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.
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.
Saturday, December 14th, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Please join us for our annual Winter Potluck. This is a great opportunity to socialize with other members of our community.
Please bring a vegan or vegetarian dish to share. And feel free to bring friends and family along as well.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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New Year's Eve: Going for Refuge Ceremony
Bring in the New Year through Going for Refuge:
A Ceremony for Carrying Our Lives Forward
Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
We will bring in the New Year with a ceremony that will involve silent meditation, inward reflection, and chanting as we make the Buddhist tradition of “Going for Refuge” relevant and meaningful for our lives. The act of going for refuge expresses our deep commitment to be in the world in a radically different way and, historically, takes the form of going for refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Before the ceremony, we will have time to explore what this Going for Refuge means for each of us individually that is personally significant and doesn't require someone to be a "Buddhist." We will also have time to simply connect as community afterwards with snacks and drinks. Everyone is welcome to join us for this gathering.
Exploring Wise Speech through Relational Meditation
A 2-day Relational Meditation Retreat
December 7 & 8, 2019
Saturday & Sunday
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.
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.