Welcome to Insight Santa Cruz, a community of people who support each other’s meditation practice and the application of the Dhamma (Dharma) in our daily lives.
The mission of Insight Santa Cruz is the liberation of all beings. To further this ideal, we support each other in learning and practicing the teachings of the Buddha. Mindfulness, generosity, virtue, loving kindness, and service are all components of our practice. Our goal is to reduce the suffering caused by greed, hatred, and delusion; to do this, we cultivate wisdom and compassion. Our vision of community includes formal practice, attention to ethics, and integration of practice through service, study, and discussion. The core of our community is Insight Meditation (Vipassana), one of the central meditation teachings of the Buddha, practiced and passed on within the Theravadan tradition for over 2,500 years. more…
SANGHA RETREAT! Our annual sangha retreat will be held May 22-27. Read all about it here.
Below is our Calendar of Events. Please click on an event for more details. Explore the rest of our website for more information about the center and related activities.