You don’t need to feel alone. Meditate with us online.
Your Kalyana Mitta Group Can Be On-line too!
MIMG is offering to Kalyana Mitta (KM) groups associated with our community the opportunity to meet using Zoom. If your Kalyana Mitta Group would like to use our MIMG Zoom account to schedule and hold your meeting, please contact Jayson Chung. From each KM, he’ll need to know the day, time, and frequency for your KM gatherings and the name, email, and phone number for a contact person. Please call or email Jayson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 608-234-1659 and provide the requested information. He will provide each group with details on how to log-in to our account and schedule your zoom session.
On-line Meditations During the Stay-At-Home Period
Below are opportunities to practice together in the virtual realm while our face-to-face gatherings are suspended. All the listed meditation with discussion sessions will be conducted via Zoom videoconferencing (please use computer audio).
A note for Zoom newcomers: Zoom is easy to use. If you’ve never used Zoom, when you click on the hyperlink to join the videoconference, you will be led through a very quick process of downloading a small app or plug-in on your device. Zoom works on a wide variety of desktop, laptop, and mobile devices, even older models.
Once you’ve added the program to your device, then all you’ll need to do each time is click on the link and the Zoom window will appear with a button to join by video. Select the video icon at the bottom of the screen to join the meeting. You’ll notice a microphone icon with which you can mute yourself- so we don’t get distracted by everyone’s background noise.
Every Tuesday night, 6:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Chanting, meditation, and discussion. Led by Janice Sheppard. Please join by 6:30 pm each week. As is usual for the Tuesday group, we will chant and then meditate until 7:15 pm. The chant book we use is online here: https://www.abhayagiri.org/books/632-chanting-book-volume-1-morning-and-evening-chanting-and-reflections
Following the meditation, there is an opportunity for anyone to share how they are using the practice or what’s been happening for them and how it relates to practice. Jan will then share some reflections on a topic followed by discussion.
To connect to Tuesday night meditation, use this link:
Friday nights, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
April 3rd. A convening to allow us to practice together, acknowledge the noble truth of suffering as it has been arising for each and all, and share our wisdom and compassion with each other. Led by Devin Coogan.
April 10th. Meditation followed by a dharma offering and discussion. Led by Jayson Chung.
Additional dates to be determined…
To connect to Friday night meditation, use this link:
First & Third Sunday nights, 6 PM to 8 PM
Meditation followed by a dharma offering and discussion.
To connect to Sunday night meditation, use this link:
COVID19 in Wisconsin
Please sign up for our Mailchimp e-list, as described below, to get updates and current information about our events. As of March 14, 2020, all three in-person meditations are CANCELED. However, we have set up for people to meditate together on-line. See below. Should any of this change we will notify people via the MailChimp list. Best wishes for your health and well-being during this turbulent time.
Sign up for MailChimp e-list
The Madison Insight Meditation Group (MIMG) email notifications system has migrated to MailChimp as of May 1, 2018. To receive MIMG messages, you’ll need to opt-in by signing up on the form to the right on this page.
Everyone who signs up for the MailChimp list will receive general notices about retreats and other sangha-wide events. In addition, when you sign up you can indicate your interest in one or more of our three sitting groups. Emails specific to a sitting group will go out only to those who have indicated their interest. Please sign up online right now to ensure you continue receiving our messages and information about retreats.
We believe MailChimp list will enhance cohesion across the sangha and improve the quality of the information we send out to you. Sign up now to make sure you receive notifications about our retreats and other events!
Madison Dharma Community e-list
With our shift to MailChimp, you won’t be able to use the MIMG list for communication with other local practitioners, but the Madison Dharma Community email list will continue to serve this purpose. The Madison Dharma Community list is intended for all Dharma practitioners in the greater Madison area. The list serves as a resource for anybody hoping to get the word out on Dharma-related news and requests to the widest possible group of interested practitioners. It’s a place to post notices about retreats and other practice opportunities, as well as more personal items, such as “practitioner roommate wanted” or “house available for rent.” It also offers an opportunity for inter-sangha discussions about practice. Subscribing to the list is fast and, of course, free. Just go to this link and click “Join Group.” The list is set up as a Google Group, but you don’t need a Google account to join. The list is lightly moderated to prevent spam.
Help Needed with Retreat Audio
Madison Vipassana, Inc., is putting together a small team of people who are available to manage the audio sound system at our retreats. This is an important form of service: providing proper audio amplification allows all attendees to fully benefit from the teachings offered at the retreat. In addition, the teacher’s Dhamma talks are sometimes recorded and made available to attendees and the wider sangha. Having multiple people trained for this service helps ensure that we have someone available and willing to do audio at each retreat.
Audio tasks involve setting up and operating an amplifier, mixing board, speakers, and microphones. It also involves connecting our assisted listening device system to the mixing board. At some retreats, the audio operator will also connect and operate a digital recorder. Team members will be fully trained and supported in all these tasks, and they are offered retreats where they serve at no cost.
To learn more about or volunteer for, the Madison Vipassana Audio Team, contact Scott Knickelbine at email@example.com.
This page will provide newsworthy information to stay current with changes, events, and opportunities of interest to anyone attending MIMG events. Please check it out regularly.