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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, January 23, 2017. 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

Meditation Retreat

The Art of Living: Understanding & Practicing the Buddhist Teaching on Dependent Origination
A 2-day Vipassana Meditation Retreat

April 7th and 8th, 2018
Saturday & Sunday
Flagstaff, AZ

Register By: March 24th, 2018

Come join us in exploring this profound art of living that has the potential to transform our lives.  This exploration will be based on an experiential understanding of the Buddhist teachings on Dependent Origination, or in other words, understanding the causes and conditions that shape our lives.  The retreat will consist of continuous mindfulness meditation in silence throughout the day—in sitting and walking meditation combined with time for discussion to support the process happening in the silence. In the silence we are freed from much of the daily barrage of stimulus that draws our attention outward, letting us delve deeply inward where we can learn this art of the spiritual path. This art of the spiritual path allows us to see more clearly, and as insight deepens, compassion and wisdom can arise. This retreat is designed for beginners and experienced practitioners.

See original announcement.

Volunteer Opportunities

One of the unique qualities about the FIMC is its commitment to offering all events freely, which allows us to co-create a culture of open-hearted and reciprocal generosity. Within this context, there are a variety of opportunities for volunteers.

Please take a moment to let us know how you would like to contribute to this community by filling out this brief survey.

Thank you for your time and willingness to nourish our community!

2018 Residential Retreat

Freeing the Heart & Mind through Presence and Generosity

A seven-day residential Insight Meditation Retreat

May 5 - 11, 2018
Juniper Well Ranch
Skull Valley, AZ

Register by: March 31st, 2018

This retreat, which is offered through the generosity of others, will focus on cultivating an embodied quality of presence as a way of bringing a deeper sense of freedom and contentment into our lives. Join us for this opportunity to explore the power of mindfulness through silent sitting and walking meditation fully immersed in a silent retreat setting for seven days. In silence we have the space to delve deeply inward and learn to skillfully place the intention to be present with the flow of experience in a way that allows compassion and wisdom to arise. This retreat is designed for beginners and experienced practitioners.

There is NO FEE for this retreat. The teachings of the Buddha have been sustained by the 2,500 year old tradition of dana, a Pali word meaning "generosity.” Our teacher receives no compensation for his services. Retreatants are encouraged to help Brian lead a life devoted to teaching the dharma by offering donations to him at the retreat's end. In the act of giving, we develop our ability to let go, cultivate a spirit of caring, and honor our inter-connectedness.

Also, please consider offering a donation to support this retreat based upon generosity. Donations are purely to help with this offering and do not increase your chances of admittance.

Please see our original announcement for more information.

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