PAST EVENTS (2018 and prior)

Past Retreats


March Monthlong Retreat

Phillip Moffitt, Andrea Fella, Anushka Fernandopulle, Greg Scharf, Nikki Mirghafori

February 27-March 25, 2016

Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA

Insight Retreat

Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
April 3-10, 2016


Past Daylongs


January 30, 2016.  9:00-4:30pm

Loving-Kindness Daylong for the Deaf Community

Insight Meditation Center, Redwood City, CA

April 24, 2016.  9:30am-4:30pm

Daylong for Experiened Students

Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA


January 24, 2015.  9:00-...

Sunday Morning Sit at Insight Meditation Center (IMC)

8:30 – 9:10 am Sitting

9:10 – 9:25 am Walking

9:25 – 10:00 am Sitting

10:00 – 10:45 am Dharma talk

No registration required.

Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch Street, Redwood City, CA 94062

“What is subject to death, dies. I am not exempt.” is one of the Five Daily Remembrances the Buddha recommended for frequent reflection for lay and ordained practitioners, alike. We all die, that is for certain. Only the timing is unknown. Rather than ignoring, fearing...

Dharma Practice Day: Perfection of Loving Kindness

Starting September 9, 2016, IMC is offering a ten month program of study and practice of the ten perfections (paramis).  These are ten qualities of character which, when developed, support both Buddhist practice and com...

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one," said Einstein. This forceful statement echoes the Buddha's teachings of liberation. 

Buddhist practice allows us to gain first-hand insights into the true nature of our constructed, illusive reality. As we...

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

RETREAT FULL - Registration CLOSED, Waiting Li...

Now in its 32nd year, the Monday Night sitting group at Spirit Rock has been a welcoming refuge for the community to gather, hear the teachings of the Buddha and practice mindfulness meditation. We begin with 30 to 40 minutes of guided meditation, followed by a 15-minu...

Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention to our present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. Through the practice of mindfulness, we learn tools to regulate emotions, develop attention, and cultivate states of compass...

Monday Evening Sit at Insight Meditation Center (IMC)

A 45-minute sitting is followed by a 45-minute dharma talk.

7:30-9:00 pm.

No registration required.

Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch Street, Redwood City, CA 94062

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