.    IMC has a YouTube channel called “Insightmed” where video recordings are archive.  This channel is where you can find live video of Dharma talks here (on YouTube) or…

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IMC Program Changes in Response to the Coronavirus

IMC Program Changes in Response to the Coronavirus

To support efforts to prevent or slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus, IMC is suspending all of its in-person programs at our center until at least May 1st. Our Sunday morning, Monday evening, and Wednesday morning programs are continuing and are now offered live online. We have also begun an online sitting and short Dharma talk every weekday from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Please visit our live video page to watch the live stream of these talks. We…

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Powering IRC for the 21st Century: Letter from Gil on IRC’s Renewable Energy Initiative

Powering IRC for the 21st Century: Letter from Gil on IRC’s Renewable Energy Initiative

Dear friends of IRC and IMC, For 2020, we are committed to upgrading the electrical system at our Insight Retreat Center so that 100% of our power comes from solar panels, with battery backup. We also plan to install a new backup generator fueled by propane (which is less polluting than our current diesel generator) and to upgrade our electrical system so that retreats can continue to run smoothly when power outages occur. We are enthusiastic about converting to renewable…

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Dharma Circle for People of Asian Background meets monthly

Dharma Circle for People of Asian Background meets monthly

Fourth Sunday of the month 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Open to drop-in at any time The Dharma Circle for People of Asian Background now meets monthly. The group is facilitated by Lilu Chen and Ying Chen and is open to all self-identified people of Asian or South Asian background. No registration is required. For more information email asianimc2020@gmail.com. See the webpage for more information.  

Earth Care Group – 2020 Series

Earth Care Group – 2020 Series

Join us We are approaching the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day. The Earth Care Group is hosting a series of events culminating in a gathering at Huddart Park where we will practice in nature—connecting with and honoring the earth. Dates Sunday, February 16, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Location: IMC Sunday, March 8, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Location: IMC Sunday, April 26, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Location: Huddart Park, Oak Grove Picnic Area Practicing in Nature led by Liz…

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