The Beginner's Orientation introduces mindfulness meditation instructions, gives an orientation to Insight Meditation South Bay, enhances introductory mindfulness meditation instructions and introduces a short dhamma teaching. In addition, an introductory instruction is provided toVipassana Practice(Insight Meditation). A beginner's session is conducted the first Tuesday of the month immediately before the regularweekly sitting. Come for the introduction and stay to meet the members of Insight Meditation South Bay.
You may bring a sitting cushion, but chairs are provided and you need only bring yourself.
Insight Meditation South Bay (IMSB) offers mindfulness-based meditation practices to awaken heart and mind, and to support the development of ethical living, meditation, and wisdom. We teach skills for developing mindfulness, loving-kindness and compassion, concentration, practical daily life wisdom, and the deep meditative absorptions called jhanas.
The heart of Insight Meditation, also known as Vipassana, is the clarity of awakening. We use mindfulness-based meditative approaches for spiritual awakening and require no adherence to religious dogma. Freedom is the essence of this meditation training. Attachment is the problem that meditation is designed to solve. Wisdom, peace and calm awareness pervade the silence of formal meditation and also the business of active daily life. We train our minds through meditation and contemplation and apply that clarity to our complex daily interactions.
IMSB and our teachers are dedicated to the Buddhist practice of Dana and generosity. Our activities rely upon the generosity of our community in donations, gift or effort.