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Only ONLINE MEETUPS at this time. Check meetup events on the group calendar and RSVP for those you like to attend. They will be on Zoom. The "join link" is included in the meetup details.

The goal of Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats (IBMR) is to provide teachings and support for Buddhist practice. Thursday meetups are for everyone: a 30-minute meditation, a dhamma talk or some other teaching program, and ending with sharing about our practice and questions and answers.

Extended meditation practice will be resumed after the Stay Home order is lifted.

We recognize that people’s needs vary widely so will attempt to provide teachings and support to benefit where we are in our interest, commitment, and practice experience.

All meetups are free. Donations are welcome. Thank you!

RSVP is encouraged but not required for attending Thursday meetups. Just show up if your schedule changes and you are able to come and join us.

Upcoming events (4)

Second Thursday: Dhamma Talk and Discussion

Online event

IBMR Meetup members, members of our Facebook page as well as anyone else who has an interest in attending an online gathering to support meditation and/or spiritual practice, is invited to join us on Thursday evenings via Zoom. The information to join in is below. Additional information on the Meetup may be included closer to the time of the meeting, either on this page, our Facebook page or both. ******************************************************************************** IBMR is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: IBMR Thursday Meetup Group Time: This is a recurring event meeting Thursday’s at 6:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83950396504 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (New York) [masked],,[masked]# US (Germantown) Dial by your location [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kctDMn2w8P ******************************************************************************** The goal of Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats (IBMR) is to provide teaching and support for various traditions of Buddhist practice with an emphasis on Theravada Buddhism. IBMR’s goal continues during this time of uncertainty and change. Our weekly meetings will continue online. This is possible by using Zoom, a popular video and audio conferencing tool. Joining the online Meetup will require a Meeting ID. The ID is posted below. This ID will also be posted on our FB page in the days preceding the Meetup. if you are new to Zoom and would like to learn how to use it, there are links for YouTube tutorials below. If you have never used a video conferencing tool, it is highly recommend that you review one or both of the tutorials. We will meet at the same time we did at All Souls, 6:30 PM, Eastern Time. The online meetups will last until 7:45 PM. We encourage attendees to join together for a virtual meditation at 8PM. IBMR has a sitting group on the InsightTimer app: IBMR Insight Timer Sitting Group. Anyone can join this group but it is not necessary. If possible, sit for thirty minutes. If you are ‘too busy’ to sit. Sit for an hour. :) Thursday’s will be hosted by one of the organizers or a guest speaker. There will be a dhamma talk, reading or teaching, possibly followed by discussion and defiantly followed by our usual “check in’s”. We want everyone to have an opportunity to share their current experience or practice, just as we do when we meet in person. For those who are camera-shy or who do not have a webcam - you can still join the meetings and see and hear everyone else. Your name will appear as one of the attendees and your voice will be heard. RSVP’s are nice but not necessary. 🙏🙏🙏 As promised here are the two Zoom tutorials (the first is a little over four minutes, the second is about eight minutes). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Bkpn_ZxLU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0Ev #IBMRThursdays

Third Thursday: Online Dhamma Talk and Discussion

Online event

******************************************************************************** IBMR is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: IBMR Thursday Meetup Group Time: This is a recurring event meeting on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83950396504 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (New York) [masked],,[masked]# US (Germantown) Dial by your location [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kctDMn2w8P ******************************************************************************** The goal of Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats (IBMR) is to provide teaching and support for various traditions of Buddhist practice with an emphasis on Theravada Buddhism. IBMR’s goal continues during this time of uncertainty and change. Our weekly meetings will continue online. This is possible by using Zoom, a popular video and audio conferencing tool. Joining the online Meetup will require a Meeting ID. The ID is posted below. This ID will also be posted on our FB page in the days preceding the Meetup. if you are new to Zoom and would like to learn how to use it, there are links for YouTube tutorials below. If you have never used a video conferencing tool, it is highly recommend that you review one or both of the tutorials. We will meet at the same time we did at All Souls, 6:30 PM, Eastern Time. The online meetups will last about an hour and fifteen minutes. After the meetup and if there is interest, we can have a half-hour sitting meditation. No one is obligated to attend. Thursday’s will be hosted by one of the organizers or a guest speaker. There will be a dhamma talk, reading or teaching, possibly followed by discussion and defiantly followed by our usual “check in’s”. We want everyone to have an opportunity to share their current experience or practice, just as we do when we meet in person. For those who are camera-shy or who do not have a webcam - you can still join the meetings and see and hear everyone else. Your name will appear as one of the attendees and your voice will be heard. RSVP’s are nice but not necessary. 🙏🙏🙏 As promised here are the two Zoom tutorials (the first is a little over four minutes, the second is about eight minutes). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Bkpn_ZxLU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0Ev #IBMRThursdays

Fourth Thursday: Dhamma Talk and Discussion

Online event

IBMR Meetup members, members of our Facebook page as well as anyone else who has an interest in attending an online gathering to support meditation and/or spiritual practice, is invited to join us on Thursday evenings via Zoom. The information to join in is below. Additional information on the Meetup may be included closer to the time of the meeting, either on this page, our Facebook page or both. ******************************************************************************** IBMR is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: IBMR Thursday Meetup Group Time: This is a recurring event meeting on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83950396504 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (New York) [masked],,[masked]# US (Germantown) Dial by your location [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kctDMn2w8P ******************************************************************************** The goal of Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats (IBMR) is to provide teaching and support for various traditions of Buddhist practice with an emphasis on Theravada Buddhism. IBMR’s goal continues during this time of uncertainty and change. Our weekly meetings will continue online. This is possible by using Zoom, a popular video and audio conferencing tool. Joining the online Meetup will require a Meeting ID. The ID is posted below. This ID will also be posted on our FB page in the days preceding the Meetup. if you are new to Zoom and would like to learn how to use it, there are links for YouTube tutorials below. If you have never used a video conferencing tool, it is highly recommend that you review one or both of the tutorials. We will meet at the same time we did at All Souls, 6:30 PM, Eastern Time. The online meetups will last until 7:45 PM. We encourage attendees to join together for a virtual meditation at 8PM. IBMR has a sitting group on the InsightTimer app: IBMR Insight Timer Sitting Group. Anyone can join this group but it is not necessary. If possible, sit for thirty minutes. If you are ‘too busy’ to sit. Sit for an hour. :) Thursday’s will be hosted by one of the organizers or a guest speaker. There will be a dhamma talk, reading or teaching, possibly followed by discussion and defiantly followed by our usual “check in’s”. We want everyone to have an opportunity to share their current experience or practice, just as we do when we meet in person. For those who are camera-shy or who do not have a webcam - you can still join the meetings and see and hear everyone else. Your name will appear as one of the attendees and your voice will be heard. RSVP’s are nice but not necessary. 🙏🙏🙏 As promised here are the two Zoom tutorials (the first is a little over four minutes, the second is about eight minutes). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Bkpn_ZxLU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0Ev #IBMRThursdays

Fifth Thursday: Dhamma Talk and Discussion

Online event

IBMR Meetup members, members of our Facebook page as well as anyone else who has an interest in attending an online gathering to support meditation and/or spiritual practice, is invited to join us on Thursday evenings via Zoom. The information to join in is below. Additional information on the Meetup may be included closer to the time of the meeting, either on this page, our Facebook page or both. ******************************************************************************** IBMR is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: IBMR Thursday Meetup Group Time: This is a recurring event meeting on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83950396504 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (New York) [masked],,[masked]# US (Germantown) Dial by your location [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kctDMn2w8P ******************************************************************************** The goal of Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats (IBMR) is to provide teaching and support for various traditions of Buddhist practice with an emphasis on Theravada Buddhism. IBMR’s goal continues during this time of uncertainty and change. Our weekly meetings will continue online. This is possible by using Zoom, a popular video and audio conferencing tool. Joining the online Meetup will require a Meeting ID. The ID is posted below. This ID will also be posted on our FB page in the days preceding the Meetup. if you are new to Zoom and would like to learn how to use it, there are links for YouTube tutorials below. If you have never used a video conferencing tool, it is highly recommend that you review one or both of the tutorials. We will meet at the same time we did at All Souls, 6:30 PM, Eastern Time. The online meetups will last until 7:45 PM. We encourage attendees to join together for a virtual meditation at 8PM. IBMR has a sitting group on the InsightTimer app: IBMR Insight Timer Sitting Group. Anyone can join this group but it is not necessary. If possible, sit for thirty minutes. If you are ‘too busy’ to sit. Sit for an hour. :) Thursday’s will be hosted by one of the organizers or a guest speaker. There will be a dhamma talk, reading or teaching, possibly followed by discussion and defiantly followed by our usual “check in’s”. We want everyone to have an opportunity to share their current experience or practice, just as we do when we meet in person. For those who are camera-shy or who do not have a webcam - you can still join the meetings and see and hear everyone else. Your name will appear as one of the attendees and your voice will be heard. RSVP’s are nice but not necessary. 🙏🙏🙏 As promised here are the two Zoom tutorials (the first is a little over four minutes, the second is about eight minutes). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Bkpn_ZxLU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0Ev #IBMRThursdays

Past events (811)

First Thursday: Karma, what it is, what it isn’t.

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