Daylong in Saratoga – Cultivating The Meditative Path

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A day of meditation with Shaila Catherine.

IMSB offers a day of meditation one Saturday each month. These monthly day long programs offer a consistent and easy opportunity for meditators to maintain a steady commitment to meditation, deepen their practice, explore various dhamma themes, and cultivate relationships with the community—and still be home in time for dinner!

In IMSB’s monthly day-long programs between March and August 2016, Shaila Catherine will explore five qualities that make the mind capable of deep meditation and empower us to live at ease in this world. See Anguttara Nikaya 5:110, translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi, published by Wisdom Publications. The five supports of virtue, learning, energetic effort, concentration and jhana, and liberation of mind offer a comprehensive training for living with peace, happiness, and wisdom.

  • March – Virtue
  • May – Learning
  • June – Energetic Effort
  • July – Concentration and Jhana
  • August – Liberation

You will find our schedule on our Daylong and Half-day Practice Calendar.

Each day-long in the series will stand alone.  You do not need to join the full series to participate — you are welcome to attend as many or as few Saturdays as you wish.

There will be a pot-luck community meal around 12:30; please bring a food dish to share.

Everyone is welcome. There is no registration. Folding chairs are provided. Bring a mat and cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor. Beginner’s to meditation are encouraged to come on time since both sitting and walking meditation instruction are usually offered in the mornings.

These monthly events may take place at any of the churches where we meet—in Los Altos, Saratoga, or Mountain View. Be sure to double check the website event listing to identify the correct location.

IMSB relies upon the generosity of participants to support our teachers and cover organizational expenses. Dana is a word in the ancient Pali language that describes donations, offerings and generosity. Two bowls will be available at an event to practice dana for the teacher and IMSB; we encourage you to give joyfully and generously, according to your resources and means. IMSB is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.


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