Weekly Sittings

 

Weekly sits are free and open to all. They all take place at the Insight Santa Cruz meditation center at 740 Front Street Suite 240, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (map).

Mondays @ 7:00 pm

Meditation & Dharma Talk

A 45 minute sit followed by a dharma talk and/or discussion led by Bob Stahl or other teacher (Bob Stahl will be away until May 9).

When: Mondays, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted.
Location: Insight Santa Cruz.

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Tuesdays @ 12 noon

Meditation and Dharma Talk.
A 45 minute group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition, followed by a Dharma talk and discussion led by Bob Stahl or other Insight Santa Cruz teacher (Bob Stahl will be away until May 9).
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Tuesday @ 7:00 pm

Refuge Recovery. This meeting is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process. Refuge Recovery is […]

Refuge Recovery. This meeting is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process. Refuge Recovery is a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

When: Tuesday, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted.
Location: Insight Santa Cruz.

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Wednesday @ 12:00 noon

Meditation A 45 minute sit followed by a short reading. When: Wednesdays, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted. Location: Insight Santa Cruz

Meditation

A 45 minute sit followed by a short reading.

When: Wednesdays, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted.
Location: Insight Santa Cruz

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Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm

New to Practice. On these Wednesday evenings, there will be short, guided meditations with instructions. There will also be some teachings on basic Buddhist thought, as well as a period for questions and answers. This class is open to anyone from […]

New to Practice. On these Wednesday evenings, there will be short, guided meditations with instructions. There will also be some teachings on basic Buddhist thought, as well as a period for questions and answers. This class is open to anyone from any faith tradition, and can be started on any Wednesday evening.

Open to everyone: from brand new meditators to experienced meditators.

This class is taught by the teachers of Insight Santa Cruz.

When: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted.
Location: Insight Santa Cruz.

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Thursday Morning @ 6:30 am

This is a weekly 45 minute meditation followed by a short reading Event Dates: Every Thursday morning beginning December 5, 2013 Time: Weekly on Thursday, 6:30-7:30 am Teacher: Meg Corman Prerequisites: All are welcome Registration: No registration required Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted Location: Insight […]

This is a weekly 45 minute meditation followed by a short reading

Event Dates: Every Thursday morning beginning December 5, 2013
Time: Weekly on Thursday, 6:30-7:30 am
Teacher: Meg Corman
Prerequisites: All are welcome
Registration: No registration required
Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted
Location: Insight Santa Cruz

Everyone Welcome

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Thursdays @ 12:00 Noon

Meditation A 45 minute sit followed by a short reading. When: Thursdays, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted. Location: Insight Santa Cruz.

Meditation

A 45 minute sit followed by a short reading.

When: Thursdays, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted.
Location: Insight Santa Cruz.

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Thursdays @ 5:30 pm

This weekly drop-in class focuses on the exploration of simple and easy to follow qigong movements for physical health, emotional balance, mental clarity, and mindful awareness. Participation in this class is an excellent preparation for Vipassana meditation (which follows in […]

This weekly drop-in class focuses on the exploration of simple and easy to follow qigong movements for physical health, emotional balance, mental clarity, and mindful awareness. Participation in this class is an excellent preparation for Vipassana meditation (which follows in the same room at 7pm). If you prefer to wear shoes during qigong, please bring a pair that you only use indoors so as to avoid damaging the beautiful bamboo floor.  Check the wildcoastqigong.com website for more information and schedule changes.

When: Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm (no class 3/16/2017)
Teacher: Marcy Reynolds
Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted.
Location: Insight Santa Cruz

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Thursdays @ 7:00 pm

Meditation A 45 min sit followed by a dharma talk and/or discussion led by Kim Allen or a guest teacher. **The first Thursday of the month is a sit followed by Q&A. The teacher interacts directly with students through Dharma […]

Meditation

A 45 min sit followed by a dharma talk and/or discussion led by Kim Allen or a guest teacher.

**The first Thursday of the month is a sit followed by Q&A. The teacher interacts directly with students through Dharma questions.

Location: Insight Santa Cruz.

When: Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted.

Location: Insight Santa Cruz.

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Fridays @ 12:00 noon

Meditation A 45 minute sit followed by a short reading. When: Fridays, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted. Location: Insight Santa Cruz.

Meditation

A 45 minute sit followed by a short reading.

When: Fridays, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted.
Location: Insight Santa Cruz.

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Sundays @ 9:30 am

Meditation A 45 minute sit followed by a short reading. On the fourth Sunday of each month the sit is followed by the taking of the refuges and precepts. Taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha is an ancient, traditional Buddhist […]

Meditation

A 45 minute sit followed by a short reading.

On the fourth Sunday of each month the sit is followed by the taking of the refuges and precepts. Taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha is an ancient, traditional Buddhist practice, reminding us of the peaceful effects of awakening, of the teachings, and of the community in our lives. And committing to the Five Training Precepts is a practice which many lay Buddhists take on as part of their training.

When: Sundays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am
Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted.
Location: Insight Santa Cruz.

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First Sunday Drop-In Meditation Practice: 1:30-4:30 pm

On the first Sunday of the month, ISC is open for drop-in meditation practice from 1:30 – 4:30: Sitting and walking practice while observing noble silence. Feel free to come in or leave at any time during the 3-hour drop-in […]

On the first Sunday of the month, ISC is open for drop-in meditation practice from 1:30 – 4:30: Sitting and walking practice while observing noble silence. Feel free to come in or leave at any time during the 3-hour drop-in session. A sit leader will remain on site throughout the practices, but there will be no meditation instructions, dharma talks, or readings – just mindfulness practice. The session ends with a dedication of merit and ringing of the bell. All who appreciate self-directed practice in a group setting are welcome.

Dates: First Sunday of each Month

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Sit Leaders: The dedicated meditation practice will be supervised by ISC sit leaders. There will be no teachings, simply sitting and walking meditation in noble silence.

Registration: No registration required

Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted

Location: Insight Santa Cruz

Everyone Welcome.

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Sundays @ 6:00 pm

Meditation & discussion. This group is part of Dharma Punx Nation & Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. Rebel Dharma is a weekly mind-body awareness Insight (Vipassana) meditation group for Radicals, Rebels and Revolutionaries. Includes a 30-minute guided sit followed […]

Meditation & discussion.

This group is part of Dharma Punx Nation & Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.

Rebel Dharma is a weekly mind-body awareness Insight (Vipassana) meditation group for Radicals, Rebels and Revolutionaries. Includes a 30-minute guided sit followed by discussion which is centered on the Buddha’s teaching of rebelling against the mind’s tendencies toward greed, hatred and delusion and finding freedom here and now. Everyone is welcome regardless of age, experience, race, sexuality or gender expression.

Taught by Vicky Mattson or a guest teacher.

When: Sundays 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted.
Location: Insight Santa Cruz

More about the Teacher: Vicky Mattson has been practicing Vipassana (Insight) meditation for over 15 years. She has completed the Insight Santa Cruz Teacher Training program with Bob Stahl and is trained as a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction teacher. Drawing from her experiences in family life, the corporate world and on the bumpy road of life, Vicky teaches in workplaces, Buddhist communities, health clinics and prison. Vicky also teaches at the San Jose Dharma Punx group.

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