Providing a refuge in the heart of Santa Cruz

Ajahn Naniko

Special Event with Abhayagiri

Saturday, Oct 15
9:00am – 4:30pm PT

The Abhayagiri Monks have brought the Thai Forest tradition, as practiced by Ajahn Chah, to the U.S. since 1996. Dharma talks are approached in a unique way, somewhat differently than what we might be used to.

Monastic practices include a great deal of study as well as the dharma practices guiding all aspects of every day life. In this tradition, spontaneity, freshness and timeliness are highly valued. With this in mind, our program will include dharma talks on types of desire.

Please note this event is on Saturday only.

Saturday, Oct 1
4:00pm – 6:00pm PT

All are welcome to join us for meditation, socializing, sharing, and dancing at this ISC community gathering held at the African Roots Social Club located in the Tannery. We will gather outdoors to re-connect with old friends and to meet new ones. Meeting each other in person, we connect, are mindful and nourish ourselves and our community.

This event will include: meditation, discussion, snacks, and a finish with a dance party. You are welcome to join for part or all of this event.

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

Bill Culman

4 Wednesdays, Oct 19 – Nov 9
6:30pm – 8:00pm PT
In Center & Online

New to Practice hybrid program will continue for September.

This is a 4-week intro to the practice of Mindfulness Meditation at ISC. We’ll focus on developing mindfulness through the formal practice of meditation and also informally, by bringing mindfulness into daily life.

Topics covered include:
– Learn about ISC culture and creating a safe learning community
– Benefits of meditation
– Challenges that may arise during practice
– The Four Noble Truths
– Intro to loving kindness (metta) meditation
– Moving forward with your practice

Daily Schedule

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