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Autumn 2021

Dear Friends of the Dharma,

It’s hard right now. We may wish the pandemic to be over, but it’s not. What can we do?

We can practice, now more than ever! At Insight Meditation South Bay, we are more confident than ever that our practice, grounded in the teachings of the Buddha, is bringing the benefits of wisdom, kindness, and compassion to ourselves and to the world. Our practice helps us learn, grow, and discover peace—in the best and the worst of times.

IMSB continues to find myriad ways to sustain healthy mindfulness practices. To this end, we have held online community meetings and conducted polls to discern the needs of our sangha. In response to your requests, we have offered online courses and sitting groups, and (while following all the necessary precautions) cautiously begun offering small in-person gatherings, study groups, and retreats.

As we continue to navigate the changing conditions of the pandemic and expand our efforts to bring the Dharma to those who seek it, we rely on support from our community and volunteers. Last year you generously provided $52,000 toward our goal of $54,000 to help us survive the shock and turmoil of 2020. We come to you now to ask for your continued support.

Our goal for this annual appeal is once again $54,000. This will offset another year of losses from pandemic restrictions, help to rebuild our program, and support our guiding teacher Shaila Catherine. With your help, we will continue offering the wisdom and compassion of the Dharma through both online and in-person programs, care for the facilities that nourish our practice, and sustain the teachers who guide us.

Please contribute to our annual appeal by making a generous, tax-deductible donation to IMSB.

With appreciation and gratitude,

Board of Directors,
Insight Meditation South Bay

Shaila Catherine, Principal Teacher
Jeff DeLisio, President
Vanessa Hinton, Co-Treasurer
Ed Haertel, Co-Treasurer
Cris Tulloch, Member


  • Respond directly to this fundraising appeal by mailing a check to
    Insight Meditation South Bay
    PO Box 490
    Menlo Park, CA 94026
  • Make a contribution through our website.
  • Pledge a recurring donation. Monthly or quarterly recurring gifts help provide a stable stream of revenue throughout the year and enable us to develop a realistic budget for our activities. Recurring donations can be set up through online banking or the donation options on the IMSB website.
  • Leave a legacy to IMSB in your will. Including IMSB in your estate planning is a great way to offer a valuable gift. As a nonprofit incorporated as a church, IMSB can accept gifts of cash, stocks, and real estate properties.

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