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IMSB is offering a new series of courses in Saratoga, just 2 blocks off Highway 85 (map). This new group will emphasize the development of mindfulness and is designed to help newcomers establish a meditation practice and gain an overview of basic Buddhist principles. Cultivating Mindfulness Developing the Heart Strengthening Mindfulness Overcoming Obstacles to Meditation Fundamental Buddhist Principles Read more [...]
We are delighted to launch this new website. It represents the dedicated work of several volunteers, each of whom contributed vision, skill, time, and creativity to create this site. If you find anything amiss, please let us know so that we can correct or improve it. Send comments, corrections, and suggestions to webmaster. And if you'd like [...]
Volunteers are needed to update our events calendar, maintain this website, and coordinate volunteers.
Chip in, make friends, and get involved! We currently need volunteer help with several projects including maintaining the events calendar on this website, improving various features on the website, coordinating volunteers, and managing events. Fill out our volunteer form to see a fuller list of current volunteer needs. We value your help to enable IMSB to grow and [...]
IMSB talks are now available on DharmaSeed We have set up an IMSB portal on Dharma Seed to publish talks, guided meditation, and recordings by Shaila Catherine or IMSB guest teachers. Please bookmark our portal since it is a sub site within a broader DharmaSeed collection and most of our guest teachers can be found only through the search features [...]
Did you see the new entry about our teacher, Shaila Catherine, in Wikipedia?
Insight Journal, a publication of the well known Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Barre, Massachusetts, has published an interview with our teacher. Shaila discusses how she came to the practice, her practice and study of the jhanas, the value of sutta study, practices of happiness, and other topics. You can read the interview on the Barre [...]