Extended Silent Meditation Daylong on July 15, 2017

On Saturday, July 15th, 2017, we will be offering an extended day of practice at the Sarana Kuti (at the south end of the east parking lot of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County, 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA).

The day will begin at 9:00am and will end at 8:30pm. This daylong is for experienced practitioners only as there will be no instruction offered. You must be familiar with meditation, including walking meditation. A dharma talk will be offered in the evening. There will be a light vegetarian dinner. Please bring your own lunch.

You may attend any or all of the day. Please RSVP by filling out the form below so we will have an idea how many people will be attending, and how many will be eating the evening meal and participating in the evening practice period.

If you are not participating in the practice day, but would like to support those who are devoting their day to practice, you can do so by helping to provide the evening meal. Please use the form below to indicate that you’re willing to bring a vegetarian dish for the evening meal..

Taller de Dos Días en Comunicación No Violenta

COMUNICACIÓN NO VIOLENTA
CULTIVA PAZ, ARMONIA Y CONEXIÓN

Este taller te ofrece habilidades que te permitirán honrar y conectar con las emociones y necesidades propias y la de los demás. También te ayudara a convivir pacíficamente y armoniosamente en tu casa, trabajo, y comunidad.

Abril 17 – 18, 2017
9:00am a 1:00pm

Insight Meditation Central Valley en el
UU FELLOWSHIP
2172 Kiernan Avenue, Modesto, CA  95356
Este taller se ofrece sin costo.
Las donaciones son aceptadas para apoyar al maestro

PARA MAS INFORMACION O PREGUNTAS
TEL:              209-408-6172
EMAIL:         vanelopezasaah@gmail.com

El registro ya está cerrado. Este evento está lleno.

 

8-week Intro to Mindfulness Meditation Course begins Jan. 31st

April Hejka-Ekins, a teacher-in-training with the Mindfulness Training Institute, will be offering an 8-week intro to mindfulness meditation course.  The course begins on Tuesday, Jan. 31st from 7:30-8:30pm at the Sarana Kuti at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County on 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA.

Our regular meditation period will be held from 6:30-7:15pm on Tuesday nights, please feel free to attend. If you’re brand new to meditation, it might be best to attend the 7:30pm course.

The course is offered freely, although donations are welcome.

If you wish to enroll, please fill out the form below. If you have questions, you can use the form or contact April directly.

New Year’s Eve Program on Dec. 31st, 2016

Please join us for special evening on New Year’s Eve.

We will begin the evening with a vegetarian potluck meal from 5pm to 6:30pm in the Johnson Building at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County (UUFSC) on 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share. We need volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up after the meal, and setting up the space for church service the next morning. If you’d like to volunteer to help, please check the box to indicate you’d like to help in the RSVP form below. We will provide paper products, eating utensils, cups, and tea. If your dish needs a serving utensil, please bring one.

At 6:30pm we will convene in the UUFSC sanctuary for a program of meditation, perhaps some chanting or singing, reflection, and setting intentions. We will end the evening at 8:30pm so that you can have time to spend with family or participate in other activities.

In order for us to plan accordingly, we ask that you RSVP using the form below. This helps us know how to set-up the space and other materials needed for the evening. We offer this freely to anyone who wishes to come.

Please submit the form below to let us know you will attend and if others are coming with you (be sure to check the appropriate boxes):

 

Craving: Understanding the roots of our longing – daylong July 23, 2016 with Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni

Saturday, July 23, 2016
from 9am to 4pm

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County
2172 Kiernan Ave.,
Modesto, California

The Buddha taught that the key to peace joy and happiness is release: a state of mind and heart not driven by a relentless insistence that life, in this moment, be other than as it is. This capacity for freedom is available every moment but is often obscured by our agitated minds and wounded hearts. This day long retreat will combine the steady focus and insight of  Vipassana meditation with the relational practice of inquiry to understand more about craving and the roots of our longing.

AMMA THANASANTI BHIKKHUNI has been meditating for 35 years and a Buddhist nun for 25 years. She blends rigor with gentle loving encouragement to find your own way – finding a balance between fierce holding of the Dhamma and compassion, tenderness and empowerment.

Bring a vegetarian dish to share for a potluck lunch and something gluten free to share with Amma. Please come fragrance free out of compassion for those with chemical sensitivities. This day is freely offered. Donations are gratefully accepted to support Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni and Insight Meditation Central Valley.

For additional information, please contact Lori Wong at 209-343-2748.

Please register so we have an idea how many will be attending:

Introducción al Curso de Meditación y de Atención Plena en Español con Andrea Castillo, Bruni Davila y Carrie Tamburo

Introducción a la meditación y atención plena en Español
5 semanas comenzando el 14 de julio hasta el 11 de agosto 2016
de las 7:30 p.m. a las 9:00 p.m.
Lugar: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County
2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto CA

Se ofrecerán instrucciones sobre varios aspectos de la meditación y la atención plena. Por favor, use ropa suelta que le permite sentarse cómodamente.

El curso incluye instrucciones básicas en la meditación de atención plena  enseñada de forma secuencial, comenzando con atención a la respiración, seguido de la atención plena del cuerpo, las emociones y los pensamientos y finalmente  la aplicación de la atención plena en la vida diaria.

Este curso se ofrece gratuitamente a todos. Donaciones serán aceptadas con gratitud para apoyar a los maestros y eventos en el futuro.

 

Favor utilice este enlace para inscribirse ya que las maestras necesitan saber cuántas personas participarán.

Las maestras

Andrea Castillo PhD, originaria de la ciudad de México, ha practicado la meditación introspectiva con su maestro Gil Fronsdal desde 1998 y ha asistido a numerosos retiros residenciales. Andrea es actualmente miembro de la mesa directiva del Insight Meditation Center en Redwood City y del Buddhist Insight Network. En 2009, Andrea empezó a enseñar meditación introspectiva en español en la clínica Ravenswood de East Palo Alto y desde el 2011 en el Insight Meditation Center, donde ofrece enseñanzas de meditación y atención plena en español cada semana. Andrea también se entrenó en la reducción del estrés a través de la Atención Plena (MBSR) y enseña en el Área de la Bahía.

Bruni Dávila ha practicado Vipassana y Zen (en varias tradiciones) desde 1995 y en el IMC desde el año 2006, con Gil Fronsdal como su profesor de primaria. Es graduada de la Sati Centro Budista Capellanía Capacitación y está actualmente en el Programa de Mentores Dharma IMC. En su medio de vida, se las arregla proyectos ambientales.

Carrie Tamburo es el fundador y director del Pacifica Traducción y Tutoría Associates. Ella tiene un Ph.D. de la Universidad de California en Los Ángeles, en Lenguas y Literaturas Hispánicas. Ella es una maestra de la atención plena y enseña también la atención plena en las escuelas.

Cultiva la Resiliencia: Auto-Compasión & Atención Plena con Valentín Méndez

El Centro de Meditación Insight del Valle Central
Te invita a participar en una capacitación intensiva de dos días
para cultivar la resiliencia a través de la autocompasión y la atención plena.

2 y 3 de Octubre, 2015
9am – 5pm
2172 Kiernan Avenue
Modesto, Ca 95356

Aprenderás estrategias para recuperarte de emociones difíciles y gradualmente podrás cultivar y desarrollar la actitud apropiada para crecer la compasión de las dificultades de la vida diaria. Además, aprenderás sobre como atender las emociones destructivas a través de la auto-compasión consciente.

Valentín Méndez es maestro Certificado por el CCARE de la Universidad Médica de Standord para enseñar el Cultivo de la Compasión.

El Centro de Meditación Insight del Valle Central con el patrocinio del Departamento de Salud Mental y Recuperación de Adicciones del Condado de Stanislaus le invita a registrarse a la capacitación intensiva para cultivar la resiliencia este 2 y 3 de Octubre, 2015.

El registro está cerrado. El taller está lleno. Por favor, deje su contacto si usted desea ser notificado de futuros talleres.

 Gracias!  

Vesak Celebration on May 5 from 5:30-8:30pm

Join us in an annual tradition of celebrating the Buddha’s birth, death, and enlightenment. Vesak is celebrated in all Buddhist traditions. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the potluck. The evening will include meditation, chanting, and a dharma talk.

We will also offer a formal refuge and precept ceremony. This is something that should not be done lightly, but with careful consideration. If you would like more information about taking refuges and precepts, there is a series of talks by Gil Fronsdal. You can also review an excerpt from Bhikkhu Bodhi’s “Going for Refuge and Taking the Precepts”. Please let us know no later than April 30 if you would like to formally participate in the ceremony (use the registration below). You can also just observe and support those who choose to do this formal ceremony.

Location: At the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County in the Sarana Kuti (building at the rear of the east parking lot), 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA

Please register below to let us know if you will attend (this helps with our planning) by no later than April 30, 2015:

May 9, 2015: Exploring our Practice Through SoulCollage facilitated by Tseme Garcia

Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County
in the Sarana Kuti (building at the rear of the east parking lot)
2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA

Through the weaving together of expressive arts with guided meditation, visualization, poetry and reflection, we’ll spend the day inviting our spirits to engage in meditative play. We’ll use SoulCollage®, a technique that involves contemplatively selecting and gluing magazine images onto 5” x 8” cards as a tool for inquiring into and deepening our meditation practice. The SoulCollage process helps us to discover and explore our authentic selves, bringing healing to ourselves and to others through creative expression. We’ll incorporate mindfulness and reflection in order to look inward using the creative process to explore our practice. We’ll engage in contemplative sharing, allowing us to learn about ourselves and listen to one another in a safe, supportive environment.

During the workshop we’ll explore two themes: What brings you joy or delight? and What helps you relax into “Samadhi”? (Samadhi might be described as a state of whole-hearted and deeply embodied awareness). We’ll examine these two themes and how they relate to our meditation practice and daily living through the medium of SoulCollage, personal reflection, and group sharing.

These workshops are a safe place for us to “play” and explore—no art experience or talent is needed! Those who especially feel “I am not creative,” are encouraged to attend. Come allow your inner child to play!

The Facilitator:
Tseme Garcia, MA, CCRP, CNC, CFSP has been providing individual and small- group spiritual guidance using expressive arts and contemplative practices since 2004. She has used SoulCollage and other expressive arts to explore her own spiritual journey for more than a decade. Tseme is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and Holistic Wellness Coach who teaches whole foods nutrition to individuals and small groups using the Food+SpiritTM approach to mind-body healing, nutrition, and wellness. She guides Gyalshen Modesto Sangha and studies Bön Tibetan Buddhist meditation and spirituality. She holds a Master’s degree from Sofia University; a Certificate in Expressive Arts from John F. Kennedy University; and a Certificate in Interfaith Spiritual Direction from the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction.

This day is freely offered to all. Donations/dana are gratefully appreciated to support the facilitator and IMCV’s future offerings. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for a potluck lunch. For the sake of those who may have sensitivities or allergies, please do not wear scented or perfumed products.

Necessary supplies including magazines will be provided, but feel free to bring any favorite magazine images or personal photographs that you might wish to use.

Please register in advance so that we may have enough materials for all attendees.

Cultivo de la Compasión con Valentín Méndez y Lori Wong

Taller de un Día
Fecha: Sábado
Abril 11, 2015
Hora: 9:30am – 5pm
Lugar: TBD

Los seres humanos tienen una capacidad natural para la compasión. Sin embargo, el estrés diario, la presión social y la experiencia de la vida pueden hacer que sea difícil expresarla plenamente.
Este taller aportará al cultivo y crecimiento de la compasión en tu vida y te ayudará a mejorar tus relaciones y tu vida emocional.

Valentín Méndez y Lori Wong son maestros Certificados por el CCARE de la Universidad Médica de Standord para enseñar el Cultivo de la Compasión.

Por favor regístrese para asistir: