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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James Baraz: Dharma Talk 7:30 pm
James Baraz: Dharma Talk
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dear Friends, James in a conversation with Dawn Mauricio, a fresh dharma presence based in Montreal. Dawn is in the current Spirit Rock Teacher Training and is also on the West Coast assisting some upcoming Spirit Rock retreats. James invited Dawn … Continue reading
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Improvisation Theatre Class 10:00 am
Improvisation Theatre Class
May 5 @ 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. Doors and kitchen open at 9:45am. Please consider stopping by early … Continue reading
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James Baraz: Dharma Talk 7:30 pm
James Baraz: Dharma Talk
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dear Friends,    Join us for the second part of our discussion of the Buddha’s teaching on Clear Comprehension:  Clear Comprehension Part 2   In the Satipatthana Sutta (MN#10), the Buddha’s discourse on mindfulness, the Buddha instructs us to contemplate mindfully, … Continue reading
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James Baraz, Dhama Talk 7:30 pm
James Baraz, Dhama Talk
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dear Friends, I look forward to sharing the Dharma this week at the Monastery. The title of the talk is “It’s All in Your Mind”.    In the opening line of the Dhammapada the Buddha teaches: “We are what we … Continue reading
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Improvisation Theatre Class 10:00 am
Improvisation Theatre Class
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Improvisation Theatre Class @ Good Shepherd Episcopal Church | Berkeley | California | United States
Hello, everyone! We are meeting this Saturday, May 19, from 10am-1pm in the Parish Hall behind Good Shepherd Church on Ninth at Hearst in Berkeley. Doors and kitchen open at 9:45am. Stop by early if you can to help set … Continue reading
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Noliwe Alexander: See below. 7:30 pm
Noliwe Alexander: See below.
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dear Friends, I’m currently teaching a retreat at Spirit Rock. This week’s guest speaker will be Noliwe Alexander, who has been to the Monastery to share the Dharma with us before. Noliwe’s talk is entitled “Cultivating a Mature Practice Through Sila.” The Buddha spoke … Continue reading
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James Baraz: Dharma Talk 7:30 pm
James Baraz: Dharma Talk
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dear Friends, Oren Jay Sofer will be giving the Dharma talk this week at the Monastery. Oren is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for healing trauma, a Nonviolent Communication Trainer, and a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council. Oren is the … Continue reading