We meet in person on Monday evenings and Wednesday mid-day. For those unable to attend in person on Mondays, we offer Zoom.

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

The Zoom meeting ID: 820 1353 8875
Passcode: awakening

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

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.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like additional information.

Locations and Time


We meet 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 minutes of silent meditation. We break at 7:30 for fifteen minutes of conversation and connection. 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 that everyone be vaccinated. Masks are optional


We meet outdoors for a one-hour meeting of meditation and discussion at 11:30 at the Arroyo Verde Park, located at 5000 Foothill Rd, Ventura. Bring a chair, blanket or cushion to sit on. Layered clothing, a water bottle, and sunscreen are recommended.

We meditate for twenty minutes and take turns leading the group. We gather towards the south end of the park, just past the entrance. Turn left into the first parking lot and park. Our group gathers about 500 feet across the grass on a slight incline under a shady tree. You will see a circle of chairs where you can join us. There is no fee for entering the park on weekdays. Do remember to drive slowly.

Sunday Meditation in Ventura

We will resume offering monthly, half-day retreats on Sundays, beginning June 12. These mini-retreats alternate guided and silent meditation with meditation instruction and Dharma talks.  Please contact us 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, please see our Retreats page.  In addition, please join our email list to receive periodic updates from us. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns about attending a retreat.

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

– Anguttara Nikaya