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)


Awakening Joy Retreat, June 7-12

Spirit Rock Online Intensive Meditation Retreat
James, Debra Chamberlin-Taylor, Jane Baraz, Leslie Booker, Evelyn Larsen (movement)

I’ll be leading a 5-day meditation retreat which will include silent sitting and walking periods with instructions and practice meetings with teachers. The theme will focus on cultivating wholesome states in our meditation practice. This retreat is appropriate for both experienced as well as new/beginning students.

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.