What we're about

Insight Meditation South Bay (www.imsb.org) 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 (www.meetup.com/Insight-Meditation-Center-South-Bay), 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 www.imsb.org.

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.

Upcoming events (2)

Monthly Day of Meditation with Shaila Catherine

Foothills Congregational Church

IMSB offers a day of meditation one Saturday each month. These monthly day long programs offer a consistent and easy opportunity for meditators to maintain a steady commitment to meditation, deepen their practice, explore various dhamma themes, and cultivate relationships with the community—and still be home in time for dinner! The day long programs (http://www.imsb.org/programs/daylong-and-half-day-programs/) are usually structured with alternating sitting and walking meditations, augmented by meditation instructions, reflections, and teachings. Shaila Catherine leads most of the day longs, complimented by periodic guest teachers or community events. At most day long events, Shaila is available for individual consultations. Shaila offers teachings at each event, usually aimed at developing meditative skills. Whether or not a theme is announced in advance, teachings will be offered to deepen understanding of the Buddhist path of practice. There will be a pot-luck community meal around 12:30; please bring a food dish to share. Everyone is welcome. There is no registration. Folding chairs are provided. Bring a mat and cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor. Beginner’s to meditation are encouraged to come on time since both sitting and walking meditation instruction are usually offered in the mornings. These monthly events may take place at any of the churches where we meet—in Los Altos, Saratoga, or Mountain View. Be sure to double check the website event listing to determine the correct location (http://www.imsb.org/about-us/contact-us/). 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 a complete schedule of our classes, retreats, and events visit the Insight Meditation South Bay website: www.imsb.org (http://www.imsb.org/)

Monthly Day of Meditation with Shaila Catherine

Foothills Congregational Church

IMSB offers a day of meditation one Saturday each month. These monthly day long programs offer a consistent and easy opportunity for meditators to maintain a steady commitment to meditation, deepen their practice, explore various dhamma themes, and cultivate relationships with the community—and still be home in time for dinner! The day long programs (http://www.imsb.org/programs/daylong-and-half-day-programs/) are usually structured with alternating sitting and walking meditations, augmented by meditation instructions, reflections, and teachings. Shaila Catherine leads most of the day longs, complimented by periodic guest teachers or community events. At most day long events, Shaila is available for individual consultations. Shaila offers teachings at each event, usually aimed at developing meditative skills. Whether or not a theme is announced in advance, teachings will be offered to deepen understanding of the Buddhist path of practice. There will be a pot-luck community meal around 12:30; please bring a food dish to share. Everyone is welcome. There is no registration. Folding chairs are provided. Bring a mat and cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor. Beginner’s to meditation are encouraged to come on time since both sitting and walking meditation instruction are usually offered in the mornings. These monthly events may take place at any of the churches where we meet—in Los Altos, Saratoga, or Mountain View. Be sure to double check the website event listing to determine the correct location (http://www.imsb.org/about-us/contact-us/). 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 a complete schedule of our classes, retreats, and events visit the Insight Meditation South Bay website: www.imsb.org (http://www.imsb.org/)

Past events (162)

Online Retreat: Mindfulness of Mind

Online event

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