Insight Retreat in the Netherlands with Shaila Catherine – May 4-14

Netherlands

Insight Meditation Retreat Theme: Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts Mental restlessness is an insidious and pervasive hindrance that all practitioners struggle to overcome. We can refine our skills for working with the modes of thinking that distract us from being mindful: critical thoughts, planning, worrying, lustful thoughts, judging, memories, internal commentaries, to name a few. [...]

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Course: Mindful Self Esteem with Janetti Marotta

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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

$45 – $360

Insight Meditation Retreat in Israel with Shaila Catherine – May 16-22

Tovana – Ein Dor Ein Dor,

Shaila Catherine will lead an Insight Meditation retreat in Israel May 16-22, 2018. Theme: Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts Mental restlessness is an insidious and pervasive hindrance that all practitioners struggle to overcome. We can refine our skills for working with the modes of thinking that distract us from being mindful: critical thoughts, planning, worrying, [...]

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

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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

Short Retreat in Israel with Shaila Catherine – May 23-26

Tovana – Ein Dor Ein Dor,

Shaila Catherine will lead this short retreat in Israel May 23-26, 2018. For more information visit the Tovana website: https://tovana.org.il What is Effort? Control, Letting Go, and Trust in Mindfulness Meditation What can you control?  When must you surrender?  How do you perk up your enthusiasm when it slackens?  What is the purpose of deep [...]

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 [...]

Online Course – Satipatthana: Mindfulness of Mind – Registration closes May 31. Register now!

Online

Satipatthana: Mindfulness of Mind An Online Course with Shaila Catherine Registration is open now through May 31. Course runs June 7 - August 15. REGISTER NOW! The course will include recorded lectures, reading assignments, sutta study, guided meditations, discussion forums, and optional audio conferences with Shaila Catherine. The core text will be Perspectives on Satipatthāna [...]

Retreat with Shaila in Germany

Retreats with Shaila at Buddha's Weg near Frankfurt in Germany June 3-8, 2018 Shaila Catherine will lead a 5-night residential retreat , June 9, 2018 Shaila will lead a day long that is open to the public along and the retreat participants For details and registration information please follow these links to the Buddha's Weg website. [...]

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

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

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

A Day of Meditation in Germany with Shaila Catherine

Resolution and Relaxation: Exploring the role of effort in meditation with Shaila Catherine at Buddha's Weg Retreat Center near Frankfurt, Germany. This day long program will explore the vital role that effort plays on the liberating path. We will see how a balanced, wise and persistant effort can strengthen mindfulness. When our effort is balanced and [...]

Drop-In Deepening Practice and Community Evening with Shaila Catherine

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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

Two Daylong Meditation Programs in Nevada

Saturday: Relax, Let Go, Keep Trying! Balanced and skillful effort is a vital meditative skill. This daylong program will cultivate relaxation, letting go, and persistence as we learn a how gentle diligent effort supports the deepening of concentration and insight. This day long is suitable for both new and experienced practitioners. Sunday: What is Effort? Control, Letting [...]

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Course: Untangling Self

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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

$45 – $360
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No Meeting Tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Our usual Thursday evening class or meditation session has been cancelled for tonight. Please join us next week!

Daylong in Santa Cruz – Relax, Let Go, Keep Trying!

Insight Santa Cruz 740 Front Street, Suite 240, Santa Cruz, CA

Title: Relax, Let Go, Keep Trying! A day long with Shaila Catherine Balanced and skillful effort is a vital meditative skill. This daylong program will cultivate relaxation, letting go, and persistence as we learn a how gentle diligent effort supports the deepening of concentration and insight. This day long retreat is suitable for both new and [...]

Retreat in Kansas with Shaila Catherine & Philip Jones

Mid America Dharma - Marillac Retreat Center in Kansas 4200 South 4th Street, Leavenworth, KS

A weeklong retreat with Shaila Catherine and Philip Jones. Awakening with Insight This silent meditation retreat will emphasize a balance of mindfulness, concentration, and investigation. Instructions will encourage mindfulness of breath, body, and mind to enhance the potential for liberating insight. Meditation instructions, consultations with the teachers, and daily dharma teachings make this retreat suitable [...]

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 [...]

Drop-In Deepening Practice and Community Evening with Shaila Catherine

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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

Joy On Demand! A new Thursday evening course. Register Now!

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Register now for JOY ON DEMAND, a new 6-week course in Saratoga. Led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, and Chade-Meng Tan, our special guest speaker and author of the book titled Joy On Demand. For more information and online registration: https://www.imsb.org/event/course-joy-on-demand/2018-08-30/  https://www.imsb.org/event/course-joy-on-demand/2018-08-30/

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Course: Joy On Demand

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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

$55 – $400

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 [...]

Liberating the Mind and Heart – A Retreat Developing Compassion and Joy – near Pescadero, CA – with Shaila Catherine

Redwood Glen Retreat Center 100 Wright Drive, Loma Mar, CA

Liberating Mind and Heart: A weeklong retreat on Cultivating Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity with Shaila Catherine Monday, September 17, 2018 – Sunday September 23, 2018. Partial attendance can be arranged for the first 3 or 4 nights. DON'T WAIT! Registration closes August 31.  LOVING KINDNESS is a profound quality of friendliness toward all of [...]

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 [...]

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Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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

Online Course – Focused and Fearless: Deepening Your Concentration – Registration closes Oct 17. Register now!

Online

Focused and Fearless: Deepening Your Concentration An Online Course with Shaila Catherine Registration Period: July 1 to October 17, 2018 Course Dates: October 20 to December 15, 2018 REGISTER NOW! The course will include recorded lectures, reading assignments, sutta study, guided meditations, discussion forums, and optional audio conferences with Shaila Catherine. The core text will [...]

Retreat in Mississippi: Understanding the Mind with Shaila Catherine

Understanding the Mind with Shaila Catherine Although meditation is renowned for promoting tranquility and mental calmness, meditation is not passive. Investigative methods play a vital role in the skillful development of mindfulness, wisdom, and liberating insight. This insight meditation retreat will cultivate ways of investigating the mind, working with hindrances, and clarifying  perception. We will [...]

Retreat in Michigan with Shaila Catherine – October 22-28

Webber Retreat Center in Adrian, Michigan Adrian, MI

A weeklong retreat with Shaila Catherine. Awakening with Insight This silent meditation retreat will emphasize a balance of mindfulness, concentration, and investigation. Instructions will encourage mindfulness of breath, body, and mind to enhance the potential for liberating insight. Meditation instructions, consultations with the teacher, and daily dharma teachings make this retreat suitable for both new [...]

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.  

Non-residential Weekend Retreat with Shaila Catherine – San Luis Obispo, CA

White Heron Sangha San Luis Obispo,

Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts: Practical Wisdom from the Middle Length Discourses Mental restlessness is an insidious and pervasive hindrance that practitioners struggle to overcome. We can refine our skills for working with the modes of thinking that distract us from being mindful and attentive: critical thoughts, planning, worrying, lustful thoughts, judging, memories, and internal [...]

Numerical Discourses Study Group

3942 Duncan Pl. 3942 Duncan Pl., Palo Alto, CA

Today will be the final meeting of our four year study of the Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. The reading topics will include those miscellaneous and stray suttas that didn't make it into our four year reading lists, including the repetition series. Details were emailed to registered sutta study participants. Participation is open to those [...]

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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 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 [...]

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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 [...]

Annual New Year’s Retreat in Texas with Shaila Catherine

Margaret Austin Retreat Center 6650 County Road 117, Chappell Hill, TX

Energy, Effort, and Ease An Insight Meditation retreat led by Shaila Catherine December 27, 2018 to January 1, 2019 This insight retreat will emphasize skills for developing Right Effort to support mindfulness, concentration, and insight. By learning to use our energies wisely, we can set down the burden of competitive striving, infuse our activities with [...]

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 [...]

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Course: Buddhist Fundamentals

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

A six-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, and Chris Clifford. Demystifying the core beliefs of Buddhism Thursdays, January 10 - February 21, 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. This course will provide a nuts-and-bolts guide to the core [...]

$45 – $360

Buddhist Fundamentals – A new Thursday evening course. Register Now!

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Register now for Buddhist Fundamentals, a new 6-week course in Saratoga. Led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, and Chris Clifford. For more information and online registration: https://www.imsb.org/event/buddhist-fundamentals/2019-01-10/   https://www.imsb.org/event/buddhist-fundamentals/2019-01-10/

Monthly Day of Meditation led by Shaila Catherine

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA

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 [...]

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 [...]

Register for Online Class – Overcoming Obstacles to Concentration

Online

An Online Course with Shaila Catherine Registration Period: Now until February 11. Course Dates: February 16 - April 20, 2019 REGISTER NOW! The course will include recorded lectures, reading assignments, sutta study, guided meditations, discussion forums, and optional audio conferences with Shaila Catherine. The core text will be Focused and Fearless by Shaila Catherine. This [...]

Study Course in Barre, MA–Topic of Jhana Concentration–Feb 15-20

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies 149 Lockwood Barre, Barre, MA

Concentration and Jhana in the Buddha's Teachings A study course with Shaila Catherine Jhana, Absorption, and Undistracted Attention February 15-20, 2019 This program combines study and meditation to explore the essential role that concentration plays in the Buddha's teachings. We will examine how the absorptive states of jhana are presented in the early discourses, and [...]

Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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

Week-long Meditation Retreat in Florida

Franciscan Center of Tampa, Florida 3010 N Perry Ave., Tampa, FL

Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts A week-long meditation retreat in Florida with Shaila Catherine Friday, February 22 - Friday, March 1, 2019 The retreat begins with registration at 3:00 pm on Friday, February 22, and ends with a noon lunch on Friday, March 1. Mental restlessness is an insidious and pervasive hindrance that all practitioners [...]

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Course: Pain and Freedom

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Pain and Freedom Finding peace in the midst of pain A six-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, and Janetti Marotta. February 28 - April 11, 2019 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00 pm Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional pre-class meditation period. Life is uncertain and our bodies are vulnerable [...]

$45 – $360

Pain & Freedom – A new Thursday evening course. Register Now!

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Register now for Pain & Freedom, a new 6-week course in Saratoga. Led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen and Janetti Marotta. For more information and online registration:  https://www.imsb.org/event/pain-freedom/2019-02-28/ ‎  

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Monthly Sutta Study Group – Digha Nikaya – in Menlo Park

Location in Menlo Park Menlo Park, CA

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 March 2019. 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 Day of Meditation led by Shaila Catherine

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA

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 [...]

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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Monthly Sutta Study Group – Digha Nikaya – in Palo Alto

3942 Duncan Pl. 3942 Duncan Pl., Palo Alto, CA

-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 March 2019. 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– 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 March 2019. 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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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 [...]

Register now for our next Sutta Study Course! Offering online and local groups.

Online

The Long Discourses of the Buddha (Digha Nikaya) A nine month study and discussion group led by Shaila Catherine Our next sutta study course will begin in March 2019 and run for 9 monthly sessions. There are local groups Friday mornings and Wednesday evenings, and an online group Monday evenings. Read more information and REGISTER [...]

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" [...]

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Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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 [...]

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Course: The Development of Happiness

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

A six-week course led by Kim Allen A practical approach to training in happiness. April 25 – May 30, 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. The Buddhist path can be viewed as the cultivation of deeper and deeper forms of [...]

$45 – $360

The Development of Happiness – A new Thursday evening course. Register Now!

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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

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

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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

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Monthly Day of Meditation led by Shaila Catherine

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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 [...]

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath: 10-day Retreat in Northern California

Saratoga Springs Retreat Center 10243 Saratoga Springs RoadUpper Lake,

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath: a 10-day Meditation Retreat in Northern California led by Shaila Catherine Note: This retreat is now full. Registration is closed. Please consider registering for our October retreat in North Carolina, which will be on the same theme. Or see Shaila's Retreat Schedule for other retreat opportunities.  Monday, May 6, 2019 – Thursday, May [...]

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 [...]

Young Meditators Group is CANCELLED for tonight

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

Young Meditators Group is CANCELLED for tonight. The Young Meditators Group is cancelled for tonight. We will resume on Tuesday, July 9. The Young Meditators usually meet 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 [...]

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 [...]

No Weekly Class Tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Tonight’s Thursday class is cancelled. Enjoy the summer break. Our regular weekly 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.

Week-long retreat in Calgary, Canada

FCJ Retreat and Conference Center in Canada 219 - 19th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts A week-long mindfulness meditation retreat in Calgary, Canada with Shaila Catherine Monday, June 17 - Sunday, June 23, 2019 The retreat begins with registration at 3:00 pm on Monday, June 17, and ends at 11:00 on Sunday, June 23. Mental restlessness is an insidious and pervasive hindrance that all practitioners [...]

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 [...]

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Course: Working Skillfully with Anger

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

A 6-week workshop on letting go Led by Sharon Allen and Shaila Catherine Thursdays, June 20 - August 8, 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. Anger is a powerful emotion. When unchecked and unexamined, anger has enormous potential to harm [...]

$45 – $360

Working Skillfully with Anger – A new Thursday evening course. Register Now!

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Register now for Working Skillfully with Anger, a new 6-week course in Saratoga. Led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen. For more information and online registration: https://www.imsb.org/event/working-skillfully-with-anger/2019-06-20   https://www.imsb.org/event/working-skillfully-with-anger/2019-06-20/

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 [...]

Deep States of Samadhi – A dialog with Ajahn Brahm and Shaila Catherine

The Deep States of Samadhi A dialog with Ajahn Brahm and Shaila Catherine Moderated by Daniel Aitken This discussion will feature in the schedule of the 11th Global Conference on Buddhism, in Berkeley, CA. Sunday, June 30, 2019. 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Registration is required. Conference tickets are available with flexible pricing. You may use the [...]

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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 [...]

Three summer retreats in Netherlands

Naarden, Netherlands Naarden,

Shaila Catherine will lead 3 summer retreats in Netherlands DATES: Saturday, July 27 – Sunday, August 4, 2019 Concentration Through Anapanasati Samadhi Monday, August 5 – Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Insight Through Anapanasati Thursday, August 15 – Sunday, August 18, 2019 Energy, Effort, and Ease in Meditation RETREAT DESCRIPTIONS: Saturday, July 27 – Sunday, August [...]

Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

An Evening for Meditation Practice Mindfulness Meditation: A drop-in evening for meditation practice. Led by Sharon 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 Weekly Class Tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

No Weekly Class Tonight. Enjoy the summer 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 [...]

Monthly Day of Meditation led by Sharon Allen

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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

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Focused and Fearless: A Concentration Course

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Cultivating the conditions for deep concentration in the midst of daily life A six-week course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen August 22 - September 26, 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. This six-week course is designed to strengthen the [...]

$45 – $360

Focused and Fearless – A new Thursday evening course. Register Now!

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Register now for Focused and Fearless, a new 6-week course in Saratoga on Deepening Concentration. Led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen. For more information and online registration: https://www.imsb.org/event/focused-and-fearless-a-concentration-course/2019-08-22/ https://www.imsb.org/event/focused-and-fearless-a-concentration-course/2019-08-22/

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, [...]

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 , 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 [...]

Day of Meditation – EVENT CANCELLED

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA

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 , 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 [...]

Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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, NC

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 , 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 [...]

No Weekly Class Tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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, CA

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, CA

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, CA

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, MO

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 , CA

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 , 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 [...]

Weekend Retreat in Texas

Margaret Austin Retreat Center 6650 County Road 117, Chappell Hill, TX

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, CA

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 , 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 [...]

Weekly Meditation course is CANCELLED for tonight – enjoy the holidays

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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, CA

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, CA

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, NH

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, CA

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, CA

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, CA

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 , 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 [...]

Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

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 , CA

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 , 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 [...]

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 , 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 [...]

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 , 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

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 , 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 [...]

Sutta Study Group in Menlo Park – CANCELLED

Location in Menlo Park Menlo Park, CA

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, CA

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, CA

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 , 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 [...]

Beginner’s Orientation – Cancelled

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

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, CA

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

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

Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine—Cultivating Patience

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

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

Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine—Wise Attention

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

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

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

Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine – Practicing Together

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

Online

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 [...]