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.

Schedule: Summer 2017 PREVIOUS
Date Greeter Facilitator Hospitality
Jul 3 Lorr+Jeff M e e t i n g Lorr+Jeff
Jul 10 Allison Anthea Jeff+Kathie
Jul 17 - Miles Sydney
Jul 24 Lynn F. Susan P. Leatrice
Jul 31 Robin John J Juli
Aug 7 Patricia David Ke Lynn F.
Aug 14 Eileen Susan P. Ron
Aug 21 Karen T. Patricia Ann
Aug 28 Leatrice Susan P. Crystal
Sep 4 - M e e t i n g -
Mo 11 - Susan P. -
Mo 18 - M e e t i n g -
Mo 25 - Susan P. -

Meetings will be held every Monday, unless otherwise indicated.
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Location & Time
Insight Meditation meets on Mondays from 6:45pm to 8:45pm at the First Methodist Church in Ventura.
1338 Santa Clara Street (near intersection with Main).

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Centrally located between Downtown and Midtown
We have a large quiet room, across the courtyard
and upstairs in Wesley Hall.
The second floor is accessible by chairlift and
there is plenty of off street parking.

Doors open at 6:45
Meditation begins promptly at 7:00pm.

Dharma talks by Susan Pembroke
are now available on our Listen page.

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LINKS to recent Dharma talk readings

Ajahn Brahm - The Art of Disappearing.
The Wise Heart - Jack Kornfield
Walking Meditation
Thai Forest Tradition
David Hume & Buddhism

Need Help? Our Care Circle is waiting to lend a hand to Sangha members.
Visit the Community page for details.