TIMS is a group of women and men who gather together each week to practice mindfulness meditation (Vipassana) as a community. While we focus on the Theravadan tradition of Buddhism, all practitioners are welcomed regardless of spiritual and religious affiliations.
The format is fairly simple: a meditation sitting followed by a Dharma talk. The sitting period is 30 minutes long and Dharma talks can range from 30-45 minutes.
We have no local teacher and value the simplicity this approach offers. Membership is the highest rank any of us achieve at TIMS.
Recorded Dharma talks are given by Gil Fronsdal or Andrea Fella of the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California.
Silent Meditation, Recorded Teaching, Discussion
Prior meditation experience helpful but not required.
By donation. Cash and PayPal accepted.
In the spirit of generosity that continues a 2500-year-old Buddhist tradition of providing teachings freely to all who are interested, there is no fee associated with TIMS. Dana (the Buddhist word for giving) is accepted and collected at each meeting from those members who are inspired to contribute. All collected dana is sent quarterly to Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella of the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California
Meditation cushions and chairs provided.
Beverages in sealable containers only.
Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.