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.
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.
Diversity Movie Night: I Am Not Your Negro
based on James Baldwin's manuscript - Remember this House and directed by Raoul Peck
Saturday, May 12th - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Come join us for this evening of movie watching and conversation. One of the aims of Buddhist practice is to undermine the narrow confining conceptual constructs we place on ourselves and others. This allows us to create a space of inclusivity and compassion which are foundations of this path and the vision of Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community (FIMC). Diversity Movie Night will provide the basis for our explorations and discoveries that can lead to a greater awareness around pressing issues of difference facing the world we live in. Welcome one and all!
Bell Garden Buddhist Center
2708 North Fourth Street, Suite B-3
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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!
Buddha’s Teachings and Issues of Cultural Spiritual Bypassing
A Two and a half day Course
June 1 - 3, 2018
Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday
Register By: May 18th, 2018
Spiritual cultural bypassing, as we will be exploring it in this course, is using one’s spiritual practice to avoid or “bypass” unresolved cultural issues such as racism and social injustice. The exploration of this dynamic will be situated in the context of how the Buddha of early Buddhism addressed cultural forms of oppression and will include how cultural spiritual bypassing manifests both collectively and individually; especially within spiritual communities. The course will be a combination of silent meditation and interactive explorations. There will also be time for affinity groups where participants can explore and investigate their experiences of these issues in safety.
Prerequisites: Participants need to have an established silent meditation practice.
Teachers: Sebene Selassie and Brian Lesage.