What we're about

Insight Meditation South Bay (www.imsb.org) 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.

IMSB's ongoing programs include a weekly meditation group Tuesday evenings in Mountain View, courses and drop-in sittings on Thursday evenings in Saratoga (see our alternate Meetup site, https://www.meetup.com/Insight-Meditation-South-Bay-Saratoga), a beginner's orientation the first Tuesday of each month, a Day-Long Retreat each month, and online courses. We offer a 6-month Walking the Path program, Sutta Study Courses on the Discourses of the Buddha, and residential and non-residential meditation retreats. Please visit www.imsb.org for more information about our ongoing programs and the many special events that IMSB offers.

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.

Upcoming events (4+)

Tuesday Online with Shaila Catherine

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Please visit the calendar of events on our website for up to date information on specific teachers and topics each week: https://www.imsb.org/events/month/

Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings.

We now require you to enter the Zoom passcode to join the meeting.

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Insight Meditation South Bay offers meditation groups in Mountain View and Saratoga. Please visit the calendar of events on our website for up to date information on specific teachers and topics each week: https://www.imsb.org/events/month/. Newcomers are always welcome.

For more detailed information on our schedule of classes, retreats, and events visit the Insight Meditation South Bay website: www.imsb.org (http://www.imsb.org/).

Tuesday Online with Shaila Catherine

Online event

Please visit the calendar of events on our website for up to date information on specific teachers and topics each week: https://www.imsb.org/events/month/

Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings.

We now require you to enter the Zoom passcode to join the meeting.

Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: metta4all

One tap mobile
[masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose)
[masked],,[masked]# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location
[masked] US (San Jose)
[masked] US (Tacoma)
[masked] US (Houston)
[masked] US (New York)
[masked] US (Germantown)
[masked] US (Chicago)
Meeting ID:[masked]
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcSiCSJ1bl

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Insight Meditation South Bay offers meditation groups in Mountain View and Saratoga. Please visit the calendar of events on our website for up to date information on specific teachers and topics each week: https://www.imsb.org/events/month/. Newcomers are always welcome.

For more detailed information on our schedule of classes, retreats, and events visit the Insight Meditation South Bay website: www.imsb.org (http://www.imsb.org/).

Monday in-person in Mountain View with Shaila Catherine

St Timothy's Episcopal Church

Join us In-Person!

IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy’s in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations are required. This event is open only to individuals who have been fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means that two weeks have passed since your final vaccine dose.

Reserve your spot! Visit our website for more information and to reserve your seat here: https://www.imsb.org/event/monday-in-person-shaila-catherine-3/

The ticketing process will allow you to make a donation online to avoid cash handling at the event. You will be required to agree to follow COVID-19 precautions and to provide location information for contact tracing purposes.

If attendees arrive without a reservation, they may be admitted as space permits. We will gather contact tracing information and COVID precaution agreement on site.

Schedule:

6:45 pm — Doors Open — arrive early to check-in
7:00 pm — Meditation
7:40 pm — Teachings
8:30 pm — Closing and Informal Connections
8:45 pm — Prepare Room for Departure

Monday in-person in Mountain View with Shaila Catherine

St Timothy's Episcopal Church

Join us In-Person!

IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy’s in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations are required. This event is open only to individuals who have been fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means that two weeks have passed since your final vaccine dose.

Reserve your spot! Visit our website for more information and to reserve your seat here: https://www.imsb.org/event/monday-in-person-shaila-catherine-4/

The ticketing process will allow you to make a donation online to avoid cash handling at the event. You will be required to agree to follow COVID-19 precautions and to provide location information for contact tracing purposes.

If attendees arrive without a reservation, they may be admitted as space permits. We will gather contact tracing information and COVID precaution agreement on site.

Schedule:

6:45 pm — Doors Open — arrive early to check-in
7:00 pm — Meditation
7:40 pm — Teachings
8:30 pm — Closing and Informal Connections
8:45 pm — Prepare Room for Departure

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