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Dear Friend,

In these times more than ever, we need a place to settle our minds and focus on the richness of the present moment. We need to open our hearts and minds to both the suffering and the joys of the world. Insight Meditation South Bay offers such a refuge, sharing the profound dharma and showing its relevance to this complex, volatile world in which we find ourselves. Through this work, IMSB helps us build peace within ourselves and our communities.

IMSB offers both introductory courses for people just entering the path, and in-depth programs for dedicated practitioners. This year Shaila Catherine offered advanced topics through courses in The Jhana States, the Long Discourses of the Buddha, and a detailed exploration of breath meditation as presented in the Anapanasati Sutta.

In addition to these traditional Buddhist topics, IMSB has offered courses that brought Buddhist perspectives to the challenges everyone faces—Working Skillfully with Anger, Working with Pain, and a speaker series on Meditation in Hard Times.

Please support Insight Meditation South Bay and our teachers with a generous contribution today. In doing so you will be honoring the teachings of Buddha, the interconnectedness of our community, and the work of our teachers, as well as deepening your own generosity practice.

Funds raised through this annual appeal represent approximately half of IMSB’s annual operating budget. Your generous response enables us to continue this important work.

With gratitude,

Jeff Delisio
Ed Haertel
Vanessa Hinton
Kristi Iverson
Volunteer Director
Shaila Catherine
Principal Teacher



  • 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. In particular, given the high cost of both commercial and residential real estate in the Bay Area, a legacy gift of a residential house or condominium that could serve as a teacher’s residence, or a commercial property that could serve as a meditation center, would quite literally provide the ground to sustain our work for generations into the future.

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