MEDITATE WITH US
We meet in person on Monday evenings and Wednesdays mid-day.
On Monday evenings, the format is a guided meditation, a dhamma talk followed by discussion and sharing. On Wednesdays, we meet for one-hour. See below for details on both days.
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.
Holidays we do not meet are listed on our Monday Night Speaker Schedule.
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
Mondays in Ventura
We meet at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Ventura. The church is located at 3290 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA 93003. We meet in classroom 13. There is ample parking in the church parking lot. A greeter in the parking lot will direct you to our meeting room. A disabled ramp is available.
Please arrive by 6:45 to settle in before we lock the gate at 7 p.m.
The meditation period begins promptly at 7:00. We meditate for 40 minutes, then break for conversation and connection before the dhamma talk and discussion. The group adjourns at 8:30 p.m. Due to Covid-19, we are requesting that everyone be vaccinated. Masks are optional
Wednesdays in Ventura
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 100 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 usually offer a half-day retreat one Sunday a month. These mini-retreats alternate guided and silent meditation with meditation instruction and dharma talks. Please contact us if you are interested in attending.
MEDITATE WITH US ONLINE
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.
“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”
– Anguttara Nikaya