In response to Covid-19 Insight Meditation of Ventura has suspended all face to face activities. Beginning April 2020, our Monday in-person meeting moved to an online Zoom format. Our Monday night Zoom meditations continue in 2021, though an April date may still show on your opening screen.  Until we can meditate together in person, please join us on Zoom for meditation and the sharing of the dharma.

Day and time: Monday, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. THERE WILL BE NO ZOOM MEETING ON MEMORIAL DAY, MONDAY MAY 31.

To join the Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 112 418 464
Password: awakening

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

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, please sign in early to create a free account. The event will open five minutes before the meeting.


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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.

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More than ever, this is a time to meditate daily as well as apply our practice to our day-to-day life.

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