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Sitting Groups

For additional spiritual community and dharma, please refer to these online Insight Meditation Groups.

Northern California

Heidi Bourne
Mondays, 4 - 5:10pm
Om Shala Yoga Studio, 858 10th Street, Arcata, CA
Info: 707.498.5562, Pacific Mindfulness

Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm. Mary Helen (530) 887-9400. For more info visit www.mtstream.org or email info@mtstream.org

Sundays, 6 - 8pm, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 120 East J Street, Benicia. Visit beniciameditation.com. Join our Facebook Public Group. Tony Bernhard will be our guiding teacher through 2018. Heather Sundberg and Matthew Brensilver often teach at this group; check our calendar for dates.

Richard Shankman
Wednesday 7:15 - 9:15pm
St. Clement’s Episcopal Church
2837 Claremont Boulevard | Berkeley, CA
Info: (510) 559-9290 or visit mettadharma.org

Sanghapāla Meditation Group
1st Tues of month, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Dharma talk by a monastic from Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery
Berkeley Thai Temple (Wat Mongkolratanaram), 1913 Russell Street, near MLK Way, one block north of Ashby BART station
Info: U Kondañña (Barry Kapke) at (925) 689-7238 or e-mail at ebsit@dharmanet.org

Jill Satterfield
Wednesday evenings, 7:30 - 9 pm
Yoga Kula Berkeley, 1700 Shattuck Ave.
Info: (510) 486-0264  www.yogakula.com

Sky Creek Dharma Center
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
120 Three Oaks Ct., Chico
Info: 530.893.8088; www.skycreekdharma.org

The Davis Middle Path
Mondays, 7:15 - 9pm
Friends Meeting House, 4th & L Street
Info: tony@dcn.org
Toni & Tony Bernhard (530) 758-2904

Davis Shambhala Center
Sitting: Mon.-Fri. 7-8 am; Sun. 9-10 am
Meditation Instruction: Sun. 9 am; Tues. 7 pm
133 D Street, Suite H, Davis, 95616
Info: davis.shambhala.org; Davis_shambhala@pacbell.net, (530) 758-1440

Contact Laura Shulman with the Buddhist Wisdom Meditation Center at (408) 847-1890. email: antique@lighthousewoods.com

Mill Valley
Catherine Flaxman
New night beginning September 21, 2016 - Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm
Mill Valley Community Center — Tamalpais Room
180 Camino Alto | Mill Valley, 94941
Contact: dharma@catherineflaxman.com | (415) 389-8633

Coastside Vipassana - www.CoastsideVipassana.org
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9pm at the Lighthouse hostel.

Mountain View
Insight Meditation South Bay
Shaila Catherine -- Tuesdays 7:30 - 9pm
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall
2094 Grant Road | Mountain View
Info: www.imsb.org

Nevada City/Grass Valley
Mondays, 7:30 - 9pm. Mountain Stream Meditation Center - For more info visit www.mtstream.org or email info@mtstream.org

Wendy Beckerman
Thursdays 10-11am (By donation)
Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way, Fireside Room

Penngrove (Santa Rosa Area)

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm (possibly until 9:00pm)
(Short Guided followed by Silent) Meditation and Dhamma talk given by Dhammadharini Monastic or visiting monastic.
Dhammadharini Monastery, 6791 Sturtevant Dr., Penngrove, CA
Contact: dhammadharini.monastery@gmail.comFor further info: dhammadharini.net


Refuge Recovery Petaluma
Saturdays, 9 - 10am, Elm Lutheran Church, 504 Baker St.
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:45pm, Church of the Oaks, Corner of West Sierra and Page, Cotati
Contact: Nira, (415) 754-5584; refugerecoverypetaluma@gmail.com
Facebook: Refuge Recovery Petaluma

Wendy Beckerman
Fridays 4-4:45 pm (Free)
Pinole Library, 2935 Pinole Valley Rd

Sundays, 7 - 8:45pm. Book discussion also available. Terry Wenner (916) 498-8700
Thursdays, 7 - 9pm
For more information visit the Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group website, www.sbmg.org

San Jose
San Jose Insight Meditation
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9pm.
Friends Meeting House, 1041 Morse Street. Info: www.sanjoseinsight.org. Contact: sjsangh@gmail.com or Berget (408) 255-2783. Beginning instruction first Wednesday of each month, 6:15-7:15 pm.

San Francisco
Upper Market Insight, John Martin
Mondays, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Sparks Arts
4229 18th Street @ Collingwood
(2 blocks from the Castro Muni Station)
Contact:  JohnLMartini@icloud.com

San Francisco
Mid-day Mindfulness
Augusta Hopkins
Tuesdays, 12:15-1:00 p.m.
All levels of practice, Buddhist-focused guided meditation followed by short Dharma talk.
Contact:  khurd@pagethink.com.com

Santa Cruz
Insight Santa Cruz
ISC offers several sitting groups meeting throughout the week. They are currently in the process of moving, so check their website for up-to-date information about meeting places.
Info: (831) 854-7998, info@insightsantacruz.org

San Rafael
Rick Hanson
San Rafael Meditation Gathering | Rick Hanson
Wednesday 6:00 - 7:30 pm, online
Info: www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group/; rick@rickhanson.net

Santa Rosa
Thomas Pope
Thursdays 6:30 - 8:00pm
Lomi Clinic, 534 B Street, Santa Rosa
lomi.org, Info (707) 579-0465 x 225

Santa Rosa
Sundays, 6:30 - 8pm, 818 Cherry Street
Patrick Thornton at (707) 584-8440 or email at mindfulness@patrickthornton.net

Santa Rosa - 3rd Street Sangha
Mondays, 12:15 - 1:45pm. contact Bruce Gibbs, (707) 827-3176

Saratoga - Insight Meditation South Bay -  www.imsb.org
Shaila Catherine,  Thursdays 7:15- 9 PM,  Westhope Presbyterian Church

Sonoma Valley
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7 - 8:30pm. Daphne Matthews (707) 996-5786

Walnut Creek
with Ernest Isaacs - meets once every month on the third Tuesday, 7:30 - 9pm
The Unity Center, 1871 Geary Rd. (510) 526-0711or ernesti@pacbell.net

Southern California

Wednesdays 7:30 - 9pm. Jim Hopper, Metta Meditation Center, 401 S. Fisher St., #5, Glendale (818) 543-0669

Los Angeles
Insight LA
Trudy Goodman
Going for Refuge - Thursday, 7 - 9pm,
1739 Berkeley St, Santa Monica, contact (310) 395-0066: website: insightla.org

Los Angeles
Mondays, 7:30 - 9pm, (310) 226-6113. Michael Shiffman - www.insightcenter.org

Redondo Beach
Thursdays, 7 - 8:30pm. Kevin (310) 374-4979

Santa Barbara 
Open Door Sangha
Alice Alldredge, (805) 685-2836, alldredg@lifesci.ucsb.edu
Vipassana sitting group; instruction provided on request

Santa Monica
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9pm, (310) 226-6113. Michael Shiffman - www.insightcenter.org

Outside California

Eugene, OR
We are a community driven sangha, based in the Insight Meditation tradition. Our guiding teacher Linda Rose was a Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader program participant.
Wednesdays: 10:00-11:15am on Zoom
First Saturday of the Month: 1:00-2:30pm UU Church
Third Saturday of the Month: 10:30-11:30am Buddha Eye Temple
Info: riverwisdominsight@gmail.com

Scottsdale, AZ
Insight Meditation Scottsdale
Genevieve Tregor
Monday Nights 7- 8:30pm;
Scottsdale Congregational UCC, 4425 N. Granite Reef Rd
Info: https://www.insightscottsdale.org/

Fort Collins, CO
Insight Fort Collins - Sundays 7pm-8pm
316 Willow Street, Fort Collins CO 80524
For more info: www.insightfortcollins.org

Carbondale, CO
Roaring Fork Insight  |  Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm
The Launchpad, 76 S 4th Street, Carbondale CO
Info: roaringforkinsight.org; (970) 510-0212

Fairfield County, CT
Paul Epstein (Community Dharma Leader), every other Thursday 7:30 - 9:15 pm
Norfield Grange, 12 Goodhill Road, Weston, CT
Info (203) 226-3923 or epsteinmb@aol.com, (203) 259-9395 or abepstein@earthlink.net

Chicago, IL
Insight Chicago Meditation Community
ICMC has several sitting groups meeting throughout the Chicago area
Info: info@insightchicago.org, insightchicago.org/

Urbana, IL
The Prairie Sangha
Monday evenings, 6:30 - 8:45 pm
Quaker Meetinghouse, 1904 East Main St., Urbana
Info: www.prairiesangha.org/

Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Tuesday evenings, 7:30 - 9:30pm
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
Contact: Timothy Little at grommit_2000@yahoo.com or (978) 937-5652
Other facilitators: Carrie Little (c_a_little2003@yahoo.com) and Brenda Rogers (brogers1926@hotmail.com)
Website: kalyanamittasangha.wordpress.com

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Insight meditation in Ann Arbor - Friendly, open Sunday morning sitting group, vipassana classes for beginning and continuing meditators. Weekend retreats several times a year, vipassana instruction in the traditional Theravadan tradition. Serving Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, Michigan, led by teacher Susan Weir.

Carson City, Nevada
Mondays 7 - 9pm. Christy Tews (775) 882-1662

Minden, Nevada
Mondays, 6:30 - 8pm. Constance Alexander (775) 267-2850

Reno, Nevada
Dharma Zephyr Sangha
Wednesdays, 7 - 9pm
Info Janet Scott (775) 690-0752 www:dharmazephyr.org/

Burnsville (Celo), North Carolina
Mondays, 7 - 9pm. Jane Zietlow (828) 675-5440, Kitty Couch (828 ) 675-5608

Eugene, Oregon
First Sunday of the Month - 10am
We are a peer-led, newly-forming sitting group seeking others already practicing in the Theravadan tradition -sitting together and listening to a dharma talk and/or discussing a reading on a mutually-agreed topic. Our organizer is a DPP participant.  Contact Wendy Saville at eugenevipassana@gmail.com.

Austin, Texas
Mariposa Sangha
Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 pm, and first Sunday of each month, 9 am - 12:30 pm
Contact: info4mariposa@gmail.com
Visit our website for more about our schedule, location, retreats in Texas and contact information.

San Antonio, Texas
Insight Meditation San Antonio (Yellow Dog Sangha)
Randy Gribbin CDL
Mondays, 6:45pm New Student Orientation; 7:30-9:15pm Regular Sangha Meeting
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 7150 W. I-10, San Antonio, TX
Contact: rgribbin@gvtc.com or (830) 964-3684

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Thursday evenings, 7:15 - 9:30 pm, Contact David Fisher (250) 754-2997
181 Bird Sanctuary Road, Nanaimo
There is no charge or Dana requested or accepted! Sometimes people bring cookies.

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