Teachers and Dharma Leaders

  • Jill Hyman
    Jill Hyman

    Jill Hyman has practiced yoga since 1974, Vipassana meditation with ISC since 2000. Her practice is influenced by the Thai Forest tradition (Ajahn Sumedho, Ajhan Amaro, and Ajahn Pasanno), Dzogchen (Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Anam Thubten), the many teachers from Spirit Rock & IMS, and especially Shinzen Young (Vipassana Support Institute). She has served as a volunteer chaplain at Salinas Valley State Prison since 2001, heading the Prison Project program with Bruce since 2003. She completed the 2 & 1/2 year Spirit Rock Community Dhamma Leader Program in January 2008. She teaches classes for beginners, those new to practice, metta, non-residential and residential retreats. She established the first family program. More recently, she has mentored new teachers.

  • Bruce Hyman
    Bruce Hyman

    Bruce Hyman is a retired physician after 30 years of practice. He has practiced yoga and meditation since 1974 and has been intensively involved in Buddhist practice since 2000. In addition, he has been a co-leader of a dhamma Prison Project program at Salinas Valley State Prison since 2003. His practice is influenced by the Thai Forest Tradition, Dzogchen, Shinzen Young, and Spirit Rock teachers. His teachings emphasize practice in life.


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May 26 2024


Pacific Time
10:15 am - 10:30 am

*Taking of the Refuges and Precepts – 4th Sunday

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 with our sexuality, not harming others with our speech, and not harming by the use of drugs and alcohol) is a practice that many lay Buddhists take on as part of their training. The fourth Sunday of each month will provide an opportunity to do this in a formal way in our community.

Follows the Sunday 45-Minute sitting each 4th Sunday.

Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates.

Attend either online or in person at the Meditation Center. If you choose to attend in person, we request that you not use any fragrance. This protects the health of our sangha members who have a sensitivity to fragrance

Online Attendance Instructions:

Online Meeting ID: 842 0074 5456

Dial-in Passcode: 346779

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