Meditation

Sunday Morning Class with Hugh Byrne

Sundays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm in the Dharma Room
Drop in — no registration required

An oasis in a busy week, Hugh’s class includes two 30-minute guided meditations, a 10-minute walking meditation between sittings, and a half-hour at the end of the session to focus on a particular area of sitting or daily-life practice — like a mini-weekly retreat.

After the sitting, those with the time and inclination often adjourn to a nearby coffee shop to continue the dharma discussion or for more informal sharing or exploration of the state of the world.

 

Weekday Morning Meditation

Monday through Friday, 7:30 – 8:15 am in the Meditation Room
Drop in — no registration required
Suggested dana (generosity) $5

A beautiful way to start your day, with a 30-minute meditation period and an optional 15-minute discussion following. Classes are led by IMCW Teachers and teachers-in-training, or on occasion very experienced meditators.

  • Mondays – Karolynn Coleman

  • Tuesdays – Gene Kijowski

  • Wednesdays – Daniel Denecke

  • Thursdays – Peggy O’Kane

  • Fridays – Silvia Garcia Pereira

This is a supportive community where we all learn & practice together.

 

Evening Meditation — New!

Thursday, 5:45 – 6:30 pm in the Meditation Room
Drop in — no registration required
Suggested dana (generosity) $5

Decompress on your way home with a 30-minute meditation period and an optional 15-minute discussion following. Classes are led by Sarah Pendergrass, by teachers-in-training, or on occasion by very experienced meditators.

All are welcome!

 

Dharma Classes

We are so pleased to be able to offer 2 sublime, ongoing Dharma class series! This is the root of the practice. While attending regularly is beneficial, each class is of value in and of itself. Join us!

Treasure Hunt: Mining the Early Buddhist Texts with Carl Skooglund

Beginning in February: 1st Saturdays of the month, 10:30 am – noon in the Dharma Room
Drop in — no registration required
Suggested dana (generosity) $10-$15
(Feel free to donate whatever you feel comfortable with. All are welcome!)

Uncover the hidden gems contained within Buddhism’s earliest teachings and see how they can be put into practice. All are welcome to this ongoing class in which we explore the stories, historical context and fundamental teachings of the “Pali Canon.”

Based on the study guide created by scholar Andrew Olendzki, of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, we will begin with selections from the Middle Length Discourses.

 

What the Buddha Taught with Carolyn Stachowski

3rd Sundays of the month, 1:30 - 3:00 pm in the Dharma Room
Drop in — no registration required
Suggested dana (generosity) $10-$15
(Feel free to donate whatever you feel comfortable with. All are welcome!)

Interactive classes in which we investigate the essential teachings of the Buddha: The Three Characteristics; The Four Noble Truths; The Divine Abodes; and the practices that support the understanding of the teachings.

The classes are comprised of a meditation period, a dharma talk, questions and comments. The aspiration is to self-liberate from stress and suffering.

What a gift to have this warm-hearted community for spiritual practice right in our neighborhood!
— Attendee