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July 2024

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45-Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Monday – In person & Online
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Practicing daily with others provides an easy opportunity to deepen your meditation commitment. No need to sign up ahead. Your commitment is to yourself. Your presence strengthens all. For many, the Sangha at noon provides the opportunity for more consistent practice, in the meditation hall or online. D , ...
Dharma Friends : Living with Disability or Chronic Illness
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Shakti and I would like to invite all people who want to participate who live with a chronic illness or disability. We have each lived for decades with Multiple Sclerosis and have both symptoms and coping mechanisms we have adapted from this disease. We are hoping to partake in a group where we will all share our stru , ...
Mindful Movement: Qigong – Mondays
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Many people find that mindful movement is a great support to their sitting meditation practice. For 25 years Insight Santa Cruz has offered qigong on Thursday evenings. Now that Thursday evening class is shifting to Mondays. This is a drop-in class. No previous experience is required to participate. We hope that you wi , ...
People of Color Group – Mondays
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This weekly gathering is intended to create a safe space for self-identified people of color. Each week there will be a 30-minute guided sit followed by a 30-minutemindful check-in circle and tea. Everyone who identifies as a Person of Color is welcome to attend. Please return to the calendar to join an online sessi , ...
All Community Practice (Sit and Walking) – Mondays
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Includes Sit and walking meditation, short Dhamma talk, and discussion & connection. Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Online Attendance Instructions: Online Meeting ID: 996 9334 8493 Dial-in Passcode: 924729 Jo , ...
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Dhamma of Illness Support Group for those Living with Pain or Illness – 1st Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:30 am
In this group, we can share the truth of our experience living with pain or illness and find others who understand our situation. Through mindfulness practice, we can learn to be present to our experience without reactivity and to be able to be with our joys and sorrows. We will explore how Dhamma helps us work skillfu , ...
All Community Sit – Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition, includes a Sit, short Dhamma talk, and discussion & connection Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Attend either online or in person at the Meditation Center. If yo , ...
Mindfulness Meditation – Watsonville Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
We are a group of meditators who practice liberation and healing through community. Our group is inter-generational, multi-ethnic, LGBTQ+ friendly, and open to Insight Meditation practitioners old and new. The Tuesday evening offering is from 6:00-7:30 PM and includes a 30-minute sit with a dharmette and check-in after , ...
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45-Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Wednesday – In person & Online
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Practicing daily with others provides an easy opportunity to deepen your meditation commitment. No need to sign up ahead. Your commitment is to yourself. Your presence strengthens all. For many, the Sangha at noon provides the opportunity for more consistent practice, in the meditation hall or online. Dedicated and , ...
All-Community Sit with Dawn Neal or guest teachers
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Please join us for a weekly all-community Insight Meditation gathering. The evening will include approximately 35-minutes of lightly guided meditation, a short Dharma talk, as well as discussion and connection time. This offering is appropriate for beginning and experienced meditation practitioners. All are warmly w , ...
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In this Very Life – Fridays
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Studying, contemplating, and practicing the liberating teachings of the Buddha brings greater peace and happiness in this very life, and can open to the profound freedom beyond the conditions of the world. This group reads and reflects upon the suttas as part of our path to Awakening. It is fine to drop in, but for ong , ...
45 Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Friday – Online only
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Weekly 30 to 45-minute group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition followed by a dhamma talk or short reading. Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Online Attendance Instructions: Online Meeting ID: 922 4558 95 , ...
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45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Sundays
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Weekly 45 minute meditation with some guidance in the Insight Buddhist tradition, finishing with a short metta practice, followed by a short reading. Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Attend either online or in person , ...
Death Cafe – Sundays
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Offering an opportunity once a month to gather and talk about death. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. We will talk about death in a safe and confidential space in order to make the mos , ...
Unlocking True Happiness: Keys to Personal Healing and Global Transformation – First and Third Sundays
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Unlocking True Happiness is an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings as they are applied in our daily lives, to deepen our experience of genuine well-being and meaning.Unlocking True Happiness topics combine ideas from Buddhism with those from the fields of positive psychology, , ...
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45-Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Monday – In person & Online
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Practicing daily with others provides an easy opportunity to deepen your meditation commitment. No need to sign up ahead. Your commitment is to yourself. Your presence strengthens all. For many, the Sangha at noon provides the opportunity for more consistent practice, in the meditation hall or online. D , ...
Mindful Movement: Qigong – Mondays
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Many people find that mindful movement is a great support to their sitting meditation practice. For 25 years Insight Santa Cruz has offered qigong on Thursday evenings. Now that Thursday evening class is shifting to Mondays. This is a drop-in class. No previous experience is required to participate. We hope that you wi , ...
People of Color Group – Mondays
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This weekly gathering is intended to create a safe space for self-identified people of color. Each week there will be a 30-minute guided sit followed by a 30-minutemindful check-in circle and tea. Everyone who identifies as a Person of Color is welcome to attend. Please return to the calendar to join an online sessi , ...
All Community Practice (Sit and Walking) – Mondays
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Includes Sit and walking meditation, short Dhamma talk, and discussion & connection. Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Online Attendance Instructions: Online Meeting ID: 996 9334 8493 Dial-in Passcode: 924729 Jo , ...
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Mindfulness Meditation – Watsonville Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
We are a group of meditators who practice liberation and healing through community. Our group is inter-generational, multi-ethnic, LGBTQ+ friendly, and open to Insight Meditation practitioners old and new. The Tuesday evening offering is from 6:00-7:30 PM and includes a 30-minute sit with a dharmette and check-in after , ...
Rainbow Sangha Sit – 2nd Tuesday
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Rainbow Sangha group offers a safer space for individuals who identify as queer, non-binary, transgender, lesbian, bisexual, trans*, gay, intersex, questioning, and others who identify outside of cisgender, heterosexual mainstream culture.  We come together to meditate and explore the intersection of Buddhist , ...
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45-Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Wednesday – In person & Online
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Practicing daily with others provides an easy opportunity to deepen your meditation commitment. No need to sign up ahead. Your commitment is to yourself. Your presence strengthens all. For many, the Sangha at noon provides the opportunity for more consistent practice, in the meditation hall or online. Dedicated and , ...
*All-Community Sit with Dawn Neal or guest teachers
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Please join us for a weekly all-community Insight Meditation gathering. The evening will include approximately 35-minutes of lightly guided meditation, a short Dharma talk, as well as discussion and connection time. This offering is appropriate for beginning and experienced meditation practitioners. All are warmly w , ...
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45 Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Thursday – Online only
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Weekly 30 to 45-minute group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition followed by a dhamma talk or short reading. Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Online Attendance Instructions: Online M , ...
Dhamma Friends: Waking up to White Privilege – 2nd Thursday
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Waking Up to White Privilege Dhamma Friends is an ongoing community primarily for white people sharing the intention to understand how our unconscious privilege contributes to systems of oppression in our society and the world. Our complicit participation in these systems often operates beyond our awareness. Waking up , ...
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In this Very Life – Fridays
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Studying, contemplating, and practicing the liberating teachings of the Buddha brings greater peace and happiness in this very life, and can open to the profound freedom beyond the conditions of the world. This group reads and reflects upon the suttas as part of our path to Awakening. It is fine to drop in, but for ong , ...
45 Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Friday – Online only
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Weekly 30 to 45-minute group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition followed by a dhamma talk or short reading. Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Online Attendance Instructions: Online Meeting ID: 922 4558 95 , ...
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45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Sundays
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Weekly 45 minute meditation with some guidance in the Insight Buddhist tradition, finishing with a short metta practice, followed by a short reading. Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Attend either online or in person , ...
Healing Our Way Home Book Study Group
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Members of ISC and Santa Cruz Zen Center invite anyone interested join this book study group and together, explore the experiences and teachings in the book: “Healing Our Way Home: Black Buddhist Teachings on Ancestors, Joy and Liberation”. We will meet for five in-person meetings, from mid-May to mid-Jul , ...
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45-Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Monday – In person & Online
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Practicing daily with others provides an easy opportunity to deepen your meditation commitment. No need to sign up ahead. Your commitment is to yourself. Your presence strengthens all. For many, the Sangha at noon provides the opportunity for more consistent practice, in the meditation hall or online. D , ...
Dharma Friends : Living with Disability or Chronic Illness
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Shakti and I would like to invite all people who want to participate who live with a chronic illness or disability. We have each lived for decades with Multiple Sclerosis and have both symptoms and coping mechanisms we have adapted from this disease. We are hoping to partake in a group where we will all share our stru , ...
Mindful Movement: Qigong – Mondays
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Many people find that mindful movement is a great support to their sitting meditation practice. For 25 years Insight Santa Cruz has offered qigong on Thursday evenings. Now that Thursday evening class is shifting to Mondays. This is a drop-in class. No previous experience is required to participate. We hope that you wi , ...
People of Color Group – Mondays
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This weekly gathering is intended to create a safe space for self-identified people of color. Each week there will be a 30-minute guided sit followed by a 30-minutemindful check-in circle and tea. Everyone who identifies as a Person of Color is welcome to attend. Please return to the calendar to join an online sessi , ...
All Community Practice (Sit and Walking) – Mondays
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Includes Sit and walking meditation, short Dhamma talk, and discussion & connection. Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Online Attendance Instructions: Online Meeting ID: 996 9334 8493 Dial-in Passcode: 924729 Jo , ...
Peer Led : Men’s Dharma Group – 3rd Monday
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mindfulness Meditation – Watsonville Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
We are a group of meditators who practice liberation and healing through community. Our group is inter-generational, multi-ethnic, LGBTQ+ friendly, and open to Insight Meditation practitioners old and new. The Tuesday evening offering is from 6:00-7:30 PM and includes a 30-minute sit with a dharmette and check-in after , ...
Buddhism and Addiction Recovery – 3rd Tuesday
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Buddhism and Addiction Recovery dhamma friends gathering provides a time for people who are in recovery from addiction to be together in support of one another. We will be exploring the ways in which recovery is informed and enhanced by a Buddhist perspective, including the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eight-Fol , ...
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45-Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Wednesday – In person & Online
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Practicing daily with others provides an easy opportunity to deepen your meditation commitment. No need to sign up ahead. Your commitment is to yourself. Your presence strengthens all. For many, the Sangha at noon provides the opportunity for more consistent practice, in the meditation hall or online. Dedicated and , ...
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45 Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Thursday – Online only
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Weekly 30 to 45-minute group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition followed by a dhamma talk or short reading. Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Online Attendance Instructions: Online M , ...
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In this Very Life – Fridays
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Studying, contemplating, and practicing the liberating teachings of the Buddha brings greater peace and happiness in this very life, and can open to the profound freedom beyond the conditions of the world. This group reads and reflects upon the suttas as part of our path to Awakening. It is fine to drop in, but for ong , ...
45 Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Friday – Online only
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Weekly 30 to 45-minute group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition followed by a dhamma talk or short reading. Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Online Attendance Instructions: Online Meeting ID: 922 4558 95 , ...
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Cultivating Compassion
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
As humans, we are hard-wired to feel and express empathy, love, and compassion. When we do, we tap into a profound and renewing source of strength, courage, and connection. Wisdom traditions, the arts, and even science call the capacity to be both aware of suffering and willing to relieve that suffering, compassion. , ...
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45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Sundays
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Weekly 45 minute meditation with some guidance in the Insight Buddhist tradition, finishing with a short metta practice, followed by a short reading. Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Attend either online or in person , ...
Unlocking True Happiness: Keys to Personal Healing and Global Transformation – First and Third Sundays
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Unlocking True Happiness is an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings as they are applied in our daily lives, to deepen our experience of genuine well-being and meaning.Unlocking True Happiness topics combine ideas from Buddhism with those from the fields of positive psychology, , ...
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45-Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Monday – In person & Online
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Practicing daily with others provides an easy opportunity to deepen your meditation commitment. No need to sign up ahead. Your commitment is to yourself. Your presence strengthens all. For many, the Sangha at noon provides the opportunity for more consistent practice, in the meditation hall or online. D , ...
Mindful Movement: Qigong – Mondays
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Many people find that mindful movement is a great support to their sitting meditation practice. For 25 years Insight Santa Cruz has offered qigong on Thursday evenings. Now that Thursday evening class is shifting to Mondays. This is a drop-in class. No previous experience is required to participate. We hope that you wi , ...
People of Color Group – Mondays
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This weekly gathering is intended to create a safe space for self-identified people of color. Each week there will be a 30-minute guided sit followed by a 30-minutemindful check-in circle and tea. Everyone who identifies as a Person of Color is welcome to attend. Please return to the calendar to join an online sessi , ...
All Community Practice (Sit and Walking) – Mondays
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Includes Sit and walking meditation, short Dhamma talk, and discussion & connection. Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Online Attendance Instructions: Online Meeting ID: 996 9334 8493 Dial-in Passcode: 924729 Jo , ...
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All Community Sit – Tuesdays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition, includes a Sit, short Dhamma talk, and discussion & connection Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Attend either online or in person at the Meditation Center. If yo , ...
Mindfulness Meditation – Watsonville Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
We are a group of meditators who practice liberation and healing through community. Our group is inter-generational, multi-ethnic, LGBTQ+ friendly, and open to Insight Meditation practitioners old and new. The Tuesday evening offering is from 6:00-7:30 PM and includes a 30-minute sit with a dharmette and check-in after , ...
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45-Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Wednesday – In person & Online
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Practicing daily with others provides an easy opportunity to deepen your meditation commitment. No need to sign up ahead. Your commitment is to yourself. Your presence strengthens all. For many, the Sangha at noon provides the opportunity for more consistent practice, in the meditation hall or online. Dedicated and , ...
All-Community Sit with Dawn Neal or guest teachers
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Please join us for a weekly all-community Insight Meditation gathering. The evening will include approximately 35-minutes of lightly guided meditation, a short Dharma talk, as well as discussion and connection time. This offering is appropriate for beginning and experienced meditation practitioners. All are warmly w , ...
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45 Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Thursday – Online only
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Weekly 30 to 45-minute group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition followed by a dhamma talk or short reading. Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Online Attendance Instructions: Online M , ...
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In this Very Life – Fridays
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Studying, contemplating, and practicing the liberating teachings of the Buddha brings greater peace and happiness in this very life, and can open to the profound freedom beyond the conditions of the world. This group reads and reflects upon the suttas as part of our path to Awakening. It is fine to drop in, but for ong , ...
45 Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Friday – Online only
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Weekly 30 to 45-minute group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition followed by a dhamma talk or short reading. Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Online Attendance Instructions: Online Meeting ID: 922 4558 95 , ...
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45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Sundays
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Weekly 45 minute meditation with some guidance in the Insight Buddhist tradition, finishing with a short metta practice, followed by a short reading. Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Attend either online or in person , ...
*Taking of the Refuges and Precepts – 4th Sunday
10:15 am - 10:30 am
Taking refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma 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 (not harming others, not taking that which is not offered, not harming othe , ...
Community Tea and Potluck – Sundays
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Please join us after the 4th Sunday Dharmette, refuges, and precepts for a community tea and potluck! Bring a vegetarian dish to share, or simply bring yourself, sip tea, and enjoy our growing Insight Santa Cruz community. This event will be held in the patio area outside of the center. All are warmly welcome. , ...
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45-Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Monday – In person & Online
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Practicing daily with others provides an easy opportunity to deepen your meditation commitment. No need to sign up ahead. Your commitment is to yourself. Your presence strengthens all. For many, the Sangha at noon provides the opportunity for more consistent practice, in the meditation hall or online. D , ...
Mindful Movement: Qigong – Mondays
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Many people find that mindful movement is a great support to their sitting meditation practice. For 25 years Insight Santa Cruz has offered qigong on Thursday evenings. Now that Thursday evening class is shifting to Mondays. This is a drop-in class. No previous experience is required to participate. We hope that you wi , ...
People of Color Group – Mondays
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This weekly gathering is intended to create a safe space for self-identified people of color. Each week there will be a 30-minute guided sit followed by a 30-minutemindful check-in circle and tea. Everyone who identifies as a Person of Color is welcome to attend. Please return to the calendar to join an online sessi , ...
All Community Practice (Sit and Walking) – Mondays
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Includes Sit and walking meditation, short Dhamma talk, and discussion & connection. Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Online Attendance Instructions: Online Meeting ID: 996 9334 8493 Dial-in Passcode: 924729 Jo , ...
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Sitting with Grief – Last Tuesday of the Month
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Grief is a universal experience, part of our shared humanity, yet for each of us, it is deeply personal. This monthly online drop-in group is for anyone experiencing a loss of any kind, such as the loss of a loved one or a relationship change, the loss of a job or an opportunity, or loss due to changing life circumstan , ...
All Community Sit – Tuesdays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition, includes a Sit, short Dhamma talk, and discussion & connection Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates. Volunteer Sangha Dana Teacher Dana Attend either online or in person at the Meditation Center. If yo , ...
Mindfulness Meditation – Watsonville Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
We are a group of meditators who practice liberation and healing through community. Our group is inter-generational, multi-ethnic, LGBTQ+ friendly, and open to Insight Meditation practitioners old and new. The Tuesday evening offering is from 6:00-7:30 PM and includes a 30-minute sit with a dharmette and check-in after , ...
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45-Minute Meditation with a Short Reading – Wednesday – In person & Online
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Practicing daily with others provides an easy opportunity to deepen your meditation commitment. No need to sign up ahead. Your commitment is to yourself. Your presence strengthens all. For many, the Sangha at noon provides the opportunity for more consistent practice, in the meditation hall or online. Dedicated and , ...
All-Community Sit with Dawn Neal or guest teachers
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Please join us for a weekly all-community Insight Meditation gathering. The evening will include approximately 35-minutes of lightly guided meditation, a short Dharma talk, as well as discussion and connection time. This offering is appropriate for beginning and experienced meditation practitioners. All are warmly w , ...
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