Open to all self-identified BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) only.
Mondays, 6:00-7:00 pm ET
The Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Sangha is a weekly gathering of self-identified BIPOC practitioners where we provide safety for each other to meditate together and explore the Buddha’s teachings of liberation in the light of our own experience.
During weekly sessions, BIPOC IMS teachers will offer short talks, guided meditations and silent sittings of 30-40 minutes. Some gatherings will end with a short Q&R (question and response) during the last 10-15 minutes. Newcomers to meditation and long-time practitioners are welcome.
Our weekly BIPOC sangha provides a safe place where we can meditate together and explore the Buddha’s teachings of liberation in the light of our own experience.
Once you register, you’ll be provided with the Zoom link and passcode. This will give you access to all following sangha meetings. Please don’t share the Zoom link with others, but feel free to send them the link to the BIPOC Sangha registration page so they can register if interested. The Zoom link will be changed periodically.
A note on dana (generosity)
If you enjoy this free offering, please consider making a donation to support the teachers and IMS! (Click here to learn more about the Buddhist practice of dana, or generosity.)
Support the Teachers: Most IMS teachers—as with insight teachers around the world—rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood, and receive no compensation from course fees. All IMS online teachers, including the teachers of the BIPOC sitting group, receive a modest dana advance from IMS to guarantee a minimum level of financial support. If you would like to support the BIPOC sitting group teachers, please click here.
Support IMS: One of IMS’s deepest aspirations is to share the Buddha’s teachings with all who are interested, regardless of their ability to pay. We count on your generous support to operate our centers, to provide affordable rates and to give financial assistance to retreatants. To donate to IMS, please click here.
Scheduled sittings are as follows, times are Eastern Time (ET):
Bonnie Duran – Monday, Feb 1, 2021, 6:00 PM
Jeanne Corrigal – Monday, Feb 8, 2021, 6:00 PM
Bonnie Duran – Monday, Feb 15, 2021, 6:00 PM
bruni dávila – Monday, Feb 22, 2021, 6:00 PM
Devin Berry – Monday, Mar 1, 2021, 6:00 PM
Tara Mulay – Monday, Mar 8, 2021, 6:00 PM
Jeanne Corrigal – Monday, Mar 15, 2021, 6:00 PM
Devin Berry – Monday, Mar 22, 2021, 6:00 PM
bruni dávila – Monday, Mar 29, 2021, 6:00 PM
Tara Mulay – Monday, Apr 5, 2021, 6:00 PM
Yong Oh – Monday, Apr 12, 2021, 6:00 PM
bruni dávila – Monday, Apr 19, 2021 6:00 PM
Nolitha Tsengiwe – Monday, Apr 26, 2021 6:00 PM
More dates & teachers will be added soon!