Young Meditators Group-CANCELLED

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

= Young Meditators Group - Cancelled for tonight. Bringing Practice to Modern Daily Life For Ages 18 to 39 Meets the second Tuesday of each month just prior to the usual IMSB weekly meditation and teaching program. We’re building a community of young practitioners, ages 18 to 39, around interest in practice as a source of strength [...]

Listening as Spiritual Practice

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

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 [...]

Day of Meditation – EVENT CANCELLED

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Our day of meditation in August, originally scheduled for today has been cancelled. Our monthly daylong program will resume on Saturday October 19. A day of meditation with Shaila Catherine. IMSB offers a day of meditation one Saturday each month. These monthly day long programs offer a consistent and easy opportunity for meditators to maintain a [...]

Practicing with Physical Pain

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

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

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 [...]

Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga

An Evening for Meditation Practice Mindfulness Meditation: A drop-in evening for meditation practice. Led by Janetti Marotta 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 [...]

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath: 9-night Retreat in North Carolina

Heartwood Refuge 159 Osceola Road, Hendersonville

THIS RETREAT IS FULL. REGISRATION HAS CLOSED. Concentration, Jhana, and Breath: a 9-night Meditation Retreat in North Carolina led by Shaila Catherine Friday, October 4, 2019 – Sunday, October 13, 2019 The retreat begins with registration from 2:00 - 3:30 pm on Friday, October 4. The retreat ends at 11:00 am on Sunday, October 13. [...]

Young Meditators Group – Cancelled Tonight

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

Young Meditators Group Bringing Practice to Modern Daily Life For Ages 18 to 39 Meets the second Tuesday of each month just prior to the usual IMSB weekly meditation and teaching program. We’re building a community of young practitioners, ages 18 to 39, around interest in practice as a source of strength and refuge. Gatherings will be [...]

Guest Teacher: Ying Chen speaks on Devotion

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

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 [...]

No Weekly Class Tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga

No weekly class tonight. Enjoy the Autumn break. Our Thursday class series 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 [...]

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Course: Mindfulness Meditation

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga

A six-week course taught by Shaila Catherine, Janetti Marotta, and Aishin Leonard. A liberating practice for body and mind. Thursdays, October 17 - December 5, 2019 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00. Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional pre-class meditation period. Living with mindful awareness grounds us in the present moment. [...]

$45 – $360

Mindfulness Meditation – A new Thursday evening course. Register Now!

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga

Register now for Mindfulness Meditation, a new 6-week course in Saratoga. Led by Shaila Catherine, Janetti Marotta, and Aishin Leonard. For more information and online registration: https://www.imsb.org/event/mindfulness-meditation/2019-10-17/   https://www.imsb.org/event/mindfulness-meditation/2019-10-17/

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Monthly Day of Meditation led by Shaila Catherine

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga

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

Retreat in Missouri – CANCELLED

Mid America Dharma - at Mercy Center in St.Louis, Missouri 2039 N. Geyer Road, St. Louis

THIS RETREAT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATIONS November 3-10, 2019 A week-long retreat near St. Louis, Missouri with Shaila Catherine and Philip Jones Mindfulness Meditation and the Seven Factors of Awakening This week-long retreat focuses on developingmindfulness meditation in conjunction with seven qualities that prepare the mind for awakening: mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, [...]

Beginner’s Orientation is cancelled for tonight

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

The meditation group and beginner's orientation are CANCELLED on Election Day because the church may need the room for election processes. We will resume our usual monthly orientation program next month. The Beginner's Orientation session occurs the first Tuesday of every month 6:30 pm - 7:20 pm Insight Meditation South Bay St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, [...]

Guest Teacher Jon Joseph on The Great Koan No!

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

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 [...]

Weekend Retreat in Texas

Margaret Austin Retreat Center 6650 County Road 117, Chappell Hill

Path of Wisdom and Awakening An Insight Meditation Retreat with Shaila Catherine November 13-17, 2019 Led by Shaila Catherine This silent retreat offers practical instruction in mindfulness, concentration, and insight meditation practice (vipassana). Through developing mindfulness of breath, body, feelings, and mind, meditators will find that habitual judgments, fear, and craving will fall away, and the [...]

Meditation, Qi Gong, Crystal Singing Bowls

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos

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 [...]

Weekly meditation is cancelled. Enjoy Thanksgiving week.

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

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

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

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

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

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 course is CANCELLED for tonight – enjoy the holidays

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga

Weekly Meditation course is CANCELLED for tonight Classes will resume on January 2nd. Enjoy 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. This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk in [...]

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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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Young Meditators Group

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

Young Meditators Group Bringing Practice to Modern Daily Life For Ages 18 to 39 Meets the second Tuesday of most months just prior to the usual IMSB weekly meditation and teaching program. Check the Event Calendar to confirm the meeting schedule. We’re building a community of young practitioners, ages 18 to 39, around interest in practice as [...]

Let Go! – A new Thursday evening course in Saratoga. Register Now!

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga

Register now for Let Go! A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Dawn Neal, Chris Clifford, Ying Chen, Kim Allen, and Janetti Marotta For more information and online registration: https://www.imsb.org/event/course-let-go/2020-01-16/ https://www.imsb.org/event/course-let-go/2020-01-16/

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Course: Let Go!

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga

Let Go! A Buddhist Approach To Breaking Free Of Habits A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Dawn Neal, Chris Clifford, Ying Chen, Kim Allen, and Janetti Marotta Experience the wondrous freedom of release! Thursdays, January 16 – February 20, 2020 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00. Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional [...]

$50 – $360

Day of meditation with Shaila – in Hanover, NH

Valley Insight Meditation Society Lebanon

Shaila Catherine will offer a day-long retreat in Hanover, NH. Theme: The Art of Not-Clinging This daylong program will highlight the subtle dynamics of clinging and not-clinging as we practice the art of letting go. The Buddha described four kinds of clinging: 1) clinging to sensual pleasures, 2) to views and opinions, 3) to rituals [...]

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Monthly Sutta Study Group – Digha Nikaya – Online

Online

Long Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Digha Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in January 2020. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for this [...]

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Monthly Sutta Study Group – Digha Nikaya – in Menlo Park

Location in Menlo Park Menlo Park

Long Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Digha Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in February 2020. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for this [...]

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Monthly Sutta Study – Digha Nikaya – Friday Group

Long Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Digha Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in February 2020. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for this [...]

Monthly Day of Meditation led by Shaila Catherine

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos

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

Young Meditators Group

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

Young Meditators Group Bringing Practice to Modern Daily Life For Ages 18 to 39 Anthony Maes will be our special guest leader for tonight. Meets the second Tuesday of most months just prior to the usual IMSB weekly meditation and teaching program. Check the Event Calendar to confirm the meeting schedule. We’re building a community of young [...]

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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, [...]

Concentration and Jhana Factors – California Retreat

Redwood Glen Retreat Center 100 Wright Drive, Loma Mar

Cultivating Concentration and the Jhana Factors A 10-day retreat with Shaila Catherine Tuesday, February 18 – Friday February 28, 2020. Partial attendance can be arranged but must start on the first day of the retreat. Don't wait! Scroll down to register now! Registration closes February 1.  This ten-day residential retreat will utilize mindfulness of breathing [...]

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Weekly Meditation Cancelled Tonight

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

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 [...]

Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga

An Evening for Meditation Practice Mindfulness Meditation: A drop-in evening for meditation practice. Led by Kim Allen 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 [...]

No Beginner’s Orientation Tonight.

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

Beginners Orientation is cancelled for tonight due to elections. The Beginner's Orientation session occurs the first Tuesday of every month just prior to our weekly meditation group 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm Insight Meditation South Bay St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Rd., Mountain View, CA 94040 The Beginner's Orientation introduces mindfulness meditation [...]

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Online Course: Satipatthana. Mindfulness for Experienced Meditators

Online

Due to the coronavirus concerns, we have converted our Thursday evening Satipatthana Course into an online format starting March 19. REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.  Satipatthana: Mindfulness for Experienced Meditators An ONLINE 8-week course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen A practical training leading to the final goal. Thursdays, March 5 – April 30, 2020 5:30 [...]

$65 – $440

Young Meditators Group

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

Young Meditators Group Bringing Practice to Modern Daily Life For Ages 18 to 39 Anthony Maes will be our special guest leader for tonight. Meets the second Tuesday of most months just prior to the usual IMSB weekly meditation and teaching program. Check the Event Calendar to confirm the meeting schedule. We’re building a community of young [...]

Study the Long Discourses of the Buddha in 2020. Register now for our monthly Sutta Study.

REGISTER NOW! Long Discourses of the Buddha (Digha Nikaya) with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Digha Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in early 2020. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online The online [...]

Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View – Cancelled

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 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.  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

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 [...]

Satipatthana. Register now for an advanced ONLINE mindfulness course.

Online

Satipatthana: Mindfulness for Experienced Meditators An 8-week ONLINE course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen Register Now! Registration will be open for only one week to offer an online meditation course in the face of the coronavirus response. Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your meditation practice at home. Register before March 25! For [...]

Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View – Cancelled

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 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.  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

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 [...]

Young Meditators Group—Cancelled Tonight

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

No Meeting Tonight Young Meditators Group Bringing Practice to Modern Daily Life For Ages 18 to 39 Meets the second Tuesday of most months just prior to the usual IMSB weekly meditation and teaching program. Check the Event Calendar to confirm the meeting schedule. We’re building a community of young practitioners, ages 18 to 39, around interest [...]

Meditation and Teachings – Cancelled

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

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

Online

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

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 [...]

Sutta Study Group in Menlo Park – CANCELLED

Location in Menlo Park Menlo Park

All in-person programs in April are cancelled. If you are registered for the Digha Nikaya Study Group, please join us in the ONLINE section Monday April 20, 5:00 - 7:00. We hope to resume our in-person discussion groups in May. We will arrange the seating to maintain a 6 foot distance between participants.  Long Discourses of [...]

Sutta Study Group in Palo Alto – CANCELLED

Palo Alto 3942 Duncan Place, Palo Alto

All in-person programs in April are cancelled. If you are registered for the Digha Nikaya Study Group, please join us in the ONLINE section Monday April 20, 5:00 - 7:00. We hope to resume our in-person discussion groups in May. We will arrange the seating to maintain a 6 foot distance between participants. The Friday  Palo [...]

Monthly Day of Meditation – CANCELLED

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos

All in-person programs in April are cancelled. We hope to resume our day long program on May 30. When we are able to meet again, we will arrange the seating to maintain a 6 foot distance between participants. A day of meditation with Shaila Catherine. IMSB offers a day of meditation one Saturday each month. These monthly [...]

Meditation and Teachings in Mountain View – CANCELLED

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

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 [...]

Beginner’s Orientation – Cancelled

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

The Beginner's Orientation session occurs the first Tuesday of every month just prior to our weekly meditation group 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm Insight Meditation South Bay St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Rd., Mountain View, CA 94040 The Beginner's Orientation introduces mindfulness meditation instructions, and provides an orientation to Insight Meditation South [...]

Young Meditators Group – Cancelled

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

Young Meditators Group Bringing Practice to Modern Daily Life For Ages 18 to 39 Meets the second Tuesday of most months just prior to the usual IMSB weekly meditation and teaching program. Check the Event Calendar to confirm the meeting schedule. We’re building a community of young practitioners, ages 18 to 39, around interest in practice as [...]

ONLINE RETREAT – Feeling, Joy, Equanimity

Online

REGISTRATION HAS  CLOSED. RETREAT IS FULL.  Cultivating Equanimity and Joy through Mindfulness of Feeling An online retreat with Shaila Catherine May 15-17, 2020 Registration is required. Scroll down to choose a ticket level.  This at-home online weekend retreat will focus on Mindfulness of Feeling as the second establishment of mindfulness presented in the Satipatthana Sutta. [...]

$85 – $450

Online Retreat – Joy, Equanimity and Feelings

Online

Register now for a retreat in the comfort of your own home! May 15-17. For more information and registration click here. https://www.imsb.org/event/online-retreat-feeling-joy-equanimity/2020-05-15/

Tuesday Online: Dawn Neal—Nurturing Wisdom

Online

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 [...]

Famous Buddhist Similes. A new ONLINE course. Introduction to sutta study. Register now!

Online

Learning Through Examples: Images, Illustrations, and Similes in the Discourses of the Buddha Register Now! An ONLINE 6-week course on Thursday evenings with Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen For more information and registration details: https://www.imsb.org/event/course-introducing-the-suttas-through-similes/2020-05-21/ https://www.imsb.org/event/course-introducing-the-suttas-through-similes/2020-05-21/

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ONLINE COURSE: Intro to Sutta Study & Famous Similes

Online

Due to the coronavirus concerns, we have converted our Thursday evening course into an online format starting May 21. Register Now! Scroll for tickets below.  Learning Through Examples: Images, Illustrations, and Similes in the Discourses of the Buddha An ONLINE 6-week Introduction to Sutta Study with Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen Thursdays, May 21 – [...]

$75 – $390

Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine – Practicing Together

Online

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 [...]

Monthly Day of Meditation led by Shaila Catherine – CANCELLED

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos

All in-person programs in May are cancelled. We home to resume our day-long program soon. When we are able to meet again, we will arrange the seating to maintain a 6 foot distance between participants.  A day of meditation with Shaila Catherine. IMSB offers a day of meditation one Saturday each month. These monthly day long [...]

Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine – Mindfulness Protects Oneself & Others

Online

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

Online

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

Online

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

Online

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

Online

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

Online

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 [...]

ONLINE RETREAT. Register Now! Mirror of Mindfulness: Knowing Your Own Mind

Online

Mirror of Mindfulness: Knowing Your Own Mind An at-home online weekend retreat led by Shaila Catherine Register now for a retreat in the comfort of your own home! July 17-19, 2020 For more information and registration click here. https://www.imsb.org/event/online-retreat-mindfulness-of-mind/  

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Online Course – Finding Balance – with Kim Allen

Online

Due to the coronavirus concerns, we have converted our Thursday evening course into an online format. We changed the time to enable meditators in other time zones to join us. Register Now! Scroll for tickets below.  Five Doorways to Finding Balance The Spiritual Faculties in Meditation and Life A six-week ONLINE course led by Kim [...]

$125 – $600

ONLINE RETREAT – Mindfulness of Mind

Online

Registration is now closed. Our next at-home weekend retreat will be in October and focus on Mindfulness of Body. See: https://www.imsb.org/event/online-retreat-four-elements-meditation/ Mirror of Mindfulness: Knowing Your Own Mind Practicing Mindfulness of Mind An online retreat with Shaila Catherine July 17-19, 2020 Registration is required. Scroll down to choose a ticket level. This at-home online weekend [...]

$105 – $450

Tuesday Online: Bob Stahl—Healing the Heart

Online

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

Online

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 [...]

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 [...]

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath: 10-night Retreat in Georgia

Ignatius House 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta

This retreat is open for registration. We currently have 17 participants registered, and can accept up to 4 more participants. This will be a very special retreat—a rare opportunity to practice with seclusion and intimacy. Please review the preventative measures taken by the center, and read our new guidelines: Guidelines for Retreat Practice in the Covid-19 Era Teachings on [...]

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 [...]

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Monthly Sutta Study – Digha Nikaya – Friday Group

Long Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Digha Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in February 2020. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for this [...]

Registration closes today for Beyond Distraction, an in-depth online course

Online

Beyond Distraction: Strategies to Free The Mind REGISTER: Now — Sep 27, 2020 COURSE: Sep 30 — Dec 30, 2020 Mental restlessness is an insidious and pervasive hindrance that most practitioners struggle to overcome. How many times have you let go of a thought, only to find it morph into a similar story a few [...]

In-depth ONLINE COURSE. Learn to Overcome Distracting Thoughts.

Online

Beyond Distraction: Practical Strategies to Free The Mind. An in-depth two month online program with Shaila Catherine Co-sponsored by Bodhi Courses and Insight Meditation South Bay For more information and registration details click here. https://bodhicourses.org/beyond-distraction-practical-strategies-to-free-the-mind/  

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 [...]

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Monthly Sutta Study Group – Digha Nikaya – Online

Online

Long Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Digha Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in January 2020. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for this [...]

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. [...]

ONLINE at-home weekend retreat. Four Elements. Mindfulness of the Body

Online

Register Now for an ONLINE at-home weekend retreat with Shaila Catherine. Exploring Mindfulness of the Body and the Four Elements. October 23 - 25, 2020 We will meet via Zoom. Information and registration details are on our Events Page. https://www.imsb.org/event/online-retreat-four-elements-meditation/  

ONLINE RETREAT – Four Elements Meditation

Online

Registration has now closed. Exploring Mindfulness of the Body and the Four Elements With Shaila Catherine An At-home Online Retreat Registration is required. Scroll down to choose a ticket level. Registration will close at 2-3 days prior to the retreat, so don't wait! This at-home online weekend retreat will include precise instructions and ample support [...]

$105 – $600

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 [...]

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Monthly Sutta Study – Digha Nikaya – Friday Group

Long Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Digha Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in February 2020. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for this [...]

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 [...]

NEW COURSE: Emptiness in Buddhist Practice

Online

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 [...]

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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—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 [...]

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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—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 [...]

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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—Shaila Catherine—Let’s Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together!

Online

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, [...]

New Year’s Online Event with Shaila Catherine – Peace and Clarity

Online

Registration has closed for this event.  Start the New Year with Clarity of Mind and a Peaceful Heart an at-home day of meditation with Shaila Catherine Friday, January 1, 2021 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Pacific Time Join IMSB as we start the new year with the peace and clarity that meditation can bring to [...]

$40 – $250
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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: 15-Year Anniversary Celebration

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Tuesday Online: 15-Year Anniversary Celebration with Shaila Catherine January 5, 2020 Please join us in celebration of our fifteenth anniversary. 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 [...]

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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—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 [...]

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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—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, [...]

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

Online

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, [...]

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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—Shaila Catherine—Let’s Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together!

Online

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!

Online

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! [...]

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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

Online

Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

$150 – $600

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 [...]

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A Community Meeting!

Online

IMSB invites you to an online IMSB community meeting: Meeting #1 Monday, March 29, 2021 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Meeting #2 Monday, April 26, 2021 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Much has happened in our lives and routines this past year that may have altered our schedules and affected how we each practice. We have enjoyed [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Refraining from Wrong Speech

Online

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 [...]

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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

Online

Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

$150 – $600

Register Now! for ONLINE Retreat – Experiencing Insight

Online

Register for an ONLINE at-home weekend retreat with Shaila Catherine Experiencing Insight April 9-11, 2021 We will meet via Zoom. Information and registration details are on our Events Page. Registration will close by April 6. https://www.imsb.org/event/online-retreat-experiencing-insight/

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Refraining from Intoxication

Online

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 [...]

ONLINE RETREAT: Experiencing Insight

Online

Experiencing Insight With Shaila Catherine An At-home Online Retreat Registration is required. Scroll down to choose a ticket level. Registration will close when full or  3 days prior to the retreat, so don't wait to the last minute! This at-home online weekend retreat will include instructions for practicing insight meditation. The teachings will highlight ways [...]

$190 – $600

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

Online

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 [...]

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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

Online

Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

$150 – $600

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

Online

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 [...]

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A Community Meeting!

Online

IMSB invites you to an online IMSB community meeting: Meeting #1 Monday, March 29, 2021 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Meeting #2 Monday, April 26, 2021 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Much has happened in our lives and routines this past year that may have altered our schedules and affected how we each practice. We have enjoyed [...]

Cultivating the Jhana Factors – Register now for this 2-month ONLINE course

Online

Strengthen your concentration. Cultivate the Jhana Factors! Registration has opened for this online classroom experience led by Shaila Catherine. Registration period: now through April 27 Course period: April 28 – June 19, 2021 For information and registration: https://bodhicourses.org/cultivating-jhana-factors/ Co-sponsored by IMSB and Bodhi Courses www.bodhicourses.org.

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let’s Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together!

Online

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 [...]

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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

Online

Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

$150 – $600

Beyond Distraction – Retreat in California

Redwood Glen Retreat Center 100 Wright Drive, Loma Mar

Due to the current shelter-in-place orders, we have moved the retreat that was previously scheduled for January, to new dates: May 4-14, 2021.  This retreat is open for registration!  This will be a very special retreat—a rare opportunity to practice with seclusion and intimacy. We will  limit attendance, wear masks indoors, increase ventilation, practice social [...]

Tuesday Online—Heather Sundberg—Emptiness & Suchness

Online

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

Online

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 [...]

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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

Online

Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

$150 – $600

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Using Money Without Regret

Online

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!

Online

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 [...]

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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

Online

Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

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Strengthening Mindfulness – Online

Online

Strengthening Mindfulness - Online A training for living with presence and joy! Led by Shaila Catherine & Kim Allen ONLINE via Zoom. Mondays, June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 5:30-7:00 PM Pacific Time Intended for people who have previously taken an introductory mindfulness course, this series deepens the practice of mindfulness, highlights shifts [...]

$150 – $600

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine June 14, 2021 Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations are required. This event is open [...]

Free – $100.00
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Strengthening Mindfulness – Online

Online

Strengthening Mindfulness - Online A training for living with presence and joy! Led by Shaila Catherine & Kim Allen ONLINE via Zoom. Mondays, June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 5:30-7:00 PM Pacific Time Intended for people who have previously taken an introductory mindfulness course, this series deepens the practice of mindfulness, highlights shifts [...]

$150 – $600

Concentration, Metta and Jhana Factors: 10-night Retreat in Georgia

Ignatius House 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta

NOTE. New requirement added May 14, 2021: Vaccination against COVID-19 is required to attend this retreat.  This will be a very special retreat—a rare opportunity to practice with seclusion and intimacy. We will  limit attendance, wear masks indoors, practice social distancing, have daily temperature checks and self-scheduled practice periods, and thoroughly disinfect the property with [...]

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Strengthening Mindfulness – Online

Online

Strengthening Mindfulness - Online A training for living with presence and joy! Led by Shaila Catherine & Kim Allen ONLINE via Zoom. Mondays, June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 5:30-7:00 PM Pacific Time Intended for people who have previously taken an introductory mindfulness course, this series deepens the practice of mindfulness, highlights shifts [...]

$150 – $600

Tuesday Online—Diana Winston—The Spectrum of Awareness Practices

Online

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 [...]

Recurring

Strengthening Mindfulness – Online

Online

Strengthening Mindfulness - Online A training for living with presence and joy! Led by Shaila Catherine & Kim Allen ONLINE via Zoom. Mondays, June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 5:30-7:00 PM Pacific Time Intended for people who have previously taken an introductory mindfulness course, this series deepens the practice of mindfulness, highlights shifts [...]

$150 – $600

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine—Dhamma Friendship

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine—Dhamma Friendship and the Value of Sangha an evening of meditation and teaching  with Shaila Catherine July 12, 2021 Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations [...]

Free – $100.00
Recurring

Strengthening Mindfulness – Online

Online

Strengthening Mindfulness - Online A training for living with presence and joy! Led by Shaila Catherine & Kim Allen ONLINE via Zoom. Mondays, June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 5:30-7:00 PM Pacific Time Intended for people who have previously taken an introductory mindfulness course, this series deepens the practice of mindfulness, highlights shifts [...]

$150 – $600
Recurring

Strengthening Mindfulness – Online

Online

Strengthening Mindfulness - Online A training for living with presence and joy! Led by Shaila Catherine & Kim Allen ONLINE via Zoom. Mondays, June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 5:30-7:00 PM Pacific Time Intended for people who have previously taken an introductory mindfulness course, this series deepens the practice of mindfulness, highlights shifts [...]

$150 – $600

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Listening, Reflection, Development

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Listening, Reflection, Development an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine July 27, 2021 Shaila Catherine will explore three kinds of wisdom taught by the Buddha. These include the wisdom that arises (1) by listening to learned and wise people, (2) by thinking and reflecting on what one has heard, and (3) [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine August 2, 2021 Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations are required. This event is open [...]

Free – $100.00

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath – Two 10-night Retreats in Southern California

Big Bear Retreat Center 1000 Sugarpine Road, Big Bear City

In-depth meditation with sixteen steps of anapanasati samadhi led by Shaila Catherine THIS RETREAT IS NOW CLOSED (updated Aug 17). Full Retreat: August 10-31, 2021 Part One: August 10-20, 2021 Part Two: August 21-31, 2021 Location: Big Bear Retreat Center, Southern California NOTE: Vaccination against COVID-19 is required to attend this retreat.  These two back to [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine August 24, 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 require you enter the Zoom [...]

Register Now for an ONLINE weekend retreat – Deepening Concentration

Online

Register for an ONLINE at-home weekend retreat with Shaila Catherine Deepening Concentration September 17-19, 2021 We will meet via Zoom. Information and registration details are on our Events Page. Registration ends by September 14. https://www.imsb.org/event/online-retreat-deepening-concentration/  

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine September 13, 2021 Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations are required. This event is open [...]

Free – $100.00

ONLINE RETREAT: Deepening Concentration

Online

Deepening Concentration With Shaila Catherine An At-home Online Retreat Registration is required. Scroll down to choose a ticket level. Registration will close about 3 days prior to the retreat, so don't wait to the last minute! This at-home online retreat will encourage the deepening of concentration through a relaxed and skilled development of mindfulness with [...]

$190 – $600

Register now for a sutta study course — online and in-person options — Timeless Wisdom — Reflecting on Similes

Online

Timeless Wisdom: Exploring the Buddha's Teachings Through Similes and Stories Join Shaila Catherine for a fun and beautiful approach to dhamma study. This sutta study course uses the abundant images, examples, and similes from the discourses to illuminate the Buddha's teachings. It is designed primarily as an online  course, but local participants (who are vaccinated [...]