We are now holding our Thursday evening sittings and talks online by Zoom until further notice. We share a meditation, followed by a Dharma talk and discussion at 7:30pm on our Zoom link. (Meeting ID 460 493 377; Passcode: 029590)

Centeredness: A Gift to Ourselves and the World

Weekend Online Retreat with James Baraz

Friday Evening, April 9, 2021, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 10, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, April 11, 10 am – 5 pm

Attend one day, two days, or for the weekend

James Baraz Weekend Retreat April 9 -11, 2021

In this time of uncertainty, our mind can move towards confusion and fear, or towards clarity and connection. Our practice gives us tools to stay present with the swirl of mind states and emotions that naturally arise as well as the centeredness to respond with wisdom and compassion. We can be Thich Nhat Hanh’s “calm person in the boat” transmitting our own balance and clarity to others in our lives. Just as fear is contagious, so is the centeredness that we develop within ourselves.

Join us in this two-day online retreat. Practice at home, but not alone, as we support each other in deepening our connection in the midst of it all. The retreat will include dharma talks, silent sitting meditation, mindful walking, and question and answer sessions.

Our Vision: The Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley promotes Buddhist teachings and meditation practices primarily from the Theravadan tradition.
We do this in a spirit of community with members helping each other to develop and embody the qualities of clarity and kindness that are central to the teachings.

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Weekly Meeting

We come together every Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30 pm to meditate (45 minutes), announcements (5 minutes), socialize (10 minutes), and then listen to a talk and discuss the dharma (1 hour).  Our address is:

Berkeley Buddhist Monastery
2304 McKinley Ave (at Bancroft)
Berkeley, CA 94703                

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May our coming here together be of benefit to all beings everywhere.