We meet in person on Mondays, but we also offer a Zoom link for those unable to attend in person. Please be advised that we have revised the Zoom link, effective September 13, 2021.

There is no meeting on Monday, November 29, 2021.

Format: Guided meditation, Dhamma talk followed by discussion and sharing.

The meeting ID: 820 1353 8875
Passcode: awakening 

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For updates on the Monday evening group and announcements about retreats and other subjects, please subscribe to our email list which is also located on the Community page.

If Monday evenings are not convenient for you, another option is to meditate with us online through Insight Timer. Download the Insight Timer App and search for Insight Meditation Ventura to post comments to fellow meditators, encourage others, log your progress, and access an extensive library of guided meditations.

Any questions:

Location and Time

We meet on Mondays from 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the lower level of the Center for Spiritual Living, located at 101 S. Laurel Street, Ventura. There are two entrances. The entrance near the street has stairs. The one on the side of the building has no stairs. The meditation period begins promptly at 7:00 for a 30-minute silent meditation. We break at 7:30 for fifteen minutes of conversation and connecting. A dharma talk and discussion follow. The group adjourns at 8:30 p.m. Feel free to bring your own beverage. Due to Covid-19, we are requesting all be vaccinated and wear masks.

Street parking is available.

Centrally located in Midtown, we have a large quiet room, with a side entrance on the first floor, making it physically accessible to all. Street parking is available.

Sunday Meditation in Ventura

Periodically, throughout the year, we offer half-day retreats on Sundays. These mini-retreats alternate guided and silent meditation with meditation instruction and Dharma talks.  Please contact Brook if you are interested in attending.


Download the INSIGHT TIMER APP to meditate with us online, post comments to fellow meditators, encourage others, as well as access a large library of guided meditations. This app also helps you chart your daily progress. To join us, search the app for our group Insight Meditation Ventura.


We sponsor affordable half-day, one-day, weekend, and residential retreats for those who wish to deepen their practice. For information on upcoming retreats, contact Brook or receive occasional updates from us.

New to meditation?

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“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”

– Anguttara Nikaya