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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

Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community Community Meeting

FIMC opened a new chapter this past April as we took on the lease for the 4th Street space. In April 2020, our lease for the space that we are in comes up.  We would like to gather the community together and tap into your collective wisdom as we explore the future of the sangha.

At this meeting participants will all have an opportunity to contribute to the vision of the sangha.  What would you like the sangha to become and what type of space would support this vision?

We hope you can join us!  Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Time: 5:45pm to 8:30pm
2708 North Fourth Street
Suite B-3
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Mindfulness and the Movies

Wednesday, June 26th 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community
2708 North Fourth Street, Suite B-3
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Come join us for an exploration of becoming mindful of the messages movies convey and how we can become free from stereotypes and narratives that confine us. Greg McAllister will be facilitating this exploration and unpacking the themes and narratives in the movie Avatar (2009). We will then have the opportunity to inquire into how this is tied to our spiritual practice of freeing the heart and mind.

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 is a foundation of this path and the vision of Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community (FIMC). Diversity events such as this will provide the basis for explorations and discoveries that can lead to a greater awareness around pressing issues of difference in our society, culture, and world. Welcome one and all!

BEFORE THIS EVENT: Please watch the movie Avatar (2009) before coming to the event.

See Original Announcement.

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