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Sunday October 9 — Honoring the 10th Anniversary of Vipassana Earth Care Week

Sunday October 9 — Honoring the 10th Anniversary of Vipassana Earth Care Week

Vipassana Earth Care week begins October 2nd. Please join us, for an in-person celebration on Sunday October 9, 2022 9:25 – 10:45 AM — at the regular Sunday morning meditation and talk 10:45 – 11:30 AM — at the Community Tea following the meditation and talk Earth care week was launched in 2013 by teachers gathered at the International Vipassana Teachers meeting at Spirit Rock. In proposing the annual observance, the teachers were responding to a request for teachings on…

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Dharma Rocks Program for 3rd through 5th Graders Restarting October 16

Dharma Rocks Program for 3rd through 5th Graders Restarting October 16

The Dharma Rocks Program is restarting Sunday, October 18, 2022. Dharma Rocks Program (3rd through 5th Graders) (Sixth graders have the option of attending Dharma Rocks and/or Dharma Bodhis) Led by Camille Whitney and Tim Sandoe Third Sunday of the month from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Meditation and mindfulness practice through games, stories, and art. Light snack provided. Parents/guardians can either drop off and pick up their kids, or wait at IMC. We ask that anyone attending be vaccinated…

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Upcoming Sati Center Events

Upcoming Sati Center Events

The Sati Center for Buddhist Studies is sponsoring the following upcoming events. Saturdays, October 8th, 15th and 22nd, 2022 at 9:30 – 11am PDT, Experience and Stages of Awakening in Early Buddhism with Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā – via Zoom In this mini-series in three sessions Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā looks at the map of the four stages of awakening (stream-entry, once-return, non-return and arahantship) recognized in early Buddhism. They are explored through the prism of early Buddhist meditation theory and practice and contextualised…

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In-Person and YouTube: Daylong Mindfulness Meditation with Tanya Wiser and Kodo Colin

In-Person and YouTube: Daylong Mindfulness Meditation with Tanya Wiser and Kodo Colin

All-day mindfulness meditation retreat on Saturday, 10/1/22 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. This day-long retreat format allows for a number of meditation sessions in a single day which provides an opportunity to learn how to apply the instructions and to build momentum and continuity in mindfulness. The schedule consists of alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation.  Light guidance will be offered on mindfulness of breath, body, emotions, thoughts and open awareness practices.  Brief one-on-one meetings with the teachers…

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Seven Shining Jewels Program with Diana Clark (Oct 2022- May 2023)

Seven Shining Jewels Program with Diana Clark (Oct 2022- May 2023)

On Zoom; Sundays, 1:00 – 3:30pm Pacific Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 18, Jan 15, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7 The Buddha highlighted seven shining jewels as supports for awakening. These jewels, also known as the Seven Factors of Awakening, have an important role in our meditation practice, daily life, and the path of liberation. In this seven-month program, we will explore and practice with these jewels so that they can shine in our lives. We will spend one…

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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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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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Attending in-person events at IMC — Policy Changes

Attending in-person events at IMC — Policy Changes

IMC has made some changes to the policies around attending in person events effective starting Sunday July 3: You are no longer required to submit proof of vaccination. We still require full vaccination but we are going to use the honor system. We no longer have signups for Monday evening and Wednesday morning half-day events. Just come to IMC without a need to signup.  The times are the same and are listed in the calendar. We still require signups for…

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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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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/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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