Introduction to Insight Meditation

May 2019

Buddhist Insight Meditation (also known as Vipassana) is a comprehensive approach to awakening the heart and mind. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the cultivation of a moment-to moment attention that is clear, stable, non-judgmental, and kind. The practice, beginning with focusing on the breath, steadies and calms the mind so that, in seeing our experience more clearly, we begin to relate to it in a way that brings more calm and peace to our lives. It may well support us in coping more effectively with the pressures of daily life, reducing stress responses, bringing more kindness to our relationships, managing difficult emotions, or even increasing energy and creativity. Insight Meditation is a process of continual discovery that can lead us to the full development of our wisdom and compassion.
Learn to use your attention to manage stress and bring more calm, well-being, and peace to your life.

If you have already taken this class, you are welcome/encouraged to deepen your understanding by attending again - especially if you have a year or less of practice. Even if you are a meditator with an established practice, but wish to review the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, you are most welcome.

Carrie Tamburo, Ph.D., has practiced meditation in the Insight and other Buddhist traditions for over 30 years, having spent much time in silent retreat. She translates Buddhist teachings into Spanish and teaches meditation in both English and Spanish in San Diego and other parts of California. Carrie is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program, as well as a former Spanish professor and Latin Dance instructor.

Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Each meeting is from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 First Street, San Diego, CA 92103, Room 323.


This class is offered on a donation basis.

Additional Information:

Chairs and some cushions will be available for seated meditation. If you already have a cushion that you like to use, feel free to bring it.

Contact Carrie with questions about this class: carriemarí


Following a 2,500 year tradition in which the community financially supports the offerings provided, the teachings and meditation sessions in this group are offered on a generosity (Dana) basis. No one is turned away because they cannot give. We are encouraging members to give what their budget and hearts of generosity allow, and/or to sign up for monthly giving on our Donations page.


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