Yearly Archives: 2016

IMSB launches a new Dhamma Classroom in San Jose/Saratoga

IMSB is starting a new Dhamma Classroom with courses in meditation, mindfulness, and the Buddha's Teachings Thursdays in Saratoga/San Jose 7:15 to 9:00 pm at Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave SARATOGA, CA 95070 (just off I-85 at the Saratoga Ave exit) These small group classes will offer newcomers an ideal opportunity to learn meditation, and [...]

2016-12-30T16:16:40-08:00December 29th, 2016|News|

Hear a talk on Right Action in the Face of Climate Change

Jennifer Dungan, a NASA climate scientist and meditation practitioner, gave a wonderful talk at Insight Meditation South Bay ( If you missed this special event, you can listen to her talk at:  

2016-08-26T15:15:24-07:00August 26th, 2016|News|

School Supplies Drive Success!

Appreciations for all your support with this summer's school supplies drive. The recipients of your generosity include 2 local programs that run school supplies drives: Help One Child,  a program based in Los Altos that serves local foster children. Santa Maria Urban Ministry, a San Jose based organization that serves needy children and families. IMSB collected donations [...]

2016-07-27T12:23:26-07:00July 27th, 2016|News|

Help local foster kids with our school supplies drive!

Each summer IMSB helps needy children get a good start in their school year by filling backpacks with useful school supplies. You may bring materials (or a check/cash made payable to IMSB) to any IMSB event in July and give to either Shaila or Sharon (teachers), Farzaneh (project coordinator), or Ed (treasurer). Deadline for collections is Tuesday [...]

2016-07-17T08:27:20-07:00July 17th, 2016|News|

An in-depth podcast interview with Shaila was just published.

Wisdom Publications just published an in-depth interview with Shaila Catherine that emphasizes the early period of her practice, and covers a wide range of topics. She discusses her experiences living in India with Poonjaji, and the significance of the deep absorption states of jhana. You will find the interview at:

2016-05-02T10:59:17-07:00May 2nd, 2016|News|

Mindfulness Class on Tuesday Mornings

IMSB’s first daytime Introduction to Mindfulness class is coming to Saratoga Tuesday mornings February 23 through March 22, 2016, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Registration is required. See IMSB's event calendar for details and registration information.

2016-01-03T23:26:48-08:00January 3rd, 2016|News|
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