Monday Night Group Meditation in Ventura

Before you arrive: You may want to arrive ten minutes early, so our greeter can tell you about the evening ahead. Do wear comfortable clothes. While most in our group meditate sitting in chairs, there is room for you to sit or spread out on the floor.

We gather at 6:45 p.m. The meditation period begins promptly at 7 for a half hour silent meditation. We break at 7:30 for ten minutes of tea and socializing. A Dharma talk and discussion follows. The group adjourns at 8:30 p.m.

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).

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 a large parking lot as well as plenty of off-street parking.

Sunday Meditation Once a Month in Ventura

We hold a once a month, half-day retreat on a Sunday each month at one of our member’s private home. These monthly events usually provide time for two 45-60 minute sits, and a Dharma talk followed by light refreshments and socializing. Please contact Deborah 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 us or receive occasional updates from us.

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

– Anguttara Nikaya