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Tonight’s special author event will feature best selling author Chade-Meng Tan speaking about his newest book, Joy on Demand. Books will be available at the event and signing will occur after the talk.

7:00 Doors Open (please arrive before the meditation begins)
7:15  Meditation Begins
8:00 Meng Speaks
9:00 Book Signing

Please notice that the event will be held at our site on Saratoga Ave, just off highway 85, instead of our usual Tuesday night location.

Chade­-Meng Tan (Meng) is a Google pioneer, award­winning engineer, international bestselling author, thought leader and philanthropist. At Google, he brought the practice of mindfulness into the workplace with his mindfulness-based emotional intelligence course, Search Inside Yourself. Search Inside Yourself is also the title of Meng’s New York Times bestselling book which has been endorsed by world leaders such as President Carter of the United States, business leaders such as Eric Schmidt of Google and John Mackey of Whole Foods Markets, and spiritual leaders such as the Dalai Lama. His most recent book is titled Joy On Demand: The Art of Discovering The Happiness Within.

Meng is the founding chair of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, and co­-chair of One Billion Acts of Peace, an international global citizen’s movement that has  received seven nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Meng delivered a TED talk on compassion at the United Nations and spoke at the White House about the development of kindness. He retired from Google as its “Jolly Good Fellow” at the age of 45. His personal motto is, “Life is too important to be taken seriously.”

For biographies and photos of our guest speakers see our Teachers Page.

By Donation: Meng has offered both his books and talk as a benefit for IMSB. We hope you will be inspired by what he calls “maximum generosity” and choose to give generously. IMSB is incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Donation baskets will be available at the event, or you may contribute online and designate the donation “Joy On Demand.”


Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays in Mountain View, and Thursdays in Saratoga. The principal teacher is Shaila Catherine and guest speakers are featured regularly. Thematic series are periodically presented, but whether or not a topic has been advertised in advance, Shaila or a guest teacher will lead the sitting and offer teachings. See also weekly sitting.

Newcomers are always welcome. To help newcomers get acquainted with mindfulness meditation and IMSB, a senior member or teacher offers a beginner’s orientation beginning at 6:30 on the first Tuesday of each month.

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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