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February 2018

Introduction to Meditation with SIM Community Mentor, Diane Wilde

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center Building, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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This 45-minute course is suitable for beginners or anyone who would like a refresher. It is offered on the fourth Thursday of every month before the regular sitting and dharma talk. There is no fee. DIANE WILDE has studied meditation in various traditions since 1990. In 2001 she was a founding member of Sacramento Insight Meditation. She founded Buddhist Pathways Prison Project (BP3) in 2010.  Since 2003, she has been a BP3 prison chaplain and aids in coordination of 75…

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*Sit & Dharma Talk – Diane Wilde – Who Teaches?

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center Building, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Who Teaches? Sit & Dharma Talk with SIM Community Mentor,  Diane Wilde We do not learn the Dharma in a vacuum. Many of us when starting this practice assumed by reading a few books and attempting a solo meditation practice was all needed to do. Unfortunately, that is not the case. We need guidance and support as we take on a meditation practice as well as the skills of daily mindfulness. The Buddha stated we learn the Dharma three ways:…

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Daylong Retreat with SIM Community Mentor, Diane Wilde

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center Building, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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What have you learned from your “teachers”, and what lessons do you provide others. Daylong Retreat with SIM Community Mentor, Diane Wilde We will start the morning off with gentle movement and move into periods of sitting and walking meditation throughout the day. During this daylong we will go into further depth about what we look for in our teachers. We will also discuss the various teachers we have met and the lessons they have offered that supported us along…

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Yard Yogis Sunday Practice

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center Building, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Meets the last Sunday of each month. All volunteers are welcome to help with outdoor maintenance, indoor cleaning, and other tasks. A wonderful opportunity for work Dana, and community building!

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Buddhist Recovery Group

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center Building, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Our Buddhist Recovery Group meets every Monday evening. For additional information, visit the 12 Step Sangha page at http://sactoinsight.org/activities/practice-opportunities/12-step-sangha/

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SIM Board of Directors Meeting

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center Building, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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The SIM Board of Directors meets every month and all are welcome. If you can't attend this meeting, please join us for one of our other up-coming meetings. For details on contacting any of the board members, click here.

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Climate Sangha

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center Building, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Meeting the 4th Tuesday of each month, the Sacramento Climate Sangha provides dharmic support and a refuge for exploration of our hopes and fears about climate change.

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Morning Meditation with Rich Howard

February 28 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Sacramento Dharma Center Building, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Morning Meditation with Rich Howard All are welcome to this open sitting for anyone interested in starting their morning out by sitting with others. The session involves a 40-45 minute sitting, a limited about of meditation guidance, and a few comments at the end of the sitting to set a theme for moving into the world and your daily activities.

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March 2018

Yang Tai Chi – Ten week class

March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center Building, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Tai chi, which originated in China as a martial art, is a mind and body practice. Tai chi is sometimes referred to as 'moving meditation' - practitioners move their bodies slowly, gently, and with awareness, while breathing deeply. ~ NCCAM From an article published by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine which is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine. This is a ten week class for beginning and experienced students introducing…

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SIM Community Meeting

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center Building, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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This is a meeting of the SIM community. After our regular sit we will have a break with refreshments, followed by presentations from the SIM Board and Senior Faculty regarding what we’ve accomplished in the last year and areas where we plan to direct attention and effort in the year ahead. We have scheduled ample time for community questions and comments, and are looking forward to seeing and hearing from all of you.

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