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Course: The Buddha’s Teachings on Wisdom with Kim Allen and Diana Clark

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

See for Yourself: The Buddha’s Teachings on Wisdom A 6 week course led by Kimberly Allen and Diana Clark Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. The Buddha had much to say about Wisdom, the natural quality of mind that sees things as they are and brings about liberation. In this 6-week class running from [...]

Meditation Group is cancelled for tonight

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Our usual weekly meditation group and Living Wisely in the World speaker series has been cancelled for tonight because the church needs the room for their Vacation Bible Course. Our program will resume next Tuesday evening. Living Wisely in the World: Caring for mind, family, society, and planet A famous verse in the Dhammapada states: "All experience is [...]

Course: The Buddha’s Teachings on Wisdom with Kim Allen and Diana Clark

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

See for Yourself: The Buddha’s Teachings on Wisdom A 6 week course led by Kimberly Allen and Diana Clark Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. The Buddha had much to say about Wisdom, the natural quality of mind that sees things as they are and brings about liberation. In this 6-week class running from [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Living Wisely in the World

Speaker Series: Living Wisely in the World

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Living Wisely in the World: Caring for mind, family, society, and planet A famous verse in the Dhammapada states: "All experience is preceded by mind, led by mind, made by mind. Speak or act with a corrupted mind, and suffering follows, as the wagon wheel follows the hoof of the ox … Speak or act with a peaceful mind, and [...]

Course: The Buddha’s Teachings on Wisdom with Kim Allen and Diana Clark

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

See for Yourself: The Buddha’s Teachings on Wisdom A 6 week course led by Kimberly Allen and Diana Clark Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. The Buddha had much to say about Wisdom, the natural quality of mind that sees things as they are and brings about liberation. In this 6-week class running from [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Living Wisely in the World

Speaker Series: Living Wisely in the World

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Living Wisely in the World: Caring for mind, family, society, and planet A famous verse in the Dhammapada states: "All experience is preceded by mind, led by mind, made by mind. Speak or act with a corrupted mind, and suffering follows, as the wagon wheel follows the hoof of the ox … Speak or act with a peaceful mind, and [...]

Course: The Buddha’s Teachings on Wisdom with Kim Allen and Diana Clark

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

See for Yourself: The Buddha’s Teachings on Wisdom A 6 week course led by Kimberly Allen and Diana Clark Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. The Buddha had much to say about Wisdom, the natural quality of mind that sees things as they are and brings about liberation. In this 6-week class running from [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Living Wisely in the World

Speaker Series: Living Wisely in the World

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Living Wisely in the World: Caring for mind, family, society, and planet A famous verse in the Dhammapada states: "All experience is preceded by mind, led by mind, made by mind. Speak or act with a corrupted mind, and suffering follows, as the wagon wheel follows the hoof of the ox … Speak or act with a peaceful mind, and [...]

Course: The Buddha’s Teachings on Wisdom with Kim Allen and Diana Clark

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

See for Yourself: The Buddha’s Teachings on Wisdom A 6 week course led by Kimberly Allen and Diana Clark Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. The Buddha had much to say about Wisdom, the natural quality of mind that sees things as they are and brings about liberation. In this 6-week class running from [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Living Wisely in the World

Speaker Series: Living Wisely in the World

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Living Wisely in the World: Caring for mind, family, society, and planet A famous verse in the Dhammapada states: "All experience is preceded by mind, led by mind, made by mind. Speak or act with a corrupted mind, and suffering follows, as the wagon wheel follows the hoof of the ox … Speak or act with a peaceful mind, and [...]

Course: The Buddha’s Teachings on Wisdom with Kim Allen and Diana Clark

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

See for Yourself: The Buddha’s Teachings on Wisdom A 6 week course led by Kimberly Allen and Diana Clark Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. The Buddha had much to say about Wisdom, the natural quality of mind that sees things as they are and brings about liberation. In this 6-week class running from [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Great Disciples of the Buddha

Speaker Series: Great Disciples of the Buddha

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Great Disciples: People and Personalities in the Buddha's Community A six-week lecture series The early Buddhist sangha included some accomplished and intriguing disciples—lay and monastic, male and female. By searching the literature of the Pali Canon, contemporary scholars have been able to compile biographical information, infer personality traits, and gain a vivid sense of the [...]

Register for the Dhamma of Aging. A 6-week course led by Robert Cusick.

Registration has opened for a 6 week course on The Dhamma of Aging. with Robert Cusick Registration is required! Course starts September 14. Visit the Events Page for more information and registration details: https://www.imsb.org/event/course-dhamma-of-aging-with-robert-cusick/

Event Series Course: Dhamma of Aging with Robert Cusick

Course: Dhamma of Aging with Robert Cusick

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

The Dhamma of Aging A 6 week course led by Robert Cusick Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. Aging is a dynamic natural process. It not only includes the losses and heartbreak often associated with changing conditions but also the opportunity to cultivate deep insights and wisdom. Change, too, is a dynamic natural process. To [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Great Disciples of the Buddha

Speaker Series: Great Disciples of the Buddha

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Great Disciples: People and Personalities in the Buddha's Community A six-week lecture series The early Buddhist sangha included some accomplished and intriguing disciples—lay and monastic, male and female. By searching the literature of the Pali Canon, contemporary scholars have been able to compile biographical information, infer personality traits, and gain a vivid sense of the [...]

Event Series Course: Dhamma of Aging with Robert Cusick

Course: Dhamma of Aging with Robert Cusick

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

The Dhamma of Aging A 6 week course led by Robert Cusick Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. Aging is a dynamic natural process. It not only includes the losses and heartbreak often associated with changing conditions but also the opportunity to cultivate deep insights and wisdom. Change, too, is a dynamic natural process. To [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Great Disciples of the Buddha

Speaker Series: Great Disciples of the Buddha

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Great Disciples: People and Personalities in the Buddha's Community A six-week lecture series The early Buddhist sangha included some accomplished and intriguing disciples—lay and monastic, male and female. By searching the literature of the Pali Canon, contemporary scholars have been able to compile biographical information, infer personality traits, and gain a vivid sense of the [...]

Event Series Course: Dhamma of Aging with Robert Cusick

Course: Dhamma of Aging with Robert Cusick

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

The Dhamma of Aging A 6 week course led by Robert Cusick Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. Aging is a dynamic natural process. It not only includes the losses and heartbreak often associated with changing conditions but also the opportunity to cultivate deep insights and wisdom. Change, too, is a dynamic natural process. To [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Great Disciples of the Buddha

Speaker Series: Great Disciples of the Buddha

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Great Disciples: People and Personalities in the Buddha's Community A six-week lecture series The early Buddhist sangha included some accomplished and intriguing disciples—lay and monastic, male and female. By searching the literature of the Pali Canon, contemporary scholars have been able to compile biographical information, infer personality traits, and gain a vivid sense of the [...]

Event Series Course: Dhamma of Aging with Robert Cusick

Course: Dhamma of Aging with Robert Cusick

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

The Dhamma of Aging A 6 week course led by Robert Cusick Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. Aging is a dynamic natural process. It not only includes the losses and heartbreak often associated with changing conditions but also the opportunity to cultivate deep insights and wisdom. Change, too, is a dynamic natural process. To [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Great Disciples of the Buddha

Speaker Series: Great Disciples of the Buddha

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Great Disciples: People and Personalities in the Buddha's Community A six-week lecture series The early Buddhist sangha included some accomplished and intriguing disciples—lay and monastic, male and female. By searching the literature of the Pali Canon, contemporary scholars have been able to compile biographical information, infer personality traits, and gain a vivid sense of the [...]

Event Series Course: Dhamma of Aging with Robert Cusick

Course: Dhamma of Aging with Robert Cusick

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

The Dhamma of Aging A 6 week course led by Robert Cusick Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. Aging is a dynamic natural process. It not only includes the losses and heartbreak often associated with changing conditions but also the opportunity to cultivate deep insights and wisdom. Change, too, is a dynamic natural process. To [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Great Disciples of the Buddha

Speaker Series: Great Disciples of the Buddha

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Great Disciples: People and Personalities in the Buddha's Community A six-week lecture series The early Buddhist sangha included some accomplished and intriguing disciples—lay and monastic, male and female. By searching the literature of the Pali Canon, contemporary scholars have been able to compile biographical information, infer personality traits, and gain a vivid sense of the [...]

Event Series Course: Dhamma of Aging with Robert Cusick

Course: Dhamma of Aging with Robert Cusick

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

The Dhamma of Aging A 6 week course led by Robert Cusick Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. Aging is a dynamic natural process. It not only includes the losses and heartbreak often associated with changing conditions but also the opportunity to cultivate deep insights and wisdom. Change, too, is a dynamic natural process. To [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Preparing The Mind for Awakening: Cultivating The Seven Factors of Awakening For the mind that values freedom. Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the mind, overcoming the hindrances, and balancing the energetic and calming forces that develop through meditation. When these seven factors are well developed, the mind is ripe for awakening. This [...]

Drop-In Deepening Practice and Community Evening with Sharon Allen

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

An Evening for Meditation Practice Tonight’s session is led by Sharon Allen. For pictures and biographies of our teachers, visit our Teacher Page. Between many of our Thursday evening series courses in Saratoga, IMSB offers open drop-in practice sessions led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, or a local mindfulness teacher. For these “Deepening Practice and Community” evenings, [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Preparing The Mind for Awakening: Cultivating The Seven Factors of Awakening For the mind that values freedom. Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the mind, overcoming the hindrances, and balancing the energetic and calming forces that develop through meditation. When these seven factors are well developed, the mind is ripe for awakening. This [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Preparing The Mind for Awakening: Cultivating The Seven Factors of Awakening For the mind that values freedom. Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the mind, overcoming the hindrances, and balancing the energetic and calming forces that develop through meditation. When these seven factors are well developed, the mind is ripe for awakening. This [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Preparing The Mind for Awakening: Cultivating The Seven Factors of Awakening For the mind that values freedom. Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the mind, overcoming the hindrances, and balancing the energetic and calming forces that develop through meditation. When these seven factors are well developed, the mind is ripe for awakening. This [...]

Stepping Back: A Day of Meditation with Sharon Allen

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

A day of Mindfulness Meditation with Sharon Allen. Stepping back – so often when we are on the edge of impulsively saying or doing something that we later regret, taking a step back, pausing or remembering what that action leads to can make the difference between perpetuating distress or increasing well-being. This is a discipline that [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Preparing The Mind for Awakening: Cultivating The Seven Factors of Awakening For the mind that values freedom. Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the mind, overcoming the hindrances, and balancing the energetic and calming forces that develop through meditation. When these seven factors are well developed, the mind is ripe for awakening. This [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Preparing The Mind for Awakening: Cultivating The Seven Factors of Awakening For the mind that values freedom. Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the mind, overcoming the hindrances, and balancing the energetic and calming forces that develop through meditation. When these seven factors are well developed, the mind is ripe for awakening. This [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Preparing The Mind for Awakening: Cultivating The Seven Factors of Awakening For the mind that values freedom. Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the mind, overcoming the hindrances, and balancing the energetic and calming forces that develop through meditation. When these seven factors are well developed, the mind is ripe for awakening. This [...]

Drop-In Deepening Practice and Community Evening with Sharon Allen and Bill Kostura

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

An Evening for Meditation Practice Tonight's session is led by Sharon Allen and Bill Kostura. For pictures and biographies of our teachers, visit our Teacher Page. Between many of our Thursday evening series courses in Saratoga, IMSB offers open drop-in practice sessions led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, or a local mindfulness teacher. For these “Deepening Practice [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Preparing The Mind for Awakening: Cultivating The Seven Factors of Awakening For the mind that values freedom. Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the mind, overcoming the hindrances, and balancing the energetic and calming forces that develop through meditation. When these seven factors are well developed, the mind is ripe for awakening. This [...]

Event Series Course: Mindful Speech

Course: Mindful Speech

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Mindful Speech Bringing clarity and peace to communication. A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, and Chris Clifford. March 15 — Defining Right And Wrong Speech, with Sharon Allen March 22 — Difficult Communications; Responding to Anger, with Shaila Catherine March 29 — No meeting this week. Church needs the room for their Easter events. [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Preparing The Mind for Awakening: Cultivating The Seven Factors of Awakening For the mind that values freedom. Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the mind, overcoming the hindrances, and balancing the energetic and calming forces that develop through meditation. When these seven factors are well developed, the mind is ripe for awakening. This [...]

Event Series Course: Mindful Speech

Course: Mindful Speech

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Mindful Speech Bringing clarity and peace to communication. A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, and Chris Clifford. March 15 — Defining Right And Wrong Speech, with Sharon Allen March 22 — Difficult Communications; Responding to Anger, with Shaila Catherine March 29 — No meeting this week. Church needs the room for their Easter events. [...]

A Loving Kindness Tune-Up — Inspiration, Intention, Expression in Mountain View with Sharon Allen

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

A Loving Kindness Tune-Up — Inspiration, Intention, Expression with Sharon Allen In the rush of daily life, we often forget about the benefit of giving and receiving a kind act. Tonight, we will draw on some of the beautiful resources and expression of loving kindness that can inspire and remind us of the need we [...]

Event Series Course: Mindful Speech

Course: Mindful Speech

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Mindful Speech Bringing clarity and peace to communication. A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, and Chris Clifford. March 15 — Defining Right And Wrong Speech, with Sharon Allen March 22 — Difficult Communications; Responding to Anger, with Shaila Catherine March 29 — No meeting this week. Church needs the room for their Easter events. [...]

Author Event: Janetti Marotta speaks on A Life Affirming Path

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

A Life Affirming Path An author event with Janetti Marotta, celebrating the publication of her new book A Fertile Path: Guiding the Journey with Mindfulness and Compassion When basic life expectations are challenged—to become pregnant when we want; to parent our child into adulthood; to live a long and healthy life—our personal narrative can become [...]

Event Series Course: Mindful Speech

Course: Mindful Speech

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Mindful Speech Bringing clarity and peace to communication. A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, and Chris Clifford. March 15 — Defining Right And Wrong Speech, with Sharon Allen March 22 — Difficult Communications; Responding to Anger, with Shaila Catherine March 29 — No meeting this week. Church needs the room for their Easter events. [...]

Event Series Course: Mindful Speech

Course: Mindful Speech

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Mindful Speech Bringing clarity and peace to communication. A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, and Chris Clifford. March 15 — Defining Right And Wrong Speech, with Sharon Allen March 22 — Difficult Communications; Responding to Anger, with Shaila Catherine March 29 — No meeting this week. Church needs the room for their Easter events. [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Goals in Meditation

Speaker Series: Goals in Meditation

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

We invited several local teachers to share both the personal aims that guide their practice and their understanding of the goals of the Buddhist Path. We asked them the following questions: What is the goal of Buddhist practice? What do you personally hope to achieve through your practice? What is a reasonable way to assess [...]

Event Series Course: Mindful Speech

Course: Mindful Speech

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Mindful Speech Bringing clarity and peace to communication. A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, and Chris Clifford. March 15 — Defining Right And Wrong Speech, with Sharon Allen March 22 — Difficult Communications; Responding to Anger, with Shaila Catherine March 29 — No meeting this week. Church needs the room for their Easter events. [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Goals in Meditation

Speaker Series: Goals in Meditation

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

We invited several local teachers to share both the personal aims that guide their practice and their understanding of the goals of the Buddhist Path. We asked them the following questions: What is the goal of Buddhist practice? What do you personally hope to achieve through your practice? What is a reasonable way to assess [...]

Drop-In Deepening Practice and Community Evening with Sharon Allen

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

An Evening for Meditation Practice Tonight’s session is led by Sharon Allen. For pictures and biographies of our teachers, visit our Teacher Page. Between many of our Thursday evening series courses in Saratoga, IMSB offers open drop-in practice sessions led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, or a local mindfulness teacher. For these “Deepening Practice and Community” evenings, [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Goals in Meditation

Speaker Series: Goals in Meditation

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

We invited several local teachers to share both the personal aims that guide their practice and their understanding of the goals of the Buddhist Path. We asked them the following questions: What is the goal of Buddhist practice? What do you personally hope to achieve through your practice? What is a reasonable way to assess [...]

Course: Mindful Self Esteem with Janetti Marotta

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Mindful Self-Esteem: Cultivating Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion Led by Janetti Marotta, Ph.D. A 6-week course based on the book 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem: Everyday Practices for Cultivating Self-Acceptance & Self-Compassion Low self-esteem is such a common issue because we’re conditioned to look for comfort and security in outside factors that are constantly changing. We struggle to [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Goals in Meditation

Speaker Series: Goals in Meditation

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

We invited several local teachers to share both the personal aims that guide their practice and their understanding of the goals of the Buddhist Path. We asked them the following questions: What is the goal of Buddhist practice? What do you personally hope to achieve through your practice? What is a reasonable way to assess [...]

Course: Mindful Self Esteem with Janetti Marotta

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Mindful Self-Esteem: Cultivating Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion Led by Janetti Marotta, Ph.D. A 6-week course based on the book 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem: Everyday Practices for Cultivating Self-Acceptance & Self-Compassion Low self-esteem is such a common issue because we’re conditioned to look for comfort and security in outside factors that are constantly changing. We struggle to [...]

Aging, Dying and Awakening: A Day of Meditation with Anna Douglas

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

A day of meditation with special guest teacher Anna Douglas. “Aging, illness and death are treasures for those who understand them. They are Noble Truths, Noble Treasures. If they were people, I’d bow down to their feet every day.” — Ajahn Lee, Thai Forest Master This sentiment is not our culture’s usual attitude, so this statement [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Goals in Meditation

Speaker Series: Goals in Meditation

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

We invited several local teachers to share both the personal aims that guide their practice and their understanding of the goals of the Buddhist Path. We asked them the following questions: What is the goal of Buddhist practice? What do you personally hope to achieve through your practice? What is a reasonable way to assess [...]

Course: Mindful Self Esteem with Janetti Marotta

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Mindful Self-Esteem: Cultivating Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion Led by Janetti Marotta, Ph.D. A 6-week course based on the book 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem: Everyday Practices for Cultivating Self-Acceptance & Self-Compassion Low self-esteem is such a common issue because we’re conditioned to look for comfort and security in outside factors that are constantly changing. We struggle to [...]

Event Series Speaker Series: Goals in Meditation

Speaker Series: Goals in Meditation

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

We invited several local teachers to share both the personal aims that guide their practice and their understanding of the goals of the Buddhist Path. We asked them the following questions: What is the goal of Buddhist practice? What do you personally hope to achieve through your practice? What is a reasonable way to assess [...]

Course: Mindful Self Esteem with Janetti Marotta

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Mindful Self-Esteem: Cultivating Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion Led by Janetti Marotta, Ph.D. A 6-week course based on the book 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem: Everyday Practices for Cultivating Self-Acceptance & Self-Compassion Low self-esteem is such a common issue because we’re conditioned to look for comfort and security in outside factors that are constantly changing. We struggle to [...]

Author Event with James Coleman: The Buddha’s Dream of Liberation

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

The Buddha’s Dream of Liberation: Freedom, Emptiness, and Awakened Nature An evening author event with James William Coleman James William Coleman’s new book, The Buddha’s Dream of Liberation: Freedom, Emptiness, and Awakened Nature, guides us through the profound wisdom of the classic sutras that lay the foundations for all of the different Buddhist traditions. In [...]

Course: Mindful Self Esteem with Janetti Marotta

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Mindful Self-Esteem: Cultivating Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion Led by Janetti Marotta, Ph.D. A 6-week course based on the book 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem: Everyday Practices for Cultivating Self-Acceptance & Self-Compassion Low self-esteem is such a common issue because we’re conditioned to look for comfort and security in outside factors that are constantly changing. We struggle to [...]

Event Series Course: Mindful Self Esteem with Janetti Marotta

Course: Mindful Self Esteem with Janetti Marotta

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Mindful Self-Esteem: Cultivating Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion Led by Janetti Marotta, Ph.D. A 6-week course based on the book 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem: Everyday Practices for Cultivating Self-Acceptance & Self-Compassion Low self-esteem is such a common issue because we’re conditioned to look for comfort and security in outside factors that are constantly changing. We struggle to [...]

Drop-In Deepening Practice and Community Evening with Shaila Catherine

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

An Evening for Meditation Practice Tonight’s session is led by Shaila Catherine. For pictures and biographies of our teachers, visit our Teacher Page. Between many of our Thursday evening series courses in Saratoga, IMSB offers open drop-in practice sessions led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, or a local mindfulness teacher. For these “Deepening Practice and Community” evenings, [...]

Event Series Course: Untangling Self

Course: Untangling Self

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Untangling Self A practical inquiry into who we think we are. A course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen Thursdays June 28 - August 9, 2018 There will be no meeting on July 5 due to Independence Day holidays. In this 6-week, teacher-led book group, we will contemplate Untangling Self by Andrew Olendzki—an intriguing [...]

Event Series Course: Untangling Self

Course: Untangling Self

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Untangling Self A practical inquiry into who we think we are. A course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen Thursdays June 28 - August 9, 2018 There will be no meeting on July 5 due to Independence Day holidays. In this 6-week, teacher-led book group, we will contemplate Untangling Self by Andrew Olendzki—an intriguing [...]

Event Series Course: Untangling Self

Course: Untangling Self

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Untangling Self A practical inquiry into who we think we are. A course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen Thursdays June 28 - August 9, 2018 There will be no meeting on July 5 due to Independence Day holidays. In this 6-week, teacher-led book group, we will contemplate Untangling Self by Andrew Olendzki—an intriguing [...]

Event Series Course: Untangling Self

Course: Untangling Self

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Untangling Self A practical inquiry into who we think we are. A course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen Thursdays June 28 - August 9, 2018 There will be no meeting on July 5 due to Independence Day holidays. In this 6-week, teacher-led book group, we will contemplate Untangling Self by Andrew Olendzki—an intriguing [...]

Event Series Course: Untangling Self

Course: Untangling Self

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Untangling Self A practical inquiry into who we think we are. A course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen Thursdays June 28 - August 9, 2018 There will be no meeting on July 5 due to Independence Day holidays. In this 6-week, teacher-led book group, we will contemplate Untangling Self by Andrew Olendzki—an intriguing [...]

Event Series Course: Untangling Self

Course: Untangling Self

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Untangling Self A practical inquiry into who we think we are. A course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen Thursdays June 28 - August 9, 2018 There will be no meeting on July 5 due to Independence Day holidays. In this 6-week, teacher-led book group, we will contemplate Untangling Self by Andrew Olendzki—an intriguing [...]

Drop-In Deepening Practice and Community Evening with Shaila Catherine

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

An Evening for Meditation Practice Tonight’s session is led by Shaila Catherine For pictures and biographies of our teachers, visit our Teacher Page. Between many of our Thursday evening series courses in Saratoga, IMSB offers open drop-in practice sessions led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, or a local mindfulness teacher. For these “Deepening Practice and Community” evenings, [...]

Event Series Course: Joy On Demand

Course: Joy On Demand

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Joy on Demand A 6-week class on cultivating joy Led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen, with a special question and answer session with the acclaimed author, Chade-Meng Tan.  Joy is a potent guide for spiritual development. Joy supports the development of many beautiful qualities including concentration, wisdom, and letting go. This course will follow the [...]

Event Series Course: Joy On Demand

Course: Joy On Demand

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Joy on Demand A 6-week class on cultivating joy Led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen, with a special question and answer session with the acclaimed author, Chade-Meng Tan.  Joy is a potent guide for spiritual development. Joy supports the development of many beautiful qualities including concentration, wisdom, and letting go. This course will follow the [...]

Event Series Course: Joy On Demand

Course: Joy On Demand

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Joy on Demand A 6-week class on cultivating joy Led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen, with a special question and answer session with the acclaimed author, Chade-Meng Tan.  Joy is a potent guide for spiritual development. Joy supports the development of many beautiful qualities including concentration, wisdom, and letting go. This course will follow the [...]

Event Series Course: Joy On Demand

Course: Joy On Demand

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Joy on Demand A 6-week class on cultivating joy Led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen, with a special question and answer session with the acclaimed author, Chade-Meng Tan.  Joy is a potent guide for spiritual development. Joy supports the development of many beautiful qualities including concentration, wisdom, and letting go. This course will follow the [...]

Event Series Course: Joy On Demand

Course: Joy On Demand

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Joy on Demand A 6-week class on cultivating joy Led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen, with a special question and answer session with the acclaimed author, Chade-Meng Tan.  Joy is a potent guide for spiritual development. Joy supports the development of many beautiful qualities including concentration, wisdom, and letting go. This course will follow the [...]

Event Series Course: Joy On Demand

Course: Joy On Demand

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Joy on Demand A 6-week class on cultivating joy Led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen, with a special question and answer session with the acclaimed author, Chade-Meng Tan.  Joy is a potent guide for spiritual development. Joy supports the development of many beautiful qualities including concentration, wisdom, and letting go. This course will follow the [...]

Event Series Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

An Evening for Meditation Practice Mindfulness Meditation: A drop-in evening for meditation practice. Drop-in practice evenings are an opportunity for meditators to practice under the guidance of experienced mindfulness instructors. These sessions allow curious newcomers to gain a first-hand experience of mindfulness meditation. Experienced practitioners will enjoy the opportunity to deepen their practice with an evening [...]

Event Series The Heart of Meditation

The Heart of Meditation

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

The Heart of Meditation A 4-week series with Shaila Catherine Open your heart - bring balance to your relationships Tuesdays, November 13 - December 4, 2018 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm In this series, you'll learn to nurture four profound qualities of heart: loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. These qualities, traditionally called the Divine Abodes [...]

Event Series Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

An Evening for Meditation Practice Mindfulness Meditation: A drop-in evening for meditation practice. Drop-in practice evenings are an opportunity for meditators to practice under the guidance of experienced mindfulness instructors. These sessions allow curious newcomers to gain a first-hand experience of mindfulness meditation. Experienced practitioners will enjoy the opportunity to deepen their practice with an evening [...]

Event Series The Heart of Meditation

The Heart of Meditation

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

The Heart of Meditation A 4-week series with Shaila Catherine Open your heart - bring balance to your relationships Tuesdays, November 13 - December 4, 2018 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm In this series, you'll learn to nurture four profound qualities of heart: loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. These qualities, traditionally called the Divine Abodes [...]

Event Series The Heart of Meditation

The Heart of Meditation

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

The Heart of Meditation A 4-week series with Shaila Catherine Open your heart - bring balance to your relationships Tuesdays, November 13 - December 4, 2018 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm In this series, you'll learn to nurture four profound qualities of heart: loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. These qualities, traditionally called the Divine Abodes [...]

Event Series The Heart of Meditation

The Heart of Meditation

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

The Heart of Meditation A 4-week series with Shaila Catherine Open your heart - bring balance to your relationships Tuesdays, November 13 - December 4, 2018 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm In this series, you'll learn to nurture four profound qualities of heart: loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. These qualities, traditionally called the Divine Abodes [...]

Event Series Meditation, Power, and Success

Meditation, Power, and Success

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Meditation, Power, and Success A Meditative Path for Accomplishing Your Goals A Five-week series with Shaila Catherine Ways to leverage your mental strengths. Tuesdays, December 11, 2018 – January 22, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm This 5-week series will explore four qualities that the Buddha linked to success on the spiritual path. These qualities, [...]

Event Series Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

An Evening for Meditation Practice Mindfulness Meditation: A drop-in evening for meditation practice. Drop-in practice evenings are an opportunity for meditators to practice under the guidance of experienced mindfulness instructors. These sessions allow curious newcomers to gain a first-hand experience of mindfulness meditation. Experienced practitioners will enjoy the opportunity to deepen their practice with an evening [...]

Event Series Meditation, Power, and Success

Meditation, Power, and Success

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Meditation, Power, and Success A Meditative Path for Accomplishing Your Goals A Five-week series with Shaila Catherine Ways to leverage your mental strengths. Tuesdays, December 11, 2018 – January 22, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm This 5-week series will explore four qualities that the Buddha linked to success on the spiritual path. These qualities, [...]

Event Series Meditation, Power, and Success

Meditation, Power, and Success

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Meditation, Power, and Success A Meditative Path for Accomplishing Your Goals A Five-week series with Shaila Catherine Ways to leverage your mental strengths. Tuesdays, December 11, 2018 – January 22, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm This 5-week series will explore four qualities that the Buddha linked to success on the spiritual path. These qualities, [...]

Event Series Meditation, Power, and Success

Meditation, Power, and Success

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Meditation, Power, and Success A Meditative Path for Accomplishing Your Goals A Five-week series with Shaila Catherine Ways to leverage your mental strengths. Tuesdays, December 11, 2018 – January 22, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm This 5-week series will explore four qualities that the Buddha linked to success on the spiritual path. These qualities, [...]

Event Series Meditation, Power, and Success

Meditation, Power, and Success

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Meditation, Power, and Success A Meditative Path for Accomplishing Your Goals A Five-week series with Shaila Catherine Ways to leverage your mental strengths. Tuesdays, December 11, 2018 – January 22, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm This 5-week series will explore four qualities that the Buddha linked to success on the spiritual path. These qualities, [...]

Meditation & Landscape Photography – Rex Naden

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Landscape Photography An evening with Rex Naden Landscape photography is a powerful medium for exploring perception, attention, and spiritual perspectives. Rex Naden, an avid landscape photographer, will share slides of his photographs, and discuss his encounters with nature, the artistic image, and the subtle ways that he uses color and composition to communicate his vision. [...]

Event Series The Engaged Buddhist

The Engaged Buddhist

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

The Engaged Buddhist Surviving and thriving in an anxious world A Tuesday evening speaker series February 5 – 26, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Meditation instructions are sometimes misinterpreted to imply that one should disengage from activity and suspend all judgment. Buddhist advice on "letting go" can be misunderstood to suggest that problems in [...]

Event Series The Engaged Buddhist

The Engaged Buddhist

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

The Engaged Buddhist Surviving and thriving in an anxious world A Tuesday evening speaker series February 5 – 26, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Meditation instructions are sometimes misinterpreted to imply that one should disengage from activity and suspend all judgment. Buddhist advice on "letting go" can be misunderstood to suggest that problems in [...]

Event Series The Engaged Buddhist

The Engaged Buddhist

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

The Engaged Buddhist Surviving and thriving in an anxious world A Tuesday evening speaker series February 5 – 26, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Meditation instructions are sometimes misinterpreted to imply that one should disengage from activity and suspend all judgment. Buddhist advice on "letting go" can be misunderstood to suggest that problems in [...]

Event Series The Engaged Buddhist

The Engaged Buddhist

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

The Engaged Buddhist Surviving and thriving in an anxious world A Tuesday evening speaker series February 5 – 26, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Meditation instructions are sometimes misinterpreted to imply that one should disengage from activity and suspend all judgment. Buddhist advice on "letting go" can be misunderstood to suggest that problems in [...]

Meditation and Teachings with Guest Teacher: Kim Allen

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Tonight's guest dharma teacher is Kimberly Allen The Topic: Inner Ecology Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays evenings we offer an open drop-in sitting group in Mountain View, and Thursdays we offer structured courses in Saratoga. The Tuesday sitting group meets every Tuesday evening for a meditation and Dhamma talk in Mountain [...]

Event Series Breathe with Joy

Breathe with Joy

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Breathe with Joy A 6-week series on mindfulness with breathing led by Shaila Catherine Tuesdays, March 19 - June 4, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm The Buddha described mindfulness with breathing as a practice of joy. His instructions to his disciples on this practice were preserved in the Anapanasati Sutta—a discourse that presents sixteen practical [...]

Event Series Breathe with Joy

Breathe with Joy

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Breathe with Joy A 6-week series on mindfulness with breathing led by Shaila Catherine Tuesdays, March 19 - June 4, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm The Buddha described mindfulness with breathing as a practice of joy. His instructions to his disciples on this practice were preserved in the Anapanasati Sutta—a discourse that presents sixteen practical [...]

Meditation and Discussion: Generosity as a Spiritual Practice

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Ed Haertel will facilitate tonight's discussion on Generosity as a Spiritual Practice Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays evenings we offer an open drop-in sitting group in Mountain View, and Thursdays we offer structured courses in Saratoga. The Tuesday sitting group meets every Tuesday evening for a meditation and Dhamma talk in [...]

Meditation and teachings. Non-self and Who Meditates – guest speaker Ted Gutfeldt

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Tonight's guest speaker is Ted Gutfeldt. Topic: If there is only non-self (anatta), who is it that meditates? Talk Description: One of the fundamental tenets of Buddhism is that "I-making" and "my-making" results in suffering. We can recognize that the common thread that runs through the suffering of attachments/greed; aversions/hatred; and delusions; is the "self" [...]

Event Series Breathe with Joy

Breathe with Joy

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Breathe with Joy A 6-week series on mindfulness with breathing led by Shaila Catherine Tuesdays, March 19 - June 4, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm The Buddha described mindfulness with breathing as a practice of joy. His instructions to his disciples on this practice were preserved in the Anapanasati Sutta—a discourse that presents sixteen practical [...]

DEVELOP HAPPINESS! – A new Thursday evening course. Register Now!

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Register now for The Development Of Happiness, a new 6-week course in Saratoga. A practical approach to training in happiness. Led by Kimberly Allen. For more information and online registration: https://www.imsb.org/event/the-development-of-happiniess/2019-04-25/

Event Series Breathe with Joy

Breathe with Joy

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Breathe with Joy A 6-week series on mindfulness with breathing led by Shaila Catherine Tuesdays, March 19 - June 4, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm The Buddha described mindfulness with breathing as a practice of joy. His instructions to his disciples on this practice were preserved in the Anapanasati Sutta—a discourse that presents sixteen practical [...]

Speaker: Stephen Fulder on Equanimity

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Equanimity: Dancing with the Unexpected A special event with Stephen Fulder Equanimity is a  key spiritual faculty which allows us to face the known and the unknown, the ecstasies and the despairs, with steadiness and lightness. Equanimity helps us engage with life from an unlimited and interconnected perspective. The Buddhist image is of an island [...]

Guest Speaker: Ross Buttner. Problems on the Path

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Problems on the Path An evening with Ross Buttner In tonight's program, Ross Buttner will discuss his research into challenges faced by Western Buddhist practitioners, and how these problems can be overcome. Based on his analysis of 70 in-depth interviews with teachers and practitioners, Ross will focus on four general areas of difficulty: psychological challenges, issues [...]

Event Series Breathe with Joy

Breathe with Joy

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Breathe with Joy A 6-week series on mindfulness with breathing led by Shaila Catherine Tuesdays, March 19 - June 4, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm The Buddha described mindfulness with breathing as a practice of joy. His instructions to his disciples on this practice were preserved in the Anapanasati Sutta—a discourse that presents sixteen practical [...]

Event Series Breathe with Joy

Breathe with Joy

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Breathe with Joy A 6-week series on mindfulness with breathing led by Shaila Catherine Tuesdays, March 19 - June 4, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm The Buddha described mindfulness with breathing as a practice of joy. His instructions to his disciples on this practice were preserved in the Anapanasati Sutta—a discourse that presents sixteen practical [...]

Meditation and teachings with guest teacher Venerable U Jagara

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Tonight's Special Guest Teacher: Venerable U Jagara Topic: TBD Visit our Teacher Page for biographies and photos of our guest speakers. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays evenings we offer an open drop-in sitting group in Mountain View, and Thursdays we offer structured courses in Saratoga. The Tuesday sitting group meets every [...]

Event Series Meditation in Hard Times

Meditation in Hard Times

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Meditation in Hard Times Dealing with stress, life transitions, traumas, and tragedies A guest speaker series Tuesdays July 16 – August 20, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm No one's life is free from difficulties. We may experience chronic pain, lose loved ones, change jobs or homes, survive a natural disaster, or suffer a physical [...]

Event Series Meditation in Hard Times

Meditation in Hard Times

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Meditation in Hard Times Dealing with stress, life transitions, traumas, and tragedies A guest speaker series Tuesdays July 16 – August 20, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm No one's life is free from difficulties. We may experience chronic pain, lose loved ones, change jobs or homes, survive a natural disaster, or suffer a physical [...]

Event Series Meditation in Hard Times

Meditation in Hard Times

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Meditation in Hard Times Dealing with stress, life transitions, traumas, and tragedies A guest speaker series Tuesdays July 16 – August 20, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm No one's life is free from difficulties. We may experience chronic pain, lose loved ones, change jobs or homes, survive a natural disaster, or suffer a physical [...]

Event Series Meditation in Hard Times

Meditation in Hard Times

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Meditation in Hard Times Dealing with stress, life transitions, traumas, and tragedies A guest speaker series Tuesdays July 16 – August 20, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm No one's life is free from difficulties. We may experience chronic pain, lose loved ones, change jobs or homes, survive a natural disaster, or suffer a physical [...]

Event Series Meditation in Hard Times

Meditation in Hard Times

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Meditation in Hard Times Dealing with stress, life transitions, traumas, and tragedies A guest speaker series Tuesdays July 16 – August 20, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm No one's life is free from difficulties. We may experience chronic pain, lose loved ones, change jobs or homes, survive a natural disaster, or suffer a physical [...]

Monthly Day of Meditation led by Sharon Allen

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States

Breathing Space – Freedom from the personal A day of meditation with Sharon Allen. The mind can become so entangled with personal concerns that we get lost in the delusion of an independent self and forget about the possibility of freedom. The sitting and walking meditation practices for this retreat day will emphasize releasing our [...]

Event Series Meditation in Hard Times

Meditation in Hard Times

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Meditation in Hard Times Dealing with stress, life transitions, traumas, and tragedies A guest speaker series Tuesdays July 16 – August 20, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm No one's life is free from difficulties. We may experience chronic pain, lose loved ones, change jobs or homes, survive a natural disaster, or suffer a physical [...]

Deepening Compassion with Community

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Deepening Compassion with Community A night of practices to deepen our compassion for ourselves and our community. A guest lecture by Aishin Leonard Tuesday August 27, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Aishin Leonard is a passionate Buddhist practitioner, mindfulness facilitator and consultant. Her doorway to practice opened in 2009 when she developed a chronic [...]

The Joy that Leads to Enlightenment

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

The Joy that Leads to Enlightenment Exploring 6 Recollections Taught by the Buddha. A guest lecture by Ayya Santussika Tuesday September 3rd, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Ayya Santussika was a computer engineer and mother of two before becoming a Theravada Buddhist nun. She began teaching meditation in 1999 and entered monastic life in 2005, [...]

Listening as Spiritual Practice

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Listening as Spiritual Practice A guest lecture by Daniel Bowling Tuesday September 10th, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Daniel Bowling is a staff attorney, mediator, and trainer for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, US District Court for Northern California. He practiced law and was Public Defender in Charleston, SC following his graduation from Harvard Law [...]

Practicing with Physical Pain

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Practicing with Physical Pain How mindfulness works to helps alleviate suffering associated with chronic pain. A guest lecture by Aishin Leonard Tuesday September 17th, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Aishin Leonard is a passionate Buddhist practitioner, mindfulness facilitator and consultant. Her doorway to practice opened in 2009 when she developed a chronic pain condition [...]

Right View Comes Firsts. Guest speaker Thanissaro Bhikkhu

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Tonight's special guest speaker is Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Topic: Right View Comes First Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays evenings we offer an open drop-in sitting group in Mountain View, and Thursdays we offer structured courses in Saratoga. The Tuesday sitting group meets every Tuesday evening for a meditation and Dhamma talk in [...]

Guest Teacher: Ying Chen speaks on Devotion

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Topic: Devotion with Ying Chen The word "devotion" can evoke a wide range of reactions in people's mind. On the Buddha dhamma path, devotion is one of the key qualities to be cultivated. Devotion can evoke multi-dimensional heart, mind, and embodied qualities that are supportive on the path. In this talk, Ying will explore these [...]

Guest Teacher Jon Joseph on The Great Koan No!

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Tonight's guest speaker is Jon Joseph. Topic: The Great Koan No: An Invitation to Establish Intimacy With Our World Koans are ancient accounts of exchanges between teachers, students and their surroundings, which have some mysterious power to provide us with an invitation for freedom and transformation. In the Zen tradition, the most fundamental of the [...]

Meditation, Qi Gong, Crystal Singing Bowls

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

A day of Mindfulness Meditation, Qi Gong, and Crystal Singing Bowls with Shaila Catherine and Tom Leichardt This day-long program will include sitting and walking meditations, guided Qi Gong sessions, and sound healing meditations with crystal singing bowls. By combining these meditative practices we will balance our energy through movement and meditation, and enhance relaxed, clear awareness. Medical Qigong [...]

Power of Patience with Dawn Scott

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA, United States

Power of Patience with Dawn Scott Patience, one of the Ten Paramis (Perfections) has the potential to imbue our daily lives with meaning. It also is the steadying force that propels us along the path of liberation.  In this evening will explore  the power of patience to free us from reactivity so that we can [...]

Event Series Speaker Series – Buddha’s Core Teachings

Speaker Series – Buddha’s Core Teachings

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Buddha’s Core Teaching A 5-week speaker series exploring the Four Noble Truths. January 7 – February 4, 2020 Finding true happiness. No one wants to suffer, and yet stress is everywhere in our lives.  After the Buddha awakened under the Bodhi Tree, the first thing he talked about was how to find true happiness. He [...]

Event Series Speaker Series – Buddha’s Core Teachings

Speaker Series – Buddha’s Core Teachings

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Buddha’s Core Teaching A 5-week speaker series exploring the Four Noble Truths. January 7 – February 4, 2020 Finding true happiness. No one wants to suffer, and yet stress is everywhere in our lives.  After the Buddha awakened under the Bodhi Tree, the first thing he talked about was how to find true happiness. He [...]

Event Series Speaker Series – Buddha’s Core Teachings

Speaker Series – Buddha’s Core Teachings

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Buddha’s Core Teaching A 5-week speaker series exploring the Four Noble Truths. January 7 – February 4, 2020 Finding true happiness. No one wants to suffer, and yet stress is everywhere in our lives.  After the Buddha awakened under the Bodhi Tree, the first thing he talked about was how to find true happiness. He [...]

Event Series Speaker Series – Buddha’s Core Teachings

Speaker Series – Buddha’s Core Teachings

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Buddha’s Core Teaching A 5-week speaker series exploring the Four Noble Truths. January 7 – February 4, 2020 Finding true happiness. No one wants to suffer, and yet stress is everywhere in our lives.  After the Buddha awakened under the Bodhi Tree, the first thing he talked about was how to find true happiness. He [...]

Event Series Speaker Series – Buddha’s Core Teachings

Speaker Series – Buddha’s Core Teachings

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Buddha’s Core Teaching A 5-week speaker series exploring the Four Noble Truths. January 7 – February 4, 2020 Finding true happiness. No one wants to suffer, and yet stress is everywhere in our lives.  After the Buddha awakened under the Bodhi Tree, the first thing he talked about was how to find true happiness. He [...]

Event Series Speaker Series – 7 Awakening Factors

Speaker Series – 7 Awakening Factors

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Seven Factors of Awakening With Shaila Catherine,  Kim Allen, and Maria Straatmann For the mind that values freedom. February 11 – March 31, 2020 Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the mind, overcoming the hindrances, and balancing the energetic and calming forces that develop through meditation. When these seven factors are well developed, [...]

Event Series Speaker Series – 7 Awakening Factors

Speaker Series – 7 Awakening Factors

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Seven Factors of Awakening With Shaila Catherine,  Kim Allen, and Maria Straatmann For the mind that values freedom. February 11 – March 31, 2020 Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the mind, overcoming the hindrances, and balancing the energetic and calming forces that develop through meditation. When these seven factors are well developed, [...]

Event Series Speaker Series – 7 Awakening Factors

Speaker Series – 7 Awakening Factors

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Seven Factors of Awakening With Shaila Catherine,  Kim Allen, and Maria Straatmann For the mind that values freedom. February 11 – March 31, 2020 Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the mind, overcoming the hindrances, and balancing the energetic and calming forces that develop through meditation. When these seven factors are well developed, [...]

Speaker Series – 7 Awakening Factors – Cancelled

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

The remaining Tuesdays in March are cancelled. We will resume our programs as soon as possible. Please check this website for updates.  Seven Factors of Awakening With Shaila Catherine,  Kim Allen, and Maria Straatmann For the mind that values freedom. February 11 – March 31, 2020 Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the [...]

Event Series Speaker Series – 7 Awakening Factors

Speaker Series – 7 Awakening Factors

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Seven Factors of Awakening With Shaila Catherine,  Kim Allen, and Maria Straatmann For the mind that values freedom. February 11 – March 31, 2020 Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the mind, overcoming the hindrances, and balancing the energetic and calming forces that develop through meditation. When these seven factors are well developed, [...]

Speaker Series – 7 Awakening Factors – Cancelled

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

The remaining Tuesdays in March are cancelled. We will resume our programs as soon as possible. Please check this website for updates.  Seven Factors of Awakening With Shaila Catherine,  Kim Allen, and Maria Straatmann For the mind that values freedom. February 11 – March 31, 2020 Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the [...]

Speaker Series – 7 Awakening Factors – Cancelled

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

The remaining Tuesdays in March are cancelled. We will resume our programs as soon as possible. Please check this website for updates.  Seven Factors of Awakening With Shaila Catherine,  Kim Allen, and Maria Straatmann For the mind that values freedom. February 11 – March 31, 2020 Seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the [...]

Tuesday Online: Dawn Neal—Nurturing Wisdom

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Tuesday Online: Nurturing Wisdom With Dawn Neal May 19, 2020 The arising of wisdom is both a condition for and result of balanced, mature, factors of awakening. In this talk, we will explore ways of recognizing and nurturing expressions of wisdom in practice and life. Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers [...]

Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine – Practicing Together

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Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine – Let's Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together! An evening of guided meditation practice. With Shaila Catherine May 26, 2020 This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings.   Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97868581936 Meeting ID: 978 [...]

Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine – Mindfulness Protects Oneself & Others

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Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine Theme: Mindfulness Protects Oneself and Others With Shaila Catherine June 9, 2020 Tonight's talk will explore a teaching found in the Samyutta Nikaya, SN 47:19 that illuminates mindfulness practice through the simile of an acrobatic team. Please have the discourse handy during the Zoom meeting. A free download is available here. This [...]

Tuesday Online: On the Wings of Dharma with Toni Bernhard and Tony Bernhard

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Tuesday Online: On the Wings of the Dharma With Toni Bernhard and Tony Bernhard June 16, 2020 Skillfully navigating our world today will take as much wisdom and compassion as we can bring to our experience. We will explore how these two wings of the dharma can ease our way and the way of others as [...]

Tuesday Online: Kim Allen—Training in Opposites

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Tuesday Online: Training in Opposites With Kim Allen June 23, 2020 The developed mind is flexible and responsive, able to adapt to changing conditions in a wise way. This quality can come about through many different styles of training; this talk focuses on one that could be called “training in opposites.” We deliberately engage contrasting [...]

Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine—Cultivating Patience

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Tuesday Online: Cultivating Patience With Shaila Catherine June 30, 2020 Shaila Catherine will discuss the importance of patience in our practice. This talk explores benefits, opportunities, and challenges that we experience when cultivating this often under appreciated virtue of patience. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent [...]

Tuesday Online: Melissa McKay—The Four Great Efforts

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Tuesday Online:The Four Great Efforts With Melissa McKay July 7, 2020 The Buddha's path teaches wise use of energy in life. Wise meaning the energy that will lead to the greatest benefit for ourselves and others and the least amount of suffering. He taught the Four Great Efforts as practical tools and ways of practicing and [...]

Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine—Wise Attention

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Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine: Wise Attention With Shaila Catherine July 14, 2020 Wise Attention is a mental state that affects both what we choose to attend to and how we attend to it. We cultivate attention that is purposeful and not happenstance.  This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes [...]

Tuesday Online: Bob Stahl—Healing the Heart

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Tuesday Online: Healing the Heart: Reconciliation & Metta With Bob Stahl July 21, 2020 As our meditation practice matures, we may see the importance of relinquishing grudges, judgments and resentments through honest reconciliation. Through these practices we may discover the liberating experience of authentic reconciliation that may lead to greater peace and forgiveness. We will [...]

Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine – Practicing Together

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Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine – Let's Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together! An evening of guided meditation practice. With Shaila Catherine July 28, 2020 This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88266320362?pwd=QWZpb2svQk9xZCtvWTZraXF5WTFKZz09 Meeting ID: 882 6632 [...]

From Scarcity to Generosity with Kelli Schonher

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From Scarcity to Generosity: An Exploration of the “Comparing-mind” From Economic and Buddhist Perspectives with special guest speaker, Kelli Schonher August 25, 2020 In this talk, we will compare and contrast economic and Buddhist teachings regarding concepts of prosperity, poverty, wealth, and generosity. Practical steps toward applying these ideas to our relationships with money and [...]

Tuesday Online: Bridget Rolens—Receiving Unskillful Speech

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Tuesday Online: Receiving Unskillful Speech with Bridget Rolens September 1, 2020 The Buddha emphasized the importance of speaking wisely as part of the path to attaining liberation from suffering.  He also emphasized the importance of being able to be on the receiving end of speech that is false, harmful, poorly timed and harsh, without reacting with [...]

Tuesday Online: Jennifer Dungan—Equanimity in the Face of Global Climate Change

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Tuesday Online: Jennifer Dungan—Equanimity in the Face of Global Climate Change with Jennifer Dungan September 8, 2020 Equanimity (or upekkhā) is the fourth brahmavihārā and the tenth pāramī. What does equanimity look like when contemplating the rapid climate change we are experiencing in our lifetimes and for our descendents' lifetimes?   Please join us on [...]

Tuesday Online: Hugh Danville—A Gentle Investigation into Fear and Our Practice

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Tuesday Online: Hugh Danville—A Gentle Investigation into Fear and Our Practice with Hugh Danville September 15, 2020 Fear is ever present in our psyche. It is the emotion that protects us from the common dangers we face in everyday life; but it can also paralyze us. In our present day life we can find ourselves [...]

Tuesday Online: Kim Allen—Real Wealth

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Tuesday Online: Kim Allen—Real Wealth with Kim Allen October 20, 2020 What kinds of wealth are most sustainable in times of loss? The Buddha defined five kinds of wealth that are especially appropriate for lay practitioners to develop: Confidence, ethical conduct, learning, generosity, and wisdom. The inclusion of “learning” is interesting and not often emphasized. [...]

Tuesday Online: Maria Straatmann—Confidence, Uncertainty and the Five Aggregates

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Tuesday Online: Maria Straatmann—Confidence, Uncertainty and the Five Aggregates with Maria Straatmann October 27, 2020 In times of uncertainty we tend to reinforce those things that lend themselves to feeling safe and familiar, usually by reaffirming a sense of self that says, “This is right; this is who I am; this is how things should [...]

Tuesday Online — Shaila Catherine & Phil Jones — Relevance of Renunciation

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Tuesday Online Relevance of Renunciation for Practice Today A joint meditation group session bringing together practitioners from Insight Meditation South Bay and Show Me Dharma with Shaila Catherine and Philip Jones Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:00 – 7:30 PM Pacific Time 8:00 – 9:30 PM Central Time Note that we have changed our usual meeting time to [...]

NEW COURSE: Emptiness in Buddhist Practice

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Registration is now closed. Emptiness in Buddhist Practice An 8-week course led by Shaila Catherine Mondays Online via Zoom December 7, 14, 21, January 4, 11, February 1, 8, 15 4:30 – 6:00 PM Pacific Time Since the County of Santa Clara has been moved into the Purple Tier (Tier One), we will no longer [...]

Event Series Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online An 8-week course led by Shaila Catherine Mondays Online via Zoom December 7, 14, 21, January 4, 11, February 1, 8, 15 4:30 – 6:00 PM Pacific Time Teachings on emptiness point directly to the liberating potential of the Buddhist path. Although this topic may sometimes seem obscure in the context [...]

Tuesday Online—Allan Cooper—Householder’s Vinaya

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Tuesday Online: A Householder's Vinaya An evening with Allan Cooper, author of A Householder's Vinaya December 8, 2020 Author Allan Cooper will speak on making lay life one's practice instead of trying to fit practice into lay life. About the book: The Householder’s Vinaya is an accessible step by step ‘how to’ manual for anyone wishing to create [...]

Event Series Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online An 8-week course led by Shaila Catherine Mondays Online via Zoom December 7, 14, 21, January 4, 11, February 1, 8, 15 4:30 – 6:00 PM Pacific Time Teachings on emptiness point directly to the liberating potential of the Buddhist path. Although this topic may sometimes seem obscure in the context [...]

Tuesday Online—Rodger Kamenetz—The Medicine in Dreams: Healing “Afflictive States of Mind”

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Tuesday Online—Rodger Kamenetz—The Medicine in Dreams: Healing "Afflictive States of Mind" with Rodger Kamenetz December 15, 2020 This talk will address afflictive states of mind and how they present themselves in images in our dreams. In Natural Dreamwork we do not interpret dreams, we bring them to life. Instead of approaching dreams as riddles to [...]

Event Series Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online An 8-week course led by Shaila Catherine Mondays Online via Zoom December 7, 14, 21, January 4, 11, February 1, 8, 15 4:30 – 6:00 PM Pacific Time Teachings on emptiness point directly to the liberating potential of the Buddhist path. Although this topic may sometimes seem obscure in the context [...]

Event Series Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online An 8-week course led by Shaila Catherine Mondays Online via Zoom December 7, 14, 21, January 4, 11, February 1, 8, 15 4:30 – 6:00 PM Pacific Time Teachings on emptiness point directly to the liberating potential of the Buddhist path. Although this topic may sometimes seem obscure in the context [...]

Event Series Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online An 8-week course led by Shaila Catherine Mondays Online via Zoom December 7, 14, 21, January 4, 11, February 1, 8, 15 4:30 – 6:00 PM Pacific Time Teachings on emptiness point directly to the liberating potential of the Buddhist path. Although this topic may sometimes seem obscure in the context [...]

Tuesday Online—Kim Allen—Speech from the Heart

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Tuesday Online—Kim Allen—Speech from the Heart an evening of meditation and teaching with Kim Allen January 19, 2021 From where does speech originate? How does our speech feed back to affect our own heart (in addition to other people)? These are worthy investigations in Buddhist practice. Speech ties back to the three unwholesome roots of [...]

Tuesday Online—Cathy A. Small—Buddhist Insights from Encounters with Homelessness

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Tuesday Online—When We Meet Suffering: Buddhist Insights from Encounters with Homelessness an evening with Cathy A. Small author of The Man in the Dog Park January 26, 2021 This talk looks at the intersection of practice and life, through the issue of homelessness. Based on her book, The Man in the Dog Park, co-authored with [...]

Event Series Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online An 8-week course led by Shaila Catherine Mondays Online via Zoom December 7, 14, 21, January 4, 11, February 1, 8, 15 4:30 – 6:00 PM Pacific Time Teachings on emptiness point directly to the liberating potential of the Buddhist path. Although this topic may sometimes seem obscure in the context [...]

Tuesday Online—Robin Boudette—Finding Freedom from Habitual Patterns

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Tuesday Online—Robin Boudette—Finding Freedom from Habitual Patterns an evening of meditation and teaching with Robin Boudette February 2, 2021 In the chaos of our everyday lives, we often run on auto-pilot finding ourselves caught in unhealthy habit patterns. In our attempts to help ourselves, we might watch too much news, plan for every possible situation, [...]

Event Series Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online An 8-week course led by Shaila Catherine Mondays Online via Zoom December 7, 14, 21, January 4, 11, February 1, 8, 15 4:30 – 6:00 PM Pacific Time Teachings on emptiness point directly to the liberating potential of the Buddhist path. Although this topic may sometimes seem obscure in the context [...]

Event Series Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online An 8-week course led by Shaila Catherine Mondays Online via Zoom December 7, 14, 21, January 4, 11, February 1, 8, 15 4:30 – 6:00 PM Pacific Time Teachings on emptiness point directly to the liberating potential of the Buddhist path. Although this topic may sometimes seem obscure in the context [...]

Tuesday Online—Ying Chen—Living a Dharma Life

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Tuesday Online—Ying Chen—Living a Dharma Life an evening of meditation and teaching with Ying Chen February 16, 2021 How does your dharma life look like? Does it look like a fixed schedule where you meditate at a fixed time each day, or does it look like some retreat vacation where you get a temporary recharge [...]

Tuesday Online—Dawn Scott—Biological Imperatives for Freedom

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Tuesday Online—Dawn Scott—Biological Imperatives for Freedom an evening meditation and teaching with Dawn Scott March 2, 2021 At times, the aspirations of the biological imperative for freedom and the reactivity of the biological imperative to avoid pain can feel as if they are at cross-purposes. However, when we have an honest encounter with our reactivity [...]

Tuesday Online—Guy Armstrong—Deepening in Emptiness

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Tuesday Online—Guy Armstrong—Deepening in Emptiness an evening with Guy Armstrong author of Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators March 23, 2021 NOTE: This date has been changed! Emptiness has been one of the most important themes in Buddhist teachings since their very beginning. This evening we will explore how the realization of emptiness unfolds in [...]

Tuesday Online—Bhikkhu U Jagara—Life, Death, and the Process of Creation

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Tuesday Online—Bhikkhu U Jagara—Life, Death, and the Process of Creation an evening of meditation and teaching with Bhikkhu U Jagara April 13, 2021 Our practice is about understanding our life—and to understand life, we must also understand death. Life and death function together in a process of constant creation. How can we best know the [...]

Tuesday Online—Mark Nunberg—Relating Wisely to this Sensual World

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Tuesday Online—Mark Nunberg—Relating Wisely to this Sensual World an evening of meditation and teaching with Mark Nunberg April 20, 2021 The Buddha's teachings encourage us to cultivate an intimate ongoing mindful presence, a deep respect for cause and effect, and a profound equanimity as we live our sensual embodied lives. The Buddha asks us to [...]

Tuesday Online—Heather Sundberg—Emptiness & Suchness

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Tuesday Online—Heather Sundberg The Relationship Between Emptiness and Suchness in Practice an evening of meditation and teaching with Heather Sundberg May 4, 2021 When we understand that direct experience is not solid/not separate, we can embrace experience in its changing conditionality with the heart of compassion and inclusion born of non-clinging. This is the inter-weaving of [...]

Tuesday Online—Lila Kate Wheeler—Practical Dharma

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Tuesday Online—Lila Kate Wheeler—Practical Dharma an evening of meditation and teaching with Lila Kate Wheeler May 11, 2021 The Buddha’s teachings are often compared to a finger pointing to the moon. Without that finger, we might never lift our gaze and see for ourselves. Tonight’s talk offers encouragement to stay present and awake as a [...]

Tuesday Online—Diana Winston—The Spectrum of Awareness Practices

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Tuesday Online—Diana Winston—The Spectrum of Awareness Practices an evening of meditation and teaching with Diana Winston June 29, 2021 Many people practice mindfulness in a focused way—attending to their breathing, and returning to their breath when their attention has wandered. But there are actually many different ways to practice with awareness. In this retreat, we [...]

Tuesday Online—Kim Allen—The Gladness Pentad

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Tuesday Online—Kim Allen TOPIC: The Gladness Pentad: Beauty at the Heart of the Path —an evening of meditation and teaching with Kim Allen Kim will speak about the "gladness pentad" that appears in a number of suttas that describe the path: gladness, joy, tranquility, happiness and concentration. Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate [...]

Monday In-Person—Ajahn Brahmāli

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View, United States

Monday In-Person—Ajahn Brahmāli Is your meditation stagnating? Here's why. an evening with Ajahn Brahmāli   Join us to welcome Ajahn Brahmāli as our special monastic guest from Australia for an evening of meditation and teaching Join us In-Person or Online! To join the event via zoom, please register click on this link. To join in-person, see instructions and [...]

Free – $100.00

Monday via Zoom—Ajahn Brahmāli

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Monday via Zoom—Ajahn Brahmāli Is your meditation stagnating? Here's why. an evening with Ajahn Brahmāli   Join us to welcome Ajahn Brahmāli as our special monastic guest from Australia for an evening of meditation and teaching Join us either In-Person or Online! This is where you sign up to attend online.  You will be sent the [...]

Free – $100.00

Half-Day Meditation | Los Altos | Special Guest Teacher: Bhikkhu Sambodhi

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

A meditation program with Bhikkhu Sambodhi Topic: The Five Spiritual Powers: How to grow the essential faculties of the mind in harmony with one's "nature" and in balance with each other. The program will include sitting and walking meditation, and meditation instructions. This half-day program is appropriate for new and experienced meditators. Reserve your spot! [...]

$25.00 – $150.00
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