Frequently Asked Questions

Attendance at The Nevada City Insight Center:
Our City Permit allows the Nevada City Insight Center to accommodate a maximum of 49 people in the Meditation Hall. Please pre-register for monthly Daylongs and arrive fifteen minutes early for Daylongs and Sitting Groups to ensure a space and get settled.

Carpooling & Parking:
Please try to carpool. There are several parking spaces on Nevada City Insight Center property. If Center parking is full, please park on Zion Street. Do not park in the business parking lots across the street from the Center, the College next door, the SPD parking lot or on Reward Street (side street).

When is the center open?
The Center is open during the Programs (Sitting Groups, Open Temple Friday's, Daylongs, etc) that are listed on the website.

What does it cost to attend a program at The Center?
Mountain Stream Meditation is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization which operates from on-going donations from the community and "dana baskets" which are available for offerings during meditation programs. The Mountain Stream Teachers are supported by your generosity, a Buddhist tradition of giving and receiving (dana). Daylongs, and the Introduction to Insight series (beginner classes) have a sliding scale fee for registration and there are a limited number of work-study scholarships for those programs.

All the sitting groups are offered on a donation basis. Mountain Stream's teachers and visiting teachers' livelihood is sustained by dana offered during teaching. You will have an opportunity to make a donation to the teacher at whatever program you attend.

What should I bring to a Sitting Group?
We provide chairs and some cushions. Feel free to bring your own. You might want to bring a shawl and water bottle, but we ask that liquids be kept out of the meditation hall. Please turn your cell phones off upon entering the property.

Are there places to eat nearby?
The local SPD grocery store and CA Organics grocery & restaurant are right up the street.

Can I bring my pet to The Center?
Sorry no pets. Service animals are welcome.