Tuesday Evening Meetings

Whether you are curious about meditation or have been a meditation practitioner for decades, you are welcome at our regular Tuesday evening meeting!

We begin with a 30-40 minute guided meditation followed by a "dharma" talk (Buddhist teaching) that addresses different facets of meditation practice including how to bring the heart of meditation into our daily lives. Our evenings end promptly at 8:30pm. Tuesday meetings are attended by approximately 50-60 people.

At the present time we are meeting on Zoom. Information needed to join the meeting is in the event description.


Upcoming Tuesday Evening Sangha Meetings

Recordings of Past Dharma Talks

Archived dharma talks.

24 Nov 2020 Looking for Nirvana in All the Wrong Places with Jeffrey Fracher
17 Nov 2020 When the Barn Burns, continued with Susan Stone
10 Nov 2020 Wandering Down the Rabbit Hole. Or Not. with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
03 Nov 2020 Election 2020: Uncertainty Abounds: Practice is Your Refuge and North Star for Appropriate Response with Pat Coffey
27 Oct 2020 Wise View - Seeing Circles, Finding Pathways with Teresa Miller
20 Oct 2020 When the Barn Burns with Susan Stone
13 Oct 2020 Reports from the Edge with Jeanne van Gemert
06 Oct 2020 The Four Noble Truths of Whiteness Pt. 2 of 2 with Liz Reynolds
29 Sep 2020 Equanimity with Jeffrey Fracher
22 Sep 2020 Instructions on Not Following Instructions with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
15 Sep 2020 The Five Spiritual Faculties Supporting Our Practice with Marylouise Kelley
08 Sep 2020 Turbulent Seas: Contemplative Practice is Your Safe Harbor with Pat Coffey
01 Sep 2020 The Four Noble Truths of Whiteness (Pt. 1 of 2) with Liz Reynolds
25 Aug 2020 Through the Dharma Door of Sound with Susan Stone and Fred Maus
18 Aug 2020 Here and Now - Keep Calmly Knowing Change with Teresa Miller
11 Aug 2020 Whatever You Are Avoiding Will Never Go Away with Jeanne van Gemert
04 Aug 2020 Separation and Prejudice with Jeffrey Fracher
28 Jul 2020 More thoughts on a practice of Kindness. And Faith. with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
21 Jul 2020 Challenges are Mounting: Which Elements of a Contemplative Practice are Most Supportive Under These Conditions? with Pat Coffey
14 Jul 2020 Touching Mystery with Susan Stone
07 Jul 2020 How to Know Equanimity Amidst Upheaval with Caverly Morgan
30 Jun 2020 Waking Up to Non Separation with Marylouise Kelley and Teresa Miller
23 Jun 2020 Out of Chaos Everything is Possible with Pat Coffey
16 Jun 2020 Abundant, Exalted, Immeasurable with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
09 Jun 2020 Standing in the Fire, Moving on with Love with Susan Stone
02 Jun 2020 The Social Fabric of Our Nation is Shredded: What Does Our Contemplative Practice Offer? with Pat Coffey
26 May 2020 Fear in the Time of the Pandemic with Jeffrey Fracher
19 May 2020 What Happens Next with Jeanne van Gemert
12 May 2020 Guest Teacher: Rick Hanson, PhD: The Neurology of Awakening
05 May 2020 Poetry and Compassionate Patience with Teresa Miller
28 Apr 2020 From Lockdown with Love with Susan Stone
21 Apr 2020 Anxiety and Mindfulness of the Body with Liz Reynolds and Sharon Beckman-Brindley
14 Apr 2020 Investigating Where we are Placing our Attention with Jeanne van Gemert
07 Apr 2020 “Acceptance Revisited” with Jeffrey Fracher
31 Mar 2020 Ring the Bells That Still Can Ring with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
24 Mar 2020 How Your Meditation Practice Will Support You in Navigating Covid-19 with Pat Coffey
10 Mar 2020 The 'Don't Know Mind' with Teresa Miller
03 Mar 2020 The Evolution of Mindfulness Practice with Susan Stone
25 Feb 2020 Developing a Fine Mind with Jeanne van Gemert
18 Feb 2020 What Are You Becoming? with Robert Hodge
11 Feb 2020 The Mother of All Delusions with Susan Stone
04 Feb 2020 Hatred: One of the Three Poisons with Teresa Miller
28 Jan 2020 Greed: One of the Three Poisons with Jeffrey Fracher
21 Jan 2020 Introduction to the 3 Poisons: Greed, Hatred & Delusion with Jeanne van Gemert
14 Jan 2020 Opening to the Ecstasy of 'Awe' with Pat Coffey
07 Jan 2020 Remembering What Matters with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
03 Dec 2019 Being What You Love --A Talk and Guided Meditation with Susan Stone
26 Nov 2019 Finding Balance in Speaking and Listening with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
19 Nov 2019 Minding the Gap at Crossroads with Teresa Miller
12 Nov 2019 An Exploration of Buddhist Meditation Practice with Pat Coffey
05 Nov 2019 The Quality of Awareness with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
29 Oct 2019 The Wide Net of the Dharma (Teaching) with Susan Stone
22 Oct 2019 Bringing Our Practice “on the Cushion” into Our Everyday Lives and Social Engagement with Donald Rothberg
15 Oct 2019 Whose view is the Right or Wise view? with Jeanne van Gemert
08 Oct 2019 A Buddhist Perspective on Relationships with Jeffrey Fracher
01 Oct 2019 Letting Go with Robert Hodge
24 Sep 2019 Liberation Now: From the Progressive Path to Direct Experience with Caverly Morgan
17 Sep 2019 Story-Telling--The Dharma in Everything with Susan Stone
10 Sep 2019 Interconnection and a Sense of Belonging with Jeanne van Gemert
03 Sep 2019 The Why and How of Resting in Awareness with Pat Coffey
27 Aug 2019 Why Is It So Hard to Keep an Open Mind? with Ron Vereen from Triangle Insight
20 Aug 2019 Compassion - A Way of Being, Part 2 with Teresa Miller
13 Aug 2019 Compassion - A Way of Being with Teresa Miller
06 Aug 2019 We Are All on the Care Committee
30 Jul 2019 The Wholesome in Relationship
23 Jul 2019 Shame and the Dharma with Jeffrey Fracher
16 Jul 2019 On Not Turning Away: The Buddha on How To Do This
09 Jul 2019 On Not Turning Away
25 Jun 2019 A Quiet Heart: Relationship as Spiritual Path
18 Jun 2019 The Theravada and Zen Traditions with Susan Stone
04 Jun 2019 Working with Healthy and Unhealthy Emotions with Jeffrey Fracher
21 May 2019 Some Avenues Open Our Hearts with Jeanne van Gemert
14 May 2019 Your Awakened Moments with Susan Stone
07 May 2019 Enhancing the Beautiful Emotions with Pat Coffey
30 Apr 2019 Working with Fear with Jeffrey Fracher
27 Apr 2019 Cultivating a Heart of Gold: Daylong Retreat with Ven. Pannavati
23 Apr 2019 (Gardening) Joy - Planting Seeds, Pulling Weeds with Teresa Miller
16 Apr 2019 Tracing Back the Radiance: The road to freedom and ecstasy with Pat Coffey
02 Apr 2019 Views and Opinions That Frighten and Confine Us
26 Mar 2019 Trainings of the Mind
19 Mar 2019 Ruth King: Guided Meditation and Dharma Talk
05 Mar 2019 Values and Well-being with Jeffrey Fracher
26 Feb 2019 Emptiness - Less is More with Teresa Miller
19 Feb 2019 Ease and Acceptance in Practice: The Bedrock for Contemplatives with Pat Coffey
12 Feb 2019 Choices and the Wager of Consequences with Jeanne van Gemert
05 Feb 2019 Practice is Your Life Support System with Pat Coffey
29 Jan 2019 Touching Into Emptiness - Teresa Miller
22 Jan 2019 Shasta Abbey--Returning to a Zen Monastery
15 Jan 2019 Crossing Life's Floods: Thoughts on Social Engagement - Sharon Beckman-Brindley
08 Jan 2019 Crossing Life's Floods - Sharon Beckman-Brindley
18 Dec 2018 Tattooing the Heart - Teresa Miller
11 Dec 2018 Resting in Awareness with Jeanne van Gemert
27 Nov 2018 Dealing with Craving with Jeffrey Fracher
20 Nov 2018 Peace and Restoration Beneath The Turbulence with Pat Coffey
13 Nov 2018 Why Truth-Telling Still (and Always) Matters - Susan Stone
06 Nov 2018 How can our practice serve us in relation to the political winds of our time? With Pat Coffey
30 Oct 2018 The Value of Added Dimensions with Jeanne van Gemert
23 Oct 2018 The Source of Compassion with Jeffrey Fracher
16 Oct 2018 Generosity - Wise Underpinning with Teresa Miller
09 Oct 2018 Reflections on Sangha
02 Oct 2018 Good in the Beginning, Middle, and End - Susan Stone
25 Sep 2018 Establishing and Enhancing Your Practice to Transform Your Life - Pat Coffey
21 Sep 2018 Fall 2018 IMCC Residential Retreat: Cultivating a Heart Unshaken with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
18 Sep 2018 How We Experience Life: Perception, with guest teacher Robert Hodge
04 Sep 2018 "Live in Love, in Joy, Even Among Those Who Hate" - Susan Stone
28 Aug 2018 Dwelling Places for the Mind and Heart
21 Aug 2018 Massaging Your Perspective: The Road to Happiness with Pat Coffey
07 Aug 2018 Being a Buddha with Caverly Morgan
31 Jul 2018 Living Peace: Finding Our Way with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
24 Jul 2018 Hope and Faith in the Dharma with Jeffrey Fracher
17 Jul 2018 The Value of the Bigger Picture with Jeanne van Gemert
10 Jul 2018 Author's night with Susan Stone
03 Jul 2018 Brahma Viharas: Series Conclusion, Assessments and the Way Forward
26 Jun 2018 Brahma Viharas: Equanimity Part II, Practice Exercises with Susan Stone
19 Jun 2018 Everything is Workable. Really with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
12 Jun 2018 Equanimity: Finding Balance in a World of Change - Sharon Beckman-Brindley
05 Jun 2018 Notes on the Brahma Viharas - Teresa Miller (June 5, 2018)
29 May 2018 Everything Is Workable: a Presentation by IMCC's Ethics and Reconciliation Team
22 May 2018 Brahma Viharas: Sympathetic Joy Part II, Practice Exercises with Helen Farrar
15 May 2018 Bringing Relaxation, Joy and Ease to Your Practice with Pat Coffey
08 May 2018 Brahma Viharas: Sympathetic Joy Part I, Exploration with Susan Stone
01 May 2018 Creating Change With An Open Heart with Caverly Morgan
24 Apr 2018 Brahma Viharas: Compassion Part II, Practice Exercises with Jeffrey Fracher
10 Apr 2018 Brahma Viharas: Compassion Part I, Exploration with Teresa Miller
03 Apr 2018 On Tuning a Lute
27 Mar 2018 Brahma Viharas: Lovingkindness Part II, Practice Exercises with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
22 Mar 2018 IMCC Spring Residential Retreat: Exploring the Alchemy of Movement and Mindfulness with Pat Coffey and Ruth King
21 Mar 2018 Sharon Salzberg at the Virginia Festival of the Book
20 Mar 2018 Guest Teacher: Sharon Salzberg
20 Mar 2018 Sharon Salzberg: The History of Meditation in America
13 Mar 2018 Brahma Viharas: Lovingkindness Part I, Exploration, with Susan Stone
06 Mar 2018 Brahma Viharas-Heart Qualities, An Overview with Susan Stone
27 Feb 2018 Tilting Toward the Wholesome with Teresa Miller
20 Feb 2018 Spiritual friendship
13 Feb 2018 Love Is A Big Deal on Valentines Day: But What Are We Really Talking About? With Pat Coffey
06 Feb 2018 Change Can Be Your Best Friend with Pat Coffey
30 Jan 2018 Onward But Not Easy with Susan Stone
23 Jan 2018 True Happiness with Jeffrey Fracher
16 Jan 2018 Awakening with Teresa Miller
09 Jan 2018 Five Kinds of Happiness with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
02 Jan 2018 Ring the Bells That Still Can Ring with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
12 Dec 2017 Who Are Our People? Guided Meditation and Dharma Talk with Helen Farrar
05 Dec 2017 A Life of Regret? - Jeffrey Fracher
28 Nov 2017 Who Do You Think You Are?
21 Nov 2017 Daring to See
07 Nov 2017 Dodging The Dart: The Teaching of The Second Arrow with Laura Good
24 Oct 2017 Three companions-Mindfulness, Insight and Non-judging with Susan Stone
03 Oct 2017 The Tyranny of the Ego
26 Sep 2017 "What's True for Me? What's True for You?" with Susan Stone
19 Sep 2017 How To Enjoy Your Meditation Practice with Pat Coffey
12 Sep 2017 Beginning with Self Compassion
05 Sep 2017 Wise Speech in Difficult Times
22 Aug 2017 Working with Grief with Jeff Fracher
08 Aug 2017 ABC's: Awareness, Beloved Community
01 Aug 2017 Mindfulness, Concentration and the Monkeys of the Sacred Forest
25 Jul 2017 Ruth King, Guest Teacher
18 Jul 2017 Meditation and Chanting with Teresa Miller and Laura Good
11 Jul 2017 The Deepest Intention of the Heart with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
04 Jul 2017 Happy In(ter)dependence Day with Teresa Miller
27 Jun 2017 'The Practice of Self-Compassion' with Jeffrey Fracher
30 May 2017 Now is the Time to Engage with Kristina Weaver
23 May 2017 Nourishing Nectars: Quiet and Connection with Susan Bauer-Wu
16 May 2017 Awakening Into The Body with Pat Coffey
12 May 2017 IMCC Spring Residential Retreat: The Heart of Awakening
09 May 2017 A Full Life Path with Amma Thanasanti
02 May 2017 Why Do You Meditate? with Susan Stone
18 Apr 2017 What does it mean to be a dharma citizen?
11 Apr 2017 "Streaming" with Jeanne van Gemert
04 Apr 2017 Leaving India—The Dharma in Everyday Life with Susan Stone
28 Mar 2017 An Appropriate Response with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
21 Mar 2017 How Mindfulness Can Help You Break Unhealthy Habits with Hugh Byrne
28 Feb 2017 Mindfulness of Breath with Robert Hodge
21 Feb 2017 Precepts Series: Q&A Wrap Up and Discussion
14 Feb 2017 Precepts Series: Wise and Wholesome Speech - Pat Coffey
07 Feb 2017 Precepts Series: Wholesome Sexual Energy - Charmi Neely
31 Jan 2017 Precepts Series: Taking Only What is Freely Given - David Silver
24 Jan 2017 Precepts Series: Non-Harming - Jeff Fracher
17 Jan 2017 Precepts Series: Mindful Consumption - Susan Stone
10 Jan 2017 Precepts Series: Overview of the Precepts as a Guidance System Toward Freedom
27 Dec 2016 Practice and Action : Finding a Balance - Susan Stone
13 Dec 2016 Working with Emotional Reactivity - Jeffrey Fracher
06 Dec 2016 Healing Separation
29 Nov 2016 Responding to Challenges with Wisdom, Discernment and Love - Sharon Beckman-Brindley and Pat Coffey
22 Nov 2016 Tired of Speaking Sweetly - Sharon Beckman-Brindley
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