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

"Dancing With Life" Study Group

6 - 7 pm on select Tuesdays: February 18, 25 and March 10, 24, 31

Study and Discussion Group for the book,“Dancing with Life” by Phillip Moffitt

Free books for the first 7 participants to reserve a spot!

Deepen your practice and connection to Sangha with this 5-week book study. Participants are asked to read this book during the course of the study and reflect on applications and integration of the material using a free study-guide developed by the author. Actively investigate the experience of dukkha, the causes of dukkha and concepts such as not-self, attachment and impermanence as we study the 4 Noble Truths.

Facilitated by Melinda R. McKinney

To reserve your free book or to find out more, please email: melindarmckinney@gmail.com.
Or show up to the first meeting!

Location: FIMC, 2708 N. Fourth Street, Suite B-3

See original announcement.

Offering Additional Thursday Night Sits

Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm 

Beginning January 30

We will be offering an additional weekly teacher-led program that will include 30 or more minutes of sitting meditation practice with instruction. These Thursday offerings may include discussions of particular teachings, explorations of relational ways of engaging in this path, or guided meditations. The details, including teacher and topic, plan to be posted on our website at least one week prior to each sit. We will continue to offer Monday night dharma talks.

Location: FIMC, 2708 N. Fourth Street, Suite B-3

FIMC Vision Statement

The Board of Directors would like to bring your attention to FIMC's new Vision Statement—which was presented at the December 4th community meeting:

"FIMC aspires to develop a supportive, inclusive, and healthy community that can grow and flourish. Our goal is to expand our offerings and to have a space that supports the needs of our community. We aspire to this goal while continuing with our generosity-based model which allows us to offer services freely, with the support of donations and volunteer service."

A reminder that FIMC's Mission, Vision, and Goals can be found on the About Us page.

Practicing Clear Intention within Meditation & Silence

A 2-day Silent Vipassana Meditation Retreat

January 18th & 19th, 2020
Saturday & Sunday
Flagstaff, AZ

Register by January 4, 2020

This retreat provides an opportunity to practice continuous mindfulness in silence throughout the weekend in sitting and walking meditation. In silence we have the space to delve deeply inward and begin to 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.

See original announcement.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

A 6-Week Course

First Tuesday of each month
Beginning October 1, 2019
- Ending March 3, 2020
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.

Upcoming Activities

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