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: Spring 2018 PREVIOUS
Date Greeter Facilitator Hospitality
Apr 2 Bob Eileen Chris+Miles
Apr 9 Margureite Susan P. Crystal
Apr 16 Ruth Diane B. Ann
Apr 23 Anthea Susan P. Susan M.
Apr 30 Eileen David Ke. Gail
May 7 Ann - Rima
May 14 Rima Susan P. Lynn
May 21 Mary - Goa
May 28 John R. - -

Meditation will be held every Monday, with or without a facilitator, unless otherwise noted. (Press Ctrl-F5 to refresh schedule)

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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