Insight Meditation of Ventura
Anchored in Theravada Buddhism, we are an inclusive community of dedicated practitioners
who have come together to support each other in integrating a full range of Buddhist
contemplative and meditative practices in our day-to-day lives.
All Are Welcome
Grounded in kindness and generosity, everything is freely given in gratitude to those who have kept the teachings
alive and available all these many centuries.
Group Meditation & Dharma Talks
We gather on Monday nights. Silent meditation begins promptly at 7:00pm and continues for thirty minutes. Instruction is regularly
given on a range of meditation objects. These include mindfulness of the
breath, body sweeping, working with the four foundations of mindfulness, the
jhanas, the four Brahma Viharas, and Vipassana's choiceless awareness.
All meditators, beginner to advanced, are welcome. The atmosphere is casual,
friendly and secular.
Meditation is followed by a short break for refreshments, followed by a
reading from contemporary Buddhist literature and informal
discussion. We also take time to discuss comments and questions
about our personal practice of meditation.
If you are brand new to meditation,
we will be happy to meet with you a few minutes beforehand to answer questions
and provide preliminary instruction.
Meetings are offered without charge, but dana (small voluntary donations)
sustains our activities.