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Weekly Sitting & Dhamma Talk – with Shaila Catherine

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

Insight Meditation South Bay meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk. The principal teacher is Shaila Catherine and unless otherwise indicated the Tuesday evening program will be lead by Shaila. Guest speakers are featured regularly. See also weekly sitting. Everyone is welcome. Chairs are provided. Bring a cushion and mat if you prefer to sit [...]

Guest speaker – Ron Purser – Exploring Nondual Mindfulness

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

This week's guest teacher is Ron Purser. His topic is: Exploring Nondual Mindfulness You can find his biography on our guest teacher page. Insight Meditation South Bay meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk. See weekly sitting. Everyone is welcome. Chairs are provided. Bring a cushion and mat if you prefer to sit on the [...]

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Speaker Series: Eight-fold Path

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

The Eight-Fold Path of Awakening Living with clarity and peace This series will explore the Noble Eight-fold Path as a liberating practice. The Eight-fold Path is among the most practical and powerful core teachings of the Buddha. It offers practitioners a comprehensive approach for training the mind in the context of meditation, action, relationship, and [...]

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Staircase to Liberation – a special event with Bhikkhu Bodhi

St. Timothy's Church, Sanctuary Building 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA

Staircase to Liberation with Bhikkhu Bodhi This evening program will consist of meditation and a talk exploring the Buddha's teachings on Transcendental Dependent Arising (Samyutta Nikaya 12:23).  You can find his biography on our guest teacher page. Insight Meditation South Bay meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk. The principal teacher is Shaila Catherine [...]

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Guest Speaker: Ann Dillon – Protecting Oneself and Others

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

Tonight's guest speaker is Ann Dillon. Topic: Protecting Oneself and Others Read teacher biographies on our Teacher's Page.   Insight Meditation South Bay meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk. The principal teacher is Shaila Catherine and unless otherwise indicated the Tuesday evening program will be lead by Shaila. Guest speakers are featured regularly. See also [...]

Guest speaker – Daniel Bowling – Listening as Spiritual Practice

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

Topic: Listening as Spiritual Practice Insight Meditation South Bay offers 2 weekly sitting groups. Every Tuesday evening we meet for a sitting and Dhamma talk in Mountain View, and every Thursday evening we meet for a sitting and Dhamma talk in Saratoga. The principal teacher is Shaila Catherine and unless otherwise indicated the Tuesday evening program will be lead [...]

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Series: Concentration

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

A six week series with Shaila Catherine This series will introduce five factors that intensify concentration and support the deeply blissful states of meditative absorption, called jhana. We will examine the powerful role that right concentration plays in the path of awakening, and discover ways to strengthen our capacity to focus attention. November 17 – Cultivating Five Factors that [...]

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No meeting tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

IMSB will not meet tonight due to the holidays. Our regular weekly schedule will resume next week. Happy Thanksgiving wishes for all.

No meeting tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

IMSB will not meet tonight due to the holidays. Our regular weekly schedule will resume in two weeks. Merry Christmas wishes for all.

Old Endings – New Beginnings with Sharon Allen

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

Old Endings – New Beginnings with Sharon Allen As the end of the year draws near, we can use the last group practice night together as a way to intentionally let go of past events and experiences and open to the unknown that is yet to come. Through meditation, teachings from the suttas, and reflection, we [...]

No meeting tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

IMSB will not meet tonight due to the holidays. Our regular weekly schedule will resume next week. Happy New Year!

Weekly Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View

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

Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—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 [...]

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Doorways to Insight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Knowing liberation through the ordinary. You know everything changes, so why do you suffer when possessions are lost, relationships end, or friends die? Insight meditation is oriented toward seeing three characteristics—the impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and emptiness of experience. In some ways these are ordinary and obvious insights. Every day we experience changing sensory impressions; we cannot [...]

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10-Year Anniversary Celebration

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

Ten years of awakening in Silicon Valley - come celebrate with us! For ten years, Insight Meditation South Bay (IMSB) has provided instruction in contemplative practices that develop clarity, joy, and inner peace. Please join us as we celebrate our tenth anniversary on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. The celebration will be held in Edwards Hall [...]

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Speaker Series – Recollective Meditations – in Mountain View

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

Recollective Meditations The Buddha taught a broad range of meditation practices—far more extensive than simply observing sensations and breath. Practitioners can use six classic meditation subjects to nurture calmness, focus attention, inspire patient persistence, gain confidence in the efficacy of the path, and contemplate the nature of kamma, action, and mind. The six recollections are: [...]

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Balanced Practice

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Developing a balanced practice. The art of Dhamma practice includes engaging skillfully with complementary aspects of practice. Sometimes we are called to actively cultivate qualities, while at other times, letting go is more appropriate. We use both our head and our heart; we engage both inwardly and in the outer world; we need both restraint [...]

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Weekly Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View – CANCELLED

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

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled. The church requires use of our usual meeting room for their events. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week.

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Weekly Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View

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

Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—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 [...]

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Paths of Skillful Action – special guest Jenny Wilks in Saratoga/San Jose

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Living an ethical life in the modern world. A three week series with special guest teacher Jenny Wilks. When we think of ethical practice in Buddhism, we often focus on the traditional five precepts. However a longer list of ten paths of skillful action (kusala-kamma-patha) occurs more frequently in the early texts. They overlap with [...]

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Weekly Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View – CANCELLED

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

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled. The church requires use of our usual meeting room for their events. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays in Mountain View, and Thursdays in Saratoga.

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Weekly Meditation and Teachings in Saratoga – CANCELLED

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled. The church requires use of our usual meeting room for their events. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays in Mountain View, and Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Thursday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk in [...]

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Special Guest Speaker – Jenny Wilks – Mindfulness

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

Mindfulness, Insight, and Compassion ‘Mindfulness’ is becoming such a commonly used term that its depth and liberating potential may be underestimated or misunderstood. The Buddha’s teaching on establishing mindfulness (the Satipatthana Sutta) invites us to cultivate mindfulness both ‘internally’ – a deep awareness of our inner experience, in order to cultivate liberating insight – and [...]

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Speaker Series: Lesser Known Teachings

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

Thus Have I Heard: Teachings Inspired by Lesser Known Discourses of the Buddha The Pali Canon includes over 5,000 discourses that document conversations and encounters that occurred during forty years of the Buddha's ministry. Over the centuries, certain teachings have risen to the surface with popularity and come to characterize our impression of what the [...]

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Seven Factors of Awakening – in Saratoga/San Jose

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

For the mind that values freedom. These seven qualities offer an effective framework for cultivating the mind, overcoming the hindrances, and balancing the energetic and calming forces that develop in meditation. When cultivated and balanced, the mind is ripe for awakening. This series will explore each factor to reveal its importance, function, and role in [...]

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Wesak Celebration – Community Social Event

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

7:30 pm - 9:15 pm This evening IMSB will celebrate Wesak, the primary Buddhist holiday that commemorates the Buddha's enlightenment, birth, and death. Tonight's program will include meditation, dhamma talk, and flower offering ceremony. The structured program will end around 9pm, but please plan to stay a few minutes longer to enjoy refreshments and social time with the [...]

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Sitting Group Cancelled for Tonight

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

Tonight's program is cancelled. The room will be used as a polling place for the election today. IMSB's regular program will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays in Mountain View, and Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk in Mountain View. [...]

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Cultivating Mindfulness – in Saratoga/San Jose

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

A training for living in the present. This course is an introduction to the meditative development of mindfulness through which we refine our ability to focus and bring clear attention to all aspects of experience. We will cultivate mindfulness of breath, sensations, emotions, thoughts and actions. This series includes exercises that enhance mindfulness, support the establishment [...]

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Guest Speaker: Phil Jones – Windows on the World: Self-View and the Four Noble Truths

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

Guest Speaker: Philip Jones Topic: Windows on the World: Self-View and the Four Noble Truths. Read biographies of our guest speakers on our Teachers Page. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays in Mountain View, and Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk in Mountain [...]

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Guest Teacher: Margaret Gainer

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

Practice Is Like This: the Similes of Ajahn Chah with guest teacher Margaret Gainer For biographies and photos of our teachers, visit the Teacher Page. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays in Mountain View, and Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk in Mountain [...]

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Ethics, Action, and the Five Precepts

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

For a life of harmony and clarity. This series will explore virtue as the indispensable foundation of Buddhist practice. The series will emphasize the five training precepts, and may explore action, ethics, kamma, and cause-effect dynamics. The precepts are not rules to be obediently followed; they serve as guidelines for the intentional development of compassion, [...]

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Service Project: School Supplies Drive for Local Foster Kids

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

IMSB is helping to provide local foster kids with needed school supplies. One IMSB member (Farzaneh) has already purchased 28 backpacks. We now invite you to volunteer to fill one or more of these backpacks. Farzaneh writes: Dear IMSB sangha members: The practice of generosity is a basic way to experience happiness and freedom. Happiness, inner calm [...]

Guest: Jennifer Dungan – Right Action In The Face of Climate Change

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

Right Action In The Face Of Climate Change: Can we practice non-harming? Before he went forth, Siddartha Gautama had a palace for the cold season, one for the hot season, and one for the four months of the rainy season. He lived over two and a half millennia ago during the Holocene epoch. We now [...]

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Beautiful Mind – Five Faculties

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Nurturing the best in ourselves. This series will explore the five spiritual faculties and their cultivation in meditation: faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom. The Buddha stressed the importance of these controlling faculties and powers, which offer a complete structure for meditative development and culminate with final liberation. They are necessary features of meditative progress [...]

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Guest Speaker – Robert Cusick

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

IMSB is privileged to welcome guest speaker Robert Cusick. He'll be speaking on: TBA Visit our Teachers Page for biographies and photos of our guest speakers. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays in Mountain View, and Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk in [...]

Special Event in Saratoga with Chade-Meng Tan – Author of Joy on Demand

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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 [...]

Beautiful Mind – Five Faculties

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Nurturing the best in ourselves. This series will explore the five spiritual faculties and their cultivation in meditation: faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom. The Buddha stressed the importance of these controlling faculties and powers, which offer a complete structure for meditative development and culminate with final liberation. They are necessary features of meditative progress [...]

Guest Teacher in Mountain View: Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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

IMSB is privileged to host Thanissaro Bhikkhu as our guest teacher tonight. For biography of guest speakers, see our Teachers Page. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—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 [...]

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Four Noble Truths

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Ways to realize the end of suffering. No one wants to suffer, and yet we do. The first sermon that the Buddha gave after his awakening addressed the issue of suffering. He articulated four basic tenants that have been remembered as the four noble truths. They include the full understanding of suffering, the abandoning of [...]

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Weekly Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View

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

Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—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 [...]

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Ten Perfections (paramis)

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

A series for developing the best of mind and heart. Many powerful wholesome qualities are nurtured in the contemplative life. This series will explore the ten perfections (paramis) that support the path of awakening, and bring joy and harmony into our daily lives. These beautiful qualities are accessible to everyone, at every stage of our [...]

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Weekly Meditation Tonight – CANCELLED for Elections

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

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled due to elections. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—a drop-in group on Tuesdays in Mountain View, and series classes on Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk in Mountain [...]

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Weekly Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View with Shaila Catherine

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

Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—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 [...]

Weekly Meditation and Teachings in Saratoga – CANCELLED

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled for holidays. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays in Mountain View, and Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Thursday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk in Saratoga. The program is structured into thematic series led by [...]

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Teachings in Mountain View – In that still, quiet place….time for mindfulness and reflection – with Sharon Allen

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

Guest teacher: Sharon Allen Topic: In that still, quiet place....time for mindfulness and reflection Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—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 [...]

IMSB’s 11-Year Anniversary

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

IMSB's 11-Year Anniversary Celebration with Shaila Catherine On this Tuesday we will celebrate the 11th anniversary of the formation of IMSB as well as the start of the 2017 New Year. There will be snacks and a mini-ritual-celebration along with our meditation and dharma talk. Snack or dessert dishes to share are welcome, but not [...]

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Course: Mindfulness in the Buddhist Tradition

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Mindfulness in the Buddhist Tradition: A short course on the four modes of mindfulness called Satipatthana A practical and direct path. Presented by Shaila Catherine and Richard Shankman A series of new classes on meditation and Buddhism will be offered by Insight Meditation South Bay starting January 19, 2017. The classroom structure offers many advantages for continuity [...]

$35.00 – $370.00

Weekly Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View

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

Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—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 [...]

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Weekly Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View with Shaila Catherine

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

Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—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 [...]

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Speaker Series – Everyday Dhamma – in Mountain View

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

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 [...]

Deepening Practice and Community – Open Drop-In with Jennifer Dungan

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

An Evening for Meditation Practice Led by Jennifer Dungan 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, we will devote more time to   guided meditations and experiential mindfulness activities. Newcomers are [...]

Course: Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice — A skill-building class This course is taught by Sharon Allen, Janetti Marotta, and Laura Lin. 6 Thursdays, February 23 - March 30, 2017 To live with mindful awareness in our world, we must become well grounded in a meditation practice. This course will focus on understanding, practicing, and developing mindful awareness, so [...]

$45.00 – $360.00

Weekly Meditation Cancelled for Tonight

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

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled. The church requires use of our usual meeting room for their events. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays in Mountain View, and Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk [...]

Deepening Practice and Community – An Evening for Practice – Open Drop-In

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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, we will devote more time to   guided meditations and experiential mindfulness activities. Newcomers are always welcome. Chairs are provided. Bring a mat or cushion if [...]

Weekly Meditation Cancelled for Tonight

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

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled. The church requires use of our usual meeting room for their events. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays in Mountain View, and Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk [...]

Weekly Meditation Group Cancelled for Tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled. The church requires use of our usual meeting room for their events. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week.

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Weekly Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View with Shaila Catherine

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

Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—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 [...]

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Course: The Art of Happiness; The Power of Loving Kindness (Metta)

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

NOTE: This course began April 20, but late registrations will still be accepted.    A practical course on developing the profound benevolence that heals the heart. Presented by Shaila Catherine and 3 guest teachers: Sharon Allen, Berget Jelane, and Laura Lin. April 20 — Metta for category of self — with Shaila Catherine April 27 — Metta for category [...]

$60.00 – $375.00

Guest speaker: Bill Kostura in Mountain View

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

Tonight's guest speaker is Bill Kostura Topic: The Most Important Teaching This evening, we will explore why some teachings are most helpful at certain times in our lives.  We will also consider whether one or some teachings really are the most important. View guest teacher biographies and photographs on our Teachers Page. Insight Meditation South Bay offers [...]

Guest Speaker in Mountain View: Margaret Gainer: “Who Suffers, Who Cares?”

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

Guest speaker: Margaret Gainer Topic: "Who Suffers, Who Cares?" View guest teacher biographies and photographs on our Teachers Page. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation programs—Tuesday drop in meditation group in Mountain View, and Thursday Dhamma Classroom in San Jose - Saratoga. Tonight's meditation group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk in Mountain View. The [...]

Guest Teacher: Venerable U Jagara

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

Tonight IMSB is privileged to host a special guest speaker, Venerable U Jagara. Topic: Venerable U Jagara will offer teachings and lead a simple ceremony in recognition and celebration of Wesak, the Buddhist holiday that honors the Buddha's life and awakening. View guest teacher biographies and photographs on our Teachers Page. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly [...]

Wesak Celebration – with special guest Venerable U Jagara

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

7:30 pm – 9:15 pm This evening IMSB will celebrate Wesak, the primary Buddhist holiday that commemorates the Buddha’s enlightenment, birth, and death. The program will be led by special guest, Venerable U Jagara. Tonight’s program will include meditation, teachings, and a simple offering ceremony. The structured program will end around 9pm, but please plan to stay [...]

Deepening Practice and Community – Open Drop-In with Shaila Catherine

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

An Evening for Meditation Practice Led by Shaila Catherine. 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, we will devote more time to   guided meditations and experiential mindfulness activities. Newcomers are welcome. [...]

Guest speaker: Refuge Amidst Tumult with Ann Dillon

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

Tonight we will have a guest speaker: Ann Dillon Topic: Refuge Amidst Tumult Speaker biographies and photos can be found on the Teachers Page. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays in Mountain View, and Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk in Mountain View. [...]

Guest speaker: Renee Burgard will speak on Mindful Self-Compassion

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

Tonight's guest speaker is Renee Burgard Her topic is Mindful Self-Compassion Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—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 [...]

Tonight’s program is cancelled for the Independence Day holiday.

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

Tonight's meetings, both the weekly sitting group, and the first Tuesday of the month Beginner's Orientation, have been cancelled in honor of the Fourth of July Holidays. Happy Independence Day! Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays in Mountain View, and Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and [...]

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Speaker Series: Living Wisely in the World

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

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 [...]

Meditation Group is cancelled for tonight

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

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 [...]

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Weekly Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View with Shaila Catherine

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

Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays evenings is our 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 View. The principal teacher is Shaila Catherine and guest speakers are featured [...]

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Speaker Series: Great Disciples of the Buddha

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

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 [...]

No Meeting Tonight – Enjoy the holiday week!

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

IMSB will not be meeting tonight. Enjoy the holiday week. We will resume our program in January.  Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays evenings is our 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 [...]

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Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View

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

Due to the coronavirus concerns, we have converted our Tuesday evening meeting to an online format. 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 [...]

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Speaker Series: Preparing the Mind for Awakening

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

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 [...]

Weekly Meditation Group CANCELLED for Tonight

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

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled. The church requires use of our usual meeting room for their events. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups— a drop in sitting group Tuesdays in Mountain View, and a series of classes Thursdays in Saratoga. This group [...]

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Weekly Meditation CANCELLED for tonight

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

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled. The church requires use of our usual meeting room for their events. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups— a drop in sitting group Tuesdays in Mountain View, and a series of classes Thursdays in Saratoga.

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Weekly meditation group CANCELLED for tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled. Classes will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups— a drop in sitting group Tuesdays in Mountain View, and a series of classes Thursdays in Saratoga.  

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

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 [...]

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Speaker Series: Goals in Meditation

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

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 [...]

Wesak Celebration – Community Social Event

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

A Community Social Event —led  by Sharon Allen and Laura Lin This evening IMSB will celebrate Wesak, the primary Buddhist holiday that commemorates the Buddha’s enlightenment, birth, and death. Tonight’s program will include meditation, teachings or discussion, and flower offering ceremony. The structured program will end around 9pm, but please plan to stay a few minutes longer [...]

Guest speaker – Aishin Leonard

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

Tonight's guest speaker is Aishin Leonard Topic: Finding Freedom from Pain 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 that left her bedridden and wheelchair bound. After many years of intensive retreat practice primarily in the Theravada tradition, including a year at [...]

Guest speaker: Ayya Santussika

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

Tonight's guest speaker is Ayya Santussika The topic is Inspiration from the Thai Forest Masters We will explore key themes taught by Thai Forest masters and reflect on how we can apply them in our daily practice. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays evenings we offer an open drop-in sitting group in [...]

Weekly Meditation and Teaching – Generosity and The Joy of Giving

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

Tonight’s topic for discussion will be Generosity and the Joy of Giving. Facilitated by Sharon Allen. IMSB invited members to explore the practice of generosity by using $50 to support a charitable project of their choosing. Some will report back to IMSB through tonight’s panel discussion and share their reflections and experiences from participating in [...]

Guest Speaker: Thanissaro Bhikkhu on Refuge

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

Tonight's topic: Refuge Thanissaro Bhikkhu will be our special guest speaker tonight. Visit our Teachers Page for biographies and photos of our guests. 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 [...]

Weekly Meditation and Teachings: Panel Discussion on Joy of Giving

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

Tonight's topic for discussion will be Joy of Giving. IMSB invited members to explore the practice of generosity by using $50 to support a charitable project of their choosing. They will report back to IMSB through tonight's panel discussion and share their reflections and experiences from participating in the Joy of Giving Program. Insight Meditation [...]

Introduction to Insight Dialogue led by Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

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

Awakening Together: Insight Dialogue Practice Tonight will be a special extended event—a 2 hour workshop on Insight Dialog led by Bhikkhu Sukhacitto. The meditation will begin at 7:15, and the evening program will end around 9:15. Please try to attend the full program. Evening Schedule Overview (approximate times) 7:15 Brief silent meditation and announcements 7:30 [...]

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Building Community

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

Tonight's program will begin as usual with 30 minutes of meditation. The meditation will be followed by community building exercises, small group reflections, and other activities to develop sangha and cultivate good dhamma friends. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation programs.  OnTuesdays, we meet in [...]

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The Heart of Meditation

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

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 [...]

Weekly Meditation CANCELLED for tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week after the holidays. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups— a drop in sitting group Tuesdays in Mountain View, and a series of classes Thursdays in Saratoga.  

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Meditation, Power, and Success

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

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, [...]

Weekly Meditation is CANCELLED for tonight – Enjoy the holidays!

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

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled for the holidays. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups— a drop in sitting group Tuesdays in Mountain View, and a series of classes Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma [...]

Weekly meditation is cancelled for tonight – Enjoy the holidays!

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

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups— a drop in sitting group Tuesdays in Mountain View, and a series of classes Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk in Mountain [...]

Meditation & Landscape Photography – Rex Naden

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

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. [...]

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The Engaged Buddhist

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

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

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 [...]

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Breathe with Joy

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

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

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

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" [...]

Speaker: Stephen Fulder on Equanimity

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

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

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 [...]

Meditation and teachings with guest teacher Venerable U Jagara

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

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 [...]

Meditation and Building Community

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

Tonight’s program will begin as usual with 30 minutes of meditation. The meditation will be followed by community building exercises, small group reflections, and other activities to develop sangha and cultivate good dhamma friends. Facilitated by Kristi Iverson. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation [...]

Panel Discussion – Joy of Giving

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

Tonight's topic for discussion will be Joy of Giving. An IMSB Charitable Program IMSB invites members to explore the practice of generosity by distributing $50 from IMSB's Karuna Fund to a charitable project of their choosing. They will report back to IMSB through tonight's panel discussion and share their reflections and experiences of participating in [...]

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Meditation in Hard Times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 [...]

Weekly meditation is cancelled. Enjoy Thanksgiving week.

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

Weekly meditation is cancelled for tonight. Enjoy the Thanksgiving Week. 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 View. [...]

Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View

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

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 View. The principal teacher is Shaila Catherine and guest speakers are [...]

Power of Patience with Dawn Scott

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

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 [...]

Guest Speaker: Aishin Leonard

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

Aishin Leonard will be our guest speaker tonight. Topic is: Kuan Yin’s Awakening: Listening to the Sounds of the World with Ease 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 [...]

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Weekly Meditation is CANCELLED for tonight – Enjoy the holidays!

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

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled for the holidays. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups— a drop in sitting group Tuesdays in Mountain View, and a series of classes Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma [...]

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Speaker Series – Buddha’s Core Teachings

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

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 [...]

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Speaker Series – 7 Awakening Factors

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

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, [...]

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Weekly Meditation Cancelled Tonight

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

The weekly meditation group is cancelled for tonight. Feb 25 — The church needs the room to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. March 3 — The room will be used as an election polling location. We will resume with our weekly meditation program the following week.  Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays evenings we [...]

Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View – Cancelled

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

The remaining Tuesdays in March are cancelled. We will resume our programs as soon as possible. Please check this website for updates.  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 [...]

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Speaker Series – 7 Awakening Factors – Cancelled

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

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 [...]

Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View – Cancelled

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

The remaining Tuesdays in March are cancelled. We will resume our programs as soon as possible. Please check this website for updates.  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 [...]

Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View – Cancelled

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

The remaining Tuesdays in March are cancelled. We will resume our programs as soon as possible. Please check this website for updates.  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 [...]

Meditation Cancelled for Tonight

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

The church where we meet needs the room for special events that precede the Easter Holiday. Therefore we have cancelled our weekly meditation group and beginner's orientation for tonight. 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 [...]

Meditation and Teachings – Cancelled

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

The weekly Tuesday meditation group is cancelled for tonight. We hope to resume meeting soon as the coronavirus crisis settles. 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 [...]

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Online Series: Seven Factors of Awakening

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Online Series: Seven Factors of Awakening With Shaila Catherine For the mind that values freedom. April 21 – May 12, 2020 Takes place on Zoom! This series is a continuation of the Seven Factors of Awakening Series begun on February 11, 2020 that was suspended because of the Coronavirus shelter-in-place order. You can listen to earlier talks [...]

Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View – CANCELLED

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

All Tuesday meetings in April are cancelled. We will resume our programs as soon as possible. Please check this website for updates.  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 [...]

Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View – CANCELLED

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

All Tuesday meetings in April are cancelled. We will resume our programs as soon as possible. Please check this website for updates.  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 Online: Shaila Catherine — Medicine for the Moment

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Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine — Medicine for the Moment: Wise Decision-making with Shaila Catherine August 4, 2020 Due to the coronavirus concerns, we are holding our Tuesday meetings online.  Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings.   [...]

Tuesday Online: Peter Carlson—Waking Up the Mind

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Tuesday Online: Waking Up the Mind with Peter Carlson August 11, 2020 This guided meditation and Dharma talk are organized to foster a better understanding and experiential realization of the concepts found in the cetasikas, categories of mind conditioners developed in Theravada Buddhism. Special emphasis will be on how mindfulness of breathing meditation practice combines [...]

Tuesday Online – Shaila Catherine – Emptiness

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Tuesday Online Dhamma Topic: Emptiness with Shaila Catherine August 18, 2020 You may enjoy reading the two suttas before our gathering that Shaila will refer to in her talk: MN 121. https://suttacentral.net/mn121/en/sujato MN 151. https://suttacentral.net/mn151/en/sujato Due to the coronavirus concerns, we are holding our Tuesday meetings online.  Please join us on Zoom. This event is [...]

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 – Shaila Catherine – Interconnection

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Tuesday Online Topic: Interconnection with Shaila Catherine September 22, 2020 Due to the coronavirus concerns, we are holding our Tuesday meetings online.  Please join us on Zoom. 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 [...]

Tuesday Online: Thanissaro Bhikkhu—The Present Moment Is Not the Goal

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Tuesday Online: The Present Moment Is Not the Goal with Thanissaro Bhikkhu September 29, 2020 There’s a common understanding that the purpose of meditation is to fully arrive in the present moment. However, the Buddha taught people to focus on the present moment not as a goal, but as a place where work is to be done [...]

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Tuesday Online — Shaila Catherine — End of the Path

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Tuesday Online End of the Path with Shaila Catherine This is a two part series: October 6, 2020 October 13, 2020 Everyone is welcome. It is not necessary to attend the first session in order to attend the second. You may enjoy reading the sutta (MN 105 To Sunakkhatta) in advance. Shaila will refer to this [...]

Tuesday Online — Shaila Catherine — Awakening

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Tuesday Online: Awakening with Shaila Catherine October 13, 2020 This talk will consider what the transformative experience of awakening entails, how it might be recognized, and how a practitioner declares their attainment. Due to the coronavirus concerns, we are holding our Tuesday meetings online.  Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well [...]

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: CANCELLED for Elections

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Tuesday Online: CANCELLED for Elections November 3, 2020 Tonight's meditation group meeting is cancelled due to the elections. Our regular program will resume next week. Due to coronavirus concerns, we are holding our Tuesday meetings online.   TEACHERS: Please visit our Teachers Page for biographies and photos of our speakers. TUESDAYS ONLINE: Due to coronavirus concerns, we [...]

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 November 10, 2020 Please join us on Zoom. 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 We [...]

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 [...]

Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine—Appreciation, Gratitude, Joy

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Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine—Appreciation, Gratitude, Joy with Shaila Catherine November 24, 2020 Due to the coronavirus concerns, we are holding our Tuesday meetings online.  Please join us on Zoom. 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 [...]

Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine—Cultivating the Virtue of Generosity: Living with the Realities of Money

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Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine—Cultivating the Virtue of Generosity: Living with the Realities of Money with Shaila Catherine December 1, 2020 Due to the coronavirus concerns, we are holding our Tuesday meetings online.  Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let’s Sit, Walk, and Meditate 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 December 22, 2020 Please join us on Zoom. 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 We now [...]

Tuesday Online—CANCELLED for tonight—enjoy the holidays!

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Tuesday Online—CANCELLED for tonight—enjoy the holidays! December 29, 2020 Tonight's meditation group meeting is cancelled due to the holidays. Our regular program will resume next week. Due to coronavirus concerns, we are holding our Tuesday meetings online.   TEACHERS: Please visit our Teachers Page for biographies and photos of our speakers. TUESDAYS ONLINE: Due to coronavirus concerns, [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—How Conduct Bears Fruit: Training in Not-Killing

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—How Conduct Bears Fruit: Training in Not-Killing an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine January 12, 2021 Shaila Catherine will explore the fruits of karma and the consequences of action through a detailed consideration of why and how we practice ethical precepts. The focus for tonight’s talk is the commitment to [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Restraint, Generosity, and the Vow to Not Steal

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Restraint, Generosity, and the Vow to Not Steal an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine February 9, 2021 Tonight’s talk will describe the powerful impact that a commitment to not stealing can have on our practice. The Abhidhamma analysis of mental states demonstrates how contentment, joyful giving, ease in letting go, [...]

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—Shaila Catherine—Let’s Sit, Walk, and Meditate 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 February 23, 2021 Please join us on Zoom. 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 We now [...]

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—Shaila Catherine—Refraining from Sexual Misconduct

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Refraining from Sexual Misconduct an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine March 9, 2021 Tonight’s talk explores the ethical dimensions of sexuality. We will touch on themes of forgiveness, gender identities, sexual fantasies, the option of celibacy, and the influence of craving. Restraint does not require abstinence; it implies bringing mindfulness and [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let’s Sit, Walk, and Meditate 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 March 16, 2021 NOTE: This date has been changed! Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! [...]

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—Shaila Catherine—Refraining from Wrong Speech

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine —Refraining from Wrong Speech an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine March 30, 2021 Tonight’s talk will explore the four components of wrong speech and the reasons why we might engage in speech that causes harm to ourselves or others. These four components include lies and deception; slander or malicious [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Refraining from Intoxication

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Refraining from Intoxication an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine April 6, 2021 Tonight’s talk will explore the fifth precept—the commitment to refrain from intoxicating the mind through the use of alcohol, drugs, or addictive desires. Originally this precept highlighted the dangers of home-brewed alcohol but can be expanded to address [...]

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—Shaila Catherine—Let’s Sit, Walk, and Meditate 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 April 27, 2021 Please join us on Zoom. 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 We now [...]

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—Shaila Catherine—Using Money Without Regret

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Using Money Without Regret an evening of meditation and teaching on the topic of a wise use of wealth with Shaila Catherine May 18, 2021 Tonight’s topic is To Be Announced Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let’s Sit, Walk, and Meditate 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 25, 2021 Please join us on Zoom. 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 We now [...]

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 [...]