Insight Retreat Center

Local Sitting Groups


  • Half-Moon Bay – Montara: Coastside Vipassana: Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Point Montara Hostel in Montara, 7 miles north of Half Moon Bay.
  • Los Gatos:  Los Gatos Insight Meditation  meets at YogaSource, 16185 Los Gatos Blvd (drop-in).  Kim Allen.
  • Modesto Drop-In Meditation Group with Lori Wong,  Sunday afternoons 11:30am – 1:00pm and Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30pm in Modesto, see website for location and more info.
  • Mountain View:  Insight Meditation South Bay: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Principal teacher is Shaila Catherine. Meets at Edwards Hall of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.
  • Oakland Drop-in Meditation Group:  Unitarian Church, 14th and Castro. Contact Rebecca Dixon (510) 482-2032. Mondays: Instruction at 5:15 pm; Meditation/Discussion 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
  • Redwood City: Insight Meditation Center
  • San Jose Sangha: Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm.  1041 Morse Street, San Jose.  
  • Santa Cruz Area:
  • Saratoga:  Insight Meditation South Bay: Thursdays, 7:15 – 9:00 pm. Principal teacher is Shaila Catherine.  Meets at Westhope Presbyterian Church, 12850 Saratoga Avenue.