Events for October 7 - June 1

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 – [...]

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—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 [...]

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 – [...]

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/  

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 [...]

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 [...]

$105.00 – $450.00

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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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: 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

Online

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tuesday Online – Shaila Catherine – Emptiness

Online

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 [...]

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 [...]

From Scarcity to Generosity with Kelli Schonher

Online

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Ignatius House 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA, United States

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

Online

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

Online

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 [...]

Event Series Course: From Intelligence to Intuition with Kim Allen

Course: From Intelligence to Intuition with Kim Allen

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

If you are interested in registering for this class, please contact the registrar (ThursdayClass) to express your interest. It has not yet been determined if this class will be offered online, cancelled, or meet as an in-person course in the church garden due to Covid-19 precautions.  A six-week course led by Kim Allen and Shaila [...]

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

Online

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 [...]

Event Series Course: From Intelligence to Intuition with Kim Allen

Course: From Intelligence to Intuition with Kim Allen

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

If you are interested in registering for this class, please contact the registrar (ThursdayClass) to express your interest. It has not yet been determined if this class will be offered online, cancelled, or meet as an in-person course in the church garden due to Covid-19 precautions.  A six-week course led by Kim Allen and Shaila [...]

Event Series Monthly Sutta Study Group – Digha Nikaya – Online

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 – Shaila Catherine – Interconnection

Online

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 [...]

Event Series Course: From Intelligence to Intuition with Kim Allen

Course: From Intelligence to Intuition with Kim Allen

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

If you are interested in registering for this class, please contact the registrar (ThursdayClass) to express your interest. It has not yet been determined if this class will be offered online, cancelled, or meet as an in-person course in the church garden due to Covid-19 precautions.  A six-week course led by Kim Allen and Shaila [...]

Event Series Monthly Sutta Study – Digha Nikaya – Friday Group

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

Online

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 [...]

Course: From Intelligence to Intuition with Kim Allen

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

If you are interested in registering for this class, please contact the registrar (ThursdayClass) to express your interest. It has not yet been determined if this class will be offered online, cancelled, or meet as an in-person course in the church garden due to Covid-19 precautions.  A six-week course led by Kim Allen and Shaila [...]

Course: From Intelligence to Intuition with Kim Allen

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

If you are interested in registering for this class, please contact the registrar (ThursdayClass) to express your interest. It has not yet been determined if this class will be offered online, cancelled, or meet as an in-person course in the church garden due to Covid-19 precautions.  A six-week course led by Kim Allen and Shaila [...]

Tuesday Online — Shaila Catherine — Awakening

Online

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 [...]

Course: From Intelligence to Intuition with Kim Allen

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

If you are interested in registering for this class, please contact the registrar (ThursdayClass) to express your interest. It has not yet been determined if this class will be offered online, cancelled, or meet as an in-person course in the church garden due to Covid-19 precautions.  A six-week course led by Kim Allen and Shaila [...]

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

Online

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 [...]

$105.00 – $600.00

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

Online

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 [...]

Event Series Monthly Sutta Study – Digha Nikaya – Friday Group

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

Online

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 [...]

Event Series Course: Effort and Ease

Course: Effort and Ease

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

Balancing Effort and Ease in Meditation and in Life A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine and _______________ Developing the energies that transform and awaken the mind! Thursdays, November 5 – December 17, 2020 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. Right effort [...]

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 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 [...]

Event Series Course: Effort and Ease

Course: Effort and Ease

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

Balancing Effort and Ease in Meditation and in Life A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine and _______________ Developing the energies that transform and awaken the mind! Thursdays, November 5 – December 17, 2020 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. Right effort [...]

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

Online

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 [...]

Event Series Course: Effort and Ease

Course: Effort and Ease

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

Balancing Effort and Ease in Meditation and in Life A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine and _______________ Developing the energies that transform and awaken the mind! Thursdays, November 5 – December 17, 2020 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. Right effort [...]

Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine—Appreciation, Gratitude, Joy

Online

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

Online

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 [...]

Event Series Course: Effort and Ease

Course: Effort and Ease

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

Balancing Effort and Ease in Meditation and in Life A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine and _______________ Developing the energies that transform and awaken the mind! Thursdays, November 5 – December 17, 2020 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. Right effort [...]

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 [...]

Event Series Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Online

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

Tuesday Online—Allan Cooper—Householder’s Vinaya

Online

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

Event Series Course: Effort and Ease

Course: Effort and Ease

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

Balancing Effort and Ease in Meditation and in Life A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine and _______________ Developing the energies that transform and awaken the mind! Thursdays, November 5 – December 17, 2020 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. Right effort [...]

Event Series Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Online

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

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

Online

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

Event Series Course: Effort and Ease

Course: Effort and Ease

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

Balancing Effort and Ease in Meditation and in Life A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine and _______________ Developing the energies that transform and awaken the mind! Thursdays, November 5 – December 17, 2020 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. Right effort [...]

Event Series Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Online

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

Tuesday Online—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!

Online

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 [...]

$40.00 – $250.00
Event Series Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Online

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

Tuesday Online: 15-Year Anniversary Celebration

Online

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 [...]

Event Series Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Online

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

Tuesday Online—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

Online

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

Online

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

Event Series Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

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

Online

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

Event Series Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Online

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

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, [...]

Event Series Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

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

Tuesday Online—Ying Chen—Living a Dharma Life

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

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

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let's Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together! an evening of guided meditation practice with Shaila Catherine February 23, 2021 Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now [...]

Tuesday Online—Dawn Scott—Biological Imperatives for Freedom

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

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Refraining from Sexual Misconduct

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

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

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Event Series A Community Meeting!

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

$190.00 – $600.00

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

Event Series A Community Meeting!

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!

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let's Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together! an evening of guided meditation practice with Shaila Catherine April 27, 2021 Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now [...]

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 [...]

Beyond Distraction – Retreat in California

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

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

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

Tuesday Online—Lila Kate Wheeler—Practical Dharma

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

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 [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Using Money Without Regret

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

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

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let's Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together! an evening of guided meditation practice with Shaila Catherine May 25, 2021 Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

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

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

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

Ignatius House 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA, United States

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 [...]

Tuesday Online—Diana Winston—The Spectrum of Awareness Practices

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine—Dhamma Friendship

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

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

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 , CA, United States

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, CA, United States

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

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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 , CA, United States

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

$190.00 – $600.00

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine September 28, 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 [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine October 11, 2021 Topic: The Four Qualities that Protect Awakening — Focus on (1) Virtue and (2) Guarding Sense Doors 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 [...]

Free – $100.00

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—On Perception and Distortions of Perception

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—On Perception and Distortions of Perception an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine October 26, 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 [...]

Massachusettes: Study Retreat on Anapanasati

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

The Buddha's Teachings on Mindfulness of Breathing with Shaila Catherine November 12-18, 2021 This course will explore the practice and study of ānāpānasati, the Buddha’s sixteen step-by-step instructions on Mindfulness with Breathing. Mindfulness with breathing is considered to be one of the most important meditation subjects in the Nikāyas — it is a profound and [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine November 29, 2021 Topic: The Four Qualities that Protect Awakening — Focus on (3) Moderation and (4) Devotion to Wakefulness 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 [...]

Free – $100.00

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching Topic: Full Awareness aka Clear Comprehension with Shaila Catherine December 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 [...]

Free – $100.00

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine December 28, 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 [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

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

Tonight's event has been CANCELLED due to repairs to the heating system. We expect to resume our in-person sessions in February. See you then! Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting [...]

Free – $100.00

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine 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 passcode to join [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine 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 only to individuals [...]

Free – $100.00

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine 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 passcode to join [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine with Shaila Catherine Note the change in meeting time tonight: Due to the State of the Union Address, we will delay our usual 6:30 gathering and skip the dhamma talk tonight. Instead, we will gather at 7:30 PM (Pacific Time) after the State of the Union address, for a group meditation session [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine 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 only to individuals [...]

Free – $50.00

ONLINE RETREAT: Happiness

Online

Cultivating Happiness & Joy A Weekend ONLINE Meditation Retreat with Shaila Catherine March 25 – 27, 2022 This at-home online  weekend retreat will explore the place of profound happiness in Buddhist practice. Although Buddhism is reputed to emphasize teachings on suffering, the path is infused from beginning to end with contentment and joy. This program [...]

$225.00 – $625.00

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine 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 only to individuals [...]

Free – $50.00

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Beyond Distraction

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine Beyond Distraction with Shaila Catherine Join us to celebrate the launch of Shaila Catherine’s new book! Beyond Distraction: Five Practical Ways to Focus the Mind Learn how to overcome distraction in meditation practice and develop clarity in your relationships, work, and daily life. We create habits by repeating a thought or action [...]

Half-Day Meditation: Mindfulness of Sensation

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

A meditation program with Shaila Catherine This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The program will include sitting and walking meditation, and meditation instructions. [...]

Free – $100.00

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath – Retreat in Northern California

Saratoga Springs Retreat Center 10243 Saratoga Springs Road, Upper Lake, United States

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath: a 9-night Meditation Retreat in Northern California led by Shaila Catherine Tuesday, May 3, 2022 – Thursday, May 12, 2022. Registration will end at 12:00 noon (Pacific Time) on Friday, April 22. NOTE: Vaccination against COVID-19 is required to attend this retreat.  The retreat begins with registration from 2:00 – 3:30 pm [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine—Beyond Distraction

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine Join us to celebrate the launch of Shaila Catherine’s new book! Beyond Distraction: Five Practical Ways to Focus the Mind Learn how to overcome distraction in meditation practice and develop clarity in your relationships, work, and daily life. We create habits by repeating [...]

Free – $50.00

ONLINE RETREAT: Mindfulness of Death

Online

Mindfulness of Death An Online Weekend Retreat via Zoom With Shaila Catherine Assisted by Peter Gilmore and Neil Stegall May 20 ­– 22, 2022 Registration is required. Scroll down to choose a ticket level. Registration will close three days prior to the retreat, so don’t wait to the last minute! “Mindfulness of death, when developed [...]

$225.00 – $625.00

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine 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 passcode to join [...]

Half-Day Meditation: Mindfulness of Feeling

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

A meditation program with Shaila Catherine This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The program will include sitting and walking meditation, and meditation instructions. [...]

Free – $100.00

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine 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 passcode to join [...]

Switzerland: Retreat on Anapanasati

Shaila Catherine will lead a 10-day retreat on Mindfulness with Breathing: Practicing the 16-steps of Anapanasati A 10-day Concentration and Insight Retreat June 15-25, 2022 at the Meditation Center of Beatenberg in Beatenberg, Switzerland This retreat will emphasize mindfulness with breathing (anapanasati) to strengthen concentration, explore routes to the absorption states of jhāna, and illuminate [...]

Netherlands: Anapanasati Retreat

Naarden, Netherlands Naarden, Netherlands

Shaila Catherine will lead a retreat for Sangha Metta. July 1–15, 2022 in Naarden, Netherlands Topic is Mindfulness with Breathing: Practicing the 16-steps of Anapanasati A Concentration and Insight Retreat This retreat will emphasize mindfulness with breathing (anapanasati) to strengthen concentration, explore routes to the absorption states of jhāna, and illuminate the powerful role that [...]

Tuesday Online—Kim Allen—The Gladness Pentad

Online

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

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine Talk Theme: Breaking Down the Concept of Continuity 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 [...]

Half-Day Meditation: Mindfulness of Emotions & Mind States

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

A meditation program with Shaila Catherine This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The program will include sitting and walking meditation, and meditation instructions. [...]

Free – $100.00

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine 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 only to individuals [...]

Free – $50.00

Beyond Distraction: 10-night Retreat in Georgia

Ignatius House 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA, United States

Participants in this retreat must be vaccinated to prevent COVID-19. We have held retreats at this center in 2020 and 2021. We consider this site to be well designed for seclusion, and the staff diligent in their efforts to lower the risk of infection. Please review the preventative measures taken by the center, and read our guidelines: Guidelines for [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine Talk Theme: Breaking Down the Compactness of Concepts 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 [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine 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 only to individuals [...]

Free – $50.00

Register Now to join the ONLINE COURSE: Beyond Distraction

Online

Beyond Distraction: Practical Strategies to Free the Mind An in-depth 3-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/

10AM-4PM Online: Beyond Distraction

Online

Beyond Distraction: Five Practical Ways to Focus the Mind An Online Workshop with Shaila Catherine Saturday, October 1, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM Pacific Time Click here for more information and registration details. Sponsored by Spirit Rock https://spirit-rock.secure.retreat.guru/program/beyond-distraction-five-practical-ways-to-focus-the-mind-sc1d22/?lang=en      

Online Talk: Introduction to Beyond Distraction

Online

Beyond Distraction Sunday, October 2, 2022. 6 – 8 PM Pacific Time Sitting Meditation and Dhamma Talk with Shaila Catherine Visit the Marin Sangha website for more information: https://marinsangha.org/teachers.php?t=catherine

Weekend Online Retreat: Mindfulness of Death

Shaila Catherine will lead this ONLINE weekend meditation program on the theme of Mindfulness of Death October 8 and 9, 2022  Organized by the Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community in Nevada. For information and registration details, visit the Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community website at: https://dharmazephyr.org/event/mindfulness-of-death-an-online-weekend-retreat-via-zoom-with-shaila-catherine/ This event is offered on the basis of generosity [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine 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 passcode to join [...]

Half-Day Meditation: Mindfulness of Thinking

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

A meditation program with Shaila Catherine This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The program will include sitting and walking meditation, and meditation instructions. [...]

Free – $100.00

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine 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 only to individuals [...]

Free – $50.00

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine 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 passcode to join [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine 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 only to individuals [...]

Free – $50.00

Half-Day Meditation: Mindfulness of Intention

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

A meditation program with Shaila Catherine This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The program will include sitting and walking meditation, and meditation instructions. [...]

Free – $100.00

CANCELED—Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

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

CANCELED — Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine This event has been canceled. Join us In-Person another day! 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 – $50.00

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine 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 passcode to join [...]

ONLINE RETREAT: Awakening Factors

Online

Registration ends at 2PM today. Nourishing Seven Factors of Awakening A Weekend ONLINE AT-HOME Meditation Retreat with Shaila Catherine January 13 – 15, 2023 This at-home online  weekend retreat will nourish seven qualities that prepare the mind for awakening: mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity. These Seven Awakening Factors mature into a bright, balanced, [...]

$225.00 – $625.00

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine 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 passcode to join [...]

Half-Day Meditation – Mindfulness – in Los Altos, CA

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

Theme for the Day: Mindfulness as a Factor of Awakening A meditation program with Shaila Catherine This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The [...]

Free – $100.00

Monday In-Person—Ajahn Brahmāli

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

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

Free – $100.00

Monday via Zoom—Ajahn Brahmāli

Online

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

Free – $100.00
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