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Nov 18, 2017 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. Poems of the First Buddhist Women and How They Might Inspire Practitioners Today with Meg Gawler

Nov 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Poems of the First Buddhist Women and How They Might Inspire Practitioners Today with Meg Gawler The ancient poems of the Therīgāthā are a celebration, with many different human faces, of the personal experience of awakening by women who practiced in the time of the Buddha. In …

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The Ten Perfections with Ajaan Thanissaro (Geoff) – September 16 and September 17 2017

Ten Perfections Sati Center Class September 16, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 pm, September 17, 2017 1:30 pm -4:00 pm At the Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch St. Redwood City, CA 94062 The Ten Perfections (pāramī) provide a useful framework for leading a meaningful life, especially for lay Dhamma practice. This course–through readings in the …

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November 14, 2015 – Women in Buddhism Symposium: In Honor of the Nuns of Aloka Vihara

Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:00am – 4:00pm at the Insight Meditation Center 108 Birch St. Redwood City, CA On Saturday, November 14 the Sati Center will host a symposium highlighting the accomplishments of women scholars in the early years of Buddhist Studies in the West, on the one hand, and portraits of women as presented …

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October 24, 2015 − Exploring the Dhammapada with Diana Clark

Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:30am – 3:30pm at the Insight Meditation Center 108 Birch St. Redwood City, CA The Dhammapada may be the most popular canonical text among Buddhists and is one of the great religious texts of the world.  This anthology of poems is comprised of inspiring and thought-provoking verses on practice, liberation and even includes auto-biographical …

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August 1, 2015 − Overview of Buddhist Meditation with Diana Clark

Saturday, August 1, 2015 9:30am – 3:30pm at the Insight Meditation Center 108 Birch St. Redwood City, CA Meditation is one of the key practices taught at IMC. As a type of “technology of transformation” meditation has been taught for millennia as a method for training and developing the mind for the highest spiritual aim …

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September 19, 2015 − The Thai Forest Masters taught by Ajahn Thanissaro

Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:00am – 4:30pm at the Insight Meditation Center 108 Birch St. Redwood City, CA Teachings of the Thai Forest Tradition The Thai forest tradition is well-known for the style of its teachings–direct, down-to- earth . . . but very little has been written about the content of its teachings: the positions …

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July 18, 2015 − Right View taught by Tony Bernhard

Saturday, July 18, 2015 9:00am – 4:30pm at the Insight Meditation Center 108 Birch St. Redwood City, CA Right View is the first element of the Buddha’s Eightfold Noble Path. Understanding Right View supports our practice of the Buddha’s path, benefits our day-to-day behavior and ethical conduct, and leads to diminishing dissatisfaction and suffering in …

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Introduction to Buddhist Chaplaincy with Rev. Daijaku Judith Kinst, Ph.D. and Rev. Jennifer Block, M.A.

May 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. By Donation* Location: Institute of Buddhist Studies at 2140 Durant Ave., Berkeley Chaplains provide spiritual care and support to people in places such as hospitals, hospices, prisons and a wide variety of other settings.  The work is wonderfully challenging and satisfying.  In recent years, dharma practitioners have been …

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Feb. 21, 2015 − Introduction to Vajrayana Buddhism for Those Unfamiliar with It − Theory and Practice taught by Acharya Rita M. Gross

Saturday, Feb. 21st, 2015 9:00am – 4:30pm at the Insight Meditation Center 108 Birch St. Redwood City, CA In this daylong workshop, scholar-practitioner Rita M. Gross will present an introduction to Vajrayana  – the form of Buddhism most strongly associated with the Buddhism of Tibet.  The day is meant for those curious about this valuable …

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Jan. 31, 2015 – Renunciation in Lay Life: What, Why, and How with Kim Allen and others

Saturday, Jan 31st, 2015 9:30am – 4:30pm at the Insight Meditation Center 108 Birch St. Redwood City, CA In the Buddhist teachings, renunciation, or letting go, is associated with contentment, ease, simplicity, and relational harmony. It supports the development of the Eightfold Path and is considered an expression of the Middle Way. While renunciation is …

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