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Pandemic Conversations – 4 Thursdays in April
9:00 am - 10:15 am
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Thursdays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mindful Movement: Qigong – Thursdays
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

This 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 excellent preparation for Vipassana meditation (which follows in the same room at 7 pm). If you prefer to wear shoes d

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Rainbow Sangha Sit – Thursdays
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday Night Metta
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
2
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

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45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Fridays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
3
Dhamma Friends: Watsonville Insight Meditation – Saturdays
9:30 am - 11:00 am

We are a group of Watsonville based Insight meditators who practice liberation and healing through community. Our group is intergenerational, multi-ethnic, and LGTBQ+ friendly. Both of our Tuesday and Saturday offerings are open to Insight Meditation practitioners old and new. The Tuesday evening offering is from 6:00

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4
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Sundays
9:30 am - 10:15 am

Weekly 30 to 45-minute group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition followed by a dhamma talk or short reading.

Online Meeting ID: 818 0336 0589

Join online by clicking the Join Online Meeting button or attend by calling +1-669-900-6833 US (San Jose) followed by the Online Meeting ID number and

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Dhamma Friends: Family Sangha – 1st Sunday
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Family Sangha is an informal Dhamma Friends group of families who value meditation, Dhamma teachings, and community connection. Due to the lack of communal childcare and other limitations, the online group meetings will consist mainly of check-ins between parents/caregivers and discussions around mindful parenting. Form

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Eightfold Path Program with Mentoring series – 2020 – 2021
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Buddha’s most explicit path of practice is the Eightfold Path— a set of eight practical approaches to bring Buddhist practice into the breadth and depth of our lives. The Eightfold Path Program is an introduction to each of the Eightfold factors so participants will discover how to apply each set of practices

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Fierce Hearts – Sundays
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
5
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Mondays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Weekly 30 to 45-minute group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition followed by a dhamma talk or short reading.

Online Meeting ID: 395 311 880

Dial-in Password: 628313

Join online by clicking the Join Online Meeting button or attend by calling +1-669-900-6833 US (San Jose) followed by the Online

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People of Color Group – Mondays
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
All Community Practice (Sit and Walking) – Mondays
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6
Dhamma of Illness Support Group for those Living with Pain or Illness – 1st Tuesdays
10:00 am - 11:30 am
All Community Sit – Tuesdays
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Dhamma Friends: Watsonville Insight Meditation – Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

We are a group of Watsonville based Insight meditators who practice liberation and healing through community. Our group is intergenerational, multi-ethnic, and LGTBQ+ friendly. Both of our Tuesday and Saturday offerings are open to Insight Meditation practitioners old and new. The Tuesday evening offering is from 6:00

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7
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Wednesdays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Finding Freedom in the Body: 32 Parts of the Body Meditation series – Wednesdays to May 19th, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We are happy to announce a special opportunity to practice the 32 Parts of the Body meditation, which is rarely taught in the West. This practice deepens insight into impermanence and non-self by penetrating into the true nature and wonders of the body. We will also explore how the body interrelates with the four prim

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What Gets in the Way of Practice? – Wednesdays in April
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Buddha described five hindrances that obstruct the path of awakening. We all encounter them and with awareness, we can learn to recognize and understand the inherent suffering present in these obstacles. What are they and how can we work with them, so they can become gateways to greater understanding and freedom?

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8
Pandemic Conversations – 4 Thursdays in April
9:00 am - 10:15 am
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Thursdays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mindful Movement: Qigong – Thursdays
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

This 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 excellent preparation for Vipassana meditation (which follows in the same room at 7 pm). If you prefer to wear shoes d

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Dhamma Friends: Waking up to White Privilege – 2nd Thursdays
5:30 pm - 7:30 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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Rainbow Sangha Sit – Thursdays
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday Night Metta
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
9
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

, ...
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Fridays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
10
Dhamma Friends: Watsonville Insight Meditation – Saturdays
9:30 am - 11:00 am

We are a group of Watsonville based Insight meditators who practice liberation and healing through community. Our group is intergenerational, multi-ethnic, and LGTBQ+ friendly. Both of our Tuesday and Saturday offerings are open to Insight Meditation practitioners old and new. The Tuesday evening offering is from 6:00

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Uprooting the Conditions for Suffering: Building Anti-Racist Communities series with JD Doyle
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Sundays
9:30 am - 10:15 am

Weekly 30 to 45-minute group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition followed by a dhamma talk or short reading.

Online Meeting ID: 818 0336 0589

Join online by clicking the Join Online Meeting button or attend by calling +1-669-900-6833 US (San Jose) followed by the Online Meeting ID number and

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The Inner Strength of Non-Obsession: A Half-Day of Tranquility and Insight Practice – April 11
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fierce Hearts – Sundays
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Mondays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Weekly 30 to 45-minute group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition followed by a dhamma talk or short reading.

Online Meeting ID: 395 311 880

Dial-in Password: 628313

Join online by clicking the Join Online Meeting button or attend by calling +1-669-900-6833 US (San Jose) followed by the Online

, ...
People of Color Group – Mondays
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
All Community Practice (Sit and Walking) – Mondays
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
13
All Community Sit – Tuesdays
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Dhamma Friends: Watsonville Insight Meditation – Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

We are a group of Watsonville based Insight meditators who practice liberation and healing through community. Our group is intergenerational, multi-ethnic, and LGTBQ+ friendly. Both of our Tuesday and Saturday offerings are open to Insight Meditation practitioners old and new. The Tuesday evening offering is from 6:00

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Rainbow Sangha Sit – 2nd Tuesdays
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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14
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Wednesdays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Finding Freedom in the Body: 32 Parts of the Body Meditation series – Wednesdays to May 19th, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We are happy to announce a special opportunity to practice the 32 Parts of the Body meditation, which is rarely taught in the West. This practice deepens insight into impermanence and non-self by penetrating into the true nature and wonders of the body. We will also explore how the body interrelates with the four prim

, ...
What Gets in the Way of Practice? – Wednesdays in April
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Buddha described five hindrances that obstruct the path of awakening. We all encounter them and with awareness, we can learn to recognize and understand the inherent suffering present in these obstacles. What are they and how can we work with them, so they can become gateways to greater understanding and freedom?

, ...
Dharmallenials: 20-30 year-olds – 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
15
Pandemic Conversations – 4 Thursdays in April
9:00 am - 10:15 am
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Thursdays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mindful Movement: Qigong – Thursdays
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

This 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 excellent preparation for Vipassana meditation (which follows in the same room at 7 pm). If you prefer to wear shoes d

, ...
Rainbow Sangha Sit – Thursdays
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday Night Metta
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
16
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

, ...
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Fridays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
17
Dhamma Friends: Watsonville Insight Meditation – Saturdays
9:30 am - 11:00 am

We are a group of Watsonville based Insight meditators who practice liberation and healing through community. Our group is intergenerational, multi-ethnic, and LGTBQ+ friendly. Both of our Tuesday and Saturday offerings are open to Insight Meditation practitioners old and new. The Tuesday evening offering is from 6:00

, ...
18
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Sundays
9:30 am - 10:15 am

Weekly 30 to 45-minute group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition followed by a dhamma talk or short reading.

Online Meeting ID: 818 0336 0589

Join online by clicking the Join Online Meeting button or attend by calling +1-669-900-6833 US (San Jose) followed by the Online Meeting ID number and

, ...
Fierce Hearts – Sundays
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
19
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Mondays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Weekly 30 to 45-minute group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition followed by a dhamma talk or short reading.

Online Meeting ID: 395 311 880

Dial-in Password: 628313

Join online by clicking the Join Online Meeting button or attend by calling +1-669-900-6833 US (San Jose) followed by the Online

, ...
People of Color Group – Mondays
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
All Community Practice (Sit and Walking) – Mondays
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
20
All Community Sit – Tuesdays
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Dhamma Friends: Watsonville Insight Meditation – Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

We are a group of Watsonville based Insight meditators who practice liberation and healing through community. Our group is intergenerational, multi-ethnic, and LGTBQ+ friendly. Both of our Tuesday and Saturday offerings are open to Insight Meditation practitioners old and new. The Tuesday evening offering is from 6:00

, ...
21
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Wednesdays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Finding Freedom in the Body: 32 Parts of the Body Meditation series – Wednesdays to May 19th, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We are happy to announce a special opportunity to practice the 32 Parts of the Body meditation, which is rarely taught in the West. This practice deepens insight into impermanence and non-self by penetrating into the true nature and wonders of the body. We will also explore how the body interrelates with the four prim

, ...
What Gets in the Way of Practice? – Wednesdays in April
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Buddha described five hindrances that obstruct the path of awakening. We all encounter them and with awareness, we can learn to recognize and understand the inherent suffering present in these obstacles. What are they and how can we work with them, so they can become gateways to greater understanding and freedom?

, ...
Dhamma Friends: Undoing Patriarchy – 3rd Wednesdays
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
22
Pandemic Conversations – 4 Thursdays in April
9:00 am - 10:15 am
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Thursdays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mindful Movement: Qigong – Thursdays
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

This 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 excellent preparation for Vipassana meditation (which follows in the same room at 7 pm). If you prefer to wear shoes d

, ...
Rainbow Sangha Sit – Thursdays
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday Night Metta
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
23
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

, ...
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Fridays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dhamma Friends: Meditation for Therapists Group – Fridays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mindfulness practice is essential for therapists to hold space, provide body-based attunement, and presence for our clients, while also providing ourselves with self-care. This support group will include time for both meditation discussion, readings with topics as self-care, personal meditation practice, mindfulness-

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24
Dhamma Friends: Watsonville Insight Meditation – Saturdays
9:30 am - 11:00 am

We are a group of Watsonville based Insight meditators who practice liberation and healing through community. Our group is intergenerational, multi-ethnic, and LGTBQ+ friendly. Both of our Tuesday and Saturday offerings are open to Insight Meditation practitioners old and new. The Tuesday evening offering is from 6:00

, ...
25
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Sundays
9:30 am - 10:15 am

Weekly 30 to 45-minute group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition followed by a dhamma talk or short reading.

Online Meeting ID: 818 0336 0589

Join online by clicking the Join Online Meeting button or attend by calling +1-669-900-6833 US (San Jose) followed by the Online Meeting ID number and

, ...
Taking of the Refuges and Precepts – 4th Sundays
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 others

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Fierce Hearts – Sundays
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
26
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Mondays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Weekly 30 to 45-minute group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition followed by a dhamma talk or short reading.

Online Meeting ID: 395 311 880

Dial-in Password: 628313

Join online by clicking the Join Online Meeting button or attend by calling +1-669-900-6833 US (San Jose) followed by the Online

, ...
People of Color Group – Mondays
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
All Community Practice (Sit and Walking) – Mondays
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
27
All Community Sit – Tuesdays
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Dhamma Friends: Watsonville Insight Meditation – Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

We are a group of Watsonville based Insight meditators who practice liberation and healing through community. Our group is intergenerational, multi-ethnic, and LGTBQ+ friendly. Both of our Tuesday and Saturday offerings are open to Insight Meditation practitioners old and new. The Tuesday evening offering is from 6:00

, ...
28
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Wednesdays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Finding Freedom in the Body: 32 Parts of the Body Meditation series – Wednesdays to May 19th, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We are happy to announce a special opportunity to practice the 32 Parts of the Body meditation, which is rarely taught in the West. This practice deepens insight into impermanence and non-self by penetrating into the true nature and wonders of the body. We will also explore how the body interrelates with the four prim

, ...
What Gets in the Way of Practice? – Wednesdays in April
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Buddha described five hindrances that obstruct the path of awakening. We all encounter them and with awareness, we can learn to recognize and understand the inherent suffering present in these obstacles. What are they and how can we work with them, so they can become gateways to greater understanding and freedom?

, ...
Dharmallenials: 20-30 year-olds – 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
29
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Thursdays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mindful Movement: Qigong – Thursdays
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

This 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 excellent preparation for Vipassana meditation (which follows in the same room at 7 pm). If you prefer to wear shoes d

, ...
Rainbow Sangha Sit – Thursdays
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday Night Metta
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
30
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

, ...
45-Minute Sitting Followed by a Short Reading – Fridays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1