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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

January Meditation Retreat

Practicing Clear Intention within Meditation & Silence

A 2-day Silent Vipassana Meditation Retreat

January 19th and 20th, 2019
Saturday & Sunday
Flagstaff, AZ

Register By: January 4, 2019

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.

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Community Meeting to Discuss FIMC’s Location

January 22nd from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Bell Garden Buddhist Center | 2708 N Fourth Street #D-4

Snacks will be provided

There have been some changes in our rental arrangement with the Bell Garden Buddhist Center, and the Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community (FIMC) Board of Directors would like the community's input on ways to move forward concerning FIMC’s location. Please join us for a conversation to explore ideas for our meeting space. If you are unable to make the meeting, we also welcome comments and suggestions via an online form.

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Going for Refuge: A Ceremony for Carrying Our Lives Forward

Wednesday, January 9th, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm

This event will begin promptly at 7:00pm.  Feel free to join us for a silent meditation before this event begins from 6:00pm to 6:40pm.

Bell Garden Buddhist Center
2708 N. Fourth Street, Suite B-3
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

This ceremony 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 way of going for refuge means in our day-to-day lives and the world in which we find ourselves. We will also have time to simply connect as community as well.  Everyone is welcome to join us for this gathering.

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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!

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