Providing a refuge in the heart of Santa Cruz

ISC Guiding Teacher Installation Ceremony

Sunday October 15
1:00-3:00 PT; Outdoor Potluck at 3:00 PT
All may join via Zoom

Insight Santa Cruz will mark the installation of a new Guiding Teacher as we officially welcome Dawn Neal to her role as the new spiritual leader of the center and for Dawn to invite Sr. Teacher Tenzin Chogkyi to be her advisor and aide. We will be honoring the service of Bob Stahl and Mary Grace Orr in steering our Sangha during this transitional period. The ceremony will be followed by a potluck on the outdoor patio.

Meditating with Insight-Oriented Art

Friday and Saturday Nov 3 & 4
Fri 4:00-9:00; Sat 12:00-6:00 PT
In Center “Come and Go” Event

This event is an immersive experience with Meditative Minimalist Landscape Paintings. People will have a chance to sit in front of their chosen meditative painting and use the painting as an anchor of focus to start or to have eyes open throughout their meditation. The paintings were created by ISC Dhamma Leader, Shane Hill intended to facilitate meditation and expansion of awareness for the viewer. 

Ajahn Naniko

Saturday, October 21
9:00-4:30 PT
Online from Abhayagiri Monastary

Compassion, or karuna in Pāli, is an important foundational quality for our Dhamma practice. It helps us to nurture feelings of empathy for others, and is an antidote to thoughts of wanting to harm others. The day will include Taking the precepts, chanting, sitting, walking, observing the meal offering (before the break), a dharma talk and time for Q&A.

Daily Schedule

2023 September