Speaker Series – Everyday Dhamma – in Mountain View

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Can busy lay practitioners realize the fruits of the Buddhist path? How can we bring mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion into our family, community, and workplace activities?

This speaker series will explore the intersection of the Buddha’s teachings with the complex demands of contemporary daily life. Each speaker will explore a theme that highlights social issues or practical applications related to living a mindful life at work, with family, and in today’s society.

  • Feb 14, 2017 — with Ron Purser — Four Gateways of Samsara: I, me, mine and mind
  • Feb 21 — with Lisa Dale Miller — Dharma in Challenging Relationships
  • Feb 28 — Meeting is cancelled. The Church needs the room for Marti Gras event.
  • March 7 — with Kim Allen — Money
  • March 14 — with Laura Lin — Happiness at the Workplace
  • March 21 — with Misha Merrill — Wisdom, Skill, and Virtue
  • March 28 — with Sean Feit Oakes — Trauma, Purification, and the Nervous System
  • April 4 — with Shaila Catherine — Dilemmas, Decisions, and Everyday Ethics
  • April 11 — Meeting is cancelled. The Church needs the room for pre-Easter events.

Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation programs—Tuesdays in Mountain View, and Thursdays in Saratoga.

This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk in Mountain View. 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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