Calendar & Events

Events such as dharma talks, outings, pot-lucks, picnics, hikes, daylongs, birding, retreats and the like, sponsored by or supported by the Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley will be listed in our calendar below. If you’re looking for something else, please see our Affiliated Communities page for a wealth of dharma events and practice opportunities.


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Green Earth Sangha Monthly Meet 7:00 pm
Green Earth Sangha Monthly Meet
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  An affiliated group of IMCB, “Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley” is inviting you to check out or join our monthly group.   The monthly Green Earth Sangha consists of a meditation period and reflection, climate change/environment discussion, community events … Continue reading
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James Baraz: IMCB Dharma Talk 7:30 pm
James Baraz: IMCB Dharma Talk
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dear Friends, I’m very happy to let you know that my friend and teaching colleague, Guy Armstrong will join us to talk about the subject of his newly published book Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators. Emptiness is a crucial … Continue reading
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Improvisation Theatre Class 10:00 am
Improvisation Theatre Class
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Improvisation Theatre Class @ Good Shepherd Episcopal Church | Berkeley | California | United States
Welcome to our Improv Theatre Class, We meet on Saturdays from 10am-1pm in the Parish Hall behind the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on 9th Street at Hearst in Berkeley, CA. Newcomers are welcome to attend any class. Please contact Mike Dempsey … Continue reading
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Wes Nisker: at IMCB for the Dharma Talk 7:30 pm
Wes Nisker: at IMCB for the Dharma Talk
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dear Friends, Spirit Rock teacher and radio personality Wes Nisker will be giving the talk tonight. I know you will enjoy him.   With metta, James
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James Baraz: IMCB Dharma Talk 7:30 pm
James Baraz: IMCB Dharma Talk
May 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dear Friends, I look forward to sharing the Dharma with you at the Monastery this week. The topic of this week’s talk will be “Courage: An Essential Quality of Practice”. The Buddha spoke of waking up as going “against the … Continue reading
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James Baraz & Daniel Ellenberg: at Spirit Rock, “Courage: A Daylong Workshop for Men” 9:30 am
James Baraz & Daniel Ellenberg: at Spirit Rock, “Courage: A Daylong Workshop for Men”
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
James Baraz & Daniel Ellenberg: at Spirit Rock, "Courage: A Daylong Workshop for Men" @ Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center | Woodacre | California | United States
 “Courage: A Daylong Workshop for Men” James Baraz and Daniel Ellenberg I’ll be leading this workshop for men with Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D., Saturday, May 20th 9:30-4:30 at Spirit Rock. Our intention is to provide a space for men to reflect … Continue reading
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Adam Baraz: at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery 10:00 am
Adam Baraz: at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Adam Baraz: at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery @ Berkeley Buddhist Monastery  | Berkeley | California | United States
Awakening the Wisdom of the Body In this daylong retreat, participants will learn valuable practices for awakening a connection with the body’s innate wisdom.  Adam Baraz, with years of experience in somatic meditation and psychology, will assist participants in grounding … Continue reading
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James Baraz: IMCB Dharma Talk 7:30 pm
James Baraz: IMCB Dharma Talk
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dear Friends, I look forward to being with you this week at the Monastery.  I’d like to talk about Benefactor practice tomorrow. It’s important to recognize and appreciate all the support we receive in our spiritual practice as well as in … Continue reading
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