Welcome

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Welcome to Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community (FIMC).

We are dedicated to fostering a welcoming refuge for all people to explore meditation, mindful living, and the teachings of the Buddha. We are committed to cultivating an appreciation of the value of diversity and to acknowledging the need to recognize and dissolve barriers that separate us from each other. We open our doors and hearts to all social identities including, but not limited to, all races, classes, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, abilities, cultures, and ethnicities.
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Notice: Sit Cancelled
Due to weather, the sit is cancelled for Monday, December 31, 2018. Be warm and be safe.

Next Monday

On Monday, January 5th, at 7PM, there will be a Dharma talk followed by a sitting meditation. Please stay for an optional discussion afterwards, beginning around 8:15PM. Please see Activities & Location for more details and location information.



New Announcements

Holiday Potluck

Holiday Potluck

December 14th, 6 pm

Please email contact@flagstaffinsight.org for the address.

Year-End Community Meeting

Year-End Community Meeting

December 4, 2019, 6 - 8 pm
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community
2708 North Fourth Street, Suite B-3
Flagstaff

FIMC finance committee and board invite the FIMC community to join us for an update on our vision, plans for the upcoming year and a review of year-to-date finances. Your feedback is appreciated. We hope you can join us!

December Retreat

Exploring Wise Speech through Relational Meditation
A 2-day Relational Meditation Retreat

December 7 & 8, 2019
Saturday & Sunday

Flagstaff, AZ

Register By: November 24

In this retreat we will explore interweaving meditation into our communication with others. By learning to bring a quality of presence into our speaking and listening, we can touch into our innate wisdom and compassion that potentially transforms how we interact with others. We will engage in both silent and relational meditation practices informed by classical Buddhist teachings on Wise Speech.

See original announcement.

October Retreat

Living From A Deeper Place
A 2-day Silent Vipassana Meditation Retreat

October 5 - 6, 2019
Saturday & Sunday
Flagstaff, AZ

Register by September 21

At the surface level, everyone’s life (despite what you see on Facebook) is problematic. If today is perfect and peaceful, just wait until tomorrow or next week, or next year. So what do we do? Most people enlist their thinking, and the actions that follow, to try to manipulate life’s conditions, avoiding this or getting that. We often find ourselves living in a vacillating place of dread or hope. This retreat points us to a deeper level of experience. Through sitting and walking meditation, we learn to access a place of stillness amid the noise of everyday life, and quiet the thoughts that seduce us away from peace.

See original announcement.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

A 6-Week Course

First Tuesday of each month
Beginning October 1, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The 2,600 year old practice of Mindfulness meditation offers many benefits for our modern lives. These benefits include feeling more calm, as well as being more self aware and resilient. Mindfulness teaches us to live in the present moment with openness, curiosity, and kindness. Doing this, we can learn to step back from the pressures of our lives and ultimately experience a greater sense of well being and happiness. These monthly drop-in classes will provide an opportunity to focus on meditation, classroom activities to learn simple practical tools for everyday life and supplemental recommendations to enhance ongoing learning. This is a perfect class for people who feel they can't meditate, have never tried meditation before or for those who could use a refresher.

See original announcement.

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