Valley Insight COVID-19
We’ll share our own resources as well as links to Dharma talks and other valuable information to help us all through this crisis.

Solid, reliable information is a good way to begin addressing COVID-19 anxiety and fear.  This video by a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York is a good place to start.  (Valley Insight has to express a disclaimer that we are not offering medical advice, only passing this link on as information that may be useful for our sangha members as they cope with the COVID-19 virus and its fallout.)

(If You Haven’t Installed Zoom Yet …
Essential Software for Attending Valley Insight Sits and Events)
How To Install Zoom and Join a Zoom Meeting
Using Valley Insight’s Online Dharma Hall

Now Here Are Some Other Helpful, Even Illuminating Opportunities

Gil Fronsdal is offering a guided meditation and a short dharma talk weekdays at 10:00 am EST via YouTube. You can join the IMC livestream here.  And, previous talks here.  All IMC archived meditations and talks are also available, including a dharma talk on “Dharma in Challenging Times.”  Gil’s archived dharma talks are available here.

Beginning on March 30th and ending April 9th, Gill Fronsdal will be teaching ‘An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation’.  The class will be given on weekdays from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Eastern time. We can participate using the same YouTube Channel we are using for his 10 AM talks.  If you miss a session they are all available in the archive.

IMS is offering Loving Kindness Meditation on the IMS YouTube Page to help connect our community during this challenging period. All are encouraged to join in and support your fellow meditators, some of whom may be suffering with worry, stress, or health concern.  Click the links below to view recent meditations and reflections.

Sharon Salzberg – Wednesday, March 25 

Oren Jay Sofer – Tuesday, March 24

Chas DiCapua – Monday, March 23

Pandemic Care Resources – compiled on Tara Brach’s website

Dan Harris hosts a daily guided meditation with experienced and well-known meditators on Ten Percent Happier LIVE. Sessions, held weekdays at 3 PM EST, are free. Access it here

Judson Brewer’s article published in the NYTimes on March 13

Insight Timer blogpost with helpful tips and guided meditation

Cambridge Insight is going virtual with their Wednesday evening sits/dharma talk. You can get the link on their home page.

Yael Shy is the author of What Now? Meditation for Your 20’s and Beyond and the Senior Director of NYU’s Office of Global Spiritual Life and MindfulNYU.

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies – A Daily Guided Meditation With Bill and Susan Morgan – Daily 10:30 to 11:15 am

Ajan Amaro
Dhamma Reflections, Heavenly Messages
Amaravati Buddhist Monastery for 03/22/2020

‘And Now For Something Completely Different’  (Maximize the YouTube Window Once You Are In There)