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Drop-In Deepening Practice & Community Evening with Shaila Catherine
Between many of our Thursday evening series courses in Saratoga, IMSB offers open drop-in practice sessions led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, or a local mindfulness teacher. For these “Deepening Practice and Community” evenings, we will devote more time to guided meditations and experiential mindfulness activities. Newcomers are always welcome. Chairs are provided. Bring a mat or cushion if you prefer to sit on the wood floor. Registration is not required for this Deepening Practice and Community event. DANA: IMSB relies upon the generosity of participants to support our teachers and cover organizational expenses. Dana ( is a word in the ancient Pali language that describes donations, offerings and generosity. Two bowls will be available at an event to practice dana for the teacher and IMSB; we encourage you to give joyfully and generously, according to your resources and means. IMSB is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law. For more detailed information on our schedule of classes, retreats, and events visit the Insight Meditation South Bay website: (

Westhope Presbyterian Church

12850 Saratoga Ave · Saratoga

What we're about

Insight Meditation South Bay (IMSB) offers meditation instruction, guidance, and support for contemplative practices that develop clarity, joy, and inner peace in the midst of everyday living. Whether you’re just curious about meditation, an experienced practitioner, or anywhere in between, we welcome you!

This MeetUp site lists only a subset of the array of programs offered by IMSB. Our primary MeetUp page is the Mountain View Insight Meditation South Bay ( page, where you can find more information on a variety of upcoming programs, including weekly sitting groups on Tuesday evenings in Mountain View plus monthly day-long retreats, online courses, and much more. For a complete schedule of events, retreats, classes, and programs, and a library of teachings available to download, please visit (

Beginning in Mid-January 2017, the Thursday evening events at IMSB - San Jose/Saratoga will be a series of discrete classes (registration required) In between class series we will have a drop-in meditation meeting.

Our practices are firmly grounded in the three pillars of Buddhist training—virtue, mental clarity, and wisdom. We show you how to apply them to your life, right here and right now. While the context of our programming is the Buddha’s teachings, the practices we teach are universal: whatever your faith or belief system, you are welcome at our events as we cultivate mindfulness, happiness, and compassion.

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