Classes, Daylongs, and Retreats

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August 2022

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Introduction to the Teachings of the Buddha: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path – Unit 1
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This offering is a “Walking the Dhamma Path” class series, taught in three units over the course of five months that will explore foundational teachings of the Buddha. The class will deepen individuals understanding of Buddhist practice and apply these teachings to their life.  UNIT 1 – The Four Noble Truths a , ...
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New To Practice, Introduction to Mindfulness – Wednesdays in August
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
New To Practice is offered for those new to Buddhism, or for those who wish to develop and deepen their practice. We will explore how to integrate practice as part of our daily life and work with obstacles to practice as they arise. All are welcome and will have an opportunity to explore their practice questions. Those , ...
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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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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 , ...
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Introduction to the Teachings of the Buddha: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path – Unit 1 Half-day Retreat
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This offering is a “Walking the Dhamma Path” class series, taught in three units over the course of five months that will explore foundational teachings of the Buddha. The class will deepen individuals understanding of Buddhist practice and apply these teachings to their life.  Half-day retreat – more time to , ...
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Bringing the Practice to Life – Sundays
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A weekly drop-in group that focuses on bringing our Buddhist practice fully into our lives. We will meditate together, listen to Dharma teaching, and share the lived experience of our practice. We aim to create a radically inclusive space where all are welcome (especially those who might have experienced marginalizatio , ...
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New To Practice, Introduction to Mindfulness – Wednesdays in August
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
New To Practice is offered for those new to Buddhism, or for those who wish to develop and deepen their practice. We will explore how to integrate practice as part of our daily life and work with obstacles to practice as they arise. All are welcome and will have an opportunity to explore their practice questions. Those , ...
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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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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 , ...
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Bringing the Practice to Life – Sundays
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A weekly drop-in group that focuses on bringing our Buddhist practice fully into our lives. We will meditate together, listen to Dharma teaching, and share the lived experience of our practice. We aim to create a radically inclusive space where all are welcome (especially those who might have experienced marginalizatio , ...
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New To Practice, Introduction to Mindfulness – Wednesdays in August
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
New To Practice is offered for those new to Buddhism, or for those who wish to develop and deepen their practice. We will explore how to integrate practice as part of our daily life and work with obstacles to practice as they arise. All are welcome and will have an opportunity to explore their practice questions. Those , ...
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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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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 , ...
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Bringing the Practice to Life – Sundays
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A weekly drop-in group that focuses on bringing our Buddhist practice fully into our lives. We will meditate together, listen to Dharma teaching, and share the lived experience of our practice. We aim to create a radically inclusive space where all are welcome (especially those who might have experienced marginalizatio , ...
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New To Practice, Introduction to Mindfulness – Wednesdays in August
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
New To Practice is offered for those new to Buddhism, or for those who wish to develop and deepen their practice. We will explore how to integrate practice as part of our daily life and work with obstacles to practice as they arise. All are welcome and will have an opportunity to explore their practice questions. Those , ...
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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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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 , ...
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Freedom in the Flow — Practicing with the building blocks of our human experience
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
When we are unaware of the fluidity of all life experience it’s easy to get caught. We find ourselves trying to hold on to the experiences we identify with as me and mine. The teachings on the Aggregates, or skhandhas, help to open our eyes to the ever-changing flow of human experience. When we see the truth of t , ...
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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 others , ...
Bringing the Practice to Life – Sundays
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A weekly drop-in group that focuses on bringing our Buddhist practice fully into our lives. We will meditate together, listen to Dharma teaching, and share the lived experience of our practice. We aim to create a radically inclusive space where all are welcome (especially those who might have experienced marginalizatio , ...
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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 , ...
Dedicated Practitioners Group – 2 Tuesdays a Month
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for the Insight Santa Cruz’s Dedicated Practitioners Group, an evening of sitting, Dharma reflections, and Q&A on two Tuesday evenings per month, 6:30-8:00pm. We’ll explore themes from the Buddhist teachings as they apply to our lives here and now, with an emphasis on practice, contemplation, and open , ...
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New To Practice, Introduction to Mindfulness – Wednesdays in August
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
New To Practice is offered for those new to Buddhism, or for those who wish to develop and deepen their practice. We will explore how to integrate practice as part of our daily life and work with obstacles to practice as they arise. All are welcome and will have an opportunity to explore their practice questions. Those , ...
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